biography & cv:



Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord,

off the west-coast of Norway.

Apart from having attended various photographic

workshops, he is autodidact as an artist.

He holds a BA in modern art and aesthetics from the

University of Bergen.


Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography

as his artistic expression for more than 25 years, and

his works have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Russia,

United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Greece, Lithuania,

Japan, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Georgia and


Among the collections that hold his works are Worcester

Art Museum in Massachusetts, USA, Museum

of Fine Art in Houston, USA, and Centro Internazionale

di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri in Verona, Italy.


He has been teaching photographic workshops for 20

years, and he has also been guest lecturer at the

American Intercontinental University in London, and at       

Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, as well as

international art schools.                     


He is also curator and artistic director for the

Artist-in-Residence program at Halsnøy Monastery,

Sunnhordland Museum, Norway.