I am a member of The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK), Visual Artists in Oslo and Akershus (BOA) and Visual Artists in Buskerud (BBK).

NBK «is a membership organization committed to promote and enhance the intellectual, social, legislative and economic interests of professional visual artists.» Please see web site of NBK, https://www.norskebilledkunstnere.no/english/.


Åse Pleym Bakken is a comtemporary Norwegian visual artist who explores painting, graphics, drawing, mixed media and watercolor. Her abstract expressionist artwork is spontaneous and colorful, with figures sometimes reflected in her paintings. She says «I like to think about art as to create something new and that it will create curiosity. I want my paintings to give the viewer positive images and perhaps associations that are possible to recognize. Each painting contains a reflection, something the eyes perils past. It is communication of experiences and memories, and something that concerns me particularly. I like to call it «capturing a moment of experience». I am fascinated by the way we are linking strong relationships with each other and my paintings may express energy, hope, joy and sorrow.»


Åse Borghild Pleym Bakken

Born 30.09.1964, in Trondheim, Norway (NO)





Croquis, Drammen Art Museum, on Mondays, NO-Drammen 2010-2020

Grafic arts; etching, wood cut, NO-Oslo 2017, 2018, 2019

Monotype, NO-Oslo 2011, 2017

Nydalen Art School, NO-Oslo 1999-2005

Drawing/Watercolour painting, NO-Drammen/Asker 1995-1998

Master of Business Administration, USA-Tacoma 1985-1989


La Muse, Labastide Esparbairenque, Languedoc, France 2012, 2014, 2015


BOA – Visual Artists in Oslo and Akershus, NO 2019

NBK – The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists, NO 2010

BBK – Visual Artists in Buskerud, NO 2010

Solo Exhibitions

Gulden Kunstverk – Crossroads, NO-Steinberg 2019

Private, NO-Oslo 2017

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2013

Risør Art Association – canselled due to Art Gallery closure, NO-Risør 2010

Gallery Albin Upp, NO-Oslo 2008

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2007

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg 2006

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2006

Private, NO-Drammen 2001

Private, NO-Drammen 1998

Special assignments, public/private

Selected Group Exhibitions

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg 2007-2020

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2008-2020

Gallery Nobel, Christmas special exhibition, NO-Oslo 2019

Drammen Art Museum, Croquis, NO-Drammen 2019

Gallery Nobel, Women special exhibition, NO-Oslo 2019

Private, NO-Oslo 2018

Queen Sonja Art Stable, NO-Oslo 2017

La Muse, France-Labastide Esparbairenque 2012, 2014

Florence Biennale, Italy-Florence 2013

Buskerud Art Center, NO-Drammen 2013

Jomfrulandsutstillingen, NO-Kragerø 2011

Drammen Art Museum, Novemberexhibition/Buskerud Art Center, NO-Drammen 2004-2013

Asker Kunsthall, NO-Asker 2010

Bygdøy Lions Artcenter, NO-Oslo 2007-2010

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2008-2020

Gallery Athene, NO-Drammen 2008

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg 2007-2020

Oslo Rådhus Galleri/Town hall, NO-Oslo 2004

Nydalen Art School, NO-Oslo 2004-2005

Veritas Kunstforening, NO-Høvik 2004

Bogstad Gård, NO-Oslo 2004

Ski Rådhus/Town hall, NO-Ski 2003

Galleri Annen Etage, NO-Ski 2002

Selected Collections

Statoil Art Association

Veritas Art Association

Buskerud Central Hospital

The Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK)

AIG Artclub

Hydro Art Association

GIEK Credit Insurance A/S

Riksarkivet på Kongsberg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Fabian Stang, The Mayor – The City Council, Oslo

Art for sale through

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg

Buskerud Art Center, NO-Drammen


Video Florence Biennale, Facebook Åse Pleym Bakken


Gulden Kunstverk 2019 https://www.asepleymbakken.com/media/


Galleri Nobel – 20 years, NO-Oslo 2015

Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy 2013

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2006, 2007, 2013

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg 2006, 2019


Byavisa, NO-Drammen, 2019

IN Magasin 2010 https://www.asepleymbakken.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/IN-Magasinet-2009.pdf

Drammens Tidende & Buskerud Blad, NO-Drammen 2006