I am a member of The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK).

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/.


«I am interested in communication and relationship between one another and I am wondering what life is about. The reality is complicated and difficult, and I try to convey my thoughts and experiences through my art. I have to choose and exclude things. I try to reflect sensitivity of time. I use tools sometimes, that provide resistance in my work, such as rustic, sand, text, numbers, letters, trash and old newsprint. I hope that my art will touch and enhance life experience. I love challenges and I am passionate about what I am doing. It is important to have fun and keep going. Life is exciting then.»


Åse Borghild Pleym Bakken

Born 30.09.1964, in Trondheim, Norway (NO)





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 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

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

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2019

Drammen Kunstforening, Croquis 2019

Gulden Kunstverk, 3 Artists, NO-Steinberg 2019

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2019

Private, NO-Oslo 2018

Queen Sonja Art Stable NO-Oslo 2017

La Muse, Labastide Esparbairenque, France 2012, 2014

Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy 2013

Jomfrulandsutstillingen, NO-Kragerø 2011

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

Gulden Kunstverk, NO-Steinberg 2007-2015-

Gallery Nobel, NO-Oslo 2008-2015-

Asker Kunsthall, NO-Asker 2010

Bygdøy Lions Kunstmesse, NO-Oslo 2007-2010

Gallery Athene, NO-Drammen 2008

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

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


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