About my pictures.

I work with collage, woodcut and intaglio.

Always in black and white, with all the shades in between.




Collage is layer upon layer of paper.

I build up the pictures with remnants of graphic sheets,

and using the tones from the different papers.

I draw with pencil, chalk and ink.

Inspiration is from the landscape. Near the place I relate to.

Actually, it could be anywhere so long as it is winter with trees, water, ice, rivers and hills.

In order to recreate the temperature of winter; Frost, mist and snow.

Something familier, something felt.

I simplify and play with abstract form.

The eye reads a picture with horizontal and vertical lines, like a landscape.

I try to make it resonate.

It must work, as a whole.



The possibilities and restrictions of wood facinate and inspire.

I must work within the bounderies of the wood.

Wood is a living material.

One must respect the direction of the grain and the hardness of the material.

As a rule I work with pine finér. This is rough and soft.

The growth rings are visible.

Directions is important as there is a tendency to splinter.

Tools are rough and sharp. But anything which leaves a mark can be used.

I can also work with beech finér which is a harder wood.

Then I can cut in all directions, with more detail.

The motive must suit the chosen wood.

I work simply and direct.

With woodcuts one cuts away everything which is to remain white.

What is left on the plate is the printed picture.

If I have cut wrong or cut away too much, there is no going back.

The impression is rough and brutal.

In woodcuts is it the relation of the surface and not the line which makes the composition.

The pictures are simple, mostly of animals.

Not naturalistic, but animals in situations and moods everyone can recognise.

Titles are important.

I can also simlify the animal forms and work the surface, as ornament.



I work with both copper and zink.

It is simply and direct.

The motives are landscape, often the same as in collages.

Also here it is simplefying and relation between dark and light which engages me.

I use different tecniques such as engraver tools, sandpaper, steel wool, mezzotint and roulette.

The plates are quickly worn so all the prints are slightly different.

I use all kind of black ink. Both oil and water based.



The book "Visdom" -"Wisdom" comprises two books, published as one contained in a box.

This has both norwegian and english versions.

The text are poems of Hans Børli. Chosen and translated into english by David Brand.

The consept is by Mari Krokann Berge and David Brand.

The artistic presentation is by Mari Krokann Berge.

The book is printed in 26 examples, numbered A-Z

Each book contains unique graphichs printed in dry point and woodcut.

Each illustration measures 20x100 cm. which is folded so that it covers 6 pages.

The text is printed up on the illustration.

The norwegian and english versions are different.

Two stiff facings, one on each side, forms each book.

All the bookcovers are different.

The box measures 21x25 cm. It is 5 cm thick, in grey and black.

The book is for sale on request.





2003 Additional education as curator, KhiO, Oslo
1988 The National Academy of fine Arts, Oslo
1982,81 The National Academy of fine Arts, Oslo
1981-79 The National Academy of fine Arts, Trondheim

GRANTS ( selection)

2004- The Norwegian Government Grant for Visual Artists
2003, 02, 99, 98, 95, 93, 92 Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2002, 97 Government Material Grant
1989,84 The Relief Fund for Visual Artists
1988 The Norwegian Government Grant for traveling and studying



2021 Gallery Kampen, Oslo

2019 Galleri Heer, Oslo

2018 Lørenskog Art Association
2017 Gallery Zink, Lillehammer
2013 Gallery ELGEN, Tynset Art House, Norway
2012 The GALLERY, Oppdal Art House, Norway
2009 Gallery Zink. Lillehammer, Norway
2007 Gallery Trafo , Norway
2002, 94, 88 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2000 Trondhjem Art Association, Norway
1998 Oslo Art Association
1995, 85 Gallery, The Association of Norwegian print artists.Oslo
1995 Studio Gallery Raanana, Israel
1994 Gallery, The Association of Swedish printmakers, Stockholm


2005, 04, 02, 99, 98, 97, 92, 91, 87, 84, 83, Østland Exhibition
2008, 98, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 87, 83, 82, National Annual Autumn Exhibition.



2005 Norwegian Print Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland
2005 Four printmakers from Norway Oaxaca,Mexico
1996 Grafica Creativa, Alvar Alto Museo, Finland
1996 Norwegian/Bosnian art week,Bosnia Hersegovina.
1988 Instead of Munch, Munch-museum in Oslo
1984 Print Artist Biennale in Liege, Belgium


2007, St Olavs Hospital i Trondheim
1998, 94, 88, 87, 85 The National Museum of Art.
1988, 83 Norwegian Art Counsel
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Social affairs
Hydro Telenor
Hedemark, Telemark and Sør-Trøndelag county
Tvedestrand and Asker municipality


2013, 06, 05, 89 Jury, State Grant and Found Committee
2001,00 89,88 Member of the National jury of the Annual State Exhibition
1991,92,93,94 Buying Committee, The National Museum of Art.


The Norwegian Visual Artist
The Association of Norwegian Print Artists
Visual Artists in Oslo


Sol og grener. Collage


Mari Krokann Berge - Portrett


Mari Krokann Berge

Bor og arbeider i Oslo
Studio: Frysja Kunstnersenter, Kjelsåsveien 145. 0491 Oslo
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2003 Etterutdanning, KhiO, Kurator
1988 Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo
1983-81 Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo
1981-79 Kunstakademiet i Trondheim




2018 BKH, utstillingsstipend

2016 Utstillingsstipend Norsk Kulturråd

2008 Rekreasjon legat
2008 Utstillingsstipend Norsk Kulturråd
2004 Statens Garantiinntekt for Kunstnere
2004, 93 Ingrid Lindback Langaards fond
2003, 02, 99, 98, 95, 93, 92 Vederlagfondets stipend
2002, 96 Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens stiftelse
2002, 97 Statens materialstipend
1994 Chr. Lorck Schives og hustrus legat
1989 Bildende kunstneres hjelpefond
1988 Statens reise eller studiestipend




2021 Galleri Kampen, Oslo

2019 Galleri Heer, Oslo

2018 Lørenskog Kunstforening

2017 Galleri Zink, Lillehammer

2013 Galleri Elgen, Tynset Kulturhus
2012 Galleriet, Oppdal Kulturhus
2009 Galleri ZINK, Lillehammer
2007 Galerie TRAFO, Asker
2006 Sandefjord Kunstforening
2005 Galeri Kampen, Oslo
2002, 94, 88 Kunstnerforbundet i Oslo
2000 Trondhjems Kunstforening
1998 Oslo Kunstforening
1996 Galleri H, Stockholm
1995, 85 Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo
1995 Studio Gallery Raanana, Israel
1990 Det Gule Huset, Asker
1988 Galleri K, Fredrikstad
1984 Grafiska Sällskapet, Stockholm




2009,05, 04, 02, 99, 98, 97, 92, 91, 87, 84, 83, Østlandsutstillingen
2008, 98, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 87, 83, 82, Høstutstillingen




2009 « Skog i kunsten, kunst i skogen» Elverum
2005 Norsk Grafikkutstilling, Warsawa, Polen
2005 Fire Grafikere i Oaxaca, Mexico
1996 Grafica Creativa, Alvar Alto Museo, Finland
1996 Norsk Bosnisk Kulturuke, Sarajevo, Bosnia Hercegovina
1988 Istedenfor Munch, Munch museet i Oslo
1984 Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
1984 Grafikkbiennalen i Liege, Belgia


INNKJØP (i utvalg)


2007 St.Olavs Hospital i Trondheim
1998, 94, 88, 85 Nasjonalgalleriet
1988, 83 Norsk Kulturråd
1987, 85 Riksgalleriet
Helse og Sosialdepartementet
Norsk Hydro
Kunst på arbeidsplassen
Trondheims Kunstforening
Norsk Kulturråd
Hedemark Fylkeskommune
Telemark Fylke
Vesternorrlands Läns Landsting
Sør-Trøndelag Fylke




2016 Styremedlem Norske Grafikeres Fond

2016-2012 Kurator, Kunstvisitten, AKS
2013, 06, 05, 89 Medlem an NBK’s stipendkomite
2014-2009 Representant fra BOA i RSU Oslo
2007, 2006 Jurymedlem for utstillingsstipend fra Norsk Kulturråd
2001, 00, 89, 88 Jurymedlem Høstutstillingen
1994-91 Medlem av Nasjonalgalleriets innkjøpskommité


Norske Billedkunstnere
Norske Grafikere
Oslo Bildende Kunstnere



Kurator for Møre og Romsdal Bildende kunstnere sin jubileumssutstilling.
Molde 2003

Kunstnerisk utsmykkingskonsulent, oppnevnt av Kunst i Oslo og KORO
for Løren barneskole 2009