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Artist biography

Maren Klemp, born in 1984, is an award winning fine art photographer living and working in Oslo, Norway. She uses her photography to raise awareness of mental health, and her images portrays her personal challenges with mental illness.

In 2003, she studied fine art photography and visual communication under professor Robert Meyer at Robert Meyer Kunsthogskole in Oslo, Norway. During her studies she developed a highly distinctive style of photography, which can be described as dark, narrative and evocative. Maren work with both color and black and white photography and is known for her dreamlike photographs, with a hint of mystery.

Her fascination with psychology has resulted in several photographic projects. As a young mother she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and decided to photograph her own experiences with mental illness. In order to make the photographs as personal and honest as possible, she placed herself and her children in front of the camera, with the dramatic Norwegian nature as a backdrop. Maren’s work has been shown internationally in both solo- and group exhibitions and it has been published in photographic journals worldwide. 

Her work is represented by Galerie LIK, Vienna and Trevillion Images.