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Irene Christensen, Norwegian artist. Recipient Seton Hall Univeristyaward, Newark, New Jersey, 1997, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, 1994, 2002, Royal Norwegian Embassy. Washington, 1993, 1995, Royal Norwegian Consulate, New York City, 1995, 1996, 2002, Juror's award, Jerry Saltz, 1998; grantee, Inger G. Ginsberg, New York City, 1998, 2000.


Christensen, Irene was born on April 12, 1945 in Oslo. Daughter of Frank Marlow and Gerd (Nicelaysen) Christensen. came to the United States, 1968.


Student, Oslo Engineering School, 1965—1967. Student, Art Student League, New York City, 1981. Student, Voss School Fine Arts.

Student, Institute Romkunst, Oslo.


Lecturer National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1995, New York City, 95. Artist-in-residence Everglades National Park, 2002, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts & Sciences, New Jersey, 2006.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Norwegische Tage, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany, 1983, Goldome Bank, New York City, 1983, Royal Norwegian Consulate, New York City, 1987, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, 1992, Carlos Williams Center for Arts, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1993, Kristal Gallery, Warren, Vermont, 1994, Union Camp Corporation, New Jersey, 1994, Norwegian Seamen's Church & Cultural Center, New York City, 1995, Interch. Center, 1995, Atlantic City Art Center, 1996, River Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1996, 2000, EFTA, Brussels, 1997, Watchung (New Jersey) Art Center, 1997, Bergen (New Jersey) Museum, 1998, Norsk Skogbruks Museum, Norway, 2000, State University of New York Westchester College, 2001, Center Gallery, New Jersey, 2001, United States Department Interior, Everglade National Park, 2002, Paterson Museum, New Jersey, 2002-2003, Rae Lingen Kunstforening, Norway, 2003, Trygve Lie Gallery, 2004, Galeria Nacional Costa Rica, 2008, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2008, Peters Valley, New Jersey Residency, 2008, Julia & David White Residency, Costa Rica, 2008, E. Coe Gallery, Everglades National Park, Florida, 2008, Oslo Open, Norway, 2009, Englewood Library. Gallery, New Jersey, 2009, Roger SmithHotel Gallery, New York City, 2010.

      Exhibited in group shows at Art Center Northern New Jersey, 1977, Art Expo 89, New York City, Dallas City Hall, 1990, Bergen (New Jersey) Museum Art and Science, 1991, 97, LNM Gallery, Oslo, Norway, 1992, 2003, Lever House, New York City, 1992, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1992, Emerging Collector, New York City, 1993, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York City, 1993, Barn Gallery, New Jersey, 1993, City Without Walls, Newark, 1993, 96, Behn Shahn Gallery, New Jersey, 1993, Johnson & Johnson Corporation Art Gallery, New Jersey, 1993, Nabisco Gallery, New Jersey, 1993, Seton Hall University, New Jersey, 1994, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, 1994, 2002, Jain Marunouchi Gallery, New York City, 1994, Center Gallery, Demarest, New Jersey, 1994, Cork Gallery, New York City, 1994, Artbuilders, Jersey City, 1995, National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1995, Trenton (New Jersey) City Museum, 1997, Seton Hall University School Law, Newark, 1997, EFTA, Brussels, 1997, Bergen Museum, 1998, Palmer Museum, New Jersey, 1998, Monmouth Museum, New Jersey, 1998, Norwegian Trade Council, New York City, 1998, 2000, Flushing Town Hall, New York, 1999, City Atelier Colective de Olinda, Brazil, 1999, 128 Gallery, 1999, Williamsburg Art and History Center, 2002, Jersey City Museum, 2002, Pen and Brush, New York City, 2001, 03-05, Edwards Williams Gallery, Paterson (New Jersey) Museum, 2002, United States Department Interior, 2002, Pomona Cultural Center, New York, 2002-2003, Williamsburg Art and History Center, Brooklyn, 2002, Sandbekkstua Gallery, Norway, 2003, Edward Hopper House Nyack, New York, 2003, Dana Library. Rutger University, New Jersey, 2003, Boulder Museum Contemp. Art, Colorado, 2004, Gallery 32, London, 2004, Borough President Manhattan Gallery, North Carolina, 2004, Stevenson Museum, Oslo, 2005, Harstad Distrikts Museum, 2005, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, 2005, Tuderton Seaport, 2006, Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, New York, 2006, Tuckerton Seaport Museum, New Jersey, 2006, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007, Art at the Contrn.

      Company, New York City, 2007, others. Permanent collections include Paterson Museum, Norsk Skogsbruks Museum, Norway, Bergen Museum, Casa Argentina en Jerusalem, EFTA, Brussels, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Elverum Energy Verk, Norway, United States Department Interior, National Park, Florida, Catholic Heritage Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, Norwegian Seamen Church, New York City. Private collection in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Iceland, Finland, Israel, Germany, Long Beach Island Foundation Arts and Sciences, 2006.

      Publications include New York Times, New Jersey Journal, Warren Times Observer, Courier News, Recorder News, Chattanooga Times, Twin Boro News, others.


Member Association Norwegian Visual Artists, Pen and Brush, Galeria Nacional Costa Rica, Everglades National Park, Trygve Lie Gal New York City, White Colony Residency, Czech Republic.


Married Nicholas V. Steiner, April 19, 1968 (divorced 1988). Children: Mark, Nadine. Married Finn Fjeldberg, July 29, 1988.

Frank Marlow Christensen

Gerd (Nicelaysen) Christensen

Nicholas V. Steiner

Finn Fjeldberg

Mark Christensen

Nadine Christensen