TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List | Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen
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Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen

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Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen, Fine Art Tapestry Artist

Anne-Marie Nygaard Eilertsen, Fine Art Tapestry Artist – Malaga, Spain


I was born in 1954 and have been making tapestries since 1977. The tapestries are woven on a large handmade loom. I have always been fascinated by the miracle that one fine thread can be turned into a solid picture.

My technique is time consuming, but gives me the possibility to obtain nuances sliding into one another. The sensuality of the surface is very important to me. The surface of the tapestry must appeal strongly to the senses. I can only see 30 – 40 cm of the tapestry at a time, so it is always a magical moment when I cut off the tapestry from the loom, roll it out and see it for the very first time as a whole.

Since 2006, I have been working with the theme “El lobo interior” (“The internal wolf”), autobiographic weavings which are colourful, symbolic and surrealistic. The drawings were made in a critical period of my life. Even though the motifs may be challenging and painful, the aesthetics are very important to me. Life can be a bitch – and I choose to describe it in a way which is both harmonic and awful. Each picture is an allegory where every piece can be interpreted.


Exhibitions and awards:

In 1995 I received a scholarship (Toyota), to study sumo wrestlers at the Akibasho-tournament (Tokyo) and afterwards I made tapestries of them.


“Special Mention for fine art”, Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy, 2012
“Best work of the exhibition” (out of 800 works), ”Danish Art 90”, Flygelet, Kokkedal, Denmark.
“Artist of the year”, Gammelgaard, Herlev, Denmark 1988


Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy, International Art Award 2012
“The Art of the Mind”
“Art of the Mind” show in Gagliardi Gallery London 2013
Selected Artists Berlin group show “ Mission to Mars”, Galerie MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin 2013

From 1985 to 1996 I participated in a number of exhibitions through different companies, art and cultural centers and museums in Denmark and Sweden. In 1996 I had the pleasure of exhibiting at “KASTRUPGAARD”, Denmark – a co-exhibition with Bjoern Noergaard’s sketches to the royal gobelins of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark. But after that I decided not to exhibit for a long period.

I decided that I needed to stop exhibiting in order to intensify the way I expressed myself and to further develop my designs. I wanted to separate completely from how a potential viewer might be affected by my work. I needed to work completely in peace with myself. I changed my focus from the landscapes in nature to the inner landscapes of my mind.

Therefore, it took 16 years before I wanted to take part of an exhibition again. Now, I return with a very different line of work. It has been a long process, but this has been worthwhile. In 2012 I entered the art-world again, exhibiting the work “Female Cannibalism” at The Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy. I expect more opportunities to arise in the future.


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    wow! very impressive work – beautiful

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      thank you. are just getting to know how to use Tafa! your work is fantastic, too. what creativity! super!

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