1948 · Norway
The artist Ellen Grieg (b. 1948) works in an abstract idiom in textile materials. She focused for many years on tapestry, but more recently, her expression has been defined by thick dyed nylon rope hanging freely in rooms. The rope is often dominated by a strong colour – yellow or pink – and shaped like thick spirals dissolving as they cascade downwards. In the last few years, Grieg has exhibited these works in Oslo, Tromsø, Trondheim and Tallin. It is also this type of work that will be on show at Design Miami. Several-metre-long lengths of rope, plus some shorter ropes here and there, hang in her workshop at ‘Frysja’, an artist cooperative on the outskirts of Oslo.