As one of the most influential artists of later twentieth-century Norwegian art, Heske works across media to convey a dynamic array of references and forms.
Perhaps best known for her large-scale installations and sweeping landscapes that enter the realm of the surreal through her digital manipulations, Heske creates a space in her art that is designed to disorient the viewer of her work. By unsettling her audience, Heske thereby opens them up to experience her creations in an unfettered mental space.
Born in 1946 in Aalesund, Norway, Heske studied art first in Bergen and then headed to Czechoslovakia to continue her training. Today, Heske is based in Oslo, Norway, and has transformed her studio into a living museum of her work.