Ingjerd Hanevold is a jewellery artist and professor of art and craft at Oslo National Academy of the Art’s section for metalwork and jewellery.
She studied at SHKS – National College of Art and Design (1976-1981), earning a diploma in metal arts. She went on to study at State University of New York at New Paltz (1981-1982).
Hanevold established her practice as a jewellery artist both nationally and internationally, through solo exhibitions and by participating in group exhibitions. Her works have been purchased by numerous museums and private collectors in Norway and abroad. She has won several awards, not least, the highly respected Jacob Prize (2007), which is awarded annually by the Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway. In addition to exhibitionary activities, she is recognized for having designed the medals for the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994, and for the jewellery collection HENNE for the fine jeweller David Andersen a/s.
In 1992 she became associate professor at SHKS, Institute for Metal, and four years later, was recruited to the post of professor of jewellery art at HDK – Gothenburg University in Sweden. She worked there for two years before returning to the school in Oslo (now with the new name of KHiO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts), as full professor and responsible for the metal-work and jewellery curricula. She has been the school’s vice-rector for two periods – at SHKS from 1995-1996, and at KHiO from 2007-2011.
Ingjerd Hanevold has been active in art politics, acting as board chairman for the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (1988-1992), and as a board member for Galleri Format (1991-1993) – Norway’s flagship gallery for craft-based art practices. Her efforts to help people experience and engage with jewellery and craft-based art have resulted in several traveling exhibitions in Japan and Europe, among others, Norwegian Contemporary Jewellery (2002) and The Rhythm of Light (2010). She was also the initiator and co-coordinator for the Nordic jewellery exhibition and symposium From the Coolest Corner (2013-2015).
While her main focus is on jewellery art, she seeks to situate the concept in a wider historical context. This accounts for her avid interest in personal expression and identity, interpersonal communication, symbols, rituals, forms in nature, work methods, material-based knowledge and craftsmanship.