For over 38 years Ragnhild Monsen's art has
commisioned and purchased.
Her work has been described as
'monumental' (1) and she herself
described as Norway's foremost
textile artist (2).
1. Dagbladet Newspaper 2. Sonja Sjolie,leader of the Norwegian
Parliament's Culture Committee.
You can see her work in Cathedrals,
Churches, Army Camps, Banks,
an Oil Platform, Hospitals, Schools,
Commercial and Business companies.
She is established as being innovative
and creating strong imagery,having
been called "a master of her media'
and " a leader in the modernisation
movement of this traditional
Scandinavian art form
"These are large, expressive works,
using direct symbolism and
commenting on the human
a truly remarkable artist"
Sally Kerr, The Herald, Scotland,1998.
Tapestry Commissioned by Rikshospitalet, Oslo Norway.
11 meters high, 3 meters wide -
'Women and Childrens dept entrance
the tapestry is called 'The Universe Within' and is an
Eastern and Western medical philosophies.
"I have never met anyone who works with
textile the way she does"
Christina Shearer,curator,Rydals Museum,2014
As well as a tour commissioned by the
Royal Norwegian Foreign Office,where
her works were exhibited amongst other
places at Durham Cathedral, Edinburgh
University, St. Magnus Cathedral Orkney,
she was also the first textile artist to
have the honour of the solo exhibition
in the 27 years history of the Bergen