Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen (b. 1982) is a designer and artist who lives and works in Elverum, Norway. At the heart of her practice is drapery – with its depth, its dark softness, its mysterious infinity, its sense of possibilities, hopes and dreams, its seductive, sensuous eroticism, its historic connotations and traditional values – in dialogue with and about the ‘feminine’. The content of her practice revolves around changing traditional ideas of the feminine and mainstream representations of femininity, with their accompanying sense of ‘otherness’. Thorbjørnsen challenges the aesthetic, the use and allure of drapery, which she sees as a parallel to representations of women. What drives her practice is an urge to influence and change, using opposition as a method, always starting out from something she finds problematic and wishes to illuminate. This is conveyed both subtly and explicitly, charged with a kind of quiet activism. In 2019 her practice underwent a change of direction. Having been active in the fashion industry, with all its deadlines and formats, she adopted a freer approach, exploring the space between fashion, arts, and craft.https://files.persona.co/39080/website-about.odthttps://files.persona.co/39080/website-about.odtjkj

Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen studied at Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating in 2012 with both a BA and an MA in womenswear fashion design, she set up her own practice in London, before moving to Norway in 2015. She has exhibited at Diorama (Oslo), the Center for Style (Melbourne), Amaze (Stockholm), The Community (Paris), and Salgshallen.

Her work has been purchased for the collections of the National Museum, Oslo, Buskerund Kunstsenter, and by various private collectors.Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen (b. 1982) is a designer and artist who lives and works in Elverum, Norway. At the heart of her practice is drapery – with its depth, its dark softness, its mysterious infinity, its sense of possibilities, hopes and dreams, its seductive, sensuous eroticism, its historic connotations and traditional values – in dialogue with and about the ‘feminine’. The content of her practice revolves around changing traditional ideas of the feminine and mainstream representations of femininity, with their accompanying sense of ‘otherness’. Thorbjørnsen challenges the aesthetic, the use and allure of drapery, which she sees as a parallel to representations of women. What drives her practice is an urge to influence and change, using opposition as a method, always starting out from something she finds problematic and wishes to illuminate. This is conveyed both subtly and explicitly, charged with a kind of quiet activism. In 2019 her practice underwent a change of direction. Having been active in the fashion industry, with all its deadlines and formats, she adopted a freer approach, exploring the space between fashion, arts, and craft.

Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen studied at Central Saint Martins in London. After graduating in 2012 with both a BA and an MA in womenswear fashion design, she set up her own practice in London, before moving to Norway in 2015. She has exhibited at Diorama (Oslo), the Center for Style (Melbourne), Amaze (Stockholm), The Community (Paris), and Salgshallen.

Her work has been purchased for the collections of the National Museum, Oslo, Buskerund Kunstsenter, and by various private collectors.