Born in Oslo, Norway
Tone Aaness is a Norwegian contemporary painter, b. 1973. She has exhibited in Norway and in Europe, and has been selected for several Biennales. She has participated in Group and Solo exhibitions throughout the Country. She is also a performing artist with experience from Concert Halls, open town Ceremonies, Ateliers, Galleries and Museums.
In 1999 a strange experience of seeing two paintings not being able to paint them, brought her to Figurative Paint. She stayed in a studio with Norwegian figurative painter Tor Kvarv (in the National Gallery of Norways Collection) part time for the next five years. There she worked with pencil, drawing from nature and painted in Old Renaissance Techniques. She also sculpted in plaster.
In 2003 she attended The Angel Academy of Art in Florence and completed the Drawing Program. She continued to paint in a Studio in the same city under painter and literature professor Rebecca Harp. Later she has attended courses at Florence Academy of Art in Florence and Gothenburg under brilliant masters such as Hege Haugen (former director of Florence Academy of Art Gothenburg and pupil of Odd Nerdrum), Andreas Birath (present director of Florence Academy of Art Gothenburg), Jordan Sokhol (former director of Florence Academy New York and Eran Webber (director of Florence Academy of Art Florence).
The works are mainly philosophical, political and mythological in their Expression and a Depth to Contemporary Realism is maintained and influenced by painters such as the French realist Courbet, the Catalan born modernist Picasso, the Italian chiaro-scuro painter Caravaggio, the English Prerafaelite Millais, the Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch and the monumental Sculptor Gustav Vigeland among others.
1993- 1995: North University Bodø: Examen Philosophicum. Philosophy.
History Bachelor. Svein Lundestad, Rolf Stensland, Jan Vea. Thesis on NS in Bodø during WW2. Co-tutored by former pilot and author Knut Støre.
1997: University of Oslo: Russian Bachelor. Geir Kjetsaa. Thesis about Lermontov (Geroj Nasjevo Vremini).
1998 -1999: Nordic Literature and language. Otto Hageberg and Arne Torp. Thesis on the Debut of a national poet Jan Erik Vold. "Between Mirrors".
1998 -1999: Unity in Practical Pedagogics. Harald Skram. A scene for Conversation.
2016- 2019: North University Bodø. English linguistics and literature. Extra units in linguistics based on new research with Patrick Bye.
1999- 2003: Vocal Training in Classical Figurative techniques. Tor Kvarv. Bodø
2004- 2006: Angel Academy of Art. Florence Italy. Drawing after Charles Bargue method, with Michael John Angel.
2006 -2007: Still-life and Portraits. Oilpainting. Rebeccha Harp Studio. Florence.
2010: Stillife and painting the Figure in oil. Florence Academy of Art. Gotenborg, Sweden.
2013: Scultpting and Painting the Portrait. Eran Webber/ Jordan Sokhol, Florence Academy of Art. Florence. Italy.
Publications and Political work
Poets Against Afghan Intervention
Pax Poeta, Antologi
Iceflow, Poetisk Tidsskrift
Kronikør, AN Helg
Status My Ass, Installation, Bodø
Nei til Bodø som Hovedkampflybase
NRK, Harstad Tidende, AN (Bodø)
Naken Mann på Forsiden, Oslo
Hilda Gills Ubekvemmelige liv
- om voldtekt og fordommer
Fem dager i Desember,
Performance, Torget Bodø
Bodø - Kabul
- om konsekvenser i norsk flyktningpoletikk
No War - Talk More (om krigen i Ukraina)
Bjørnson Festivalen, Molde
Birds Flying High
Oslo Gamle Losje, Oslo
The Snowden Tree
Stormen Bibliotek, Bodø
Minoritetsspråklige voksne og utdanning,
Om Voldtekt og Strafferammer, AN no.
Om Overgrepsaker i skoleverket, AN no.
Forankring som metodisk grep, Klassekampen
Performance & Exhibitions
Angel Academy of Art
Part of The Planet,
A bird Named Sorrow
Open Plein Air
(A walk Thorugh Exhibition)
Freedom and Chains
(Gallery Hanne, Trondheim)
Speaking With The Dead
(Bodø Domkirke, Musikkfestuka)
Performance (Pecha Kucha)
Exodus, Stormen Visningsrom
Performance Oslo Kulturnatt
Performance Bodø Kunstforening
Piazza Signoria, Firenze
London Art Biennale
Florence Biennale of Art and Design
Corpo a corpo, Venice
Art Nordic, København
Bodø Kunstforening, Trondheim Kunstforening og Molde Kunstforening, Krona Kulturhus
Cannes Contemporary Art Biennale
Grants & Awards
Støttet av Bodø Kommune