Dr. Margareth Troli
Born:1978, Beiarn, Norway
Troli predominantly works with the medium of glass, combining digital production and traditional glass making processes.
Troli holds a Phd in Glass and Waterjet cutting from the University of Sunderland "Creative Approaches in Digital Craft through the application of waterjet; the development of marquetry, consturction and deisgn in studio glass (2011)".
Troli returned to her native Norway after spending 17 years in the UK, and has now a small studio in the valley of Beiarn, just north of the Arctic Circle. Growing up under the Northern Lights and white summer nights with the midnight sun, has inspired and influence her work. The Scandinavian design sensibility, combined with her British Art Education has led to the making of unique pieces of art.
She works in the crosspath of art, design and craft, creating sculptural and functional objects, as well as site specific installations and pieces of art.
Troli has received numerous prizes, awards and scholarships for her artwork. She has participated in several international exhibitions and design fairs, such SOFA New York, the British Glass Biennale (UK,) 100% Design, (UK), Designers Block, (UK), Coburger Glass Prize Exhibition, (DE), Design Mart (UK). She has also exhibited at the House of Commons in the British Parliament.
Troli’s artwork can be found in the collections of the Broadfield House Glass Museum (UK), which holds one of the largest collections of Glass Art in the UK and the Ernsting Stiftung, Glassmuseum Lette (DE). Her research has been presented at several technical conferences and art conferences in Europe and USA.
Margareth most noted artwork in Norway is the 'Aurora Syntax' glass and lighting installation the foyer of a new cultural centre in Northern Norway called Kulturfabrikken. In Sortland, the hub of Vesterålen,. The building was built by LPO architects, Oslo and opened to the public in the October 2014.