Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord,
off the west-coast of Norway.
Apart from having attended various photographic
workshops, he is autodidact as an artist.
He holds a BA in modern art and aesthetics from the
University of Bergen.
Øyvind Hjelmen has been working with photography
as his artistic expression for more than 25 years, and
his works have been exhibited in USA, Germany, Russia,
United Kingdom, Poland, Italy, Greece, Lithuania,
Japan, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Georgia and
Among the collections that hold his works are Museum
of Fine Art in Houston, USA, and Centro Internazionale
di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri - Verona, Italy.
He has been teaching photographic workshops for 20
years, and he has also been guest lecturer at the
American Intercontinental University in London, and at
Bilder Nordic School of Photography in Oslo, as well as
international art schools.
He is also curator and artistic director for the
Artist-in-Residence program at Halsnøy Monastery,
Sunnhordland Museum, Norway.