Øyvind Hjelmen lives and works on the island of Stord, off the west coast of Norway. He has a degree in modern art and aesthetics from the University of Bergen.
He specialises in black and white silver prints and makes artist books and photograms. His work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
He has also published six books, the latest of which, Moments Reflected (Skeleton Key Press, Oslo) was released in February 2020, and has received several awards.
Øyvind Hjelmen is co-director and curator of the artist-in-residence programme at Sunnhordland Museum, Museum at Halsnøy Monastery, Norway.
Book Photographer of the Year/First Place - Moscow International Foto Awards Bronze/Fine Art Books - Tokyo International Foto Awards Skeleton Key Press, 2020 Essay by Lars Saabye Christensen Text: English & Norwegian Clothbound hardcover, 72 p., 41 duotone plates, 24 x 28 cm ISBN 978-0-9997553-1-0