About Helle Witte Painter

Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. – Hypatia

Helle Witte Christiansen Billedkunstner Cand. Phil. Art fra Det Italienske kunstakademi i Firenze. Hun har lært at male de gamle maleteknikker på den traditionelle måde af store italienske mestre.

Medlem af:The international Association of Art (IAA) Billedkunstnernes Forbund (BKF). Kvindelige Kunstneres Samfund (KKS) Bestyrelsesmedlem.

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Born 01. 07. 1972 in Copenhagen.

-Graduated from the Waldorf School Vidar (Rudolf Steiner school) Gentofte, Denmark in 1991.

– “Scuola libera del nudo” at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 1992/93

-Erasmus fellowship exchange student with a scholarship from the European Union at the University of Granada, Spain in 1995. (one year)

-Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence, Italy in 1998.

-Nominated Professional Artist Painter by UNESCO and member of the International Association of Art (IAA) since 2004.

Boardember of KKS (women artists society) since 2016.

Other studies: Drawing landscape and nudes with Ulrik Hoff, Jægersborg, Denmark in 1990- 1991.

-Sculpturing granite, island of Bornholm, Denmark in 1991

-Sculpturing marble in Pietra Santa, Italy in 1996

-Illustration for children with Kveta Pakovska Venice, Italy in 2004

-Continuing education courses in several different artistic techniques, at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Copenhagen, 2006, 2009, 2013

-Currently working with the Danish Broadcasting television DR.DK (scenography area).

  • Mother of 2 children born in 2007 and 2011

Group Exhibitions:

1994 – “Ri-Creazioni” at Centro culturale “Spazio Uno” Florence, Italy.

1995 – Centro Culturale ”Casa de Poras”, Granada, Spain.

– “Aspiration” at the Aula Magna of the University of Granada, Spain.

– “Mille lire” at Centro Culturale ”Casa de Poras”, Granada, Spain.

1996 – “Ri-Creazioni” at Centro culturale “Spazio Uno” Video catalogo, Florence, Italy.

1997 – “Grafica Scelta” at Chiostro grande, P.zza. S. Spirito, Florence, Italy.

1998 – “Estemporanea e Contemporanea” at Melilli Municipality, Siracusa. Italy.

2000 – “Documento Arte 2000”, art event, curator Lodovico Gerut with Associazione Centro

Internazionale di Cultura e Spiritualita’ Fra’ Benedetto at the Museum of Paper, Pescia, Italy.

2001 – “Ed e’ subito sera” Hommage to the poet Salvatore Quasimodo, presented by the Art

Magazine.- “D’Ars” in Florence, Bologna and the Library Höepli in Milano Italy.

2003 – at Casa Giovanna with the mural painter Francesco Del Casino, Orgosolo, Sardinia, Italy.

2004 “Paolo e Francesca” at Centro d’Arte Puccini, Florence, Italy.

2006 – 2015 Annual exebition at Masnedø fortet, Masnedø, Denmark

2014 Exhebition at ”Kultur Arkaden” Vordingborg, Denmark

Solo exhibitions:

1993 – at Cabiria, presented by the journalist Vanna Armeni, P.zza S. Spirito, Firenze, Italy.

1997 – “Tempo Illusorio”, at Ai Pirati presentation by the poet Mario Stefani, Venezia-Mestre, Italy.

1998 – at Art Point, Bottega Cimabue, presentation by Pierpaolo Castellucci, Florence, Italy.

– “Blu…” at Sant’Ambrogio, Florence, Italiy.

1999 – “Il giro del blu”, at Bardi21 Spazio d’Arte, Florence, Italy.

2000 – at G.U.N. Gallery, in occasion of the official presentation of the poetry book “Kaptain

Langnæses Sanger” by Øystein Wingaard Wolf, Oslo, Norway.

2001 – “Le Solite Pecore”, at Centro Giovani JAVA, Municipality of Florence, Italy.

– “La Pecora Indispensabile”, at Elliot Braun, Florence, Italy.

2004 – at Bogø Bank, Bogø By, Denmark.

2006 – at Grand Hotel, Sète, France.

2008- Øksned Hallen, Copenhagen

2010- Sydbank, Åbenrå, Denmark

2012- Grafikernes hus, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014- at “La Guinelle” Banyuls sur Mer, France

Selected exhibitions:

1996 – Fifth edition of “Mostra della pietra lavorata” Municipality of Castel S. Nicolo’ (AR), Italy.

1998 – “Autore Donna” at Castello Pasquini, Castiglioncello, (LI) Italy.

2003 – “Artisti ritraggono Artisti”, at Giubbe Rosse historical Cafe of Florence, curator Tommaso Paloscia, participated with portrait of the POPartist Umberto Buscioni.


1998 – November, the Italian art newspaper ”Archivio” publish ”Dialogo Tecnologico”

Conversation between Helle Christiansen and Amedeo Lanci, p. 36.

(Adalberto Sartori Editore, Mantova 1998).

1999 – Illustration for the cover of the book of poetry “Kaptain Langnæses Sanger” of

Oystein Wingaard Wolf Aschenhoug, Oslo, Norway.

2000 – Graphic works published in “Incisori Italiani”, Centro Culturale ”Le Cappuccine”

Bagnacavallo, Ravenna, Italy.

2006- articles in local papers,

2012- illustrations for childrens song book. Børnenes sangbog af Rikke Rosengren. Denmark.

2015 – illustrations in ”Della melanzana non si butta niente” Slow Food Editore, Italy

2015 – 3 page artikel in National Newspaper ”Politiken” Denmark


2002 – Several workshops for children (age 10/13): working with water colors, through inspiration from fairytales. Public school of Scandicci, Florence, Italy.

2006 – 2015 Several workshops for adults on drawing and painting all over Denmark.

2012-2016Teacher at Anual Art Travel to Florence, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome and Assisi.

2015 – Art Education consultant for yong people.

2015 – Antique icon painting technique with gold leaf at Tisvilde Højskole, Denmark

Artist Collaborations:

1994 -Join the group of Painters/Designers/Video makers: Ri-Creazioni.

1996/2005 – Several collaborations with the artist painter Amedeo Lanci, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence. Artist Toti Scialoja, Umberto Boccioni and Binin Brambilla.

1998-2001 – Mural paintings and other decorations for Blowin S.r.l. Florence, Italy.

2002 – Altarpiece for the new church of Sottomarina, Veneto, Italy, with the artist Amedeo Lanci

2012-15 scene painter at Engelbrecht Constructions, Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 – In collaboration with KKS (women artists society) Mural Paintings for Fredriksberg municipality.

2016 February site specific instalation – group exhibition at KunstCenter Silkeborgbad, Silkeborg, Denmark. Cellebrating KKS (women artists society) 100yers Jubilee.