Bio

Mai Kari Hartvaag Zimbleman was born in Land of The Midnight Sun, in the valley of Saltdalen,  north of the Polar Circle in Norway.  She later moved to Oslo, the capital city of Norway.. 
Mai left for New York at age 18, and shortly thereafter headed for Southern California‚Äôs coastal regions where she lived and worked for many years.  
She  later criss crossed the US driving from east to west, north to south with her sketchbook in hand. 

She is greatly inspired by her childhood memories  of  Northern Lights flashing across the skies in winter followed by tropical warm summers, and  her work shows a great variety  from both counties she lived in. 

Mai is also a commissioned portrait painter and has taught portrait painting at the City of Oslo Evening Academy. ( 1988/89)

 Her medium is oil. 


 
 
 Exhibits:
2003:
1. Gallery Art Martyr, Costa Mesa, California
2. Balboa Island Art walk, Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California
3. Gallery How Original, Laguna Beach, California

2004:
1. Gallery Blaa Bord , Moss, Norway, Art Contest
  in connection with  MOMENTUM, the Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, in Moss, Norway,  a coastal town an hour from the capital city of Oslo.

2. Winner of Gallery Blaa Bord  Art ‘s contest:
Single Art Exhibit Gallery BLA BORD, 
The press described her paintings “A joy to the eye”,
 Moss Avis: Monday 11 October 2004;
 Mai K Zimbleman’s Wonderful World of Color” will be exhibited
from Wednesday Oct 6 until November 9th  at Gallery Blaa Bord
where she will be
showing 26 works of art .  

2005:
1. Gallery Pingvin
Mollergata 13,
Oslo, Norway
Mai Kari Hartvaag Zimbleman
Paintings

2. Gallery Pingvin
Mollergata 13,
Oslo, Norway
 Mai Kari Hartvaag Zimbleman
New Works
 
3. The  Gallery HB, Hyatt Regency Beach Resort and Spa,
Huntington Beach, California

2006
Gallery 33 East, Long Beach, California  

2007-2012 ( studies/ studio work, no exhibits) 

2013
Open Exhibition for all California Artists
400 artworks
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California
 
2014
The 1st Annual Artist Consul Juried Exhibition
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California

2015
The 2’d Annual Artist Consul Juried Exhibition
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California

2015
The 2nd Annual Artist Consul Juried Exhibition
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California

2016
The 3’d Annual Artist Consul Juried Exhibition
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California

2017
The 4th Annual Artist Consul Juried Exhibition
Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, California

2018
 Awarded for the painting
Midnight Summer Night
at the Sun City Art Club Exhibit
Las Vegas, Nevada

2018
Single Art Wall Exhibit
Mountain Shadows Country Club
Las Vegas, NV

2019
1.Celebrating Life 2019!
Juried Masters Exhibit
May 24 through July 13, 2019
Charleston Heights Art Center
800 Bush St., Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by the City of Las Vegas Arts Commission
/Discover the Arts-
 

2020/21
2. ART 2 art Gallery

Tivoli Village

420 South Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada


Education:
1980/83
Laguna Beach College of  Art, in Laguna Beach, California.
Teacher Frank Tauriello,
1992-94
 The Academy of Design –  School of Design and Fine Arts
New York, NY
Teacher:  Master Everett Raymond Kinstler.

1995-96
 Olav Mosebekk School of Arts in Oslo, Norway.  (Mosebekkskolen)
Anatomy.  Figure painting / the nude figure .  Landscapes
 
Teachers: Hans Norman Dahl. Oscar Reynert Olsen. Dang Van Ty.