Kristiansand Grafiske Verksted


KGV Kristiansand Grafiske Verksted was founded in September 2004. The company aquired a stone-lithographic press from Lithographies de l'Atelier Mourlot in Paris. After 100 years of servicing artists like Edvard Munch, Miro and Picasso in the French capital the press from 1896 produced its first print in her new home on the island Odderøya in Kristiansand, Norway.

KGV has the ambition to become an International Center for Art on Paper welcoming artist from all over the world. In addition to the mechanical press in the lithographic workshop, KGV has a full studio for etching works - with a custom-made etching press able to produce works in her pressbed up to 200 x 100 cm or 78 x 39 inches.

Principal founders of KGV is Bernt Bisseth, Per Fronth, Kjell Nupen & Ørnulf Opdahl.

KGV website

KGV introduction video