Inga Dalsegg is a member of the Norwegian Visual Artists Association.
She was awarded the Ole Vig-Award for her art in 2005, Rindal Bank’s Motivational Award in 2013, and was the winner of the newspaper Driva’s Name of the Year Award in 2013.
Her paintings have been purchased by several large companies in Norway and England and she has participated in over 80 art exhibitions at home in her native Norway and abroad. She has had her work exhibited in the United States, Brazil, England, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Sweden.
Inga was born in Trondheim in 1974. She lived in England for 7 years and moved back to Norway in 2003.
On the 31st October 1996 Inga’s twin sister, Elin, and her best friend, Jin, were brutally shot and killed in the city of Ålesund by a person all three of them knew well, 6 weeks before the twins 22nd birthday. This murder naturally affected not only Inga’s life but also her paintings for an extended period of time after the incident.
As a twin, she felt not only that she had lost a sister; she lost one half of herself that day. The twins were inseparable, and completed each other.
Dalsegg says herself “I can never again be the same Inga as I was before the 31st October 1996. My life is divided into before and after that date. If I had not had my art I do not believe I would be alive today. For a long period of time I felt that I should have died instead of her, but also that I had received a life sentence; To continue living life on my own, – all alone. While the murderer only received a limited prison sentence.
I can never get over what happened – but I have learned to live with it, it is a part of me. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to use my art to help me to live, to move on in my life. ”
Inga had her first solo exhibition in 1998; – it was covered by several of the Norwegian TV-stations, newspapers and magazines.