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Same landscape, different views (Fortaleza, Brazil) 2023 by Henriette Hellstern

Same landscape, different views (Fortaleza, Brazil), acrylic and polymer on canvas 130x150cm by Henriette Hellstern.

Henriette Hellstern is a Danish, Copenhagen-based artist. The core subjects of her abstract expressionist paintings are the body, sexualities and Nature. Hellstern earned an MFA from the Funen Art Academy in Denmark in 2011. As an art student, she merged quirky video performances and powerful paintings, and she took part in the National Queer Arts Festival exhibition, Threads at SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco, 2009). She has a voice that reaches an international audience: Hellstern’s artworks on gender and freedom have been widely exhibited and her artworks are part of international art collections in Vilnius, Arizona, Paris and Helsinki. She won the VKunst Art Award in 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2022, she curated the group show Cassandra’s sisters in King Christian IV’s Round Tower in Copenhagen. The exhibition featured works by 15 women artists.

Read more: Henriette Hellstern – Artist’s Statement


Feminine Moments‘ art blog presents fine art made by lesbian, bisexual and queer women artists worldwide. This queer feminist resource site is edited by visual artist Birthe Havmøller, Aarhus, Denmark.