(Harstad, Norway, 1978)
Lives and works in Bergen, Norway. Selected solo exhibitions include Transcendental Physics, Bergen Kunsthall NO.5, Bergen (2010); The Generic Stone (w/Sidsel Meineche), Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen; Variable Stars & In Search of Iceland Spar, Oslo Fine Art Society, Oslo (both 2009); and Self Made, Kunstrom, Bergen (2007). Recent group exhibitions include Space. About a dream, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2011); Smooth Structures, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; BGO1, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen; Chris Cornish, Kristin Nordhøy and Toril Johannessen, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo; The Line, CSA Space, Vancouver, (all 2010); Session 6 – Lecture, AmNudenDa, London; From Now On – New Nordic Photography, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (both 2009); and Magiske Systemer, Tromsø Fine Art Society, Tromsø (both 2008). Johannessen received her MFA in 2008 from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway, and in 2011 she was a student at The Mountain School of Arts, Los Angeles. In 2010, Johannessen was an artist-in-residence at AIR Bergen-Berlin in Berlin and at The Western Front in Vancouver.