Petrine Lillevold Vinje was born in 1980 in Askim, Norway. In 2005 she completed her Masters in Fine Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Her large objects and architectural installations explore motifs, materials and symbolism in sacred and secular spaces. She is particularly fascinated by the tension between the object, its symbolic meaning and the gap between the two, and her work invites the observer to consider new interpretations. She has participated in numerous group shows and has had solo exhibitions in Arendal, Lillestrøm and Oslo.