Jacqueline Norheim portrait - photo by Melody Shirazi

Jacqueline Norheim /   Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim

United States

Illustration, Video Art, Design


Jacqueline Norheim
Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim
United States
November 1, 2015
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim is an emerging artist from the United States. Apart from her artistic creation, Jacqueline also works for various organizations and companies in the Bay Area, as an illustrator and designer.

Jacqueline Norheim’s Background

Norheim studied fine art and languages in Italy, at the Scuola Lorenzo di Medici in Florence in 2006. Upon her return to the United States, Jacqueline enrolled at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in California. In 2008, she acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design. Norheim is currently working on her Master’s thesis at Mills College in Oakland, California.

Mountain Time Series 2015

Jacqueline Norheim - Mountain Time Series 2015, Mountain Peak and Taos Mountain
Jacqueline Norheim – Mountain Time Series 2015, Mountain Peak and Taos Mountain

Through her work, Jacqueline tries to visually represent the natural world. Drawing from her personal connection with the landscape, the young artist strives towards producing a sensation of apparition. She achieves this by merging merging several mediums such as textiles, paint, photography and collage.


The artist exhibited her work in many solo and group exhibitions, as well as art fairs, mostly in California. The list of venues where her works were on display includes LEE GOLDE in San Luis Obispo, California; WhereHouse Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; BAMM Gallery in San Francisco, California; Dead Space Gallery in Brooklyn, New York; and Embark Gallery in San Francisco, California.

Second Nature Exhibition View

Second Nature Exhibition View - left - Steuart Pittman - Anything is Impossible, 2015 - right - Jacqueline Norheim - Rock Party - Copyright Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery
Second Nature Exhibition View: Steuart Pittman – Anything is Impossible, 2015 (left) / Jacqueline Norheim – Rock Party (right)

Norheim’s artworks were a part of Second Nature exhibition, a four-person show organized by Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery in San Francisco in 2015. The show also featured the works of Bessma Khalaf, Dan Swindel and Steuart Pittman. The common thing for all four artists is that they use their experience as material for their creations, which has become a “second nature” for them.

Highly praised, her work was also featured in various publications, such as San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Pigeon Holed Press, BOOOOOOOM.com, SF Gate and Design for Manking.

Norheim was the recipient of Art & Design Christopher Friar Scholarship Award in 2007, and California Polytechnic State University Renaissance Artist Award in 2008. She also received Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship in 2015.

Talk Series 2015

Jacqueline Norheim - Talk Series, Near Far 2 and Near Far 1, 2015
Jacqueline Norheim – Talk Series, Near Far 2 and Near Far 1, 2015

Jacqueline Norheim lives and works in Oakland, California.

Featured image: Jacqueline Norheim portrait – photo by Melody Shirazi
All images courtesy of the artist and Spoke Art/Hashimoto Contemporary.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015 Second NatureHashimoto Contemporary, San FranciscoGroup
2015Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards ExhibitionSOMArts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Parking Lot Art FairCollaboration with Anisse Gross, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015StARTup Art Fair with Embark GalleryEmbark Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015EMBARKEmbark Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Sherlock NorheimLEE GOLDE, San Luis Obispo, CASolo
2014Root Division Annual Art FundraiserRoot Division, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Wassaic Project Summer Art FestivalWassaic Project, Wassaic, NYGroup
2014All That and a Bag of ChipsDead Space, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013Visiting Artist in Residence: Sherlock NorheimTeton Art Labs, Jackson Hole, WYSolo
2013ArtPadSF: painting paintingBeta Pictoris Gallery at ArtPadSF, San Francisco, CAGroup
201312th Annual Art Auction Fall FundraiserRoot Division, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Are we there yet?Rock Bar Video Night, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012THE SLOW REVEALLos Altos Hills City Hall, CASolo
2012its hard to make it whole when all you have is piecesAdobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Holiday Group ShowAlley Cat Books Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011VIOLENTLY HAPPYBaang+Burne Contemporary, New York City, NYGroup
2011Assorted in PhiladelphiaWhereHouse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA – Curated by Natasha Mell-Taylor.Group
2010COPY0909Notting Hill, London, UK – Group show with the Gihon River CollectiveGroup
2010YOU ARE NOT MAKING ARTMurdertown, Chicago, ILGroup
2010The RestorationThe Element Lounge, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Frames in MotionBAMM Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009Pervading ObscuritiesThe Good Shop, San Francisco, CASolo