Elin Glærum Haugland was born in 1988, in Oslo, Norway. She was educated at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts and completed a course in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo, Norway. She explores closeness and collaboration between nature and man in different cultures, especially indigenous ones. Elin is doing this through her work with painting, writing in-depth articles from her discoveries and by producing experimental art films of performances in nature. She conducts journeys for research and art production.
Elin creates paintings that are made using color pigments collected from nature. The colors are connected to the places where she travels and the cultures she meets. By using her sensitivity she translates the impressions she receives into a painted language.
Upon graduating in 2014, Elin worked in the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo preparing for her future plans and learning more about Polynesia. As a continuation of this research she started exploring and producing works in the Peruvian Amazon jungle and several islands of the South Pacific – Easter Island, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. During this period her works have been exhibited in Norway, Sweden, Paris (FR), Peru, Samoa and New York (US).