Morten Gjul was born in 1973 and lives and works in Bergen, but is originally from Gyl in Norway. He has participated in hundreds of exhibitions at home and abroad, and has received a number of scholarships and awards. In 2015, he was awarded the Fosen scholarship and in 2018 the Sula scholarship. He has also represented Norway in several watercolor biennials. Among other places in Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Mexico and Denmark.