Ingjerd Hanevold's academic focus is jewelry art and what the term today means in a historical context. She is interested in the personal expression and identity, communication between people, symbols, rituals, nature's forms, as well as working methods, material knowledge and crafts.
Besides artistic practice, she has since 1992 worked as 1st amanuensis at SHKS, Department of Metal, and later for two years as a professor at the jewelery art department at the University of Design and Art Crafts in Gothenburg. After this she returned to the Oslo Academy of the Arts as professor and subject area manager. She has also been a pro-rector for two periods, at SHKS from 1995-96 and at KHIO from 2007–2011.
Ingjerd Hanevold is a graduate of the National Handicraft and Art School (SHKS) in 1976–1981 with a diploma from the Department of Metal. She also studied at State University of New York at New Paltz, 1981–1982. She quickly established herself as a jewelery artist nationally and internationally with separate and group exhibitions. She has been purchased by a number of museums and private collections in Norway and abroad, and has been awarded several awards, including the Jacob Prize 2007.