Painting, drawing, installation
Visual arist graduate of art school in Oslo, the National Art Academy in Oslo, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and Aschehougs author school.
Opstad is a versatile artist who works with painting, drawing, installation and poetry.
She works with processes and series. Over time she has worked with portraits that reflect the many facets of being human. She is fascinated by emptiness and loneliness. The portraits occupy a turmoil, precisely because they convey the immediate and unvarnished.
Opstad is fascinated by everyday life; routines, rhythms and things we own. By zooming in on the details she shows something universal in the objects that surround us.
The memory has invisible roots beneath our feet, like a tree, said Opstad. She is interested in memmories and researching the difference between colletive and private memories: The sum of sensations, smells, sounds and tastes – a seemingly random series of events that have brought us where we are today.
Opstad lives and works in Oslo.
Member of NBK, LNM, UKS, BKFR
Planned projects and exhibitions
8 Boxes with John Hirst
Ryfylke kunstlag, 40 års-jubileumsutstilling
I BAG you,Wien
40 års utstilling/ Trosterud
(2017) Drøbak kunstforening, Divadlo na cucky/The Czech Republic, Brusfabrikken på Øya/Kragerø, Trosterudlåven, Hagegata 46 (Utsmykning), Bærum kulturhus, Window Box/ Pushwagner Galleri, Furuki/ Mashiko Japan, Sekka Borderless Space/Tokyo
(2016) Munchs vinteratelier på Ekely, Klepp Kunstforening, Lynx i Frognerparken i Oslo, Reed Project Gallery i Stavanger. Galleri Push WagnersWindow Box på Tjuvholmen, Galleri Mr Furuki´s Guest House i Mashiko, Sekka Borderless Space i Tokyo. (2014) Ryfylkets vandreutstilling, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, (2010) Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Hå gamle prestegård (2009) Cité Internationale des Arts i Paris, (2006) Galleri 21:25 i Oslo, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall i Arendal, (2003) Stenersenmuseet.
Publikasjoner: (2017) Faceless artist (2016) Uncertain States Scandinavia Vol 3 (2015) Naturen/Det Heslige, Bøygen (2013) Å våga seg ut i ord, Samlaget (2011) Gruppe ti, Kolon
Medlemskap: NBK, LNM, UKS, BKFR
2017 Diversestipend, Kulturrådet.2009 Ingrid Lindbäck Landgaard, Paris
2006 Statens etableringsstipend for unge kunstnere 2004 Etableringsstipend, Kulturrådet
2002 Erasmus stipend, Wien. 2001 Hans Ødegaards legat for Norske unge malere