Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Fotogalleriet / Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fellesverkstedet
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)


Supported by
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Norway
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Crafts
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Norske Kunsthåndverkere

Opstad, Kirsten

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

Fototorsulstein
På atelier
Kirstenopstad.biperson.papir,tekstil,plante.2017
Kirstenopstad.ekko.oljepaatre.50x70cm2017
Ekko
Kirstenopstad.selvportrett. oljepaatre, 30 x40cm.2017
Selvportrett (1-80)

Planned projects and exhibitions

2019
Haugesund kunstforening
8 Boxes with John Hirst

2018
Ryfylke kunstlag, 40 års-jubileumsutstilling
I BAG you,Wien
Trosterudvillaen (Gruppeutstilling)
40 års utstilling/ Trosterud

CV

(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

Stipend:
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

Open on: Saturday

Address

Trosterudlåven

Dr.Dedikensvei 24 B, 0675 Oslo
Trosterud

kirstenopstad.no