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Audun Grimstad (1985) is a Norwegian painter and illustrator from Tromsø in Norway.

He holds an MFA degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City where he graduated in 2017. Following graduation, he has had two artist-in-residence programs at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. He is represented by galleries in both United States and Norway and has had his work shown in international art fairs and solo shows.

His current series of work, “HEARTLAND” plays with elements of fashion design — ornate garments, lush spaces, bold colors — to create abstract arrangements that explore issues of feeling trapped inside the facades we construct around our identities. The paintings hint at narratives about the human condition, where the opposites hope and regret are central themes.

 

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Gallery Representation

Detour Gallery, Red Bank, New Jersey, United States

Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

Solo Shows

2019 “HEARTLAND” Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2018 "Body Cage" Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2016 "This Must Be the Place", Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

Group Shows

2019 Summer Auction, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2019 The Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2019 Affordable Art Fair New York City 2019

2018 Christmas Exhibition, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2018 Affordable Art Fair Stockholm 2018

2018 20th Anniversary Show Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo Norway

2018 Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Auction, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2017 PULSE Art Fair 2017, SVA Galleries, Miami, FL

2017 ESKFF Residency Show, Mana Contemporary, NJ

2017 ESKFF Euro Residency Show, Mana Contemporary, NJ

2017 Salon Show June, Greenpoint Gallery, NYC

2017 MFA Thesis Show 2017, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NYC

2017 Beyond Optics, SVA Chelsea Gallery, NYC

2017 Salon Show March, Greenpoint Gallery, NYC

2017 Auction, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2016 The Book Show, Gramercy Gallery SVA, NYC

2016 Gone , Gramercy Gallery SVA, NYC

2015 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2015 December Show, Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway

2014 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Thesis Exhibition

Residencies

2017  Eileen Kaminsky Foundation, Mana Contemporary,                      Fall Residency, Jersey City, NJ

2017  Eileen Kaminsky Foundation, Mana Contemporary,                      Euro Residency, Jersey City, NJ

Awards

2018 Jonathan Levine Gallery People's Choice Nominee

2018 American Illustration 37 Selected   

2017 American Illustration 36 Selected     

2016 American Illustration 35 Selected

2016 School of Visual Arts Merit Scholarship

2016 The Norway-America Association Scholarship

2015 School of Visual Arts Merit Scholarship

2015 The Norway-America Association Scholarship

Publications / Press

2019 Creative Boom

2018 The Jealous Curator

2018 Booooooom Editor’s Pick

2018 Supersonic Art

2017  A New Type of Imprint Vol. 11, interview

2017 Supersonic Art

2016  American Illustration 35 Annual

Honors

2017 Curator of School of Visual Arts Galleries,

         Juried Exhibition 2017

Education

2017  MFA School of Visual Arts, NYC

2014  BFA Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2011  Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Industrial Design