Audun Alvestad (b.1980, Aalesund) is a Norwegian painter who received his MFA form the Kunsthogskolen in Bergen in 2016, after studying at the Det kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen (2015) and receiving his BFA from the Kunsthogskolen I Bergen, Avd Kunstakademiet in 2009. Alvestad's paintings typically centre around "average Joe" types engaged in everyday tasks such as mowing the lawn, ironing shirts, or bathing. He has referenced his interest in exploring society's changing gender roles and social structures as the reason for focusing on this subject. Additionally, he relies on generic types because they provide more space to play with the formal aspects of the painting.

Solo exhibitions include All This Talk of Getting Old, QB gallery, Oslo, Norway (2023); As If You Had a Choice in the Matter, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023);  Priority Lane, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2022); Tan Lines, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Here comes a regular, QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway (2021); Inadequate, Just Inadequate, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2020); Høyte Hårveste, QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway (2019); It’s my Party and I'll Cry If I Want to, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2019); Anes fyr, Gallery BOA, Oslo, Norway (2018); Varme hender, kalde føtter, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunt, Trondheim, Norway (2017); Klamme hender, varme føtter, Gallery Christinegaard, Bergen, Norway (2017); Lubinas & Dorados, Gallery Bokboden, Bergen, Norway (2016); The Holy guacamole and the girl with the pear necklace, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway (2015); Holy guacamole, Gallery Fisk, Bergen, Norway (2015); as well as Duene faller som fluer, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim, Norway (2014). 


Group exhibitions include (Upcoming) Art Singapore Art Fair, Kirstin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Singapore (2024); (Upcoming) The Bunker Artspace: Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, The Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, USA (2023); CAN Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Ibiza, Spain (2023); Palmen aus Plastik. Sommer, Sonne, Soziale Ungleichheit, Galerie Waidspeicher, Kunstmuseum Erfurt, Germany (2023); The Bunker Artspace 2022 Installation Exhibition,  The Bunker Artspace, West Palm Beach, USA (2022);  Facing the Sun, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Schloss Görne, Germany (2021); Enter Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2020); The Easter Group Show, Galleri Thomassen, Gøteborg, Sweden (2019); SPF 32, William Ulmer Brewery, Brooklyn, USA (2019); Specially Normal, with Christina Banban, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2018); Group show at QB gallery, Oslo, Norway (2018); We are the ones..., Carlsberg Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017); The Summer Island Show, Gallery Kant, Denmark (2017); Hostutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2017);  Gifc, The hole, NYC, USA (2017), Gifc, Art Athina Fair, Athens, Greece (2017); Gifc, Maculay & co Fine Art, Vancouver B.C, Canada (2016); Gifc, Soulland, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016); Festival a Porta, Casa Plastica, Leiria, Portugal (2017); Hex, Masterutstillingen Khib, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2016); Artists as independent publishers, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2016); Stockholm Art Book Fair, Mindedepartementet, Stockholm, Sweden (2016); Artists as independent publishers, Rom 8, Bergen, Norway (2016); Artistsasindependentpublishers, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (2016); Nein, Gallery Felt, Bergen, Norway (2015); Spring show, Kunstakademiet, Bergen, Norway (2015); Rundgang, Kunstakademiet, Copenhagen, Denmark (2015); AnonymeZeichner, Brunswick Galerie, Brunswick, Germany (2015); Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galery Nord, BerIin, Germany (2015); NoOSphere, New York, USA (2014); Anonyme Zeichner, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin, Germany (2014); Pluss Pluss, Black Box, Oslo, Norway (2013); Wall to wa//, 31B, Oslo, Norway (2013); Nogo, Balneario, LX Factory, Lisboa, Portugal (2013); 66 malerier, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway (2012); 14 ways..., Gallery Bokboden, With Ana Rita Antonio, Bergen, Norway (2012); and Monster Drawing Rally, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (2012); as well as Weekend warriors, PrøveRommet Bit Teatergarasjen, Bergen kjøtt, Bergen, Norway (2012), among more.


Highlights and collections. 

In 2017 Audun Alvestad received a 3-year working grant for young artist from the Arts Council Norway, Prosjektstøtte, Norwegian association of Artists. In addition, in 2016 Audun Alvestad was granted Statens utstillingsstipend, from the Arts Council Norway, Prosjektstøtte. Alvestad's work can be found in many public and private collections amongst them the Bunker Artspace; the Preuss Collection, the Azman Museum, the Drake and the Lohia Collection.