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 (Upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida (2025); 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); Untitled Miami, Kristin Hjellegjarde Gallery, Berlin, London (2019); Anes fyr, Gallery BOA, Oslo, Norway (2018); Varme henderkalde føtter, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunt, Trondheim, Norway (2017); Klamme hendervarme 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 Art Singapore Art Fair, Kirstin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Singapore (2024); 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); Where the Wild Roses Grow, Kristin Hjellegjerde, Schloss Goerne, 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); Drawing Room Lisboa, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin & London (2021); Specially Normal, with Christina Banban, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2018); We are the ones..., Carlsberg Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017); Hostutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2017);  Gifc, The hole, NYC, USA (2017); 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); Artists as independent publishers, Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany (2016); Spring show, Kunstakademiet, Bergen, Norway (2015); Rundgang, Kunstakademiet, Copenhagen, Denmark (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); 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.