Audun Alvestad

Audun Alvestad (Aalesund, 1980) is a Norwegian painter who received his MFA form the Kunsthogskolen i Bergen in 2016, after studying at the Det kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen (2015) and receiving his BFA from the Kunsthogskolen I Bergen, Avd Kunstakademiet (2009). Alvestad's paintings typically centre around "average Joe" types doing 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 give him more space to play with formal aspects of the painting. Solo exhibitions include Høyte Hårveste, QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway (2019); It’s my Party and I'll Cry If I Want to, Kristin Hjellegjerde GalleryLondon (2019); Alnes fyr, Norway, July (2018); Gallery BOA, Oslo, Norway (2018); Varme Hender, Kalde Fotter, Trondelag Senter for Samtidskunt, Trondheim, Norway (2017) and Klamme Hender, Varme Fotter, Gallery Christinegaard, Bergen, Norway (2017). Group exhibitions include The Easter Group Show, Galleri Thomassen, Gøteborg, Sweden (2019) and SPF 32, William Ulmer Brewery, Brooklyn (2019); as well as Specially Normal, with Christina Banban, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2018); Group showat QB gallery, Oslo (2018); We are the ones..., Carlsberg gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2017), The Summer Island Show, Gallery Kant, Denmark (2017) and Hostutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2017). He was recently awarded a three year working grant for young artists by the Arts Council of Norway (2017) and Statens utstillingsstipend, Arts Council Norway (2016), Prosjektstøtte, Arts Council Norway (2016).