Solveig Reigstad

Welcome to my website.

Here you will find a small selection of my work; Painting - collage – drawing.

In a digitized reality people are talking about the painting’s death. I try to be true to painting as a genre and medium. With reference to the Middle East pictorial tradition and the European new-expressionism I have found painterly solutions that unite my palette with simple figure forms as the main constituents. My work includes subtle moods with secondary colours such as orange, green etc.

I am very concerned about colour, the sound in colour and denominations. Would like to give people a colour punch, likes to "play" with motives, telling stories. I often paint layer upon layer, like the painting to "move”, a little be - not to be.

Many of the works are extremely detailed, like to call them "close-ups".

Bergen Handicrafts School 1968-1969, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (SHKS) 1970-1974 and National teachers college for arts and crafts 1982.
Received Debut support from Norwegian Arts Council in 1991, and was awarded the Fosen Scholarship 1995.

Solo Exhibitions include:
Galleri Dalype, Oslo.
Galleri KS Kjell Strand, Tønsberg.
Kunstfabrikken Heggedal.
Galleri Gimle, Oslo.
Galleri Oslo Bildende Kunstnere.
Holmestrand Kunstforening.
Scholarship Exhibition Ørland/Bjugn Kunstforening.
Steinkjer Kunstforening.
Rakkestad Kunstforening, in cooperation with the National Federation of Norwegian Painters
Galleri Soon, Son.
The Foundation Gamle Stavern, Stavern.
Galleri NK, Lillehammer.
Banquet hall Modum Bad.
Galleri Henrik, Eidsvoll.
Rainbow Hotel Oslofjord.
Galleri I, Norway-China Cultural Center, Bergen.
Summer exhibition Ullern Gård
Christmas exhibition Det Norske Veritas.

Group exhibitions include:
Eastern Norway exhibition (Østlandsutstillingen) 1992/1997/2002,
Galleri Brandstrup,
Galleri Soon Son 2005/2007/2008/2010/2011.
Bærum Kunstforening
National Federation of Norwegian Painters: Anniversary Exhibition 25 year – ”Samtidskunst” Flå Hallingdal – Exporama,
Nordkappmuseet Honningsvåg 2000/2001/2002,
Guest exhibitor at the pier exhibition on Rågvåg,
Galleri NK Lillehammer 1999/2000

Collections / Purchases:
Ørland/Bjugn Art Association, NOR-bank, Fosen Kraftlag, Rehab Central Norway, Modum Bad 2003, Feiring-klinikken 2005, Norwegian Shipowners Association, Art associations at banks and firms – Bergesens Rederi, DnB, Veritas, Handelsbanken, Standard Telefon og Kabelfabrikk, etcetera

Elected positions:
Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK’s) representative in the Oslo municipality’s decoration funds 1996 – 2000, Chairman Oslo Visual Artists (OBK) 1994 – 1998, Board member Eastern Norway exhibition (Østlandsutstillingen) 1995-1997.

Study Tours:
I have travelled in the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon) and Morocco, Egypt, China, Italy and Spain.

National Federation of Norwegian Painters (LNM), Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)

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