Håvard Homstvedt

Håvard Homstvedt (b. 1976) lives and works in Oslo. Homstvedt received his artistic education from Yale University School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. Homstvedt’s paintings have been characterized by their textile-like surfaces and thoroughly treated canvases with varied materiality. He has simultaneously worked with multifaceted sculptural expressions, surreal painted bronze busts, idiosyncratic silhouette figures and reliefs intertwined with paintings in ambitious installations. Sculptures and paintings with a crafted treatment span the gamut from ‘high’ to ‘low’ in art, and also points to his interest in finding a method of rendering felt impressions rather than ‘reality’.

Selected works


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Born 1976 in Lørenskog, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

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2003 Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT, Master of Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking
2000 Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, With Honors


2022/23 K.U.K. Kjøpmannsgata Ung Kunst, Trondheim, Norway
2021 En Pil i Øyet / New Paintings and Sculptures, Galleri Riis
2020 The Wolfish Lover, annarumma, Naples, Italy
2019 At The Lip’s Edge. New pastel paintings on paper, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2018 Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
2018 Nærmere Enn Hva Du Vet, Galleri Riis
2016 A glove in a dusty dream, Inman Gallery, Houston
2015 Beachcomber, Annarumma, Naples, Italy
2015 Project Room, Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
2014 The Shaded Bank, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2014 A New Coat for an Old Ceremony, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco
2013 Oh, Uppity Day!, Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
2012 Mole Fingers, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2012 Truth Pops a Reflex, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2011 Polar Fleece, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
2010 Ripple Sole, annarumma 404, Naples
2009 I Så Fall, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2008 The Close-In, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
2008 Art Statements, Art 39 Basel
2007 You Will Hardly Know, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2006 Dud, Kantor/Feuer Gallery (LFL), Los Angeles
2006 End of Work, Medium St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
2005 Make Light in Your Dark House, Southfirst Gallery Brooklyn, NY


2023 Weathering the Storm, A.P.T. Gallery, London, England
2020 Inntil Hverandre, KHÅK Kunsthall, Ålesand, Norway
2014 Preview Galleri Riis, Oslo
2013 Le Ragioni della Pittura, esiti e prospettive di un medium, Castelbasso, Teramo, Italy
2013 La Révolte et l’Ennui, FRAC, Auvergne, France
2013 10 years/10 artists, Annarumma, Naples
2012 Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2011 First Drop, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2009 Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel
2008 Lights On – norsk samtidskunst, with a selection of contemporary Norwegian artists, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
2007 Black & White, IBID Projects, London
2004 Relentless Proselytizers, Feigen Contemporary, Chelsea, NY, Curated by David Hunt
2003 Diamonds Fur Kiss Mom and Dad Birds, MFA thesis show, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2000 In Bloom, Final show at RISD, Providence, RI


The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
FRAC Auvergne, France
Yale University Art Gallery, USA
Oslo Kommune Kunstsamling, Oslo, Norway