Galleri Riis

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'.

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  1. 2003Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT, Master of Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking
  2. 2000Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, Bachelor of Fine Arts, With Honors


  1. 2021En Pil i Øyet / New Paintings and Sculptures, Galleri Riis (upcoming)
  2. 2020The Wolfish Lover, annarumma, Naples, Italy
  3. 2019At The Lip's Edge. New pastel paintings on paper, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2018Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
  5. 2018Nærmere Enn Hva Du Vet, Galleri Riis
  6. 2016A glove in a dusty dream, Inman Gallery, Houston
  7. 2015Beachcomber, Annarumma, Naples, Italy
  8. 2015Project Room, Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
  9. 2014The Shaded Bank, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
  10. 2014A New Coat for an Old Ceremony, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco
  11. 2013Oh, Uppity Day!, Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
  12. 2012Mole Fingers, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  13. 2012Truth Pops a Reflex, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  14. 2011Polar Fleece, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
  15. 2010Ripple Sole, annarumma 404, Naples
  16. 2009I Så Fall, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  17. 2008The Close-In, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
  18. 2008Art Statements, Art 39 Basel
  19. 2007You Will Hardly Know, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  20. 2006Dud, Kantor/Feuer Gallery (LFL), Los Angeles
  21. 2006End of Work, Medium St. Barthelemy, French West Indies
  22. 2005Make Light in Your Dark House, Southfirst Gallery Brooklyn, NY


  1. 2020Inntil Hverandre, KHÅK Kunsthall, Ålesand, Norway
  2. 2014Preview Galleri Riis, Oslo
  3. 2013Le Ragioni della Pittura, esiti e prospettive di un medium, Castelbasso, Teramo, Italy
  4. 2013La Révolte et l'Ennui, FRAC, Auvergne, France
  5. 201310 years/10 artists, Annarumma, Naples
  6. 2012Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  7. 2011First Drop, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  8. 2009Art Unlimited, Art 40 Basel
  9. 2008Lights On - norsk samtidskunst, with a selection of contemporary Norwegian artists, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
  10. 2007Black & White, IBID Projects, London
  11. 2004Relentless Proselytizers, Feigen Contemporary, Chelsea, NY, Curated by David Hunt
  12. 2003Diamonds Fur Kiss Mom and Dad Birds, MFA thesis show, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
  13. 2000In 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