Solveig Landa (Stavanger, Norway) graduated from a BFA at Montana State University and an MFA from the University of Washington. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in venues ranging from innovative commercial galleries to artist-run spaces and non-profit institutions in Norway, around Europe and in the USA. Her can be seen in public spaces across Norway and is in the collection of the Nordic Herritage Museum in Seattle and The Norwegian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, among others. She has received grants from The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists and is a member of the Norwegian Visual Artists Association and The Association of Norwegian Printmakers. Landa teaches art and manages Tou Trykk, a printmaking workshop in Stavanger.
In her art Landa works with printmaking, sculpture and installations. She juxtaposes simple motives and shapes that reference nature. In this way she describes what seems fragile to us and the tension that can be found in complex relations. It becomes an interpretation of a landscape that is both physical and spiritual. Vulnerability and balance are keywords and she strives towards a quiet environment in her art. Her images holds a sense of grace and serenity despite the thoughtful themes and can be read as mystic, forceful, fragile and graceful at the same time.
At the Frans Masereel Centre residency she has been focusing on a series of silkscreen prints where she - in addition to the investigation of the possibilities of the technique - shows a dreamlike sequence that narrates the passing of life.
28.08.2017 - 29.09.2017