Genre:Figurative; Gender/Sexuality; Spiritual; Symbolic; Dreams; Expressionistic; Feminist; Anatomy; Linear; Nudes; Narrative; Obsessive;
Born in Norway, Sol Kjøk lives and works at Mothership NYC, her arts collective in Brooklyn, New York. After studies in Paris, Athens (GA), Vienna, Medellín and Cincinnati that earned her three graduate degrees in humanities, she obtained an MFA in painting at Parsons School of Design in New York in 1998. An avid drawer all her life, Kjøk’s work has been featured in 100+ shows worldwide. She has held artist residencies in several countries, taught at universities and art schools and lectured at museums and art centers throughout the US.
Her work, which originates as performance, is featured in "Drawing Essentials" (Oxford University Press), a textbook widely used in fine arts programs in the US. A recipient of some 50 awards and artist’s grants, Kjøk is represented in public collections such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Nordic Museum of Drawing, and the Osten Museum of Drawing, as well as numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world. In 2011, Kjøk founded NOoSPHERE Arts, a nonprofit exhibition and performance venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with the objective of giving international artist colleagues exposure on the NYC art scene. Last Frontier NYC, a new collaborative arts platform launched in October 2015, is a continuation of this initiative.
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