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Kjøk

Sol

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Sol Kjøk, born in Lillehammer, Norway, currently resides and works in Brooklyn, New York, splitting time between Mothership NYC and Last Frontier NYC. The artist's educational background is extensive, with multiple advanced degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Parsons School of Design, New York (1998), a Master of Arts in Art History (1996) from DAAP, and a Master in Romance Languages & Literatures (1993) from the University of Cincinnati, OH. Further studies include a Magistère from the prestigious Sorbonne in Paris (1992) and undergraduate studies at Universidad Nacional in Colombia, Universität Wien in Austria, and the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.


The artist's solo and two-person exhibitions are notable for their geographic and thematic diversity. Kjøk has held solo and/or two-person exhibits in six countries and one-woman shows at two museums: The National Nordic Museum in Seattle and Teckningsmuseet in Sweden. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include "For Many, Many Years" in New York (2023), "FEAT" in Turin, Italy (2022), and "From Parts to Whole" in New York (2021), reflecting a broad range of creative inquiries from sacred geometry to systems thinking and the intersection between ancient philosophies and cutting-edge quantum science. The artist's participation in international art fairs and group shows is equally impressive, featuring in venues across the world from the Islip Art Museum in New York; the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn; and the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Virginia, to the Shaanxi Province Art Museum in Xi’an, China.


Sol Kjøk has participated in numerous significant group exhibitions worldwide, reflecting a broad international reach and recognition. Key exhibitions include:

"The Female Gaze" at Rotunda Gallery, New Rochelle City Hall, New York, in 2024, presenting a variety of contemporary female perspectives in art.

"Today’s Silk Road" in 2018, 2017, and 2015, at Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi’an, China,  an annual invitational showcasing international cultural exchanges.

Art Basel Miami Beach Week participation includes multiple years (2016, 2012, 2011), with the highlight being the "North Stars @ SCOPE Art Show" during Art Basel Miami Beach in 2012, a major platform for contemporary art.

"Salon d’automne" at Grand Palais, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France in 2014, a juried show at one of the most prestigious venues in Paris, demonstrating the artist's recognition in the European art scene.
“Nothing to Declare” at the Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines in 2011, a multi-pronged, multi-venue, and multi-media international art project on contemporary discussions on migration.
These exhibitions not only illustrate the artist's dynamic participation in the global art community but also highlight their ability to engage with culturally and thematically diverse audiences through varied and impactful artistic expressions.

Selected Exhibitions:
2024 | The Female Gaze  – curated by Lynn Honeysett. Rotunda Gallery @City Hall, New York
2023 | TRIANGLE!  – curated by Krückels & Gerstmayr. Studio 52, Munich, Germany

2022 | New York  – curated by Lise Ellingsen –  Scandinavia House Gallery, New York

2019 | A Book About Death: The Last Waltz -  Islip Art Museum, New York

~ REPOPULATIONS – curated by Daniela Holban – BWS Gallery, New York

2018 | Today’ Silk Road - Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi’an, China

~ EMINENT DOMAIN – curated by Katie Cercone – Robert Miller Gallery space, New York

2016 | IN THE AIR: New York - Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York (duo)

~ Kunstnerforeningen - City Hall Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2015 | You Can Feel It! – curated by Jonny Star – Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, Germany

~ Connections  – curated by Wen Ji & Kim Massey– Sedec Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2014 | Salon d’automne - Grand Palais, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France

~ IN THE AIR - Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark (duo)

2013 | A Red Song in the Night - Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway (solo)

2012 | And the World Cracked Open – curated by B.I. Follevaag –NO Gallery, New York (duo)

~ Voice of Drawing – curated by Loit Joekalda, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

2011 | Nothing to Declare - Yuchengco Museum, Manila, Philippines

2010 | Un-Interrupted – curated by Serena Ghilardi – Bill Hodges Gallery, New York) (duo)

~ Art Wind Rises – curated by Lee Sun-Don – X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2009 | Entre Sol et Ciel – curated by  Barbara Fragogna – Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany (solo)

~ London International Creative Award - Soho Theatre, London, UK

2008 | Book of Swells – curated by L. Persson – Nordic Museum of Drawing, Laholm, Sweden  (solo)

~ The Body as Image – curated by Hollie Cohen - Philoctetes Center, New York

2006 | Swift and Slow -  National Nordic Museum, Seattle, USA (solo)

~ Strings of Beads - Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, USA (solo)

~ Square Root of Drawing – curated by  Noel Kelly. Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2005 | Skeins & Veins – curated by S Gallagher, Samuel S.T Chen Fine Arts Center, CT (duo)

~ Perlestrenger - Galleri 27, Oslo, Norway (solo)

~ American Drawing Biennial - Muscarelle Museum of Art, VA, USA

These are the most significant awards and grants received by the artist, highlighting their recognition and contributions within the arts:


2021 | City Artist Corps Grants, New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC - A prestigious grant supporting artists contributing to New York City’s cultural landscape.
2011 | International Support Project Grant, Office for Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway.
Responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of La Biennale di Venezia, OCA’s discursive, exhibition, publication, residency and visitor programs focus on supporting a plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates, as much as they are concerned with actively participating in such debates nationally and internationally.  
2010 | Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Fellowship, National Academy, New York - A significant fellowship recognizing excellence in mural painting.
2009 | Best in Show, International Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia - An international award highlighting the artist's excellence in drawing.
~ Exhibition Award granted by international jury, Osten Museum of Drawings, Skopje
2001 | Artist Award, Robert Rauschenberg’s Foundation. New York
2000 | Solo Exhibition Grant. Arts Council Norway

1998 | Advanced Education Grant, Norwegian Ministry of Cultural Affairs - A grant supporting advanced studies, underlining the national recognition of the artist’s potential.

1998 | Edwin Gould Foundation Award, National Arts Club, New York - An award from a prominent foundation recognizing outstanding artistic achievement.

1997 | AAUW International Fellowship, Washington, D.C. - A prestigious fellowship awarded to women who have shown academic excellence and commitment to women and girls.

1997 | Parsons Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, New York - Scholarship recognizing the artist’s talent and potential in the visual arts during their studies at Parsons.

1996-1998 | Oscar Kolin MFA Fellowship, New School University, New York - A fellowship supporting the artist’s graduate studies in Fine Arts at The New School.

These awards and grants not only showcase the artist's notable achievements across different stages of their career but also reflect the broad recognition and support they have received from prestigious institutions and organizations worldwide.


Collections

Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

The Nordic Museum of Drawing [Teckningsmuseet i Laholm], Sweden

Osten Museum of Drawings, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Cultural Department of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an, China

Broadway Stages, New York City

The Kinsey Institute, IN

Private collections in USA, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden


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Sound Shapes 2

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2024

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119 x 208 cm

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Stitched with Its Color

1071

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2013

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244 cm x 183 cm

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Strings Attached

1072

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2004

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244 cm x 183 cm

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Holding Your Head

1066

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2021

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122 cm x 244 cm

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Coming and Going

1063

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2022

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244 cm x 122 cm

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Wind and Waves, Tides and Gravity

1069

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2020

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122 cm x 91 cm x 3

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Women in Art

Shimmering

1068

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2020

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122 cm x 91 cm

Mixed media on panel

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Women in Art

Purple Ribbon

1067

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2020

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122 cm x 91 cm x 2

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Women in Art

Merry-Go-Round

1070

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2018

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122 cm x 91 cm

Mixed media on panel

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Women in Art

Honeycombed with Light

1064

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2022

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77 cm x 102 cm

Mixed media on panel

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Women in Art

Breaking the Waves

1065

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2022

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92 cm x 61 cm

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