artist in residence | Constance Tenvik
Charim Factory | Residency | 22.11.2021 - 28.02.2022
Artists Press Release
Constance Tenvik
Press Release

Constance Tenvik (b. 1990) is a Norwegian artist born in London, based in Oslo, working with painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video, performance, dance and costume. Tenvik holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, and a BFA from the Academy of Art in Oslo. Solo exhibitions include Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), 56 Henry (New York), Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo), Kristiansand Kunsthall (Kristiansand) and UKS/ Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo). Group exhibitions include Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), The Breeder (Athens), Château du Feÿ (Bourgogne), Carl Kostyal (Malmö) and Charlottenborg Kunsthall (Copenhagen).

Tenvik is drawn towards narratives, colour and exaggerations, while trying to understand human paradoxes. Her paintings are inspired by people, dreams and mythological fragments which interweave in a richly chromatic intricate maximalism. Her scenes show interactions that occur in cities, combining vulnerability with decadence.