Kristina Elise Øvrevoll Søbstad is a Norwegian-Canadian visual artist currently based between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Canada. Søbstad earned a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010.
Since 2007, Søbstad has participated in over 200 international group and solo exhibitions. Most recently, Søbstad completed a residency and exhibition with the Museum of Modern Art in Chiloe, Chile of which was funded by ArtsNL. In 2022, her piece 'In your eyes I get lost, I get washed away' was purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank for their permanent collection. In 2019, her piece Unbound IV was purchased by the Canada Council Art Bank for their permanent collection in Ottawa. Prior to this, her dynamic piece, They Must Be Wild, was purchased by the Provincial Art Bank of Newfoundland and Labrador and is available for viewing at The Rooms in St. John's, NL. In 2015, while exhibiting in Paris, Søbstad’s work was purchased by the Paris Francophilie Art Bank. Her work has since been featured on the cover of international, bestselling academic books such as 'Reaching Through Resistance' by Dr. Allan Abbass.
2018/2022 solo exhibitions include The Museum of Modern art in Chiloe, Chile, The Christina Parker Gallery in Newfoundland, Visual Voice in Nova Scotia, The Jones Gallery in New Brunswick, Studio 21 in NovaScotia.
Upcoming solo exhibition opening March 18th, 2023 at the Elevation Gallery, AB.
Søbstad is currently based on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia where she can be visited at her studio on Martinique Beach or contacted through Christina Parker Gallery, NL, Canada; Studio 21, NS. Canada; Jones Gallery, St. John, New Brunswick. Canada.