Stray, Torild

Oil painting, glazed clay sculpture, city-landscape studies in all mediums,charcoal and ink travel sketches,large charcoal drawings, limited edition prints. *“Wavelength”2020 An experimetal Artist colaborative covid art project in 5 episodes Vimeo, please ask for more info

Artist statement

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"The starting point for a work of art may as well be something rather banal, as a man on a paddel board striving with finding his balance. However it is the underlying forces of existence such as our dreams, myths, everyday anxieties, and existential puzzles and their stories that informs my work. I process this through the complexity of drawing and the power of color. The dark strength of the charcoal and the mystery and drama of the occurring silhouettes.” Exerts from Artist Statement 2020

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Torild Stray vision, commitment and work as a painter have brought critical acclaim as well as a strong international following of collectors. She has been the recipient of many awards, scholarships and stipends, including The Agnes Gund (MoMa) Award, New York Times Scholarship, The Scandinavian Society Cultural Award, The Charles Revson Fellowship and a fellowship with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council World Views Artist in Residence Program where she had a studio high up in the north towers formerly known as One World Trade Center.
Stray is a native Norwegian. She attended The University of Bergen, The Nordic School of Art in Finland and was accepted at Valand Art Academy in Sweden and The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where she completed her studies.
Stray recently had a a one person Show at Oslo Gallery (Norway), a large survey exhibition at the Oseana Art & Culture Centre (Norway), an on site drawing performance at the Armory Art Basel (New York). Her work has been on view at Michael David & Co Gallery (Brooklyn, New York), the Governors Island Art Fair (New York), Bergen Contemporary Art Project (Norway) and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (New York).
Her work is held in the collections of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, The Birger Mowinckel Collection (Norway), Grieg Art Foundation (Norway), the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (New York) and numerous Private Collections around the world.
Stray currently resides and has an active studio in an old factory in Bergen and divides her time between Norway and New York.

studio 2021