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Eva Isaksen

County: King County




Fellowship Awards 2011
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Grants for Artist Projects 2014
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SOLA Awards 2021
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Eva Isaksen works in a variety of media, most frequently collage, acrylic inks, graphite, and monotypes. Recent explorations have pushed the collage style she is most known for into a more graphic, abstracted realm, using a range of soft neutrals and warm blacks, as well as controlled hits of highly saturated colors. She has also recently used source materials from her native Norway, vintage clippings from publications and texts. Everything Isaksen does is woven with her recognizable sensibility, while she continues to explore new realities within her work.

Eva Isaksen holds an MFA in painting from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, as well as a BFA from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD Isaksen’s artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at Galleri G. Guddal, Rosendal, Norway, Galleri Bodøgaard, Bodø, Norway, Kunstforeningen, Bodø, Norway, US Embassy Brussels Belgium and Museo de los Pintores Oaxaquenos, Oaxaca Mexico. Isaksen has also exhibited her work extensively across North America and has been a recipient of dozens of awards and public art commissions . She has participated in many Artist Residencies , most recently at Tare AIR, Steigen, Norway, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Ireland and Messen AIR, Ålvik, Norway. Her work is part of dozens of private and corporate collections including those of Boeing Corporate Headquaters, Chicago, IL, Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, Ballycastle, Ireland, Nordland Regional Hospital, Bodø, Norway, 4 Culture King County Portable Art Collection, Seattle, Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor, WA, and the United States Embassy in Riga, Latvia.

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