Margrethe Aanestad (b. 1974 Norway) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Stavanger, Norway. Aanestad works in drawing, painting and sculpture using various media, such as pastel chalks, watercolour and ink on paper, and textile and marble in sculpture. Spring 2021 she participated in a three-months residency at Residency Untitled, NY and had studio-residency at AAI, Manhattan. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Tiger Strikes Asteroid, NY; Open Source Gallery, NY; Torrance Shipman, NY; Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL; Interface gallery, Oakland, CA; Kunsthall Stavanger (Norway); Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, UK. Her works are included in several private collections internationally. Aanestad was co-founder and -director of the artist-run non-profit space Prosjektrom Normanns for nearly a decade (2011-2020) in Stavanger. Aanestad studied fine arts at the Rogaland Art College and graduated with a BA from the University of Stavanger in Culture & Art Management.

Photo: Jan Inge Haga