Of Norwegian origin, Kristin Vestgård studied for her degree at Falmouth College of Art. She sold all her paintings in her degree show, and Falmouth College of Art purchasing the biggest painting for their own collection.
Stunned with her work, she also got invited to exhibit in galleries in London and Cornwall. Since graduating from there she has exhibited in London on numerous occasions, from the city gallery to the Ted Litchfield Gallery, in her native Norway at the Kihle Gallery in Horten and of course at the Badcocks Gallery in Newlyn, Cornwall, where she held her fourth solo show in July 2004.
Kristins exhibitions have always been received with great enthusiasm and her first show at Badcocks was a sell out.
Her career as a serious and respected young artist is continuing to grow.
Successful exhibitions is enabling Kristin to paint almost everyday. From her studio in Redruth, Treruffe Art Studios, Kristin is creating her world of quirky and poetic figures, shoes and cups and working with the spaces around the figures, telling peculiar stories.
The paintings do not demand attention, they occupy their own space with a quiet dignity and beauty. They are sensitive works that tell their own stories and hold their own emotions.
1997-00 Falmouth College of Arts, BA Hons Fine Arts
1996-97 Oslo Painting and Drawing School
1995-96 Nordfjord Folkhighschool- Painting/Drawing course
1993-96 Horten Highschool
Campden Gallery, 10th of November 2006
The Badcocks Gallery August, 2005 The Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, July 2004
The Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, August 2003
The Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, August 2002
Kihle Gallery, Horten, Norway, June 2002
The Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, June 2002
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, 2006
Cadogan Contemporary, London summer 2005 Battersea Art Fair, October 2004
Vitrious Contemporary art, Truro, August 2004
Vitrious Contemporary art, Truro, July 2004
City and Thompsons Gallery, London, April 2004
Battersea Art Fair, October 2003
Badcocks Gallery, Christmas show, December 2002
Battersea Art Fair, London, October 2002
Ted Litchfield Gallery, Cork Street, London, May 2002
Battersea Art Fair, London, October 2001
Ted Litchfield Gallery, Voltaire Chapel, London, September 2001
Chelsea Art Fair, London, April 2001
Ted Litchfield Gallery, London, October 2000
Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts, June 2000
Falmouth College of Art Numerous private collections world wide