Thea Kiær (London, England, 1988) is a Norwegian visual artist based in Trondheim.
Based in painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, knit design and mixed media techniques Thea is exploring shapes, rhythms and colours to visualize human thoughts and emotions. She is also wondering around societal issues and visualizes universal messages coming through to the canvas during meditation. Thea is working very intuitively and creates what comes to her the moment she is in her creative flow.
Her paintings are in the intersection between figurative and abstract, while she’s mostly focusing on the human figure and face in her drawings.
Thea mostly identifies within spiritual art as a spiritual colorist, making healing pieces of art through her delicate use of colours. Some of the themes she likes touching is life, death and life after death. Being a spiritual soul Thea finds a lot of inspiration from the healing vibrations of crystals, but she’s also finding a lot of inspiration from other artists she’s discovering on Instagram.
Thea is currently into doing inner abstract landscapes in alcohol ink and epoxy resin on big canvases. She is also drawing a lot of portraits and is open for commissions.
Thea has a background as a preschool teacher, interior designer, art mediator and art teacher for children. She is currently studying BA (Hons) Painting at The Open College of The Arts, University for the Creative Arts, UK, as an online student combined with working towards solo exhibitions in Norway and having painting workshops for both kids and adults.
She is also participating in the art books Nordic Art Guide (21/22) and European Art Guide (2022), published by Gina Cinnamoni Art&Words AB.
2021 Solo exhibition, Gallery F48, Oslo, Norway.
2021 Solo exhibition, Det Øde Galleri og Skaperi, Røyse, Norway.
2020 Solo exhibition, Gallery F48, Oslo, Norway.
2019 Group exhibition, Akron Gallery, Trondheim, Norway.
2019 Group exhibition, Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy.
2020 - present: BA (Hons) Painting, via OCA, University for the Creative Arts, UK.
Dec. 2019 - present: Art teacher at Arttik Trondheim, NO.
February 2010-present: Owner at Galleri Kiær Kristine Tangen
May 2019 - november 2020: Art communicator and art educator at Kunsthall
August 2012-present: Substitute art teacher in fine arts at Trondheim kommunale kulturskole, Trondheim,NO
11.06-20.06.2021. Det Øde Galleri og Skaperi, Hole, NO.
15.08 - 06.09.2020: Galleri F48, Frogner, Oslo, NO.
12.07.2020: Kunst Blindtarmen rundt, Kragerø, NO.
30.11 - 12.12.2019: TIA, Trevisan International Art, 'Little Treasures': "The Illusion of Reality" at Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, IT.
22.11 - 22.12. 2019: AKRON Gallery, Trondheim, NO.
29.10 - 31.10 2010: Alternative Fair, Tromsø,NO.
21.06.2010: Art Fusion with the artists Susann Brox Nilsen, Laurent Fauconnier and Terje Olsen, Tromsø,NO.
08.06 - 15.06.2007: “Uten en tråd”/”Without a thread”, final show from artistic high school, Fengselet, Hønefoss,NO.
01.07 - 31.07.2006: Gallery Grassi, Kragerø,NO.
02.04 - 10.04.2005: Gallery Ramfjord, Oslo,NO.
2004: Attending Ungdommens kulturmønstring (UKM), a cultural festival for youth,NO.
2003: Attending Ungdommens kulturmønstring (UKM), a cultural festival for youth,NO.
Christmas 2003: Hole kirke/ Hole church, Hole,NO.
2002: Attending Ungdommens kulturmønstring (UKM), a cultural festival for youth,NO.
2007: Member of the jury at Ungdommens kulturmønstring (UKM), Hole and Ringerike area,NO.
2006: Member of the jury at Ungdommens kulturmønstring (UKM), Hole,NO.