Ingebjørg Støyva


Ingebjørg Støyva (b. 1978) is an established visual artist living and working in Hemnes just outside Oslo. 

She studied art at the Einar Granum School of Fine Art and Oslo Metropolitan University and was also apprenticed under the sculptor Ivar Bjerknes.

Støyva debuted as an artist at Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo in 2014 and has subsequently participated in a number of sold out exhibitions at the gallery, both individually and in group exhibitions. During her last solo exhibition in February 2019, a queue was formed outside the gallery eight hours before the opening. 

Støyva has also exhibited her works at Art Copenhagen (2015), Scope Basel (2016, 2017 and 2018), AAF Stockholm (2016, 2017 and 2018), Vertical Gallery in Chicago (2018), Scope Miami (2018) and AAF New York (2019) with great success.

Ingebjørg Støyva is blessed with an artistic ability to communicate human moods and feelings through skilled composition, technique and a unique colour language. Her motifs invite us to associate with something enigmatic that we may have once known, but have forgotten about. We meet expressive faces that tell us something meaningful, something about experiences, and something soulful that can not be captured, only felt. The images invite the viewer to wonder and feel. 

She describes herself as a narrative artist. There is always a story attached to her motifs. We experience what happened just prior to the moment, and what might happen afterwards.

Støyva is permanently represented by Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo, Norway.