Including selected exhibitions and sample artwork from Kurt Cole Eidsvig's visual art career.
The Work of
Kurt Cole Eidsvig
Kurt Cole Eidsvig is a classically-trained visual artist. His work has been featured in juried exhibitions, installations, and solo shows in the United States and Australia.
His original work, commissions and prints are included in numerous private and commercial collections.
Kurt studied drafting, composition, design, and painting at MassArt, Northeastern University, and UMASS Boston.
Commissions, Prints, and Collaborations
Kurt Cole Eidsvig sells art through various galleries and exhibitions in addition to offering work on his website.
For inquiries on commissions, collaborations, on the purchase of original artworks, please use the contact form.
Protest Art. The Galleries at CCBC, Baltimore, MD, June, 2020.
Paste Modernism 4. AMBUSH Gallery, Sydney, Australia, November 27, 2015 - January 24, 2016.
NANA14, new art new artists, juried exhibition. Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL, November 25 - December 2, 2014.
Snap to Grid. LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), Los Angeles, CA, December, 2013.
2012 National Juried Group Exhibition. NK Gallery, Boston, MA, January 6 - 21, 2012.
Big Ideas. Art at 12 Gallery, Boston, MA, December 9, 2011 - January 12, 2012.
Paper Chase 100, works on paper. FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, September 15 - 29, 2011.
x/o, a visual, sound and spoken-word installation created by Martin Cockroft, Kurt Cole Eidsvig, and Brendan Murray. Produced by the Fort Point Theatre Channel. 311 Summer Street, Boston. April 24, 2010.
Stop Traffic, Paintings by Kurt Cole Eidsvig & Photography by Jonathan Stark, Tantric, Boston, MA, June - August, 2009.
First Show: Large Work, Group Show, Made in Fort Point Gallery, Boston, MA, January - March, 2009.
Reference Point: New Work, Solo Exhibition, Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston, MA, April - June, 2008.
Image for Sale, 3-person show, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, July 20 - August 16, 2007.
Paint, LynnArts Inc., Lynn, MA, 2007Open Studios Group Show, FPAC Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006.
(2022 - Current)
Color, line, composition, and beautiful contrasts are the main characters in the series Tiffany Breakfasts. Created in the spirit of both pop art and minimalist approaches, these works build on Kurt's legacy as a pop expressionist artist. Each individual work in the series features the famed “Tiffany Blue” saturating the page. This shade references a background setting that is as much the main character of any drama as the traditional rendered subjects of each piece are. Croissants, cereal, pancakes and syrup, oatmeal and strawberries, mimosas, eggs, and muffins are only a tiny sampling of the subjects depicted in this series, with the color of the backgrounds wrought with emotional overtones and meaning. These works are presented as framed prints hand-embellished with original markings by the artist.
POP X POETRY
(2020 - Current)
Even with all the unauthorized biographies and scandalous tell-alls, no one has told the scandalous story of literature's most notorious figure. Until now. Kurt Cole Eidsvig's POP X POETRY is a series of original art prints that combine pop art designs and haiku poetry to present the biography of Poetry. Many of the images and prints in this series are included in the book POP X POETRY, while others are inspired by the project. Works include framed prints and machine-printed canvases embellished by the artist's hand.
(2010 - Current)
Kurt Cole Eidsvig's pop expressionist style combines the free-flowing linework of abstract expressionist styles and the collective experience of popular culture. Many times these large canvases include layered imagery and reveal more experiences with viewing upon returning to the artwork.
Engaged with personal and collective social issues, these works contend with marriage equality, gun violence, the opioid epidemic, and a wide range of social issues.
Created with a variety of techniques, these works are comprised of oil and acrylic paintings as well as both hand-embellished and traditional art prints.
Great Art with Bernie Sanders Added Then Removed
When the image of Bernie Sanders went viral and immortalized the senator in a Covid mask wearing mittens at President Biden's inauguration, Kurt used the representation as a point of departure for a series of artworks.
Meditating on the disconnectedness of the pandemic as well as the fleeting nature of infamy and art, each of the prints uses a silhouette of Sanders as a "hole" to reveal greater depth and intensity. This layering is all the more fitting, considering Sanders was a candidate for president before being removed.