Birgit Kirke

I am a Faroese painter who was born in Nuuk, Greenland in 1962 as number four out of five children - I grew up in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands - Today I have my studio and residence in Herning, Denmark. Education: 1980-81: TEKO Design and Business School in Herning, Denmark 2007-10: Aarhus Art Academy, Denmark. As a painter, I am absorbed by the landscape, which I consistently try to interpret in a naturalistic/abstract form of expression, particularly inspired by my background and upbringing on the Faroe Islands. I am particularly inspired by the magnificent Faroese landscape and the rapidly changeable weather. I do sketches and drawings in my preliminary work for the paintings. I always start from something specific. It can be a specific place, a mood, an experience or a memory. The key words for me when I work are energy, presence and movement. Exhibitions: Throughout the years I have participated in numerous exhibitions and major art fairs, including: ART Copenhagen in 2010-2012, ART Herning in 2009-2014, Ólavsøkuframsýningin in 2009 and 2010, Faroe Islands Art Museum in Tórshavn (Art jury selected exhibition). Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar i Keflavik, Iceland, 2013 (Reykjanes Art Museum). Katuaq - Greenland Cultural Centre in 2014. I am happy to have my works represented in companies, institutions, galleries and private homes in the Northern Europe. I also have regular solo exhibitions and is associated with acknowledged art galleries, including: Galleri Tornby, Galleri Aadalen, Kunstgården Galleri Smag&Kunst and Galleri Sct. Gertrud in Denmark. On the Faroe Islands I am associated with Art Gallery Listagluggin in Tórshavn. In Iceland I am associated with Gallerí Fold.