Kristian Evju

Kristian Evju was born in 1980 in Kongsberg, Norway. He studied painting and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, and Chelsea College of Art, London from where he graduated in 2011.

Evju is best known for making enigmatic and unpredictable graphite drawings and paintings based on project-specific historical archives. He was awarded the Figurative Art Prize by the Federation of British Artists in 2021, the Conté à Paris Drawing Prize at Griffin Gallery and the Painter-Stainers Prize for Drawing in 2016, and he represented Britain in the Prix Canson Works on Paper in 2015.

Evju has been exhibiting and lecturing in the UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Norway, and Pakistan. He was represented at the 7th Drawing Biennale, Eislingen, and he published the book Fingerpflanzen in collaboration with EU Literature Prize 2012 winner Anna Kim at Topalian & Milani.

His work has been featured in numerous printed and online publications, including Nu-Mode Magazine (New York), The Times (London), The Scotsman (Edinburgh), The Friday Times of Pakistan (Lahore), Norwegian Financial Times (Oslo), Beautiful Bizarre Magazine (online), Widewalls (online), Empty Kingdom (online) and The Artist Magazine (UK).

The Other II, pencil on paper
Exhibited at the Royal Academy
The Other II, pencil on paper
Acquired by The British Museum
The Other IV, pencil on paper
H34.5 x W26cm, £4500 BUY
Peacock I, acrylic on canvas
H40 x W45cm, £5000 BUY