Kristina Søbstad is a Canadian - Norwegian visual artist currently based out of St. John’s, NL. Canada. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1984, she earned a BFA majoring in Fine Art from NSCAD University in 2010, with continuing education from NSCAD University, 2015. In September 2017, Søbstad will begin a Masters of Arts through Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. Søbstad’s work is primarily oil and acrylic on canvas as well as mixed media on paper.
Since 2007, Søbstad has actively been exhibiting internationally, participating in over 100 group and solo exhibitions. In 2015, after a group exhibition in Paris, Søbstad’s work was purchased by the Francophilie Art Bank in Paris.
As an advocate for mental health awareness and general well-being, Søbstad is involved with various charitable organizations including the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance and the Mosaic for mental health. In addition, her work "Promenade" is featured as the cover of Dr. Allan Abbass' international best-selling book, "Reaching through Resistance.”
In 2014, Søbstad was nominated for the St. Albert emerging artists Mayoral Celebration of the Arts award, while exhibiting her work commercially in the heart of Edmonton. In 2015, Søbstad attended NES Artist residency in northern Iceland, researching isolated communities across the island for her “Dreamland” series, a traveling exhibition. In 2017 Sobstad will be traveling to Chile to attend a 2-week residency with the Museum of Modern Art in Chiloe. Søbstad is currently exploring remote communities in NFLD, Canada for her upcoming expedition series.