Born in Tromsø in 1964. Lives and works in Oslo.
Throughout her artistic practice Tårnesvik has consistently sought out new media and techniques to provide resistance in the production process and lead to new movements in unexpected directions. She often works with experimental and intuitive production processes, whereby design, size, colour, and material use are brought to the fore during the process. For Tårnesvik it is about being in a slow state where she can spend time with and test out different materials and variations of slow and almost mechanical working techniques. She often works with series and variations on a theme, based on a particular method.
The artists Åse Løvgren and Kristin Tårnesvik will participate in Coast Contemporary with a sound walk made in collaboration.
Tårnesvik graduated from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Dept. of Photography in 2004. Selected exhibitions include the Tromsø Art Association, the Randers Art Museum, the Stenersen Museum, the Stavanger Art Museum, the Nikolay Kunsthall Denmark, the Akershus art center, the printing press, the Sami Center for Contemporary Art, the Finnish Museum of Photography and the Photo Gallery.
She works with art in public space and her work has been purchased by Arts Council Norway and the Sami Parliament.
She started collaborating with Espen Sommer Eide on an ongoing project called the Korsmos Weed archive in 2014. In 2020, Tårnesvik was awarded the Statens Arbeidsstipend, Norway’s prestigious ten-year working grant.