What is a body? Where does the body end? Can it stretch, expand beyond its own limits, like rings in water activated by one center? Mapping of physicality and movement is central to my artistic practice. I am a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Rogaland, and with a background in dance, choreography and visual arts. I completed my Master’s degree in Art at Bergen Academy of Fine Art (KMD) 2022, and my Bachelor’s degree in Art at Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (2020). I was based at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in the autumn of 2018 and at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik in the spring of 2019. In 2014 I studied Art History in Paris through Gateway College, and I have a two-year vocational education in Fine Art from the Art School in Stavanger (2014-2016).

Interdisiplinary collaborations are an essential part of my practice. In 2022 I collaborated with Bergen Dance Center and with Tilly Sordat, Lin van Kaam and Nadege Kubwayo, who are dancers in Carte Blanche (the national company for contemporary dance) in my project “Structures of Support/Malleable Bodies”. In 2017 and 2018 I worked as a choreographer, where I collaborated with director Viktorija R. Davies, conductor Liv Hugstmyr Særheim and the VIVA choir in the productions “Disney performance” (2017) and the 50th anniversary performance “Reverse & Reunion” (2018). The latter was shown in Sandnes Kulturhus and was a production that included around 200 performers. I am also the founder and leader of Studio K prosjektrom – a project and exhibition space for contemporary art, established in June 2018.

I am a member of BKFR and NBK.


2020 – 2022  MA, Bergen Academy of Fine Arts, KMD, UiB, Bergen
2017 – 2020  BFA, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, NTNU, Trondheim
2019 University of the Arts BFA2, Reykjavik, Iceland
2018 Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts, BFA2, Helsinki, Finland
2016 – 2017 Intro Academy, Communication, Creative thinking and Project Management, Stavanger
2014 – 2016 Visual Arts, Rogaland Art School, Stavanger
2014 Art History and French, Gateway College, Paris, France
2010 – 2013 Dance and Choreography, Lundehaugen/Vågen VGS, Sandnes Norway


2024 –  Board leader Bryne Kunstforening
2024 –  Board member NBK-R (Norske Billedkunstnere Rogaland)
2023 –  Participant of Tou Mentor program 
2022 –  
Art consultant, coordinator, curator Fotland Mølle, Time Kommune
2018 –  Founder of Studio K; studio, project- and gallery space, Time Municipality, Norway
2022    Board member Performance Art Stavanger (PAS)
2019    Curatorial group, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2018    Choreographer for the 50th anniversary-show for the VIVA choir, Reverse and Reunion, Sandnes Kulturhus
2017    Choreographer for the VIVA choir’s Disney Show, Sandnes Kulturskole, Sandnes

2023  Minnearbeid (Memory Work), Studio K, Kvernaland
2021  Malleable Bodies, Galleri Ni, Bryne
2018  The Choreography of Landscape painting, Studio K, Kvernaland
2017  Traces of Movement, ØST – Tou Scene, Stavanger
2023  Huset, Nedre Dalgate 2, Stavanger
2022  PICNIC, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2021  Zip Friction, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen

2021  Hindsight is 2020, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2019  Remember, Laugardalur Swimming Pool, Reykjavík, Iceland
2018  Ex X Ex, Tasku Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2018  Constructed Space, Tasku Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2018  Soft Art, textile exhibition, Studio K, Kvernaland
2018  Stay another day, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2018  II<<0>>II , Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2017  That Poetry, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2016  Brutalt Taco, Tou Scene, Stavanger
2015  Juicy, Rogaland School of Fine Arts, Stavanger
2014  Installation, Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger 

COMMISSIONS (selection)

2019  Workshop, Den Kulturelle Spaserstokken, Time Municipality, Norway
2017  Embellishment, Viben Yoga studio, Forum Jæren
2015  Flytt bar, interactive space, Rogaland School of Fine Arts, collaboration w/Millard Paulsé and Håvard Sagen


2018  Sirdalmagasinet, 4th issue p. 20-21, Skaper kunst på lag med naturen, by Bethi Dirdal
2018  Jærbladet, (paper) 22.06.2018, page 16/(internet) 20.06.18, page 23-38: Kari Ann satsar på kunstdraumen,
by Jorunn Erga Steinsland

2023  Kulturstipendet Rogaland Fylkeskommune 
2022  Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, the Art Council, Norway
2022  Meltzer Project Grant
 Kulturstipendet Klepp Kommune
2020  Kulturstipendet Time Kommune
2016  Trafo (The Nordic region’s largest social network for young artists) Project grant