Eva Faye

Photo by Bryan Derballa, May 2020, for The New York Times: Eva Faye and her Ocean Road No. 8

Eva Faye is from Oslo, Norway, currently living in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques and the Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York City prior to getting her Master of Fine Arts Degree at Hunter College in New York City.

Over the past thirty years, Faye’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited in Norway and the United States at The Drawing Center in Oslo, Norway, The National Gallery of Art in Oslo, Norway, The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, Ille Arts Gallery in Amagansett, NY and Bærum Kunstforening in Bærum, Norway - to name just a few.

She is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and numerous Norwegian grants and artist awards. Her work is in private and public collections such as The National Gallery of Art in Oslo, Norway, The Norwegian Council for the Arts, Bærum City Hall in Sandvika, Norway, The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, and the DNB Bank, and Montefiore Art Collection in New York City.

“My work finds genesis in the mutual observance of nature to express what is nonverbal and vulnerable, into external forms and substance. Organic patterns are applied to vellum, oil paint, linen and wood—to create supple, translucent, and membrane-like works. By puncturing, cutting, painting and layering, my goal is to achieve moments of visual time and experience.

In my series of paintings on linen, The Paradox of Memory (2020-22), I am focused on applying and removing layers of paint while working with colors to build an organic living image. These paintings feel new yet familiar—a paradoxical type of memory that is borne through intuition and physical experience. In my ongoing Blue series of paintings (2023), my focus is mostly on Ultramarine. My process is trial and error until I manage to bring out the luminous radiance inherent in this color.”

Swept Away - Framing the Infinite: curated by Warren Neidich and Chrisitina Strassfield for Guild Hall. Main Beach, East Hampton, New York, 2022

Eva in Her Studio, 2013, Artists Choose Artists, Parrish Art Museum

Daily Glimpses: Artist Eva Faye, 2021. Filmed by Helen Tschudi and Marianne Jacobsen.