Biography of Kirsten Everberg
Best known for her paintings and prints of architecturally striking interiors, L.A.-based Kirsten Everberg translates the hard lines of buildings into softer silhouettes. Slightly distorting the rigid shapes of staircases, hallways, and windows, Everberg lends the impersonal spaces of public architecture such as Kings Cross Station in London a distinctly surreal note, as if seen in a house of mirrors.
Devoid of human presence, Kirsten Everberg's canvases and works on paper focus solely on the patterns and reflections created by the furnishings of hotel lobbies, cafes and restaurants, or stately homes. Seen through the lens of the artist these spaces become aqueous, impenetrable in their banality, like contemporary versions of the deserted scenes of early Pop Art. Similarly, Everberg's landscape works immerse the viewer in snow-covered trees or the reflective surfaces of rivers, without a trace of human intervention they present a detached view of the compositional qualities of nature.
Born in 1965, Kirsten Everberg studied at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Le Consortium, Dijon. Her work can be found in the public collections of MoMA, New York, MOCA, Los Angeles, and the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nancy.