Field of Art: Painter
Eva Faye is a Norwegian born artist. She grew up in Bærum, on the outskirts of Oslo, surrounded by nature, and that experience shapes her artwork still today. Her goal is to reflect the inner nature of things in her art. She sees her work as part memory, part dream, part observation.
Ms. Faye was interested in art from a young age. Encouraged by her family and teachers, she started art studies in Paris attending Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques for 2 years, and then transferred to Parsons School of Design, which had just opened a branch in Paris. It was a good move for her as she was then able to complete her final academic year in New York.
It was during the year at Parsons in New York that she knew she wanted to pursue painting and was advised by Parson professors to apply to the MFA program at Hunter College. The MFA program at Hunter was and still is a highly valued fine arts graduate program. The time at Hunter gave her the foundations for the work she is currently doing.
Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited both in Norway and in the U.S. Eva is the recipient of several grants from Norway and The New York Foundation For the Arts Fellowship. Her work can be found in both private and public collections, among them The National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, The Norwegian Council for the Arts, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, and Montefiore Art Collection, New York.
Eva lives with her husband and beagle, Charlie, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. and in New York City.
Ms. Faye is also the recipient of the 2019 Elfi von Kantzow Alvin Art Award.