Thea Kristine Tangen Kiær is a visual artist from Norway, born in England 1988.
She started drawing and painting at an early age. The interest for art expanded over the years, and at the young age of fifteen she attended a course in how to make a Byzantine icon. Thea is mainly making paintings, but she is also into drawing portraits, working with printmaking, digital art and knit design. Her paintings are both figurative and abstract, with strong and intense colors and harmonical expressions. Her figurative paintings have a touch of a rustique and fragile expression. Thea is currently exploring resin art and using fluid abstract shapes, rhytms and colours to visualize human emotions.
Thea is an interior designer by education and is very interested in working with placing art into the interior. She has also earned a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care from Queen Maud University College in Trondheim, and University of Tromsø, Norway. Thea has also taken a one-year program as an art teacher at the University of South-Eastern Norway, based in Notodden, Norway, and worked part-time as an art teacher at a primary school in Trondheim, Norway. Besides being a visual artist and selling her art, Thea is working as a mediator and art educator at the contemporary art institution, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway. She is also working as an art teacher at Arttik Trondheim where she teaches painting.
Thea has managed to have several exhibitions and received big recognition for her art. In August 2011 Thea was accepted for inclusion in the international art book, International Contemporary Artists Vol III, published in New York and Athens by ICA Publishing November 2nd 2011. Thea were requested to exhibit at TIA, Trevisan International Art, "The Illusion of Reality" at Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy from 30.11-12.12.2019. She attended with her series of resin paintings titled "Under the surface". Thea also exhibited at AKRON Gallery, Trondheim, Norway 22.11 - 22.12.2019. In 2020 Thea is having a solo exhibition at Gallery F48, Oslo, Norway, from 15.08-06.09.2020.
A little fun fact is that the world-renowned painter, Frits Thaulow, is her great great grandfather.