In her art practice, Sunniva McAlinden, has addressed the formal and the formless, investigated modernist dogma, examined the grid, redressed minimalist aesthetics, painted the fold, constructed follies, and tackled the function of ornament. With emphasis on the articulation of colour as substance, symbol and sensation she continues to explore the material and perceptual possibilities of painting.
Solo shows include a major presentation at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2008). Group exhibitions include shows at Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Large-scale public commissions include the stage curtain for the main auditorium of Moderna Museet Stockholm (1998), and wall mosaics for Odenplan station, Stockholm City Line Public Transport (2017). Her work is represented in major public collections in Sweden.
Born in 1963 in Oslo, grew up in Leeds, England, moved to Norway in 1977.
Studied Fine Art at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.
Former professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Bergen National Academy of the Arts.
Lives in Stockholm.