Cathrine Finsrud Stustad
Cathrine is an artist based in Drammen, Norway. She uses printmaking as her primary medium and nature as a source of inspiration, a site for showing her work, and often even as her studio. She was trained ‘old-school’ and specialized in traditional printmaking for her Bachelor’s degree. Being curious, she decided to do her Master’s using non-toxic methods, unfamiliar both to her and her Professors at the Academy in Oslo. With the traditional techniques as her reference, she translates her expertise to less toxic methods, step-by-step, researching and testing methods and mediums to meet her demands of craftsmanship. Cathrine is now working solely with non-toxic techniques for her site-specific projects, exposing her prints to the forces of nature. She earned her Master's degree at Oslo National Academy of Arts in 2017, exhibiting ‘talking to trees’ as the main piece from her research. Cathrine has exhibited her work in various national and international venues, both solo and group exhibitions. She has been teaching traditional and non-toxic printmaking at Asker Artschool in Norway for several years, and is doing one to one tutoring in her printmaking studio at Konnerud.