Anki King


  • Geographic Location: Europe
  • Languages: English, Norwegian

About me:

Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, she moved to New York City in 1994 and studied at The Art Students League until 1998. King exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the United States. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, in Ocala Florida. King has also exhibited at the Katonah New York Museum of Art, the Las Cruces New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo. She teaches and lectures at institutions such as The Art Students League of New York, NurtureArt Inc., and on line at Over the last twenty years King has made works in an abstract-expressionist style, always including figurative elements. The still-standing full size figures that often appear in her paintings are tall and slim, somewhat awkward, with large hands. The human forms in King’s paintings are used as a vehicle of expressing emotional memories and feelings. Her direct and solemn work requires pondering of the image for a deeper search and understanding. Recently she has also been making sculpture and installation a part of her expressive language.

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I'm passionate about:

Love and empathy

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White and Red
White and Red
78” x 48”
Oil on canvas

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The image of the seated figure is one I find myself returning to often, in both paintings and sculpture. I am fascinated by this position in which the figure seems to have given in, or surrendered, to life's circumstances; it appears exhausted by being. The pose is closed and open, strong and weak, heavy and light, all at the same time. These dualities create a tension I find inspiring.

Morgan Levey interviewed Anki King for I.M.O.W. Read the interview.  


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