Todd Norsten

Born in Minnesota in 1967.

Todd Norsten, for nearly two decades, has made a remarkably consistent and minimal body of work that is duplicitous in its simplicity. Simultaneously cryptic and direct, the works fully embrace contradiction and mystery as they depict common objects, simple text or nothing. The viewer is privy to a conversation among the works as a whole that toggles between clarity and confusion.

Selected solo and group exhibitions: The Future the Past, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR, USA (2017); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2016); Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy (2015); Adams Ollman Gallery, Portland, OR, USA (2015); Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2013); Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY, USA (2013); Diane Kruse Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (2013); Diane Kruse Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (2013); Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2012); Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2011); Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, NY, USA (2010); Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA (2011); Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2011); Josée Bienvenu Gallery,New York, NY, USA (2011); Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2011); Tinderbox Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (2009); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2009); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2009); Blondeau Fine Art, Geneva, Switzerland (2009); Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2009); Tinderbox Contemporary Art, Hamburg, Germany (2009); Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY, USA (2008); Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2007); Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2006); Cohan and Leslie, New York, NY, USA (2006).