Hema Woods

Hama Woods




Hama Woods
Hama Woods
October 18, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Hama Woods is a Norwegian stencil artist known for her sociological approach to consumerism and the effect it has on natural environment.

Hama was born in Norway, and she is currently sharing a studio with another young artist Martin Whatson with whom she collaborates from time to time. Her quirky, dark style invites the entire humanity to participate and help in a process of nature revival – communicating the importance of human awakening.

Hama and Outdoor

Hama Woods - Wake Up in Harstad
Hama Woods – Wake Up in Harstad

Hama usually hand cuts multi-layered stencils, applying it by spray paint in and around Oslo. She made her first stencil back in 2009.
This artist is inspired by popular culture, mainstream mostly. What she does is offering an alternative to that type of public opinion.

In 2014, Hama held two solo exhibitions at gallery GEO and Osebro. In 2015, she finally had her first solo exhibition outside Norway. Hama and her studio-mate Martin Whatson went together to Denver, Colorado for their shows – Hama for her The Grey Area and Whatson for his About Faces. Both were held at Blackbook gallery.

Hama in Blackbook gallery, Denver

Hama Woods - Untitled and Rat Pack Party 2 for her solo show The Grey Area, 2015
Hama Woods – Untitled and Rat Pack Party 2 for her solo show The Grey Area, 2015

The main focus of that show, Hama put on uncertainty of the future. For her exploration and examination of relationships and choices we confront – she chose only black, white and grey tones with a discreet touch of color.

Hama Woods lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015THE GREY AREABlackbook gallerySolo
2015B SIDESReed Projects galleryGroup
2014STREETART AUCTION FOR GAZABergen Arkitekthøyskole and BARTGroup
2014DIRTY ART VOL 2Blank spaceGroup
2014HOMEReed projects galleryGroup
2014NORWEGIAN WASTELANDPopop galleryGroup
2014STREET ARTBærum kunstforeningGroup
2014GROUP EXHIBITIONReed Projects galleryGroup
2014A TEAM SUMMERGalleri AGroup
2014NO LOST LOVEGalleri OsebroSolo
2013A LAGET GROUP SHOWGalleri AGroup
2013NATURAL REVIVALGalleri A minorGroup
2013STENCIL ART NORWAYReedprojects galleryGroup
2012BYBILDET REDEFINERTOslofjorden kunstsenterGroup
2012FASHION ISNorsk MoteforumSolo
2012MATCH POINTGalleri AGroup
2011A LAGET GROUP SHOWGalleri AGroup
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