Eirik Melstrøm (b.1987)

Visual artist//musician (The Good the Bad and the Zugly). Founder of The B-Flat Society. E-mail: eirik.melstrom@gmail.com

Education

  • Master Fine Art (MFA) – Oslo National Academy of Fine Art – Kunstakademiet. 2019-21
  • Bachelor Fine Art (BFA) – Bergen Academy of Fine Art, KMD, UiB. 2016-19
  • Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (Erasmus+ exchange). Prof. Paul Petritsch. 2017-18
  • Einar Granum School of Fine Art – Two year formal education in Fine Art. 2014-16
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Oslo. Faculty of Humanities. Study program: History. 2006-09

Selected exhibitions

  • FKDS duo-show with Jaan-Yuan Kuo, Loftsgalleriet, Kunstnernes Hus, May 2022 (Upcoming group exhibition)
  • Oslo Open 2022, atelier 1, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. (Upcoming, April 24th 2022)
  • Mellomrommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Breton Matiné Nr.3. Group exhibition.
  • Galleri FI4E, KODE, Bergen. 10.06-20.06.
  • Studio K, Kvernaland. Beyond the skin, folds.
  • Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. The Great Indoors. MFA degree exhibition and recidency.
  • NMH – Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. B-Flat Society Speaker Box.
  • Deichmanske Library Bjørvika, Oslo. B-Flat Society Speaker Box.
  • FM90,5, Oslo. B-Flat Society Radio. 19.-28.02.21.
  • Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. B-Flat Society. (MFA solo exhibition)
  • Kunstverein Edel Extra, Nürnberg, Germany. Citizen, An Activity – corona edition.
  • Østfold Kunstsenter, Fredrikstad. Østlandsutstillingen 2020.
  • Bærum Kunsthall, Fornebu, Bærum. Transitional Objects. (Solo exhibition)
  • Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar. Østlandsutstillingen 2020.
  • Isotop Project Space, Bergen. Alternative Cartography (Solo exhibition)
  • RadioNova, Oslo. Radio broadcast, 30.10.19 and 01.11.19. The Need To Tell You (…)
  • The Here and Now. Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. Group exhibition.
  • Foreningen Norden 100 år. Skagen Odde Naturcenter, Danmark.
  • DIVE. Degree exhibition, Bachelor Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Fine Art, KMD, Bergen.
  • Joy Forum, Bergen. Focus + Fragility. Duo exhibition with Tijs Ham.
  • Galleri Blunk, Trondheim. Celestial Bodies Vol. II. (Solo exhibition)
  • Galleri Fisk, Bergen. Celestial Bodies Vol I. (Solo exhibition)
  • Galleri Bokboden, Bergen. 2018 Sculpture Park. (Group exhibition).
  • The Artist as Researcher. KMD, Bergen. (Group exhibition).
  • All Of Us Are Everywhere On The 25th. (Group exhibition). Bergen Academy of Fine Arts.
  • ORF Ö1 Kunstradio, Vienna. Radio broadcast, 04.03.18.
  • Galerie Expositur Paulusplatz, Vienna. One and No Chair. 2017 (Solo exhibition)
  • BA1 exhibition Bergen Academy of Fine Arts.
  • Laboratoires of Failure, curated by Lorie Ballage. Projectroom Strømgaten, Bergen.
  • Vocational degree show, Einar Granum School of Fine Arts.

Discography

  • The Good The Bad And The Zugly (2009- )
    • Research & Destroy. 2022. Fysisk Format (upcoming album release)
    • Classic Oslo Attitude split 7”. 2021. Fysisk Format (FY154)
    • Abscession Split 7”. 2021. Fysisk Format (FY153)
    • Going Postal Split 7”. 2021. Fysisk Format (FY152)
    • Algorithm & Blues. 2020. Fysisk Format (FY140LP) – Norwegian Grammy Nominée 2020
    • Roy D. Story Split 12”. 2018. Fysisk Format (FY128LP)
    • Misanthropical House. 2018. Fysisk Format (FY111LP) – Norwegian Grammy Award 2018
    • The Worst Four Years. 2017. Fysisk Format (FY109LP)
    • Hadeland Hardcore. 2015. Fysisk Format (FY089LP) – Norwegian Grammy Nominée 2015
    • Anti World Music. 2013. Fysisk Format (FY056LP)
    • Brainbomb/Killingtime 7”. 2012. Fysisk Format (FY062)
    • Oslo Theme 7”. 2012. Drepe Mennesker Records (DM666)
    • Heavy Metal Kid Split 7”. 2012. Big Dipper Records (BDSHOP005)
    • Sitter Fast I Hælvete 7”. 2011. No Fucking Hippies (HIPFUCK004)
  • Kosmik Boogie Tribe (2012-20)
    • Let´s Rock The Fuck Out!!! Vol.1. 2020. Blues For The Red Sun (BFTRS019)
    • We´re Not Here To Fuck Spiders. 2018. Rural Rebel Rock Records (RURAL04LP)
    • Suck More Piss. 2016. Fysisk Format (FY096)

Artistic publications

  • Music For Evenings. 2022. Vinyl 10″. (BFS003). Solo publication arranged and performed by Roberta Lazo Valenzuela. Released by The B-Flat Society. 1.edition, 50x.
  • 12 (4) Violins in B-Flat Major. 2021. Vinyl 7”. (BFS002). Solo publication. Released by The B-Flat Society. 1.edition, 30x. Written, arranged and produced by Eirik Melstrøm. Performed by Eirin Øgård Kinn, 28.12.20.
  • The B-Flat Society/Composition #1 and #2 in B-Flat Major). 2021. Cassette tape. (BFS001). Solo publication. Released by The B-Flat Society. 1.edition, 50x. Produced and performed by Eirik Melstrøm.
  • The Need To Tell You (Arecibo Revisited). 2020. Cassette tape. Solo publication. Released by Breton Cassette, Oslo. 1.edition, 15x.
  • TUNGNUT Concrete Island Expansion Bus. 2020. Cassette tape. Group publication. Released by Breton Cassette, Oslo. 1.edition, 100x.
  • Angstkanon. 2020. Short story released as part of “Schnørr Fancine issue 1”. Publication edited by Kristoffer Schau, Ivar Nikolaisen and Per Kristian Aronsen.
  • Kulturell konflikt i USA: Abortsaken som politisk ressurs for ”New Right”. Tidsskriftet Fortid, nr. 1, 2010. (ISSN 1504-1913).

Grants and awards

  • The Lyric Writers Fund/Tekstforfatterfondet. Arbeidstipend vår 2021
  • NKF Prosjektstøtte for kunstnere i etablering 2021
  • BKV Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond. Prosjektstøtte 2021
  • CREO Oslo Kommunes Kunstnerstipend 2021
  • FKDS Atelierstipend/Studio grant, Kunstnernes Hus, 2021-22
  • TONO Stipend 2021
  • The Composers’ Remuneration Fund. Komponistenes Vederlagsfond. Arbeidstipend vår 2021
  • NKF Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere 2021
  • Norwegian Grammy Award Nominée. Spellemannsprisen 2020
  • TONO Stipend 2020.
  • The Lyric Writers Fund, Tekstforfatterfondet. Arbeidstipend vår 2019
  • TONO Stipend 2019
  • Norwegian Grammy Award Winner. Spellemannsprisen 2018
  • Norwegian Grammy Award Nominée. Spellemannsprisen 2015