Oda Iselin Sønderland (b.1996 in Oslo) is a Norwegian and Irish artist currently living and working in London. She works mainly with watercolor paintings, wood carving and recently sculpture, creating figurative work that draws in personal life experiences together with elements and shared stories from her own and other cultures, ranging from magical creatures to characters with an appearance that alludes to Japanese anime. The structure of her work often plays with frames and an image within an image, constructing an inside versus and outside. This connects to the recurring topic of a split self and opposing forces that often occur in the work.
Sønderland holds a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration from The National Academy of Art in Oslo, and is graduating the summer 2022 with an MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art in London. Her previous shows include the solo exhibition Magical Girl (2019) with Gallery Golsa in Oslo, as well as the participation in the group shows Radiant Immensity (2020) with Projet Pangee in Montreal, Body Snatchers (2021) with Like a Little Disaster in Polignano a Mare and Suspended Disbelief (2021) with Arsenal Contemporary in Toronto.