Carl Oltvedt works full-time as an artist in a variety of painting and drawing media. Following thirty-five years of full-time teaching, he retired from Minnesota State University Moorhead in May of 2015, where he was a Professor in the School of Visual
Arts. He has exhibited his work at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis since 1978. His paintings and drawings are included in numerous public, corporate, and private collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He was a recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants in 2014 and 1991, and a Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Artist Fellowship in 2002.