ABOUT.

Icelandic born, working-class artist. Illustration, book art, installation. Still in love with painting, hoping to branch out into film. Across art forms investigating boundaries and hierarchies, particularly between the natural versus social world, human societies and modes of thinking / natural processes and impulses.


ARTIST STATEMENT:


Art is discovery. The exploration of things hidden, a new world yearning to be born. I am drawn to both the idea of 'new-materialism' or 'animism' (the alive-ness of things) and dualism, the contradictory nature of things and beings in my art for those reasosn. Underneath the surface all the fixed, logical, ruling classifications and categories all bleed together.

A world of contradiction, a tangled web of things melding and merging. In my work I hope to make visible these contradictions. Art and life. Trash and Things of high value. The magical and the mundane. The social(human) and ecological(animal). There is something magical and subversive existing there already, waiting to be unearthed, waiting to be unsettled and set free.

BIO:


/selected exhibitions (and other projects)

‘Göt & Lök'

A series of book art begun at the Varmahlíð Artists in Residency in Hveragerði, Iceland. Repurposing materials destroyed by a rabbit, making books from them. 

26. February -11. March 2021 (residency, the project is ongoing).

‘How I sleep at night'

Exhibition at the end of a month long Residency at Studio Kura and part of ‘Itoshima Arts Farm’ Art Festival, Itoshima, Japan.

20. October 2018 - 28. October 2018.

‘Nr. 2 Umhverfing’

Group exhibition of regional artists in Sláturhúsið, Fljótsdalshérað, Iceland.

17. Júní 2018 - 7. September 2018.

‘Bitten by a radioactive artist’ 

Exhibition at the end of a month long Residency at Studio Kura. 

26. October 2017 -28.  October 2017.

'Galdrar og Galdra-mál; Art show in an industrial space

Installation in the tank, 'Tanknum', Djúpivogur, Ísland.

14. August 2016 - 1. September 2016.






/education

University of Iceland — MA, Exhibition Making, Mediation and Curatorship. 

August 2021 - [incomplete as of now]

University of Iceland — BA, additional degree in Japanese Studies.

August 2018 - 2020.

Lasalle College of the Arts - BA Hons in Fine Art.

August 2013 - September 2016.

FB Fjölbraut Breiðholt College — Icelandic Stúdents Próf in Visual Art.

January 2010 - December 2012.

Additional Experience and Awards:

/additional experiences / awards:

Granted a spot at Varmahlíð Artistin Residency, Hvergerði, Iceland, to work on the project 'Göt og Lök'.

26. February -11. March 2021 

Received a travel grant and scholarship from the Watanabe Trust Fund at the University of Iceland for a month long summer program at Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka, Japan.

21. May 2019.

Awarded the 'Special Award' from the Japanese Embassy for the University of Iceland Japanese Speech competition.

1. April 2019.
 
Took part in the 'Itoshima Arts Farm Art Festival 2017' and Studio Kura Artists Residency, Itoshima, Japan.
1. -  31. October 2018 and 1. - 31. October 2017.

Worked as a receptionist for the Chinese European Art Center(CEAC) ‘The Rolling Snowball’ exhibition in Djúpavogi, Iceland, summer 2018, 2016 og 2014.

/Languages

Íslenska, English, 日本語.



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