Represented by Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco and Reykjavik Art Gallery, Reykjavik


EDUCATION

 

1990-1992 Mills College, Oakland, CA. MFA in painting

1989-1990 Gerrit Rietveldt Academie, Amsterdam, Holland. Artist in Residence

1984-1986 San Francisco Art Institute. BFA in painting

1982-1984 Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts

1979-1982 Reykjavik College. Language  and humanities department

1970-1983 Reykjavik Conservatory of Music, Kopavogur Conservatory, Halifax Conservatory

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS selected

2015 Witness,Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 PPIC San Francisco

2013 Árnes Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland

         VOLTA NY 2013 with Marx & Zavattero

         Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco

2012 Parks and Recreation, 101 Montgomery, San Francisco. Curated by Artsource, SF. Courtesy of Marx &            

         Zavattero, San Francisco

         ArtPadSF with Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco

         Reykjavík Art Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland

2011 Kit Schulte Contemporary Art, Berlin

         Reykjavik Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2009 DISTANT, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

2008 Euphora, Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik, Iceland, Upphafið, Transcendent, Reykjanesbær Art Museum   

2007 Firmament, Gallerie Immanence, Paris, France, Land I Saw, Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland

2006 Firmament, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA, Rapture is a Cool Place, Mills

        College Art Museum with Timothy Horn  

2005 Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, Firmament, Gallery Turpentine with Amanda Hughen,Reykjavik           

2004 Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Verslunnarrad, Chamber of Commerce, Reykjavik

2003 Skaggs, San Francisco, CA,Ventura College Art Gallery, Ventura, CA

2002 Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA

2001 Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland

2000 Gerdarsafn Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland

1999 Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik,EFTA, Brussels.

1996 Hafnarborg Museum., Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Arctic Horizon Gallery, Iceland,

1995, Icelandic University of Education Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, A Naestu Grosum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1994 Living Art Museum, Reykjavik., Iceland

1993 Hulduholar Gallery, Mosfellssveit, Iceland, Show and Tell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991 Kjarvalsstadir Municipal Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989 Gallery Nyhofn, Reykjavik, Iceland

1987 MEDIA, San Francisco, CA, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1985 Galleri TOI, Berlin, Germany

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS selected


2015 Nýmalað/Just Painted, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.

         Stúdíó Stafn, Reykjavik, Iceland with Hulda Vilhjálmsdóttir and Dóra Emils

         Women Artists Retrospective, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik  Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Women in the Dunes, George lawson Gallery, San Francisco

         Shoebox Orchestra, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco

         Shift, NWBLK, San Francisco

2009 Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

2008 Þykkvibaer with Georg Guðni, Þykkvibær, Iceland.

2007 Landscapes, Rural and Urban Realities, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2006 Painting After 1980, National Gallery of Iceland

2004 Paint, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 BACA, Works on Paper, Berkeley, CA, Paint Junkies, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco

         They Say Hello, The Open Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

2000 Ecstasy 2000, Akureyri Museum

1998 Natura, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Voyage, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Claudia Chapline,

         Stinson Beach, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, Anti Pessismismus, Budapest, Hungary                            

1997 Coins Gallery, London, England

1995 Epicenter, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Exhibitionism, San Francisco

1993 Windows, Fillmore Center, San Francisco

1992 Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland. MFA exhibition

1990 Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco

1989 Gallery Nyhofn, Reykjavik, Iceland

1989 Show and Tell Gallery, San Francisco

1987 Reconnaissance, MEDIA, S.F.

1986 Mary Adress Gallery, S.F.

1985 Samkvaemispafinn, Egisstadir, Here and Now, Reykjavik Municipal Museum, SOMA, San Francisco


 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

 

Commission for DeCode Genetics, 2000

Mural for Dublin Elementary School, Dublin, California, 1998

Mural for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 1992



AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, 2005
BACA Juror¹s award, 2003

Agricultural Bank culture award 2002

Ministry of culture work grant for artists, 2000, 2012.

Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir Memorial Award, 2000

Work grant from the city of Gardabaer, 1996

Mills College Alumni Scholarship 1991

SFAI award spring 1985



EXPERIENCE


Art instructor at the Reykjavik Art College, 2001

Art instructor at Monart School of the Arts, Berkeley, CA. 2000-2001

Art instructor at the Icelandic Academy of Art. 1999

Art instructor at the Reykjavik Art College. 1999-2000

Art director for a mural for Dublin Elementary School, Dublin, CA, 1998

Guest instructor for California State University, Monterrey Bay 1997 and 1998

Instructor at Iceland's University of Education. 1995-1997

Highland guide for tour operators in California and Iceland, 1993-2012

Guest instructor, San Francisco Art Institute, 1993

Instructor for Yerba Buena Sr. Arts Workshop, S.F., 1992-1993

Art director for a mural for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, S.F, 1992

Instructor (art and music) at Garden Day Montessori School, Berkeley, 1992

Teacher¹s Assistant for Hung Liu and Sono Osato, Mills College, 1992

Animation production at Colossal Big Pictures S.F., 1988-1990

Instructor for Children's Music School, Reykjavik, Iceland

Performance with various ensembles and symphonies in Iceland, Nova Scotia and California



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS selected

 

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
University of Iceland Art Collection
Hafnarfjordur Art Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland 
Gerdarsafn Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland

OECD, Paris, France 

EFTA, Brussels, Belgium

DeCode Genetics

Lookout Sculpture Park, New York

Cargolux Airlines, Luxemburg

Icelandair

Bluebird Cargo

Hitaveitan Power Corporation

The Central Bank of Iceland

Arion Bank

Gerduberg Cultural Center

City of Gardabaer
City of Reykjanesbaer

RVK  Savings Fund
Prentmet
Geysir Center, Haukadalur, Iceland

Reykjanesbaer Jr. College