Gudrun Kristjansdottir's personal view of nature stems from her fascination and preoccupation with the constant shifts and changes in the Icelandic landscape wrought by its highly variable weather system. She meticulously records these mutations - unique but impermanent patterns, prosaic imprints created by winds, drifting snow, fog and rain, highlighting the complex relationship between art and nature, perception and reality.


















Education

1977-1979
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France
1974-1979
The Reykjavik School of Art

Grants

2005
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2002, 01, 00, 96, 91, 87
Icelandic State Fund for Artists
1998
The City of Reykjavik

Selected Solo Exhibitions Since 2000

2014, 05, 98
Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2014
LOFT, Ansbach, Germany
2013
Festival of Sacred Arts, Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011
Mural installation, NOTCH Art Festival, Bejing, China
Galleri Agust, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hay Hill Gallery, London, England
2010
Weather Tune, 751 Beijing, China
2009
Hafnarborg Institute of Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
2008
Gallery Agust, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007
ASI Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hafnarborg Institute of Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
2005
Skalholt Cathedral, Iceland
Dandruff Space, Williamsburg, NY
2004
Video instalation, The Nordic Houses, Berlin, Germany
2003
Skaftfell, (May and August), Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2000
Hafnarborg, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Selected Group Exhibitions Since 2000

2014
Pushing Reality, Grundemark Nilsson Gallery, Berlin, Germany
DISEGNO, Kunsthaus, Ansbach, Germany
2013
Under the Open Sky, Streets of the Gods, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012
From Iceland, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2011
NOTCH 2011 Art Festival, Annual Nordic and Chinese art festival, Beijing, China

SMALL, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Imprints, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Iceland Art and Scholars, Reykjavik Academy
2007
Ways in Between, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Moving Mountains, LA Art Museum, USA
2005
New Location, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Ferdafurda Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002
Moment, Santiago de Compostella, Spain
2002
Andra, Listasafn ASI, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002
Nordic Contemporary Art, Hadelands Glassverk, Norway
2001
The Treasure of the Modern Day, Gallery Fold, Reykjavik, Iceland
2001
Nordic Contemporary Art, Steninge Palace, Sweden
2001
Art in the Woods Hallormstadaskogur, Iceland
2000
Pittura de DOZZA, Bologna, Italy
2000
International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
2000
Black & White, New Bedford Art Museum, MA
Selected Public Collections

Dashilar, Beijing, China
Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Iceland
The National Art Gallery of Iceland
Gerdarsafn, Museum of Kopavogur, Iceland
Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland
The University of Iceland
The National Broadcasting Service of Iceland
The National Bank of Iceland
The District Court of Reykjavik
Carnegie Museum of Art Collection, London, UK
The Walter Stohrer-Siftung, Germany
Icelandair