Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

is born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She lived in England and Italy where she got her training as a sculptor. Steinunn has been working professionally for over 30 years and has exhibited widely in Europe, Japan, USA and Australia. Her works are in private, public and corporate collections worldwide. She works in various forms of sculpture and uses many different materials for her artistic expression. Steinunn has through the years done numerous commissions both indoor in specific spaces as well as site specific outdoor work. Steinunn lives and works in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Curriculum Vitae.

 

Education

1974-75 Portsmouth College of Art & Design, Portsmouth, England

1976-79 Portsmouth Polytechnic, BA in Fine Arts, Portsmouth,England

1979-80 Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, Italy

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Gallery Two Ravens, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013 Borders. Public show. Solti Garden/Grant Park, Chicago, USA

2013 Summer show with painter Silja Ström at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

2013 Horizons.  Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA

2013 Borders.  Public Show in Dallas Arts District, Dallas, Texas, USA

2012 Nordic Heritage Museum.  With photographer Murray Head.  Seattle, USA

2012 Borders.  Public Show.  Westlake Park, Seattle, USA

2012 Encounter.  Scott White Contemporary, La Jolla, California, USA

2012 Horizons.  Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee, USA

2011 Situations.  Public Show.  Economist Plaza, London.  W. Osborne Samuel

2011 BORDERS. Public Show. Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, New York, NY, USA

2011 Horizons, Georgia Art Museum, Athens, Georgia, USA

2010 IN PUBLIC, The works of Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, Lachaise Gallery,

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2010 Horizons, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg

College, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2009 Horizons. Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Illinois, USA.

2008 Horizons, The Dixon Museum and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

2008 Horizons, Botanical Gardens in collaboration w. Blue Star Contemporary

Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA

2008 Neskirkja church, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007 Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, NY, USA

2007 Horizons, Katonah Museum Sculpture Garden, NY, USA

2007 Kreft Center Art Gallery, Concordia University, Ann Arbor. Michigan, USA

2006 101 Gallery, Reykjavik

2006 Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Inner Light.  Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2005 The Lab Gallery, New York, USA

2004 Places.  Public Show, Hallgríms Square. Reykjavik

2003 The Goethe Institut, Toronto, Canada

2002 Open House studio exhibition, Reykjavik

2001 Galleria Bedoli, City of Viadana Museum,  Italy

2001 Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik

2000 The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum/ Reykjavík Art Museum

2000 Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany

2000 The Nordic Council of Ministers Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark

1999 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik

1998 Galleri Krebsen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1998 The Art Museum of Kristianstad, Sweden

1997 Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri

1996 Kópavogur Art Museum, Kópavogur

1993 Slunkaríki, Ísafjördur

1992 Listmunahúsið, Reykjavik

1990 The Reykjavik Art Museum

1987 The Reykjavik Art Museum

1984 Listmunahúsið, Reykjavik

1982 Egilsbúð, Neskaupstað

1982 The Reykjavik Art Museum

1979 Gallery Suðurgata 7 Reykjavik

 

Group exhibitions

2014 Portraits.  The Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

2014 Art Palm Beach with the International Sculpture Center, USA

2013 30 year anniversary of Gallery Grjót, Gallery Ófeigur, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013 Art Southampton w. Scott White Contemporary, USA

2013 Horizons, Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA

2012 Toronto International Art Fair, w. Odon Wagner Contemporary, Canada

2012 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

2012 Art San Diego, w. Scott White Contemporary, USA

2012 Art Southampton, NY, w. Scott White Contemporary,  USA

2012 Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia, Disinguished Invited Artist

2012 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair w. Scott White Contemporary, California, USA

2011 Los Angeles Art Show w. Scott White Contemporary, California, USA

2011 Summer Show, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010 Miami International Art Fair w. Osborne Samuel, USA

2010 Palm Beach Art Fair w. Osborne Samuel, USA

2010 San Francisco Art Fair w. Scott White Contemporary, USA

2010 Sculpture at Pilane, Sweden

2010 Fresh Figures and Abstraction, Scott White Contemporary, USA

2010 The San Diego Art Fair, w. Scott White Contemporary, USA

2010 Contemporary Istanbul w. HW13, Istanbul, Turkey

2010 Art-Miami w. Scott White Contemporary, Florida, USA

2009 Sculpture by the Sea, Århus, Denmark

2009 Modern and Contemporary Art, Osborne Samuel, London, England

2009 Summer show, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia

2008 The Secret Garden, Solomon Gallery@Iveagh, Dublin, Ireland

2008 Toronto International Art Fair w. Odon Wagner Contemporary, Canada

2008 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

2007 Osborne Samuel, London, UK

2007 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA

2007 Heads, figures and ideas, Osborne Samuel, London, UK

2007 Haltestelle Kunst, Nurnberg, Germany

2007 Art St. Urban, Zofingen, Switzerland

2007 Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007 Toronto International Art Fair w. Odon Wagner Contemporary

2007 Save the Children Auction, Festival of Trees

2007 In memory of Hallgrímur Pétursson, Saurbæjar Church

2007 Palm Beach Art Fair w. Osborne Samuel, USA

2007 Form-London, w. Osborne Samuel, UK

2006 Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach, Florida, USA w. Osborne Samuel

2006 Sculpture by the Sea, Perth. Australia

2006 Space, Art and the Environment, University of Iceland

2006 Heads, Figures and Ideas, Osborne Samuel, London, England

2006 Sydney Harbour Sculpture Trail, Sydney, Australia

2006 Toronto International Art Fair, Canada

2006 Save the Children Auction, Festival of Trees, Iceland

2006 Selected Artists in Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2006 Advent show in memory of Hallgrímur Pétursson, Hallgrims Church

2005 Art Miami w/Odon Wagner Gallery, Miami, Florida

2005 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, Perth, Australia

2005 Glampi/Blitz, Gallery Bluesky, Vienna, Austria

2005 Gallery Arena 53, Vienna, Austria

2005 Toronto International Art Fair, w. Odon Wagner Contemporary, Canada

2005 Beijing Biennale, Beijing, China

2005 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

2005 Save the Children Auction, Festival of Trees, Iceland

2004 Art Miami with Odon Wagner Gallery, Miami, USA

2004 Art Copenhagen with Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004 Toronto Art Fair w/Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2004 Art Paris w/Galerie Egelund, Paris, France

2004 Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

2002/2003 Icelandic Art 1980-2000, National Gallery of Iceland

2003 Haltestelle ! Kunst, Nurnberg, Germany

2003 This I would like to see! Gerduberg Cultural Centre, Reykjavik

2003 Toronto Art Fair w/Odon Wagner Gallery, Canada

2003 “Kolonialen”, Opening exhibition of The North Atlantic Bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark

2003 “Buckle up” Travelling exhibition, last stop The Reykjavik Art Museum

2002 Purchases, Reykjavik Art Museum

2002 Sculpture from the Sea, Campelltown City Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002 Sculpture from the Sea, Waverley Council Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2001 Palm Beach Art Fair with the Berkeley Square Gallery, USA

2001 Asago Exhibition of models, Japan

2001 Tajima Art Exhibition, Japan

2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Tasman Peninsula

2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Sydney Australia

2000 Cologne Art Fair with the Frauen Museum, Germany

2000 Berkeley Square Gallery, London, England

1999 The Coastline, The Sculptor´s Society, Reykjavik

1999 Scandinavian Center, Lutheran University, USA

1999 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, Australia

1998 The Coastline, Outdoor exhibition, Reykjavik Arts Festival

1998 Wolfryd & Selway Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA

1997 Biennale Contemporanea, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

1997 New Creations. Ideas for new churches. The Religious Art Festival

1997 Unique Glass, Kalmar, Sweden

1997 Suðurgata 7, The Living Art Museum

1997 Icelandic Art, Reykjavík Art Museum

1997 25th Anniversary of the Sculptors´ Association

1996 New Purchases, Reykjavík Art Museum

1995 Eventa 2. International exhibition in Ekeby Qvarn Konstsalong, Uppsala, Sweden

1994 Sculpture, sculpture, sculpture. Reykjavík Art Museum. Art Festival

1994 Bankside Gallery, London, England

1993 Zeit-Sichten, 6 women artists from Reykjavik, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany

1993 777, Distance Communication Network, Exhibition in 7 cities:

Reykjavik, Aarhus, Amsterdam, Portsmouth, Duisburg, Bratislava & Moscow

1992 Modern Sculpture, Kringlan, Reykjavik Arts Festival

1992 National Arts Fund, Ásmundarsalur

1992 Salon International de la Sculpture Contemporaine, Paris & Noisy-le-Grand, France

1991 Religious Art, ASÍ Art Museum

1991 Art Festival of Hafnarfjörður

1989 12 Artists, Hafnarborg Art Museum

1988 5 Dimensions, 5 Icelandic Artists, Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden, The Nordic House in Faroe Islands

1988 Human Being in the Foreground, Reykjavík Art Museum

1988 Scandinavia Today, New York, Cleveland & Alabama, USA

1987 Scandinavia Today, Kyoto & Tokyo, Japan

1985 Glass Fragments, Reykjavík Art Museum

1984 14 artists, Centenary of the National Gallery of Iceland

1983 Young Artists ´83, Reykjavík Art Museum

1982 Association of Icelandic Artists, Akureyri

1981 Target-Earth, The Art of Survival, Los Angeles, USA

1980 Sculptors´ Association, Reykjavik Arts Festival

1980 Bodies of Artists, Nord Jyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark

1979 Galleria Zona, Florence, Italy

 

Awards

2011 Grant from the Icelandic Art Center.

2010 1 year state grant from the Icelandic Government

2009 Awarded the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland

2007 Grant from the Cultural Fund of the Reykjavik Savings Bank

2007 1st Prize in competition for artwork at Leifur Eiríksson International Airport

2006 Grant from The Foundation of Margrét Björgólfsdóttir

2006 Travel Grant from Muggur

2006 Travel Grant from Visual Art Copyright Association

2005 Travel Grant from Muggur

2002 Grant from the Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association

1999 2 year state grant

1992 Grant from ADEC, Association Dialogue Entre le Culture, France

1991 Grant from Culture Fund

1990 1st Prize in competition for altar piece in Kópavogur Church

1988 1st Prize in competition for monument in Ísafjörður Town Hall

1986 Resident Artist of Reykjavik

3 month state grant 1981,1984, 1989, 1991

 

Works in public places:

City of Reykjavik

Icelandic National Radio, Akureyri

National Gallery of Iceland

Kópavogur Arts Fund

The Reykjavik Museum of Art

Monument in Sandgerði

Monument in Grundarfjörður

Central Bank of Iceland

Ísafjörður Town Hall

Altar Piece in Kópavogur Church

State Accounts Office

Icelandic Monopoly in Mjódd

Icelandic Monopoly in Spöngin

The Reykjavik Savings Bank

Town of Hafnarfjörður

Presidential Export Award, Icelandair, Keflavik Airport

Akureyri Town Theatre

Icelandair Art Collection

Icelandic Freezing Plants

National Bank of Iceland

Icelandic Export Board

The College of Hamrahlíð

The College of Reykjavik

The College of Gardabaer

The College of Akureyri

The Award of the Icelandic Language Fund

Akureyri Art Museum

Europay Iceland

The Catholic Church

The City of Kristiansstad, Sweden

The Royal Carribbean

Hall Financial Group, Texas, USA

Kathryn Hall Wineyards, California, USA

The Estate of Sir Rocco and Lady Forte, England

Collection of Carl XVI Gustav, the King of Sweden

American Seafoods, Seattle, USA

The State Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Icelandic College of Commerce

Alcan in Iceland

The City of Hull, England

The Town of Vík, Iceland

F I H Bank, Denmark

Icebank

Glitnir Bank

Exista, Financial Services

Bakkavör Group

Lagarfoss Power Station

1919 Radisson SAS Hotel

101 Hotel

Leifur Eiríksson International Airport

The Danish Banker´s Association, Copenhagen, Denmark

The University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey.

Cawdor Castle, Scotland.

The Brauer Museum, Indiana, USA

 

Publications

2013 New City Art, September 27.  Review by Chris Miller

2013 Where Magazine, Cover, October Issue

2013 Chicago Sun Times.  August 9. Article by Kyle MacMillan

2013 The Chicago Tribune. August 8. Article by Sophia Lee

2012 The Seattle Times, Weekend Plus, August 10. Article by Gayle Clemans

2012 Ballard News Tribune, Seattle. June 22. Article by Anne-Marije Rook

2012 Seattle Magazine.  August. Article by Branglen Davis

2012 U-T San Diego.  Sept. 7. Article by Roxana Popescu

2012 San Diego City Beat.  March 28.  Article by Kevin Freitas

2011 Sculpture Magazine, August, Article by Elizabeth Lynch

2011 Wall Street Journal, 25 July, Article by Pia Catton, USA

2010 Omkonst.  Sweden.  7. July 2010.  Article by Jan Manker

2010 GT Expressen, Sweden. 23. June, 2010.  Article by Kajsa Widegren

2010 The Gothenburg Post. August 16. By Mikael Van Reis.

2010 Fria Tidnigan, Sweden, July 29. By Tobias Magnusson

2010 La V Magazine, 2nd Issue, France. Article by Karina Vabson

2010 The Press and Journal, Scotland, November 4

2010 Evening Express, UK. November 4

2010 Sculpture Magazine, November Issue. Article by Victor Cassidy

2009 Sculpture Magazine Jan/Feb issue, feature article by Jonathan Goodman

2009 Chicago Tribune, July 3rd.

2009 Examiner.com Sentinels of the Psyche by Jeff Stevenson

2009 HORIZONS, The Art of Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir. A film documentary by Frank Cantor

2008 Sculpture Magazine, USA, January/February.

2008 The Times, England, 25 April.

2008 Memphis Flyer, USA, July 17-23, by Carol Knowles.

2008 San Antonio Express-News, SA Life, USA, Sept. 14, by Dan R. Goddard

2008 San Antonio Current, Sept. USA, 10-16 September.

2008 Exit Express, Spain, May Issue, by Glenn Harper.

2008 The Private Jet Lifestyle Magazine, Elite Traveller, July/August

2007 The Seattle Times Sunday Magazine, USA, July 8

2007 The New York Times, Westchester Section, USA

2007 The Record Review, NY, USA, August 3, by Eve Marx

2007 Lewisboro Ledger, NY, USA, August 16

2007 The Ann Arbor Observer, Michigan, USA, September

2007 The Scarsdale Inquirer, NY, USA, September 14

2007 Northern Westchester Express, NY, USA, September 20

2007 Greenwich Time, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, August 17

2006 Ský, magazine in Iceland

2006 Hull Daily Mail, UK

2006 The Yorkshire Post, UK

2006 Hull in Print, UK

2006 Berlinske Tidende by Eva Paul, Denmark

2006 Jyllands-Posten, Dennmark

2006 Börsen, Denmark

2006 Globe and Mail, Canada

2006 Fálkinn, ICCT, Canada

2006 Virgin Blue Inflight Magazine, Australia.

2006 Lögberg Heimskringla, Canada

2006 Fálkinn, ICCT, Canada

2005 D´Art Magazine, article by D. Dominic Lombardi

2005 Dagbladet, Norway

2005 Stíll, magazine in Iceland

2004 The Yorkshire Post, U.K.

2003 Aluminium International Today, United Kingdom

2003 The Spectator, U.K.

2003 Nürnberg, Germany

2003 Stadtanzeiger, Germany

2003 Nürnberger Nachricten, Germany

2003 Sonntagsblitz, Germany

2003 Sculpture Magazine, USA

2003 The Globe and Mail, Canada

2002 Sculpture, article by D. Donimick Lombardi, USA

2002 Hephaistos, Germany

2001 La Voce di Mantova, Italy

2001 Coevit, Italy

2001 The Sunday Telegraph, Australia

2001 The Australian, Australia

2001 The Daily Telegraph, Australia

2000 Metro, Berlinske Tidende, Denmark

2000 Island Germany

2000 Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Germany

2000 The Art Newspaper, International Edition

1999 Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

1999 Waverley Tribune, Sydney, Australia

1998 UNT Kultur, Sweden

1998 Politiken, Denmark

1998 Norre Skaane, Sweden

1998 Kristianstadtsbladet, Sweden

1998 Femina, article by Marika Wachtmeister, Sweden

1991 Atlantica, article by Þorgeir Ólafsson

1991 Femina, article by Lena Rydin, Sweden

1989 Architecture & Planning, article by A. Ingólfsson

1988 The Plain Dealer, article by Helen Cullinan, USA

1986 Neues Glass.  Article by A. Ingólfsson

 1985 Iceland Review, article by A. Ingólfsson

1983 Votre Beaute, article by Ester Henwood, France

1982 New York, article by Hans Frode, USA

 

Various Occupations

2013 Lecture at Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA

2011 Lecture at Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, USA

2010 Artist´s talk at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

2010 Lecture at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

2009- Member of the Board of the International Sculpture Center, USA

2009 Distinguished Lecturer at Governor´s State University, Illionois, USA

2008 Lecture at San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Texas, U.S.A.

2007 Lecture at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

2004 Lecture at “Sculpture in Public Space Symposium”, Art Gallery of New

South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2003 Lecture at The Sculpture Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada

2003 Lecture at The Goethe Institut, Toronto, Canada

2001 Lecture at Sydney Art School, Australia

2001-03 Member of the Visual Art Committee of the Ministry of Culture, Iceland

1999 Lecture at Sydney Art School, Sydney Australia

1998 Member of the Board of the Icelandic Association of Visual Artists

1994-97 Member of the board of the National Gallery of Iceland

1989 Book Cover for Shinchosha Company, Japan

1988 Lectures at Cleveland State University and Cleveland Art

Institute, Cleveland, USA

1985-87 Chairman of the Sculptors´ Association

1984-87 Teacher at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts

 

Stage and Costume Design:

1990 Icelandic National Television

1989 The Egg Theater

1987 The Father, by Strindberg, City Theater, Reykjavik

1985 Reykjavíkursögur Ástu, The Basement Theater