Erla Thórarinsdóttir

Country: Iceland

Title:  Maps

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: Installation 180 x 180 cm

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Thórarinsdóttir was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. She studied at the University of Art and Design, Stockholm, Sweden and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. In her work, she is concerned with the yet unseen in relation to the known: mental spaces-- dreamed, repressed, or asleep related to order on location, in nature, or cosmos. Thórarinsdóttir mainly works with painting as 'spaces' and installations, but since she regards her artwork places and surroundings as spiritual and transformative experiences, she uses whatever materials necessary and within reach.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Transit, The Icelandic Business College, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1995; Sound Picture, Cultural Center Gerþuberg, Reykjavík,1994; Location, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, 1994; Starfall, Gallerí Sævar Karl, Reykjavík, 1991; Criteria, Nordic House, Reykjavík, 1991; The Land, Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, 1989; Travellers, Gallerí Gangurinn, Reykjavík, 1989; Flowing Spirit, World's End, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1986; The Red Sea Painting Show, Eastman Wahmendorf Gallery, New York, 1984; and The Girl and the Fish, Galleri Forum, Stockholm, Sweden, 1982.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Icelandic Abstract Art, Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, 1995; New Acquisitions, National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavík, 1995; 17 Years, Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, 1995; Icelandic Contemporary Art, Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum, 1994; Outside-Inside, Galleri Forum in the Vasa Park, Stockholm, Sweden, 1992; Nordic Drawing Triennial, Nordana, Skelleftea, Sweden; Arhus Kunstforening, Denmark; F-15, Moss, Norway; and Culture House, Stockholm, 1992; Hommage to Ragnar í Smára, A.S.Í Art Museum, Reykjavík, 1991; When Two Worlds Meet, Warm Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1990; and Reykjavík - Helsinki via Cairo, Gallerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finland, 1988.
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