Education

2011 - 2013    Bergen Academy of Art and Design, MA Fine Art
2006 - 2009  Iceland Academy of the Arts, BA Fine Art
2005 - 2006  The Reykjavik School of Visual Art, preparatory studies in art and design


Solo
Exhibitions

2016
one for the road. SÍM salurinn, Reykjavík, Iceland
2015
prik/ strik/. Núllið - The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014
Leikfléttur / Strategies. Reykjanes Art Museum, Keflavík, Iceland
2012
Fields. Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway
2010
Hreinar línur. Gallerí Crymo, Reykjavík, Iceland
2009
Annar völlur. Gallerí Crymo, Reykjavík, Iceland


Group
Exhibitions

2017
If it sounds like bacon you're doing it right. A-DASH, Athens, Greece
2016
Frontiers of Solitude. Skolská 28, Prague, Czech Republic
2013
Masterutstillingen 2013. Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2012
Funtitled. With FUMF Art Collective. Sound of Mu, Oslo, Norway
Allt eða ekkert. Reykjanes Art Museum, Keflavík, Iceland
Ekki eru allir firðir eins. With FUMF Art Collective. Gallerí Klósett, Reykjavík, Iceland
New since last meeting: Premiss, Bergen, Norway
The Space of Painting. Center for Visual Arts, Akureyri, Iceland
2011
Grassroots IX. The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
Æringur 2011. Art festival, Bolungarvík, Iceland
Somewhere along those lines. Exhibition about cartography, documentation and location. Reykjanes Art Museum
Heyr á Endemi. Kling&Bang Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
2010
Groundplan. In collaboration with Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir. Gallerí Crymo, Reykjavík, Iceland
The Forecast Laboratory: Gallerí Crymo at Alt_Cph10. Fabrikken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dalir og Hólar - travel-drawings. Ólafsdalur/Dalir and Reykhólahreppur, Iceland
Færi (e. Potential). In collaboration with Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir. Skaftfell bistro, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Æringur 2010. Art festival, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland
Bag Ladies. Soundperformance w. three other artists. Radiogalleriet, Neu, Radio Nova, Oslo, 24/02/10
Savage Island. Galleri 69, Grünerløkka Lufthavn, Oslo, Norway
2009
Við-í-ey. Viðey island, Reykjavík, Iceland
Vigur. In collaboration with Hlynur Heimisson. Kaffistofa student gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
IAA Graduation exhibition. Kjarvalsstaðir - Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2008
Í Speedo. Reykjavik Swimhall
Gæti tafið framkvæmdir á Suðurnesjum. Suðsuðvestur, Keflavík, Iceland
Kopar – Icelandic Etching. The Icelandic Printmakers Association exhibition space, Reykjavík, Iceland
2007
E Building. Bjørgvin Prison, Breistein, Norway


Grants, 
Awards &
Residencies

2017
Icelandic Art Center Travel Grant
'a third thing' Residency Intensive at Arts Letters & Numbers, NY, USA
2016
Artist in Residence at Willapa Bay AiR, WA, USA
Travel Grant from the Visual Artist’s Salary Fund, Government of Iceland
Icelandic Art Center Travel Grant
Muggur Travel Grant
2015
Frontiers of Solitude, expedition and research residency, Czech Republic
Artist in Residence at Arts Letters & Numbers, NY, USA
Icelandic Art Center Travel Grant
Muggur Travel Grant
2014
Icelandic Visual Arts Fund Project Grant
2013
Myndstef Project Grant
Muggur Travel Grant
2012
Artist in Residence at Galtarviti Lighthouse, Iceland, with FUMF
2011
The Dungal Art Foundation Grant
2010
Artist in Residence at Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2008
Sculpture Days of the Baltic Sea Countries, Baltic Sea Center, Kellokoski, Finland


Bibliography

2016
Frontiers of Solitude, exhibition catalogue, p. 74-77
2015
The Icelandic Medical Journal, artist of the month, 1/2015
2014
Leikfléttur / Strategies, exhibition catalogue
2013
Masterutstillingen 2013, exhibition catalogue, p. 54-57
2012
Grassroots IX, exhibition catalogue
2011
Endemi, magazine on icelandic contemporary art, issue no. 1. (Article and artwork) 
Treystið okkur! Við erum myndlistarmenn // Trust us! We are artists, p. 54-57
Æringur Art Festival, catalogue
Somewhere Along Those Lines, exhibition catalogue


Publications

2014
'Words Don't Come Easy'. Publication with FUMF Art Collective. The aim of the publication is to support the exploration of themes concerning text and the use of words and language as media in art. The book includes works, scripts and other forms of text by 19 artists. FUMF is a non-profit art association, founded in 2011 by Arna Óttarsdóttir, Erla Silfá Þorgrímsdóttir, Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir. FUMF's projects include residencies, seminars, exhibitions and events in Reykjavík, Oslo and Stockholm. FUMF received grants from the Youth in Action Program and Nordic Culture Fund in 2012.
2011
'Treystið okkur! Við erum myndlistarmenn // Trust us! we are artists'.
Edited and designed by Arna Óttarsdóttir, Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir & Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir.
The book illustrates the creative environment of young Icelandic artists and aims to preserve the energy and power that characterized Gallery Crymo. In Icelandic and English. Publisher: Crymogea, Reykjavík.


Membership

The Living Art Museum (board member)
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists