​​Education 1976-1981:  Konstfack The University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm
                                     and guest student at Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam
Holland

 

Selected solo exhibitions:

2019 Mokka Reykjavik Á flekaskilum — verðandi heimsálfa/ Tectonic *

2016 Art Museum Hveragerdi, Iceland Tímalög/ Layers of time with Karl Kvaran *

2015 Hallgrímschurch, Reykjavik Kvenleikar/ Genetrix  https://olgisl.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/das-ewig-weibliche-enska-2.pdf

2014 SÍM salurinn, Reykjavik Einlínur/ One liners

2011 Safnasafnid, Iceland Grjót og kjarnar
2010 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Samtímis/ Contemporaneous *  (*indicates accompanying catalog)

2008 The Culture House, Reykjavik ​Icelandic scale — collective properties; official spaces

​2007 Gallerí Anima, Reykjavik O+             ​
2006 Gallerí Aníma, Reykjavik Dældir og duldir *   
2005 Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China Disappeared women reappear *
2005 Gallerie Anderwereld/Katuin, Groningen, Holland Schilderin

2004 Galleri Gummesons, Stockholm Ljuskänsliga målningar 
2004 Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik Art Museum Corpus lucis sensitivus *
2003 Gallerie Anderwereld/Katuin, Groningen, Holland Corpus
2003 Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland Birting
2002 Galerie 19 Rouge, Luxembourg Timings
2001 Kópavogur Art Museum, Gerðarsafn, Iceland Tímasetningar
2000 Hallgrímschurch, Reykjavik Tímarými
1998 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Oxídasjónir
1997 Forum, Stockholm Instans
1997 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Staðir
1995 Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland Entrance/Exit sound by Andrew M. McKenzie
1994 Cultural Center, Gerðuberg, Reykjavik Hljóðmynd sound by Andrew M. McKenzie *
1994 The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Staðsetning
1991 The Nordic House, Reykjavik Viðmiðun

1991 Galleri Sævar Karl, Reykjavik Star fall
1989 Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik Art Museum Landið *
1988 Slunkaríki, Ísafjörður, Iceland Myndaröð minnis og gleymsku
1986 Worlds´ End, Copenhagen Ånden er lös *                  
1984 Eastman Wahmendorf Gallery, New York The Red Sea Paintings Show
1983 Barbar, Stockholm Urbilder-efterkrigsbilder  *                 
1983 Living Art Museum, Reykjavik Myndir
1982 Gallerie Forum, Stockholm Flickan och fisken
1982 ZON, Stockholm Suxsex with Knut Swane

1981 6 East Broadway, Stockholm Who man? Woman

Selected group exhibitions:

2019 Kopavogur Art Museum Gerdarsafn, Iceland Tiny little people *

2018 Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus Colour: Draft II

2018 Alliance Francaise in Pondicherry India Glimpse 

2016 National Gallery of Iceland LJÓSMÁLUN/ LIGHTPAINT The photo and the painting in our times

2015 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir WOMEN´S TIME — HERE AND NOW 30 YEARS LATER *

2015 Konsthallen/ Hamnmagasinet Varberg , Sweden dust trap II Staubfänger

2015 Kopavogur Art Museum Gerdarsafn, Iceland Birting/ Illumination

2015 Reykjavik Art Museum Just painted 2 *

2014 Plan. d. produzentengalerie, Düsseldorf Staubfänger

2013 Hafnarborg, Iceland Tilraun til að beisla ljósið/ An Attempt to Harness the Light

2013 Koli Environmental Art Festival, Finland *

2013 Undir berum himni, Reykjavik
2012 Plan.d. produzentengalerie, Düsseldorf Doppelgänger/ tvífari
2012 Art Museum Hveragerði, Iceland Nautn og notagildi
2012 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir Gálgaklettur og órar sjónskynsins

2011 Reykjavik Art Gallery Blóðheimar
2010 Safnasafnid, Iceland Listveisla          
2009 Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland Mandala
2009 Langholtskirkja, Reykjavik Listflétta
2009 National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Gersemar í þjóðareign
2008 Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland Buddha er á Akureyri  *
2008 Millesgården, Stockholm Tänd mörkret/ Switch on the light!  * (touring exhibition)
2008 The Art Museum in Ystad, Sweden Tänd mörkret/ Switch on the light!
2007 Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden Tänd mörkret/ Switch on the light!

2007 Skaftfell Cultural Centre, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland Listsýning  *
2006 National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik Málverkið eftir 1980  *
2005 Gallerie Anderwereld Katuin, Groningen, Holland 20 jaars  *
2004 Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstaðir Nordic Fibre  *
2003 Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby, Sweden Biennal in Painting  *
2003 Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús Ecce feminae
2002 Alma Löv Museum, Sunne, Sweden My body is over the ocean –the sea  *
2002 Ljósafossvirkjun, Iceland Hvalreki
2001  Slunkaríki, Skaftfell, Ketilshúsið, Kjarvalsstaðir, Iceland Ferðafuða

2001 The Sharjah International Arts Biennal, United Arab Emirates
2001 Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby, Sweden Biennal in Painting *
2001 Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland J.E.S.H.
2000 Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland Orgasm 2000 
2000 Rauðavatn, Reykjavik Landart

1999 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Nordic Transparancy *
1998 Alma Löv Museum, Sunne, Sweden. *
1995 Reykjavik Art Museum Íslensk abstraktlist-endurskoðun.
1994 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir Skúlptúr, skúlptúr *
1992 Forum in the Vasapark, Stockholm, Sweden Ute-Inne
1992 Nordanå, Skellefteå, Sweden. Århus Konstforening, Denmark. F-15, Moss, Norway.
1992 Cultural House in Stockholm Nordisk teckningstriennal * (touring exhibition)

1991 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Sýning í minningu Ragnars í Smára

1990 WARM Gallery, Minneapolis, USA When Two Worlds meet *
1988 Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstadir Sjálfsmyndir

1988 Gallerie Pelin, Helsinki Reykjavik-Helsinki via Cairo
1987 Reykjavik Art Museum, Kjarvalsstadir Svarta skýið

1987 Upplands Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden Miklatún Manhattan

1987 Joensuun Taidemuseo, Joensuun, Finland Miklatún Manhattan
1987 Södertälje Konsthall, Sweden Miklatún Manhattan

1987 Nordic Art Center Sveaborg, Finland Miklatún Manhattan
1986 Galleri F-15, Moss, Norway Miklatún Manhattan * (touring exhibition)

1986 Gallerie Pelin, Helsinki Pirtola and his toverit
1985 Reykjavik Art Museum Hér og nú *
1985 Nico Smith´s Gallery, New York The Garbage show

1985 S:t Marks gallery, New York Linus and friends

1985 Freddy the dreamer, New York -various shows

1985 Food Stamp Gallery, New York There is nothing cool about war
1984 Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden Málverk, ung isländsk konst *
1984 L´espace Da et Du, Paris L´esprit du nord *
1984 Tokyo Museum of Modern Art Contemporary jewellery *
1983 Skånska Konstmuseet/Pictura, Lund, Sweden Ungt svenskt avantgarde
1983 Gallerie Creatis, Pariis Ricochet, 25 peintres et David Bowie *
1983 Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik Art Museum Um sýningin *

1982 Galleri S:t Olof, Norrköping, Sweden N.Y.

1982 Brittish Crafts Center, London Jewellery redefined *

1982 Serafimerlasarettet, Stockholm Toppen utan staket

 

Public commissions:
2007- 8 Fontana natural spa at Laugarvatn Iceland Stone works in pool
2000 Reykjavik –European Cultural City 2000 Northern lights throne
1992 The City Hall, Reykjavik Winter solstice — reflection.  Collaboration with Gerla Geirsdottir


Represented in collections:
        National Gallery of Iceland
        Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

        The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

​        Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland

        The ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik

        Museum of design and applied art in Reykjavik

        National Public Art Council in Sweden    
        The University Hospital Art Collection, Reykjavik
        Icelandair Art Collection

 

Grants, awards, residencies:

2018 IN-AAA, India North Art and Architecture Ateliers in Pondicherry India for 7 weeks

2015 Icelandic Cultural Ministry Artists´salary for 2 years
2010 Icelandic Cultural Ministry Artists´salary for 1 year
2009 Malongen, NKF-residence in Stockholm 6 weeks residency
2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Visual Artist Fellowship 
2005 Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China 4 months residency
2004 Reykjavik city Artists’ salary for 5 months 
2000 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Visual Artist Fellowship
1998 Icelandic Cultural Ministry Artists´
salary for 1 year
1996 Malongen, Nifca-studio in Stockholm 6 months residency
1992 Citè des Arts, Paris 2 months residency
1991 First prize in a competition for artwork for Reykjavik City Hall

1989 Circolo Scandinavo in Rome 1 months residency

1988 Sveaborg in Helsinki 4 months residency