Education: 1976-1981:  Konstfack, The University of Art and Design in Stockholm, Sweden

                                      Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam — exchange student for one term 

                                                                                                                                                         

Selected solo exhibitions:

2021 Kompan, Alþýðuhúsið á Siglufirði Tákn og teikn

2021 Svavarssafn, Höfn í Hornafirði Litir Augans/ Colours of the eye with Svavar Guðnason *

2021 Portfolio Gallerí, Reykjavik A RED CROSS BLANKET AND OTHER WISHES IN TIME OF COVID *

https://12c68ebc-fd6a-9c5c-4906-757a57dd4f39.filesusr.com/ugd/4a4805_cc2621179add48d586b0abcf338e3d49.pdf

2019 Mokka, Reykjavik Á flekaskilum/ Tectonics — the continent to be * 

2016 Art Museum Hveragerdi, Iceland Tímalög * with Karl Kvaran  (*indicates accompanying catalogue)

2015 Hallgrimschurch, Reykjavik Genetrix *  http://hugrunir.com/2019/01/05/erla-thrarinsdottir-das-ewig-weibliche-english/

2014 SIM salurinn, Reykjavik Einlínur/Onelines

2011 Safnasafnid, Iceland Grjót og kjarnar

2010 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Contemporaneous east and west *

2007 Gallerí Anima, Reykjavik O+

2007 The Culture House, Reykjavik Icelandic scale — official spaces from colonial and postcolonial times

2006 Gallerí Aníma, Reykjavik Dældir og duldir *

2005 Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China Disappeared women reappear *

http://www.ceac99.org/8523/exhibitions-and-events/

2005 Gallerie Anderwereld/Katuin, Groningen, Holland Schilderin                            

2004 Galleri Gummesons, Stockholm Ljuskänsliga målningar  

2004 Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery 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 Oxidations

1997 Forum, Stockholm Instans

1997 ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik Staðir

1995 Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland Entrance/Exit Collaboratin —sound by Andrew M. McKenzie

1994 Cultural Center, Gerðuberg, Reykjavik Hljóðmynd Collaboration —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 Municipal Art Gallery 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 collaboration with Knut Swane

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2022 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir Stitches and Threads

2022 The House of collections, Reykjavik Resistance, Interplay of art and physics

2022 National Gallery of Iceland Staged moments

2021 https://www.hammondmuseum.org/february-virtual-exhibition

2021 https://www.hammondmuseum.org/january-virtual-exhibition

2020 Gardur, Iceland. International Art Biennale Fresh Winds *

2019 Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland Lots of tiny people *

2018 Reykjavik Art Museum Colour: Draft II

2018 Alliance Francaise, Pondicherry, India Glimpse

2017 Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik Ceci n´est pas un meuble *

2016 National Gallery of Iceland LIGHTPAINT

2015 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir Here and now 30 years later *

2015 Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland Illumination

2015 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir Newly Painted *

2013 Hafnarborg, Iceland. An Attempt to Harness the Light

2013 Koli Environmental Art Festival, Finland

2012 Plan –d Düsseldorf, Germany Doppelgänger/ tvífari

2012 Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland Nautn og notagildi

2012 Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstaðir Hanged mans´ cliff and the delirium of seeing

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 Budda 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 Painting after 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  *

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 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 Raudavatn, Reykjavik Landart

1999 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Nordic Transparancy *

1998 Alma Löv Museum, Sunne, Sweden *

1995 Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery Íslensk abstraktlist-endurskoðun.

1994 Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery 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)

1988 Gallerie Pelin, Helsinki, Finland Reykjavik - Helsinki via Cairo

1987 Upplands Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden Joensuun Taidemuseo, Joensuun, Finland.

         Södertälje Konsthall, Sweden. Nordic Art Center Sveaborg, Finland Miklatún Manhattan

1986 Galleri F-15, Moss, Norway Miklatún Manhattan * (touring exhibition) 

1985 Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery Hér og nú *

1985 Nico Smith´s Gallery, New York The Garbage show

1985 Freddy the dreamer, New York Various shows

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, Paris  Ricochet, 25 peintres et David Bowie *

1983 Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavik Municipal Art Gallery Um sýningin *

 

Public commissions:

2007-11 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

         The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

         Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland

         Kópavogur Art Museum, Iceland

         Museum of Design and Applied Art, Iceland

         The University Art Collection, Reykjavik

         Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden

         The University Hospital Art Collection, Reykjavik

         Icelandair Art Collection

 

Grants, awards, residencies:

2019-2020 Fresh Winds International Art Biennale and residency in Gardur Iceland for one month

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 

2008 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. Visual Artist Fellowship, 1 year

2005 Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China. 4 months residency

2004 Reykjavik city artists’ salary. 5 months working grant

2000 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. Visual Artist Fellowship, 1 year

1998 Icelandic Cultural Ministry. Artists´ salary for 1 year 

1996 Malongen, Nifca-studio in Stockholm for 6 months

1992 Citè des Arts, Paris. 2 months

1991 First prize in a competition for artwork at City Hall in Reykjavik

1989 Circolo Scandinavo in Rome. One month residency

1988 Sveaborg in Helsinki, Finland. 4 months residency