Steinunn Thorarinsdottir  

Cast iron and pulled glass
Edition of 7
14.5" x 12" x 12"

Cast iron
Edition of 7
7.87" x  15.75" x 11.81"

Aluminum and stainless steel
Edition of 7
15 3/4" x 11"  11"

Aluminum.  Edition of 7
130 x 35 x 35 cm(51.18 x 13.77 x 13.77")

Position 1
Edition of 7
40 x 30 x 20 cm (15.75 x 11.81 x 15.75")

Cast iron and glass
Edition of 7
40 x 35 x 40 cm(15.75  x  13.78 x 15.75"


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

Various Occupations
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

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

Solo Exhibitions
2013 Borders.  Public Show.  Chicago
2013  Forum.  An exhibition with Silja Ström.  30 year anniversary of the Nordic House, Faroe Islands, Public show.
2013  Horizons, The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA
2013  Borders, Dallas Arts District, Public show. TX, 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,
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
2008 Horizons, Botanical Gardens in collaboration w. Blue Star Contemporary Art 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
2013 Art Southampton.  USA
2012 Toronto International Art Fair, w. Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, 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, 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, UK
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
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 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, Reykjavik
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
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, ASÍ Museum
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.
Reykjavik 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

Works in public places:
City of Reykjavik
Icelandic National Radio, Akureyri
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
Kristiansstads Kommune, 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
Glitnir Bank
Exista, Financial Services
Bakkavör Group
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
National Gallery of Iceland
Kópavogur Arts Fund

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 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