Steinunn Thorarinsdottir

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1955, Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir received her training as a sculptor in England and Italy. Steinunn’s professional career spans 35 years. She exhibits widely with solo and group shows in countries including Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, the United States and Canada.

Steinunn ́s work permanently resides in prominent public and private collections worldwide including the National Gallery of Iceland, the City of Reykjavík, The Collection of Carl XVI Gustav, the King of Sweden, the Copenhagen State Hospital, The Danish Banker ́s Association, the Estate of Sir Rocco and Lady Fort in England, the City of Hull in England, the University of Aberdeen at Cawdor Castle in Scotland, the Elgiz Museum in Istanbul and the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

In 2011, Steinunn ́s twenty-six-piece public art installation, ‘Borders,’ exhibited at The Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza by the United Nations Headquarters and is currently on display in Chicago ́s Grant Park through October 19, 2014. ‘Horizons’ has been travelling throughout the United States since 2007, most recently showing at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama. Award-winning American documentary filmmaker, Frank Cantor, created the film ‘Horizons: The Art of Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir’ to bring us inside her creative process through observing her at work in her studio and foundry in Reykjavik through to the first installation of her sculpture at The Katanah Museum in New York City.