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.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Gender and Violence. Targeted interventions.   Militärhistorisches Museum, Dresden, Germany(scheduled)

2017 CAIRNS.  The University of Hull, UK European City of Culture program

2017 Borders.  In collaboration with the Baton Rouge Arts Council, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

2016 Mosaic, Gallery Two Ravens, Reykjavik Art Festival Program

2016 Horizons, Herron School of Art, University of Indianapolis, USA

2015 Ice in the CITY, Broadgate, London.  A series of sculptures on loan from Osborne Samuel

2015 PLACES.  An exhibition in public spaces of Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 PLACES.  Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 Encounters with Iceland.  Mission Hill Family Estate, BC, Canada

2014 Horizons, Orlando Museum of Art, Florida, USA

2013 Gallery Two Ravens, Reykjavik, Iceland

2013 Borders. Public show. Solti Garden/Grant Park, Chicago, USA

2013 Summer show with painter Silja Ström at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

2013 Horizons.  Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, USA

2013 Borders.  Public Show in Dallas Arts District, Dallas, Texas, 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, NY, USA

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, USA

2008 Horizons, Botanical Gardens in collaboration w. Blue Star Contemporary

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