BIOGRAPHY

 

Education in Art
1956-1957 Icelandic Collage of Art and Crafts
1957-1960 Hochshule für Bildende Künste Berlín.

Employment
1960-61 Worked at Glit Ltd. Ceramic workshop of Ragnar Kjartansson
1962 Opened her own Ceramic workshop in Reykjavik
1969 Moved to Hulduhólar Mosfellsbær and has worked there since.
Has worked both in ceramic and paintings, has been running a ceramic school at Hulduhólar and  held many private and group exhibitions.

Activities
One of the founders of The Society of Ceramic Artists and was a member of the directing board from 1981-1989

Awards and grants
1976 Diplome d'Honneur - Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d´Art - Vallauris France
1983 6 months grant - Icelandic Ministry of Culture Fund - Reykjavík Iceland
1987 Artist in residence - Cité Internationale des Arts - Paris France
1989 4 months grant - Icelandic Ministry of Culture Fund - Reykjavík Iceland
1991 Artist in residence - Ateljéhuset Palmstierna in Sveaborg - Helsinki Finland
2003 Honorary Artist of The Town Mosfellsbær Iceland
2006 Chosen honorary member of the Ceramics Society of Iceland

Professional Societies
Member of The Society of Ceramic Artists
Member of The Icelandic Association of Visual Artists

Work in Icelandic Museums and Collections
1975 Municipal Art Collection of Borgarnes - Borgarnes Iceland
1983 Municipal Art Collection of Isafjordur - Isafjordur Iceland
1984 The University of Iceland Art Collection - Reykjavík Iceland
1984 Kópavogur Art Museum Gerdarsafn - Kopavogur Iceland
1984 The Art Collection of Mosfellsbær - Mosfellsbær Iceland
1986 The Art Collection of Mosfellsbær - Mosfellsbær Iceland
1992 The Art Collection of Mosfellsbær - Mosfellsbær Iceland
2004 The Art Collection of Mosfellsbær - Mosfellsbær Iceland
2006 The Art Collection of  Reykjanesbær - Reykjanesbæ Iceland

Work in public buildings (selection)
ÁTVR - (
The State Alcahol and Tobaco Monopoly of Iceland) - Reykjavík Iceland
Iceland Telecom - Reykjavík Iceland
KBbank - Mosfellsbær Iceland
ISB Bank - Reykjavík Iceland
ISB Bank - Mosfellsbær Iceland
The Cancer Association of Iceland - Reykjavik Iceland
The National Bank of Iceland - Grindavik Iceland
The Health Center of  Thorlakshofn - Thorlakshofn Iceland
The City Hall of Oslo - Oslo Norway
The City Hall of Thorshavn - Thorshavn Faroe Islands
The Church of Kalfholt - Holt Rangarvallarsysla Iceland
The Church of Stóri Núpur - Ásahreppur Iceland
The Church of Skard - Dalabyggd Iceland