Soffía

Soffía Sæmundsdóttir - Painter / Visual Artist

Studio at Fornubúðir 8 • 220 Hafnarfjörður • Tel: +354 898 7425 • soffias@vortex.is

Soffía Sæmundsdóttir

Soffía Sæmundsdóttir

Visual Artist - The Painter by the Harbor

ii explore places. The landscape, nature, and history of a place influence the work I create. Wood panels serve as the backdrop for my work. The surface and imagery is built up and broken down, and in this manner embodies a history of its own. It becomes a vague reminiscence of a distant past, a history of a place unknown. A winged figure— the traveler— can go anywhere it chooses and be part of a history, a past as I paint it.

CV & Catalog

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2013​ IPA Gallery – Kleine Welt II / documenti,
Herbergid/Kirsuberjatred – Kleine Welt
2012 Klaustur Gallery – Dalverpi
2011 Fold Gallery – Veruleikans hugarsvið
2009 Galleri Krebsen – Vistaskipti
2008 Copnehagen Business School
2008 Munadarnes - Sumarganga
2006 Fold Gallery – Rætur/Roots
2004 IPA Gallery – Places
Grindavik Art Museum - Heaven…earth and above
Icelandic Chamber of Commerce
2003 EFTA Brussels - Timeless water
2002 “Queen of heaven” – Exhibition and Concert
2001 Fold Gallery - Moments
2000 Stodlakot - Eternal light
1999 IsKunst – Oslo, Norway – Inhabits of the Valley

Menntun

2009-2010 Teaching Diploma – Icelandic Academy of the Arts
2001-2003 Mills College, MFA, Oakland, California
1987-1991 Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, BFA
1986  Reykjavik Artschool
1985 Wiener Kunstschule
1980-1984 Sund College

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2013 IPA – Næst við Næstved, Grafisk Verkstæd Næstved
2012 IPA Gallery – True North Print Portfolio Curated by Nicole Pietrantoni
2011 Gallery Sagoy – Glimt fra Island
Alafoss – Brot
2010 Gallery Sofitel Strassbourg
2009 Nordic House Reykjavik – IPA 40 years anniversary show
2008 Galleri Krebsen – Christmas Show
Hafnarborg – 50 Hafnfirskir listamenn
2007 KIC, Biedelsdorf – Nord Art
IPA Gallery / IS/NL
2006 Icelandic Printmakers association – Annual members show
2005 Gallery Sofitel – Strassbourg “Forces of nature…”
Galleria Zero, Barcelona – Summer 2005
Contemporary Art Center New Orleans/Louisiana – Real Beauty
2004 Gallery 32/London Biennale – draw_drawing
Euphrat Museum – Closing the distance
2003 Art Benicia – Cream
Berkley Art Center(BACA) – 20th Annual Juried Exhibition
Mills College Art Museum - MFA Exhibition
SF MOMA Artist Gallery – Earthly Matters
2002 San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery – Murphy Cadogan Award
2000 Gerduberg Art Center Reykjavik – Tetta vil eg sja
World Bank Washington – Icelandic Art Modern Treasures
2000 – Women of the World, A global Woman exhibition – Curator Claudia ​​DeMonte. White Columns, New York, Akureyri Art Museum and​​ many other museums and galleries around the world.
Soffia represents Iceland in the exhibition.
2000 Our World in the year 2000 – The United Nations Millenium Art Exhib.selected from the W&N World Wide Painting Competition/Mall galleries, London, United Nations New York, Stockholm Trade Center.

Grants (selection)

2014​ Gardabaer annual Artist Award 2014
2013 Hafnarfjordur Culture Stiepend
2012 Myndstef, Muggur
2010 Myndstef, Hafnarfjordur Culture Stiepend
2009 Muggur Reykjavik Airwaves
Hafnarfjordur Culture Stiepend
2005 Minningarsjodur Margretar Bjorgolfsdottur
2004 Muggur/Reykjavik Airwaves
2003 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painting and Sculpture award.
2003 Jay De Fayo Prize
2003 ​​Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture travel Grant.
2002 Eklind fellowship
2001 Murphy fine art fellowship
2000 Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture, travel grant
2000 The International Winsor & Newton Millenium Painting Competition, prizewinner.

Artist Residencies

2012 Lukas Künstlerhaus, Ahrenshoop Germany
2011 Varmahlid, Hveragerdi
2004 Leighton Studios/Banff Centre, Canada
1999 Studio and artist recidence, Skriduklaustur, Gunnarshus

Social Activities/Other

Member of SIM,
Member of the Icelandic Printmakers Association , Chairman 2011-
Teaching at Mosfellsbaer Art School 2005-

Selected Collection (selection)

International Monitary fund, World Bank Washington DC
Icelandic University Art Collection, Alftanes, Gardabaer, Gejlo, Naestved,Gavle, Rauma, Hung Liu and Jeff Kelley collection, San FranciscoEFTA, Sparisjodur Bank

Paintings

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Prints

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Drawings

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Exhibitions – Overview

Thank you for the music

Thank you for the music
Thank you for the music
My studio in Hafnarfjörður, 31.10 – 14.11 ‘2014

Open studio in November 2014

Nafn á sýningu

Nafn á Sýningu
Nafn á Sýningu
Staðsetning, 01.01 – 10.10 ‘2001

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Nafn á sýningu

Nafn á Sýningu
Nafn á Sýningu
Staðsetning 01.01 – 10.10 ‘2001

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Fornubúðir 8 • 220 Hafnarfjörður
Sími: 898 7425 – Email: soffias@vortex.is

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