Gudrun Kristjansdottir's personal view on nature evolves around her research on the constant weather changes in Iceland. She has collected numerous impressions of those changes as they can be read in the landscape – unique but impermanent patterns, prosaic imprints created by drifting snow, rain and fog. In her installations she reworks these impressions in various media; painting on walls, windows, and canvases, as well as using photos, prints, videos and music to create an ambient environment and also to highlight the complex relationship between art and nature, perception and reproduction of the perpetual movement of nature.

Gudrun Kristjansdottir (1950) lives in Reykjavik. She studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence in South of France in the seventies. Since then she has developed the ancient technique of painting which involves  layering and then she has developed that technique further using video and merging different other medias. She has participated in numerous group shows and many private exhibitions around the world and has worked on various big projects and been on committees and received awards and grants for her art. In 2005 Gudrun received a grant from the respected Pollock-Krasner fund.



1977-1979 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France 
1974-1979 The Reykjavík School of Art



2012 NOTCH Art Festival, The Wall, Mural Installation, Beijing, China
2011 Galleri Agust, Speciment, Reykjavik, Iceland
2010 751 Beijing, Weather Tune, Shanghai, China

2010 Iceland Expo, WEATHER TUNE, Shanghai, China
2010 Luise Ross Gallery, IMPRINTS, New York, USA.
2009 Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Institute of Culture and Fine Art, WEATHER WRITING, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland 
2008 Gallery Agust, PICTURES, Reykjavík, Iceland, 
2007 ASI Art Museum, WEATHERING, Reykjavík, Iceland,
2007 Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjordur Institute of Culture and Fine Art, THE SOFT LAVAS, Hafnarfjördur, Iceland 
2005 Skálholt, Installation, South Iceland
2005 Studio exhibition, SNOW FORMS, Reykjavik, Iceland 
2005 Luise Ross Gallery, THE THAW, New York, USA 
2005 Dandruff Space, EARHT'S DANDRUFF, Williamsburg, New York, USA 
2004 The Nordic Houses, Video Installation, Berlin, Germany 
2003 Skaftfell, SNOW FORMS, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
2003 The Winter Light Festival, Installation, Reykjavik City Hall, Iceland
2000 Hafnarborg Art Museum, FROM MOUNTAINS, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland 
1999 Galleri Island, LANDSCAPES, Oslo, Norway 
1998 Luise Ross Gallery, New York, USA 
1998 Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA 
1996 Visual Seminar and Retrospective Exhibition, Gerduberg Culture Center Reykjavik, Iceland


Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir

Myndlistarmaður/Visual artist