Artist Talk – Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson

Sunday August 13th at 1 p.m., artist Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson will welcome guests at the museum for a talk about her work at the exhibition On a Sea of Tranquillity, on view at Hafnarborg through the summer. The exhibition presents new and older works where Hildur intertwines the methods of weaving and painting, as well as featuring embroidery, ink drawings and watercolours. The curator of the exhibition is Aldís Arnardóttir. Please note that the talk will be in Icelandic.

Though the artist has lived in the United States for most of her life, Hildur’s roots remain strongly in Iceland where she returns with her family several times a year. She hikes in the mountains and along glaciers, reading the landscape’s curious forms which she documents in photographs. Hildur’s work frequently draws inspiration from scientific imagery, brain scans and heavenly bodies, but the Icelandic landscape continues to be a source of inspiration for her, as she seeks to capture the ever-changing light and natural shades of the country’s wide-open spaces.

Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson (b. 1963) graduated with a BFA from Kent State University in 1991 and an MFA from the same institution in 1995. She studied art at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1985-88 and also studied architecture at Kent State in 1983-85. Her work has been widely exhibited, for example at TANG Museum, Tibor de Nagy Gallery and at the Armory Show in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, as well as the Reykjavík Art Museum and the National Gallery of Iceland. In 2008, she was awarded the distinguished Cleveland Arts Prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, and in 2015, she received recognition from The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

Free entry – everyone welcome.