Jónína Guðnadóttir

Cairns, an exhibition of works by Icelandic artist Jónína Guðnadóttir will be opened in Hafnarborg on Saturday March 28th at 3 p.m.

Jónína Guðnadóttir (b. 1943) has for long been at the forefront of Icelandic ceramics artists and attracted early attention for her unique functional objects. She has also developed a self-imagery in art which also illustrates her knowledge of clay along with her vivid imagination and perception of form. In this exhibition, Cairns, Jónína combines diverse materials such as concrete, glass and ceramics in her sculptures and wall pieces.

Jónína’s career began in the mid-sixties after her art studies at the Arts and Crafts Academy of Iceland and in Konstfack in Stockholm. Her focus has been on ceramics and she was powerful pioneer to break ties with the applied arts and the use of clay as a independent material in work of art.

Jónína has always attracted attention for the huge amount of work and thought that she puts into her art. Her work is characterized by a very well molded and progressive style of processing and presentation of the subject material. Since Jónína held her first exhibition in Unuhús in 1968, her work has been exhibited widely in prestigious galleries and museums both in Iceland and abroad. In 1997 she had an large exhibition in Reykjavik Art Museum- Kjarvalsstadir, and her work has also been exhibited regularly in Hafnarborg.

The exhibition will run from March 28th until May 10th.