Arngunnur Ýr

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Education


1990-1992 

Mills College, Oakland, CA. MFA in painting.


1989-1990 

Gerrit Rietveldt Academie, Amsterdam, Holland.


1984-1986 

San Francisco Art Institute. BFA in painting.


1982-1984 

Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts.



Public Art Commissions


Commission for DeCode Genetics, 2000.

Mural for Dublin Elementary School, Dublin, California, 1998.

Mural for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 1992.


Awards and Grants selected


Sumarborgin culture grant from the city of Reykjavik 2021

Culture grant, Ministry of Culture, Iceland, 2020.

Ministry of Culture work grant for artists, 2000, 2012

Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, 2005.

Menningarmalanefnd, Cultural Committee grant,  Myndstef Grant,  2004.

SFMOMA SECA Award nominee 2004, 2005.

Fleishhacker Foundation nominee, 2004.  

Svavar Gudnason and Asta Eiriksdottir Memorial Award, 2000.

Work grant from the city of Gardabaer, 1996.



Teaching Experience 


Art instructor for Reykjavik Art College, Monart School of the Arts, Icelandic Academy of Art 

California State University, Monterey Bay

Reykjavik Art College, Iceland's University of Education 

San Francisco Art Institute,Yerba Buena Sr. Arts Workshop

Art director for a mural for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Dublin Elementary School, CA.

Teacher’s Assistant for Hung Liu and Sono Osato, Mills College, 1992.

Animation production at Colossal Big Pictures S.F., 1988-1992.



Solo Exhibitions


2021

Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland


2020

Echo Cliffs/Hljóðaklettar, Wind and Weather Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland.


2019

Hotel Hamar, Borgarnes, Iceland.


2018    

Witness, San Marco Gallery, San Rafael, CA


2017

Beringer Finance, Palo Alto, California. 


2016 

Dramaland, Hannesarholt, Reykjavik, Iceland.


2015    

Witness, Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland. 

Stúdíó Stafn, Reykjavík, Iceland.


2014

Blow, PPIC, San Francisco.


2013

Argunnur Yr, Árnes Art Museum, Iceland. 

VOLTA, New York, solo exhibition.

Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco,


2012    

ArtPadSF with Marx & Zavattero Gallery, San Francisco, CA..

101 Montgomery with Artsource SF, San Francisco. 

Reykjavik Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland. 


2011

Kit Schulte Contemporary Art , Berlin. 

Reykjavik Art Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.


2010 

Distant, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.


2008    

Euphora Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik, Iceland.. 

Uppahaið, Transcendent Reykjanesbær Art Museum, Iceland.


2007 

Firmament, Gallerie Immanence, Paris, France.

Land I Saw, Hallgrimskirkja, Iceland.


2006

Firmament, Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA.


2005

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.

Firmament, Gallery Turpentine with Amanda Hughen, Reykjavik, Iceland.


2004    

Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.


2003    

Ventura College Art Gallery, Ventura, CA. 


2002

Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.


2001

Gallery Saevar Karl, Reykjavik, Iceland.


2000

Gerdarsafn Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland.


1999

SFMOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA, Saevar Karl, Reykjavik, EFTA Gallery, Brussels, BE.


1998

The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA.


1996

Hafnarborg Museum., Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.  


1994   

Living Art Museum, Reykjavik., Iceland.


1993

Hulduholar Gallery, Mosfellssveit, Iceland, Show and Tell Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


1991 Kjarvalsstadir Municipal Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.


1989

Gallery Nyhofn, Reykjavik, Iceland.


1987

Media, San Francisco, CA., Living Art Museum, Galleri TOI, Berlin, Germany. 



Group Exhibitions Selected


2022

North Atlantic Triennial, Down North, Portland Art Museum,

Reykjavik Art Museum, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden

Peregrinations, Moremen Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

Terra Forme, East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center, Hilo, HI


2020

NORTH, LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland.

Art for 365 Days, Reykjanesbaer Art Museum, Iceland. 


2015

Nýmálað/Just Painted, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.

Stúdíó Stafn, Reykjavik, Iceland

Here and Now, Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland.

15/15: Women and Art, Reykjanesbaer Art Museum, Iceland. 


2014

Women in the Dunes, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco. 

Shoebox Orchestra Ampersand International Arts, San Francisco. 

Shift, NWBLK, San Francisco, CA.


2009

Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.


2008

Þykkvibær, Iceland, with Georg Guðni


2007 

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA. "Landscapes, Rural  and Urban Realities”. 


2006

Painting After 1980. National Gallery of Iceland. 


2005

Rapture, Mills College Art Museum, CA.


2004

Paint, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA.


2003

BACA, Works on Paper, Berkeley, CA.

Paint Junkies, Michael Martin Galleries, San Francisco


2000

Ecstasy 2000, Akureyri Museum.


1998

Natura, Charlottenborg Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Voyage, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Oregon.

Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California.

The Luggage Store, San Francisco. 3 person exhibition.

Anti Pessimismus, Downtown Artist's Society, Budapest, Hungary.


1997

Coins Gallery, London, England.


1995

The Thin Clear Line, T. Higbee Gallery, San Francisco .

Epicenter, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco.

Exhibitionism, San Francisco, Turlock Cultural Center, Turlock, CA.

Paradise Gallery, Sarasota, Florida.


1993

Windows, Fillmore Center, San Francisco.


1992

Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland. MFA exhibition.


1990

Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco.


1989

Gallery Nyhofn, Reykjavik, Iceland


1989

Show and Tell Gallery, San Francisco .


1987

Reconnaissance, MEDIA, S.F.


1985

Here and Now, Reykjavik Municipal Museum.



Selected Public Collections


Alabama Museum of Art

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.

Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

University of Iceland Art Collection.

Hafnarborg Art Museum, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland.  

Gerdarsafn Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland.

OECD, Paris, France.  

EFTA, Brussels, Belgium.

DeCode Genetics, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Lookout Sculpture Park, New York.

Microsoft.

Cargolux Airlines, Luxemburg.

Icelandair.

Bluebird Cargo, Keflavik, Iceland.

Hitaveitan Power Corporation, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Reykjanesbær, Iceland.

Landsbankinn, Iceland.

Seðlabankinn,  Iceland

Arion Bank Reykjavik and Luxembourg 

Gerduberg Cultural Center, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

City of Gardabaer, Iceland.

RVK  Savings Fund, Iceland.

Geysir Center, Haukadalur, Iceland.

Hotel Rangá, Iceland. 

Hótel VOS.

Icelandair Hotel Hamar.

Hótel Reynihlíð.