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Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir awarded by the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Fund

Erró, Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir og Borgarstjórinn í Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr.

Artist Erró awarded today Guðnýju Rósu Ingimarsdóttur prize money and recognition from the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir fund, for her contribution in the field of art. The award ceremony took place at the opening of the exhibition Erró-The World Today at Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús.

Erró established the fund in memory of his aunt, Guðmunda.  It is intended to promote and support women's art. This is the fourteenth time the grant is awarded from the fund. Women who have previously been awarded by the fund are Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir,  Ólöf Nordal, Finna Birna Steinsson, Katrín Sigurðardóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir, Sara Björnsdóttir, Þóra Þórisdóttir, Guðrún Vera Hjartardóttir, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hulda Stefánsdóttir, Margrét H. Blöndal, Sara Riel and Þórdís Aðalsteinsdóttir.

Guðný Rósa Ingimarsdóttir
Guðný Rósa graduated in 1994 from the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts (forerunner of the Iceland Academy of the Arts), then pursued further study in Belgium. After graduation she made her home in Brussels, but has maintained close links with her home country, and has regularly shown her work in Iceland. She has held 18 one-woman shows and taken part in more than 30 group exhibitions, all over Europe and the USA. Her 2008 show at the National Gallery of Iceland made a memorable impression, and her recent exhibition at Hverfisgallerí in Reykjavík was clear evidence that she continues to grow as an artist, and that every one of her works reflects extraordinary care, dedication and high standards. It is thus the unanimous opinion of the selection committee of the Guðmunda S. Kristinsdóttir Arts Fund that Guðný Rósa is a worthy person to receive an award from the Fund.

Guðný Rósa’s work is lyrical and subtle. Her collages and drawings reveal complex patterns, and multiple layers of different textures. Her works of art are the result of meticulous work, often over a long period; Guðný Rósa will often return to a piece many times before she parts with it. Yet in spite of her careful methods she is bold in her presentation, as author Guðbergur Bergsson has pointed out: “She has dared to embark on what we may call a dangerous sport in art – to achieve subtle effects of form and content in near-monotone works... the observer is instantly drawn into different periods: past, present and future.” 

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 03.21.2015