I‘m a painter. My work is about moving paint on a surface layer after layer....

Soffía Sæmundsdóttir

Icelandic Artist

Soffia works mainly in painting and drawing and has been active in the Icelandic/international art scene. She’s had numerous solo shows and participated in group shows in Iceland and abroad and won numerous awards. She‘s inspired by landscape and nature that she often combines with an ongoing story of travellers in unknown places.



Soffía Sæmundsdóttir has been active in the Icelandic art scene for the past decade. She studied art at the Icelandic School of Fine Arts and Crafts 1987-1991 and completed a Master's degree in painting from Mills College in Oakland, California 2001-2003. She has held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions at home and abroad. Her work has been shown widely in Europe and North America. She has received numerous accolades for her art, including the Muggs Travel and Residence Fund, the Jay De Fao Award (2003) and the Joan Mitchell Painting and Sculpture Award (2004). She was a prizewinner at the 2000 Winsor and Newton International Painting Competition. Her works are owned by numerous public bodies and institutions as well as private collections.

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