Past Resident

Kristín Rúnarsdóttir

Kristín Rúnarsdóttir (b. 1984) is a visual artist living and working in Keflavik, Iceland.  She holds an M.A. from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and a B.A. in fine art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include prik/ strik/ at the Living Art Museum, Reykjavik in 2015 and ‘Leikfléttur / Strategies at Reykjanes Art Museum, Keflavik in 2014.

Seeking inspiration in rules and organization, she bases her work on signs and markings associated with various areas where color and line are used to define spaces, ranging from playgrounds and sports stadiums to airfields, roads and parking areas. Another aspect of her artistic practice deals with the subject matter of travel and the experience of moving through natural landscape and built environment. 

Using clean-cut visual imagery that straddles the institutional and cold on the one hand and the personal and playful on the other, she creates complicated installations - often using tape to make line-drawings on floors and walls and integrating wooden constructions and painted sticks that are spread around exhibition spaces.

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