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Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir

born 1972 in Iceland

Lives and works in Iceland


Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir, born 1972, is an Icelandic artist based in Reykjavík. In 2001 she graduated from The Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm with a MA in fine Art, and in 1998 from The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. She has exhibited in museums and galleries both in Iceland and Sweden. Kristín Elva works meanly with drawings on paper with mixed media.

In her often playful visual language, Kristín Elva varies between delicate figurative- and abstract drawings, and finds subjects is her immediate environment, focusing on potted plants and tiny animals such as insects. Her work has evolved into abstract manifestations and creature like drawings were the lines and colours are in the forefront. 

Kristín Elva Rögnvaldsdóttir has taken part in numerous exhibitions and festivals: The Sequences Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland - Karnal Knowledge an art project of seven Nordick artist, that toured around Sweden and Iceland, e.g. Trollhättan Art Gallery  in Sweden, The Living Art Museum in Iceland - Bitch, The Yellow House, Iceland - Sýning, LÁ Art Museum in Hveragerði, Iceland - Spuni, Gallery Box, Akureyri, Iceland - Múmíumús, lingerie store Systur, as a part of the Culture Night in Reykjavík, Iceland -  Hrúga, Vesturveggur at Skaftfell Art Center in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, in connection with the Skaftfell Residency program.

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