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ANNA JÓELSDÓTTIR

STUDIO
Seljavegur 32
101 Reykjavík
Iceland
e-mail: ajdottir@gmail.com
web: www.annajoelsdottir.com


EDUCATION

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA, 2002)
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 1999)
Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia, England (M.A., 1985)
University Teachers College of Iceland (B.Ed., 1978)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

brot/ fragment fracture, fold, violation   ASI Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

2013

gastro  |  A site-specific installation, Taste of Chicago/ Celebrity Chef du Jour; Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL

2012

flying through the cuckoo's nest|  Zg Gallery, Chicago

2011

surge|  A site-specific installation, The Clocktower Gallery and ArtonAir.org. Curated by Alanna Heiss.

2009

priest chews velvet haddock   Stux Gallery, NYC. Catalogue
stone black heart murmer   Tarble Arts Center, eGallery
the dandelions are over Zg Gallery, Chicago

2008

NEXT, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art Merchandise Mart, Chicago. With STUX Gallery, New York

2007

LOOPTOPIA, Sticks    Installation/Performance, Macy's storefront window, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Invitational, curated by Angalique Williams

2006

heima?/home?   Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
heima?/home?   ASI Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland

2005

space/time, New Paintings   Stefan Stux Gallery, New York

2004

25 Sticks    An installation of 3D paintings; SubCity Projects, Chicago, IL
42ºN/ 66ºN    Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; curated by Staci Boris

2003

Flutter/Flökt   Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Iceland 
SIM Gallery   
Reykjavík, Iceland
Contemporary Art Workshop    Chicago, IL

2000

Hafnarborg  Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Iceland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Paper Please,   Works on paper, Zg Gallery, Chicago

2016

the shadow of a rose not a rose,   Site-specific installation
2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk Museum,   The Hague, Netherlands

2015

Just Painted II,   Reykjavik Art Museum; March 28 - June 7
Group Matrix,   Stux + Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2014

...Burning Bright: Tiger, tiger,   Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Cadences of Line and Color,   Reykjavík Art Museum. Curators Hafþór Yngvason, Yean Fee Quay and Jón Proppé

2012

SUMMER, Piping Down the Valleys Wild   Stux Gallery, New York, NY

2009

ART MIAMI   with Stux Gallery, Booth A31
Whimsical Impetus Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland; See Catalogue

2008

NEXT, The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art Merchandise Mart, Chicago; with STUX Gallery, New York
Quarter of a Century of Art Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Art, Iceland; Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the institution
showing selected work from their collection.

2007

Summer Show   Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Small Works Group Show   Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago

2006

Bridge Art Fair   Miami, FL; participating artist with Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
(un)Natural History: 400 years of oddities, curiosities, and exaggerations in the pursuit of beauty and nature    Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Open House Project   Evanston, IL; curated by Jodie Jacobi
Land Escape”   River East Art Center, Chicago, IL; curated by Joseph Tabet
Six Degrees of Separation   STUX Gallery, New York; curated by Joshua Altman
Art Chicago International Contemporary Art Fair   Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

Working Process”   Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Beijing Biennial   Beijing, China; catalogue
Invisible Worlds    Evanston Art Center; curated by John Brunetti
Tvividd vidd    The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík; curated by Ransu

2004

Evanston Biennial     Curated by Monique Meloche and Dominic Molon
Touch   Higher Gallery, Chicago, IL; curated by Ed Schad

2003

Tabla Rasa   Prater Rouse Gallery, Norfolk, VI
The Open Gallery   Reykjavík, Iceland
Fassbender Gallery   Chicago, IL

2002

New Talent"   Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
MFA Graduate Exhibition    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Nippon Steel / U.S.A. Residential Award Exhibition

2000

Gerðuberg Center for Arts    Reykjavík, Iceland
West Bend Art Museum   West Bend, WI

1999         

Spring Exhibition   The School of The Art Institute of Chicago

2000    

West Bend Art Museum   West Bend, WI


AWARDS

2016

Travel grant from The Muggur Fund

2014

The Icelandic Department of Culture: National Artist Fellowship

2011

Barbara and Magnús Á. Árnason Memorial Fund

2006

The Icelandic Department of Culture, National Artist Fellowship; travel grant

2005

Individual Artist Award Nominee, The Richard H. Driehouse Foundation, Chicago

2004

American Scandinavian Foundation

2003

Myndstef; travel grant
Residency Fellowship, Hafnarborg Art Museum, Iceland
Residency Fellowship SÍM, Union of Icelandic Artist, Reykjavík, Iceland

2002

Honorary Mention, School of the Art Institute Graduation Fellowship

2001

Nippon Steel /USA Residential Award
Teaching Assistantship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2000

Teaching Assistantship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Scholarship from the Soroptimists of Europe
Residency Fellowship at Hafnarborg Art Museum, Iceland
Parson Group, Student Award
Nippon Steel/USA Residential Award

1999         

Bryan Lathrop Fellowship; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1984         

Foreign & Commonwealth Official Scholarship & Award Scheme


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014

"Holding Thought: The Agile Work of Anna Jóelsdóttir", Essay by Terry Myers, written for the ASÍ Art Museum exhibit, brot / fragment, fracture, fold, violation
>> View Essay
“Tungumál og myndmál mætast" (Language meets imagery), Interview, Morgunblaðið, April 25, 2014
“Orrustan um málverkið" (The Battle over Painting), Review, Morgunblaðið, May 17, 2014

2012

“Stux Gallery's "Winding Down the Valleys Wild", Explores Innocence in Contemporary World". Huffington Post review, July 30, 2012

2009

“Anna Jóelsdóttir: Near Chaos”, ART RAVELS, Art and Culture
"Unwound", November 20, 2009 by Lynnea West
“Jóelsdóttir's art takes a 3D twist", Review by James Roedl, Daily Eastern Newspaper, September 1, 2009
the dandelions are over; Review by Jeffrey Mcnarey in New City  >> www.art.newcity.com
Art Letter; 7/10/2009preview by Paul Klein
“New Approach to Abstract Painting,”  Morgunbladid March 13, 2009, p. 48; Culture Section

2007

ArtStyle Chicago web magazine;  >> www.chicagoarts-lifestyle.com
Interview and slideshow about Looptopia installation and performance at Macy’s department store window; curated by Angelique Williams; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; posted online May 29
ArtStyle Chicago web magazine; >> www.chicagoarts-lifestyle.com 
"Artist’s Profile", interview by Amy Rudberg, posted May 1

2006

Camper, Fred, “Finding Order in Chaos” Chicago Reader , September 15, v.35, no 52, sec 2
Mast, Audrey, “Anna Jóelsdóttir ,” Flavorpill Chicago, October 10, Issue 108
"Lögberg Heimskringla", The Icelandic Community Newspaper , September 15, p. 1
"Gallery Beat", Style Chicago, September 1
Hinkel, Joanne , "The Start of New Art", Centerstage Chicago, August 8
"Where Is Home?", Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Interview, April 8, p. 30
Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Review by Þóra Þórisdóttir April 30, p. 44

2005

"LIST #3" CIA.is – Contemporary Icelandic Art , Web Magazine
Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), p.39
NEW YORKER , Review; July 4, p.21
Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), May 21, p.63
Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Review; February 21, p. 37
Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland; Exhibition Catalogue
Evanston Art Center; catalogue

2004

ART PAPERS, Review by Michelle Grabner, Nov/Dec issue, p. 50
Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Interview; August 13
Museum of Contemporary Art; Summer Catalogue

2003

Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Review; August, 2003
Fréttablaðið (Icelandic newspaper), August 13
Boris, Staci (curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago),
"The Open Studio Press, No. 47", New American Painting

2001

"Back to the Books," American Artist , January, 2001

2000

Morgunblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Review; March 28, 2000
Dagblaðið (Icelandic newspaper), Review; April 10, 2000


PUBLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011

Our Art Criticism, Anna Jóelsdóttir, Artist influenced by two countries; interview by Darrel Roberts; >> READ MORE HERE!

2009

priest chews velvet haddock, catalogue published by STUX Gallery, NYC; Includes an interview by art historian Jovana Stokic
Eastern Illinois University; Visiting artist lecture, Tarble Arts Center
the dandelions are over, brochure published by Eastern Illinois University, Tarble Arts Center
Whimsical Impetus, Catalogue/book; Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

2008

Vermont College of Fine Arts; "Artist-Teacher", advising in the MFA Visual Art Program
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist;  Class Lecture

2007

ArtStyle Chicago, web magazine, >> www.chicagoarts-lifestyle.com
Blogs about various issues

2006

Chicago Art Critic Association, Lecture on AJ work by F. Camper
Landscapes Beyond Boundaries, Artist’s Talk with Molly Briggs and Martina Nehrling, Zg Gallery Chicago
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist;  Class Lecture
Artist's Talk, ASI Art Museum  

2005

Artist Roundtable, Evanston Art Center

2004

Where do my paintings come from, Slide lecture, Feltre School
Artist's Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1987

I Have Feelings, Series of photographs and a Teacher’s Guide; National Center for Educational Materials of Iceland


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
ASI Art Museum Reykjavik, Iceland
Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Hafnarfjörður Iceland