Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
Katrín Elvarsdóttir

Katrín Elvarsdóttir (b. 1964) graduated from Art Institute of Boston in 1993 with a BFA. She also studied photography at Brevard Community College in 1990, and earned a BA in French from the University of Iceland in 1988.
The moments she captures are timeless not in the sense of a classic moment or a precious memory that syncs in our everyday comprehension of things the images she presents are more about a passing when our eyes glance over something casually, a journey between a nondescript neighborhood between two destinations, a state before one of our emotions come into full bloom.
Yet her images are straight forward and clear, and she photographs objects we have names for. Instead of telling a story of the obvious, the narrative elements in Katrín’s photographs are hidden, or evasive, though not incomplete like having a missing piece to a puzzle.


Reykjavik Art Museum, 2010
(install shot)