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Kristín Jónsdóttir frá Munkaþverá: The Water and The Land

3 December, 20225 March, 2023

Kristín Jónsdóttir was born at Munkaþverá in Eyjafjörður 1933. She studied at The Reykjavík College of Craft and Art 1949-1952 and 1954-1957 she studied at the textile department of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in Copenhagen. Jónsdóttir studied at École des Arts Italiennes and Atélier Freundlich in Paris 1959 and during the winter of 1963-1964 she studied in Italy, at Università per Stranieri in Perugia.

Kristín Jónsdóttir of Munkaþverá has held over 20 solo exhibitions in Iceland, the US and Canada. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Iceland and abroad. Her work can be found in the major art museums in Iceland as well as in Europe and the US. Jónsdóttir has also won different prizes and recognitions such as the silver-prize at the International Textile Triennial in Lódz, Poland 1992, as well as the Honorary Award of the Icelandic Visual Arts Council 2021 for her contribution to Icelandic visual arts.