Ragna Róbertsdóttir

Born 1945
Hometown Reykjaví­k, Iceland
Lives and Works Berlin, Germany and Reykjaví­k, Iceland
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden, 1971
The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjaví­k, Iceland, 1970

Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany
Safn, Reykjaví­k, Iceland
Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland

i8 Gallery, Reykjaví­k, Iceland
Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Ragna Róbertsdóttir is known for her minimalist wall paintings made out of ground lava stones, broken glass, shell fragments, and chips of neon plastic. These tiny shrapnel-like materials are applied directly to the gallery wall, seamlessly merging nature and architecture. Many of Róbertsdóttir's works incorporate volcanic rocks, a nod to Iceland's rugged and volatile landscape. Like land artists Walter De Maria, Robert Smithson, and Michael Heizer, Róbertsdóttir marries a minimalist aesthetic with a reverence for nature. Unlike her American counterparts, however, Róbertsdóttir's work is decidedly modest in scale. An established superstar in her native Iceland, Róbertsdótti has also exhibited around the world, including the Hamish Morrison Galerie in Berlin, the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen, and the New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts.

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