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Elín Pjet. Bjarnason - Light Beyond/ Light of Spirit

Elín Pjet. Bjarnason - Light Beyond/ Light of Spirit

December 7 2019 - April 19 2020

Elín Pjet. Bjarnason
Light Beyond / Light of Spirit
Selected works from ASÍ Art Collection
Gallery 09
December 7 2019 - April 19 2020

Elín Pjet. Bjarnason (1924 - 2009) was born in Iceland and raised in Akureyri, but lived in Copenhagen from the age of 21 onwards. She studied fine art at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen; first painting with Vilhelm Lundstrøm 1945-1950, then murals with Elof Risebye 1958-1959 and finally graphic arts with Holger J. Jensen 1962. She participated regularly in group exhibitions in Copenhagen but only exhibited her work once in Reykjavík; along with weaver Vigdís Kristjánsdóttir in 1968. The first solo exhibition of her works was held in ASÍ Art Museum in 2011. 

ASÍ Art Museum owns a collection of about 550 works by Bjarnason; paintings, drawings, graphics and frescos, donated by Bjarnason‘s nephews, Pjetur Hafstein Lárusson and Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson, after her death in 2009. The exhibition at Akureyri Art Museum is a co-operative venture between the two museums, where selected works from the ASÍ collection will be exhibited.

Curator: Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson.

April 8 - April 19
Listasafnið á Akureyri / Akureyri Art Museum, Kaupvangsstræti, Akureyri
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