Kristján Gudmundsson

Snæfellsnes, Iceland

Kristján Gudmundsson (b. 1941) lives and works in Iceland. He is self-taught and has gained a position as one of the most respected Icelandic living artists. He has exhibited widely, mostly in Scandinavia and Europe. Solo exhibitions include shows in San Diego, USA (2010); American Scandinavian Foundation, New York (1986) and retrospectives at the National Gallery of Iceland (2009) and Rooseum, Malmö (1994). Among recent group shows include Ends of the Earth – Land Art to 1974 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Haus der Kunst, Munich (2012). Gudmundsson received First price at the Carnegie Art Award 2009.

Photo: Lilja Birgisdóttir.