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Helgi Gislason

Hjálmholt 10
Reykjavik, 0 , Iceland
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Phone: +354 897 34 61
Email: helgigisla@gmail.com
URL: www.helgigislason.com

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Education

 

1965-70  The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts

1971-76 Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Private exhibitions

2012 Kópavogur Art Museum   Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur  

2009 Hafnarfjördur Centre of Culture and Fine Art

2008 Háteigskirkja Church, Reykjavík

2007 Leifsbúð, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

2001 Art Museum Sigurjón Ólafsson, Reykjavík

2000 Studio exhibition, Reykjavík  

1997 Kópavogur Art Museum – Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur  

1992 Spron Bank Gallery, Reykjavík  

1992 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1988 Gallerí Borg, Reykjavík  

1986 Rathaus Köln-Porz, Germany

1986 Galerie Vömel, Düsseldorf, Germany

1986 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1986 Gallery in Frankfurt, Germany 

1986 Bfg Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

1985 Listmunahúsið Gallery, Reykjavík  

1985 Galleri Kunstlich, West-Berlin, Germany

1983 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1977 Nordic House, Reykjavík  

 

 

Collective exhibitions

 

2011 Skulptur Ölgod, Denmark

2002 Vídalínskirkja Church,  Garðabær 

2001 Sculpture by Silfurtun, Garðabær

2000 Scandinavian workshop in the Vestmann Islands

1998 The Costline Outdor exhibition, Reykjavík Art Festval  

1997 Kirkjulistahátíð ‒ Church Art Festival, Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík  

1986 Nordlight, Düsseldorf , Germany

1996 Nordic House, Reykjavík  

1995 Artist Union of Reykjavík, Hveragerði  

1995 Sculpture, Summer of Art in Akureyri 

1993 Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Island, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany 

1992 Hallgrímskirkja Church, Reykjavík  

1991 Islandsk Kunst (Icelandic Art), Galleri Asbæk, Copnehagen, Denmark 

1990 National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík  

1985 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1988 Human being in the foreground, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1988 Icelandic Art, Lyngby Kunstforening, Denmark 

1986.Reykjavík Arts Festival, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1986 Northlight Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

1986 Biennale der Ostseestaaten, Rostock, Germany

1983 Church art, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1983 Nordisk skulptur, Drammen, Norway 

1982 Association of Icelandic Artists, Akureyri  

1982 Guy's Expo, Åland Islands, Finland

1981 Association of Icelandic artists Kjarvalsstaðir  Reykjavík

1980 Reykjavík Arts Festival 

1979 Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum ,Reykjavík 

1978 Association of Icelandic artists, Reykjavík

1978 Reykjavík Arts Festival, Kjarvalsstadir Art Museum, Reykjavík

1972-76 Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1970 Reykjavík Arts Festival, Icelandic Modern Art Kjarvalsstaðir

 

 

Various artistic occupations

 

1983-1985 Chairman of Sculptors Association 

1981-1984 Member of the Board of Icelandic Artists’ Union

1991-1993 Member of the Board, Icelandic visual art Copyright Association 

1973-1975 Studioassistant, Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

1977-   Arts teacher, Breiðholt College, Reykjavík

1984-1988  Member of the board of the National Gallery of Iceland  

1995-2003  Member of the board of architectural and arts committee of the National Church of Iceland  

2006 / 2007Lecture at the Iceland Academy of the Arts

 

Adwards and grants 

 

2009 First prize for sculpture in the Hof Cultural Centre in Akureyri

2002 State grants 3 month

2001 Selected to compete in a competition for a memory piece in the Capital 2001 Selected to compete in a competition for a sculpture in the service wing of the parlament building  in Reykjavík

2002 Area Cemetaries in Reykjavík

1992 Nomination for the art’s prize of the newspaper Dagbladid

1991 Bröste’s Optimism Prize, Copenhagen, Denmark 

1989 Shared first prize with two architects for the modification of the  Fossvogskirkja Church, Reykjavík 

1986 First prize in a competition for a sculpture outside the Radio House in Reykjavík 

1985 Third prize in a competition for a sculpture outside the Leif Eiriksson’s Terminal in Iceland 

1983 State grants 12 month

1982 Travel grant, state found 

 

 

Member of the following societies

 

FÍM  Society of Icelandic visual artists 

MHR  Sculptors’ Union of Reykjavík 

SÍM  The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists 

ISC  International Sculpture Center

 

Works in public places

 

National Gallery of Iceland 

Reykjavík Art Museum 

Art gallery of the University of Iceland

Art gallery of Borgarnes, Iceland

 

 

Works in private collections in Iceland

 

Íslandsbanki, Art Collection

Landsbanki Íslands, Art Collection  

Skálatún Centre, Mosfellsbær, Iceland 

Central Bank of Iceland. 

Fisheries Co-op in Húsavík. 

Capital Area Cemetaries, Reykjavík  

Reykjavík Town Hall, five portraits of Reykjavík mayors  

Service centre for the care of the elderly at Vitatorg, Reykjavík  

The town of Höfn in Hornafjörður  

Skógar in Þorskafjörður, Matthias Jochumsson,

Landsvirkjun Reykjavík

Fossvogskirkja Church in Reykjavík 

City of Húsavík  

Botanic Garden of Akureyri

Reykir in Ölfus, Iceland  

Sólheimar in Grímsnes, Iceland  

City of Neskaupstaður  

City Library of Reykjavík 

City of Þorlákshöfn

House of disabled in Selfoss 

The Industrial College in Reykjavík

The College of Breiðholt, Reykjavík

City of Vestmannaeyjar

City of Hveragerði

City of Reykjavík

City of Garðabær

City of Akureyri

Héðinn Mechanical Engineering 

Icelandair,Art Collection Reykjavík 

Technical College Reykjavík

Farmes assosiation of Iceland  

Hotel Saga, Reykjavík  

Eimskip Shipping Company, Iceland

Sculpture / Valdimar Briem, Stóri-Núpur, Iceland  

Sculpture / Árni Thorlacius, Stykkishólmur, Iceland 

Sculpture / Thor Jensen Reykjavík 

Össur h/f,  President’s prize, Icelandic Export Council

Sculpture, IAV Construction company

Visa Island, Reykjavík, mural at the Visa Iceland centre in Reykjavík

Works in private collections in, Germany, USA, Sweden