Artist talk with artists from This Island Earth

On Saturday August 19th we hosted four of the artists from This Island Earth for artist talks at Galleri Image.
19-08-2017 - 19-08-2017
Photography and video
Artist talk with artists from This Island Earth
Stuart Richardson, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, Pétur Thomsen & Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir
On Saturday August 19th we hosted four of the artists from This Island Earth for artist talks at Galleri Image. The talks took place at Galleri Image between 2 and 3.30. The talks were freely open to the public.

The participating artists were Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir, Stuart Richardson, Kristín Sigurðardóttir, and Pétur Thomsen.

Hallgerður Hallgrimsdóttir (b. 1984)
After studying Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art and graduating in 2011 Hallgerður returned to Reykjavik where she is currently based, making art, teaching and writing. Her work has been exhibited in various museums and galleries in Iceland and around the world, such as The Photographer’s Gallery in London, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, Fondazione Fotografia Modena in Italy, The Reykjavik Museum of Photography and Akureyri Art Museum. Recently Hallgerður published her first photobook, Hvassast, which explores the beauty of the Icelandic everyday.

Kristín Sigurðardóttir (b. 1981)
Kristín Sigurðardóttir is a visual artist and a photographer from Iceland. She graduated in 2014 with Masters Degree in Photography from Parsons The New School Of Design, awarded Dean’s Scholarships 2012-2014. She also holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Iceland. Previous work experience include, Intern at Adam Fuss Studio, Teaching Assistance at Parsons and On Set Photographer for award winning Web Series „ That Reminds Me“. Her work has been published by Grymogea, Conveyor and shown in Iceland, UK, Faroe Island and the US.

Pétur Thomsen (b.1973)
Pétur Thomsen studied art history and archaeology at the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III, photography at École Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques, Montpellier, and at École Nationale Supérieur de la Photographie (ENSP) in Arles. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world. In venues such as the National Gallery of Iceland, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, and the National Museum of Iceland, Photoforum PasqArt Switzerland, Les Rencontre d’Arles France, Musée National d’Histoire et Art Luxembourg, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt Germany, Photo Gallery International, Tokyo Japan. Pétur Thomsen has been nominated and received numerous awards and prizes. In 2004 he won The 10th LVMH young artists’ award.In 2005, he was selected by the Musée de L’Élysée in Lausanne for reGeneration 50 Photographers of Tomorrow. Thomsen is a founding member and former Chairman of FíSL, The Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association and one of the founders and co-director of The Icelandic Photography Festival.

Stuart Richardson (b.1978)
Stuart Richardson is photographer and exhibition printer based in Reykjavík. Originally a student of Russian and Japanese history, he became interested in photography while on a Fulbright in Vladivostok, Russia. The initial interest grew and he left academia to pursue photography. After moving to Iceland in 2007, he opened Custom Photo Lab, where he specializes in producing exhibitions for fellow photographers and artists. In 2014, his series Sodium Sun / Natríum Sól was exhibited at the National Museum of Iceland. The series was published as a book of the same name. Currently, he is a member of the class of 2018 of the Hartford Art School’s International Limited Residency MFA. He has exhibited in Iceland, Germany and the United States, with upcoming shows in Denmark and Finland.