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Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson

Visual Artist based in Reykjavík, Iceland

Sigtryggur Bjarni Baldvinsson was born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1966. He studied at the Akureyri School of Visual Arts, the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and the École des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France

His paintings, watercolours and photographic work reflect his engagement with specific natural phenomena. Water-based leitmotifs such as running water and oceanic surfaces are woven into his work, reflecting the elements of light, air and earth and nature’s unique powers such as wind and gravity. Baldvinsson has also tried to accentuate and emphasize the construction or organization of things in the world with his paintings of flower covered slopes and the foliage of trees.

With growing urgency, the artist’s work now reflects his concern with questions that relate to modern man’s relationship with, and responsibilities for, untouched nature.

Baldvinsson’s works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in all the major museums in Iceland and his works are a part of the collections of for example The National Gallery of Iceland, The Art Collection of the University of Iceland, Reykjavik Art Museum, The High Court of Iceland, The National Hospital of Iceland, Kópavogur Art Museum and numerous private collections.


1991-1994     École des Arts Decoratifs, Diplome National Superieur des Arts Plastique. Strasbourg, France
1987-1990     The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Painting Department
1985-1986     The Akureyri School of Visual Arts. Akureyri, Iceland


2017     360 day´s and Paintings, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
2016     Marshland shadows , Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014     360 day´s in Gethsemane, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
2014     Veðra von, Hverfisgallerí, Reykjavík, Ísland
2014     The Pastor, the Moor, the Sea and the Trees, Blank, Brighton, UK
2012     Three Locations, Gallery Ágúst, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011     The River, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2011     Permanent Moment, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art (Hafnarborg), Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
(together with Þorri Hringsson)
2011     Permanent Moment,  The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland (together with Þorri Hringsson)
2010     Rivers – Painting in the Era of Flowing Waters, The Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði (together with Þorvaldur Skúlason)
2010     The Wind in Skagafjörður, Höfðaströnd Artist Residency, Skagafjörð, Iceland
2010     Seven Heavens, The Church at Árbær, Reykjavík, Iceland
2009     Af gróðri jarðar, Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik, Iceland
2009     River Paintings, More North, NY, USA
2008     Eyjafjörður River, Gallery Jónas Viðar, Akureyri, Iceland
2007     Vetrarvötn Sunnanheiða, Gallery Turpentine, Rekjavik, Iceland
2006     Sog, Reykjanes Art Museum, Reykjanesbær, Iceland
2005     Bright Water – Black Water, Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004     For Culture Night, T.M. Gallery in association with Reykjavik Culture Night, Reykjavik, Iceland
2004     Fields, Kopavogur Art Museum (Gerðarsafn), Kópavogur, Iceland
2002     Layers, Kopavogur Art Museum (Gerðarsafn), Kópavogur, Iceland
2002     Treemix-Remix, Englaborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
2002     In Memory of Rothko and the Search for the Inexpressible, Hallgrím’s Church, Reykjavik, Iceland
2001     The Westman Islands Spring Arts Festival, Gamli Vélasalurinn, The Westman Islands, Iceland
2000     Englaborg, Reykjavik, Iceland
2000     The Ketilhus, Akureyri, Iceland
1998     The European Free Trade Association Headquarters, Brussels,    Belgium
1997     Two Dimensions – Double Vision, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1996     Greip Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
1995     The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
1995     Hamar Gallery, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
1991     Gamli Lundur, Akureyri, Iceland


2015     Just Painted 2, Kjarvalsstaðir, Reykjavík
2014     Summer Show, Hverfisgallerí , Reykjavik, Iceland
2012     Nautn og notagildi (Enjoyment and Utility), The Arnesinga Art Museum, Hveragerði, Iceland
2012     Dedication – An Exhibition in Memory of Georg Guðni, Studio Stafn, Reykjavik, Iceland
2010     Watery Hues – A Survey of Icelandic Watercolors, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
2009     Lífróður, The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art (Hafnarborg), Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
2009     Hidden Treasure – Treasures in Public Possession, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2007     Indigo, Kópavogur Art Museum (Gerðarsafn), Kópavogur, Iceland
2006     Painting after 1980, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
2006     Verk, hlutur, hlutverk, ASÍ Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2005     Paintings, Gallery Hoffmann, Reykjavík, Iceland
2005     Two Dimensional Dimension, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2002     Akureyri II, The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
2002     Acquisitions, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
2001     Der Goldene Pinsel (The Golden Paintbrush), The Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
2001     The Golden Paintbrush, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
1999     The Golden Paintbrush, The Corridor, Reykjavík, Iceland
1999     At the Millenium, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
1998     Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland
1997     Summer Exhibition, Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1996     Hinnsta sýning, Greip Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
1996     Love, The Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
1995     A Sort of Everyday Romance, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland
1995     Summer Exhibition, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland


The Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland
The Icelandair Collection, Iceland
The University Art Museum, Iceland
National Gallery of Iceland, Iceland
Reykjavík Art Museum, Iceland
Reykjanes Art Museum, Iceland
Kopavogur Art Museum (Gerðarsafn), Iceland
The Supreme Court of Iceland
Reykjavík City Hospital
Íslandsbanki Bank
The National Bank of Iceland
MP Bank
The TM Insurance Collection
The Akureyri Junior College


Visual Artists’ Salary Fund, The Icelandic Ministry of Culture
Artist Grant by the City of Reykjavík
Penninn Art Foundation Grant 1996
The Supreme Court of Iceland 2002

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