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Hildur Bjarnadóttir

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Urban Color Palette, Charlotte by Hildur Bjarnadóttir


 PROJECTTenTenTen commission

for the Mint Museum of Craft + Design Uptown



"With each effort, Hildur raises questions about art and textiles,

their functional use and how they are perceived"

-Sandy Harthorn, Curator of Art, Boise Art Museum


  • Hildur Bjarnadótir is a textile artist from Iceland who originally came to America in 1994 to study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.  When she was a child, she started knitting while in the company of her female relatives, which has inspired her work up through today.  A winner of the Icelandic Visual Art Award, Bjarnadótir has had exhibitions across Europe, the United States and Canada
  • The artist's resume, from her website
  • Profile from the Boise Art Museum 
  • Article about Bjarnadóttir's work from the Center for Icelandic Art
  • Bio and artist statement from Pulliam Gallery, plus a slide show of her work 
  • Review from PortlandArt.net
  • Hildur Bjarnadóttir held a free open studio in the lobby of the original Mint Museum of Craft + Design (March 26 - March 30, 2010.) Visitors were encouraged to not only watch, but to also ask questions about the process. The photo below, taken by Mint Museum docent Ross Loeser, shows just one of the groups of people that visited Hildur during her stay.



  • Article about the event from Charlotte Green Living with images and a slide show 
  • Video of a talk by Hildur in December 2009 as part of the group exhibition "Volcano Lovers - From Iceland and Japan," at Ise Cultural Foundation. For more information, see www.volcanolovers.net



This commission is a gift of Wesley Mancini, the International Textile Manufacturers Association, and Berhan Nebioglu and Michael Gallis, Michael Gallis & Associates.



Edited by Laura Brown, intern for The Mint Museum Library 

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