A B O U T

Gudrun Nielsen aligns herself with a modernist-based formalism with minimalist overtones. Producing large-scale sculpture in a variety of media, Nielsen uses geometrical forms which reflect elements of balance and movement. Drawn to clear and harmonious proportions, as well as cultures, elements of her practice echo Japanese attitudes to mass and shape. Gudrun Nielsen graduated as a sculptor in 1989 from the Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design London 1990-1992 and graduated with an MA in Art in Architecture from University of East London 1995. Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, Nielsen has exhibited extensively, with selected and invited exhibitions including: The Icelandic Sculptors Society winter-exhibition (2019); CHANGES a solo exhibition SÍM gallery, Reykjavík (2018); SKULPTUR an RBS exhibition of contemporary Nordic three-dimensional practice in London (2015); Þorfinnstjörn, Hljómskálagarðurinn Reykjavík (2014); Edsvik Art Gallery, Sollentuna (2012); Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester (2005); A one day solo exhibition Millennium Dome, London (2000); A Festival of Scandinavian Design, the Design Museum, London (1992).

Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S

1994 - 1995   University of East London. MA ART IN ARCHITECTURE
1990 - 1992   Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. MURAL DESIGN
1985 - 1989   The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík. SCULPTURE

F E L L O W
Royal Society of Sculptors, London https://sculptors.org.uk/
M E M B E R
SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík http://www.sim.is
MHR - Reykjavík Sculptors Society http://mhr.is
Sculpture Network, Germany http://www.sculpture-network.org