Guðný hafsteinsdóttir
Studio Skruggusteinn | Auðbrekku 4, 200 Kópavogur
+354 6992992 | +354 5540770
gudnyhaf@simnet.is
www.gudnyhaf.is


Education

• The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts 1991-1995
• A guest student, 6 weeks at The International Ceramic Studios in Kecskémet, Hungary 1994.
• A guest student, 4 months at The University of Industrial Arts Helsinki Finland 1993.
• College for Craft and Design, Denmark 1990-1991
• B.Ed. in Pedagogy from the University of Iceland 1981

Solo exhibitions

2014 Sunshine, lemons and salt at Strandgata Hafnarfirði
2012 Dance by Drífandi, Vestmannaeyjar
2011 On and on, Kaolín gallerí, Reykjavík
2004 G-G at Sím húsið, Hafnarstræti
1999 Now-Then at Hafnarborg Institute of Culture and Fine Arts.

Main joint exhibitions

2014
Wetlands. Nordic house
Crafts and Design anniversary exhibition at Reykjavik City Hall.

2013
Exhibition in connection with Scanceram conference, Vendsyssel Art museum Denmark
DesignMarch, Seven, furniture exhibition at Harpan Reykjavik

2012
DesignMarch, joint exhibithion at Þjóðmenningarhús Reykjavik

2011
DesignMarch, Braid, Reykjavik Art Museum
On the cutting edge – Design in Iceland Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt
4+4 Finnland-Iceland in Kaapeli in Helsinki

2010
DesignMarch,Sheepshead and Soda, Icelandic cusine in containers at The Nordic House Rvk.
Christmas exhibition, Crafts and Design Association
DesignMarch, Hanging there.. in Aðalstræti Reykjavík.

2009
Once upon time... Nordic House Reykjavik.
Christmas exhibition Crafts and Design Association.
39 degrees north in Akureyri

2008
Christmas exhibition Crafts and Design Association.
Ceramic Exhibition at Börglum kloster Denmark

2007
Magma Kvika at Kjarvalsstaðir Art Museum of Reykjavik

2006
European ceramic context 2006 – Bornholm Denmark.
Icelandic ceramics association anniversary exhibition, Hafnarborg Art Museum
North Atlantic Islands. Copenhagen City hall

2005
Stories of land, Crafts and Design Association
The Eelth of Eastern Country, Crafts and Design Association

2004
Christmas exhibition, Crafts and Design Association

2003
Meistari Jakob, The Nordic house
Container, Crafts and Design Association

2002
Meistari Jakob, Galleri Voss, Norway.
Anniversary exhibition Icelandic Ceramics Association, Gerðarsafn Art Museum

2001
Asti-Reykjavík, ASÍ Art museum
Elementi d´Islanda, Asti Ítalíu.

2000
Christmas exhibition, Crafts and Design Association

1999
Exhibition in the City hall in Reykjavik
Meistari Jakob, Listhús Ófeigs, Reykjavík.

1997
Drottinn blessi heimilið, Listhús 39, Hafnarfirði.
Joint exhibition Hafnarborg, Institute of Culture and Fine Arts.

1996
Dýr-Gripir Listhús 39, Hafnarfirði.
Lúra undir jökli, Hornafirði.

1995
Englar og erótík, Listhús 39, Hafnarfirði.
Galleri Nörby, Kopenhagen.

Grants and awards
• Grant from Muggur, cia. Iclandic artcenter
• Grants from the Icelandic state cultural fund for six months in 1998
• Grants from NSA Ventures 1997
• Appointed for Designers Prize in 1998
• Grants and award from the Cultural Fund of Kópavogur 1996

Works owned by companies
• The Reykjavík water and electricity company (www.or.is)
• DV, daily newspaper (www.dv.is)
• Vektor consulting engineers (www.vektor.is)
• Morgunblaðið / Morning newspaper (www.mbl.is)
• Hópbílar ferðaþjónunsta.(www.hopferdir.is)

Other information
Nominated for Arts & Crafts Design Award 2014.
On the board of directors of Icelandic Design Center.
On the board of directors of Kraum Design House 2010-2013.
Designer of the custom made tableware at Mar restaurant.
Designer of tableware for Grillmarkaðurinn, a restaurant in Reykjavik.
Designer of the Environmental Recognition Awards, by the Environmental Ministry 2002 and 2004
Designer of DV Cultural awards 2000. Recognition given to artists and designers from one of the largest newspaper in Iceland.

A member of The Society of Icelandic Ceramic Artists, Association of Icelandic Visual Artists and Association of Icelandic Designers.
On the board of Icelandic Ceramics Association 1999-2001
Operator at art galleri, Listhús 39, Hafnarfirði. 1995-1997 and later galleri Meistari Jakob, Skólavörðustíg from 1998-2004.