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Guđrún Nielsen FRBS

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Sculptor Guđrún Nielsen FRBS
Gudrun Nielsen

About Guđrún Nielsen

Gudrun Nielsen born in Iceland trained as a sculptor in Reykjavík and London. "She has been working professionally since 1989 and has made good as an artist in the world of British environmental sculpture, which boasts of a long tradition encompassing everything from figurative bronzes for public gardens to permanent site specific installations"

Exhibition History of Guđrún Nielsen

One Person
2015 Mixed Media - Monumental, Reykjavík
2014 Absent Core, Ţorfinnstjörn, Hljómskálagarđurinn Reykjavík
2012 Borrowed View "A moments installation". Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester England
2012 Listamađur mánađarins / Artist of the month. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsiđ Hafnarstrćti 16 Reykjavík
2012 Borrowed View "A moments installation". The Tamarama Coast, Bondi Australia
2011 Absent Walls, sculpture and drawings. Listasalurinn / Art Gallery in IĐA Lćkjargötu, Reykjavík
2009 Selected photographs of Sculptures. The Japanese Teahouse Series 2005 - 2009 Embassy of Japan in Iceland
2009 Sculpture and Wall Work the Japanese Teahouse Series 2005 - 2009 Gallery Sćvars Karls, Reykjavík
2005 Sculpture and Drawings Gallery Sćvars Karls, Reykjavík.
2005 Japanese Tea Ceremony Performance within an 8 mat Japanese Teahouse. Gallery Sćvars Karls, Reykjavík.
2001 Untitled II The Studio Beckenham, London.
2000 Untitled The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London.
1999 Untitled The Studio Beckenham, London.
1999 Time Westwood High School for Girls, London.

Group
2015 Verksmiđjan / the Factory in Hjalteyri Eyjafjörđ, North Iceland “Ađ bjarga heiminum – To save the world”
2015 SKULPTUR an exhibition of contemporary Nordic three-dimensional practice in London. "Labyrinth 2015" in Prince´s Gardens Imperial College London, The Royal British Society of Sculptors
2013 Smámyndasýning / Small scale art-work exhibition Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsiđ Hafnarstrćti 16 Reykjavík.
2013 AUTUMN EXHIBITION, Edsvik Konsthall, Sweden. Participants from all over Scandinavia ……is one of Swedens largest jury based exhibitions for artists. The exhibition takes place in Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna a renound art gallery in the areas of contemporary art. http://www.edsvik.com/?p=6017
2013 Undir Berum Himni / Under the Open Sky 25th May - 25th August in Thingholtina and Skolavorduholt in the heart of Reykjavik.
2012 Smámyndasýning / Small scale art-work. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsiđ Hafnarstrćti 16 Reykjavík
2012 "MHR40ÁRA" / Reykjavík Sculptors Society 40 year. Members Exhibition. Kling og Bang Reykjavík
2012 “European Sculpture - methods, materials, poetry”, at Edsvik Art Gallery in Sweden. Selected.
2011 ‘A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden’ Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester
2011 Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey
2010 European Sculpture: Diversity and difference in practice “Nave Gallery“ parco culturale Le Serre Grugliasco, Turin, Italy. martin Martini Arte Internazionale in collaboration with Sculpture Network. Selected. Curated by Patrizia Bottallo.
2010 Exhibition of selected photographs from the Exhibition Heart, Hand and Hands. Curated by Stella Couloutbanis Visual Arts Manager, The Library University of Leicester
2010 Heart Head and Hands Sculpture in the Garden exhibition, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester
2010 Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey
2009 A Celebration of British Sculpture Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, England. Selected
2009 Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey
2009 The Womans Art Show Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, England. Selected
2008 Saatchi-Online, London invited
2008 Mount Pleasant Garden Exhibition, Cheshire, England
2008 Sense and Lines Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain
2008 Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May
2008 Figure Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford, England
2008 Verk úr safni Sćvars Karls Ólasonar / Selected work from Sćvar Karl Ólason Collection, Listasafn Kópavogs - Gerđarsafn, Iceland
2007 Fortezza da basso, Florence Biennale Italy
2007 Spectrum at Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, England
2007 Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May
2007 Time Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford, England
2006 Menningarnótt Reykjavík / Night of Culture in Reykjavík Sćvar Karls Gallery Collection, selected work
2005 Sculpture in the Garden: A Celebration of the RBS Centenary Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester, England.
2002 University of Leicester 80th Anniversary 1921-2001 Harold Martin Botanic Garden, England.
2001 Royal Society of British Sculptors Past Projects London.
2001 The RBS Annual Exhibition London.
2001 Wingfield Arts College Yard Exhibition. Competition, Selected for final proposal.
2001 Art in Architecture Exhibition. University of East London, Invited
1999 Icelandic culture, Art and Film. Royal College of Art London.
1998 Folly`Art `98 Festival&Workshops in Méréville, France. Invited
1998 Exhibition of selected entries of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, the Corn Exchange Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, England. 1st prize winner.
1998 Exhibition of selected entries of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London.
1997 Eight Icelandic women artists, Seydisfjordur on the East coast of Iceland.
1997 Art and Craft Exhibition, Fulham Palace, London.
1997 The Henley Festival of Music and the Arts, Oxfordshire, England.
1997 Frescoes and Mixed media, Galley List Reykjavik.
1996 Sculpture in the gardens Mount Ephraim in Kent, England.
1996 Frescoes and Mixed media, Galley List Reykjavik.
1995 Eight Icelandic women artists, Gallery Vermillion, London.
1995 Art in Architecture Degree Exhibition. University of East London.
1995 Tidal Basin Two, Sculpture Exhibition by students from UEL London.
1995 The School of Architecture Exhibition, University of East London.
1995 MOMI BFI Landmark exhibition. RIBA, The Bartlett School, UCL London. Selected work.
1994 142nd Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England.
1993 141st Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England.
1993 1st Royal West of England Academy Sculpture Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England.
1992 A Festival of Scandinavian Design, Site Specific Sculpture by the main entrance, Design Museum, London.
1992 Art From Above, Butlers Wharf`s Shad Thames Galleries, London.
1992 The New Designers, the Business Design Centre, London.
1992 The National Glass Competition for the ITN Building, London. Exhibition of selected entries, Sir Norman Foster&Partners Gallery, Battersea, London.
1992 Chelsea College of Art and Design Degree Exhibition, London.
1989 Degree Exhibition, Kjarvalsstadir Exhibition Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Awards and Prizes of Guđrún Nielsen

FELLOW
Royal British Society of Sculptors, London http://www.rbs.org.uk

MEMBER
SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík http://www.sim.is
MHR - Reykjavík Sculptors Society http://mhr.is
Sculpture Network, Pöcking, Germany http://www.sculpture-network.org

AWARDS - NOMINATIONS - GRANTS - SELECTED FOR
2014 Selected to exhibit my sculpture Labyrinth in Prince´s Gardens South Kensington London in the RBS Nordic Exhibition SKULPTUR 2015 in an open call, nearly 170 applications came from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. one of 17 selected artists, two from Iceland
2013 One of 10 artists selected to present their works to an audience of art professionals, mediators, artists, buyers&friends of the arts, during sculpture network`s XII International Forum, "Sculpture lives on: from modernism to globalization" in the Netherlands
2013 One of 99 artists selected to participate in the AUTUMN EXHIBITION in Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna a renound art gallery in the areas of contemporary art..........participants from all over Scandinavia ……is one of Swedens largest jury based exhibitions for artists. http://www.edsvik.com/?p=6017
2012 One of 47 selected artists to participate in the exhibition “European Sculpture - methods, materials, poetry”, at Edsvik Art Gallery in Sweden.
2011 One of 15 International Artists selected for Drawing Symposium UK 2011 "Technologies of Drawing"
sculpture network in cooperation with the University of Huddersfield.
2010 Artist of the month, The Icelandic Medical Journal, October.
2009 Artist´s State Grant, Ministry of Culture, Iceland. Six months grant.
2004 The Artist Award from Kopavogur city, Iceland.
2001-2003 Committee Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors
2001 The Royal British Society of Sculptors Fellowship
2001 Sculpture for Wingfielld Arts College Yard, Suffolk. Finalist.
2000 Solo Sculpture Exhiibition in the Millennium Dome, London, supported by Egils sjodur Skallagrimssonar.
2000 Monument Metro Public Art Commission Newcastle City Centr. Invited. Finalist.
1999 Winner of the Westwood High School Clock-face Competition.
1999 Art Exhibition and Cultural event at the Royal College of Art London, supported by Egils sjodur Skallagrimssonar.
1998 Invited to represent the UK at “Fabriq’Art”, Mereville, France, supported by the EU.
1998 1st prize winner of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, UK. With 150 participants.
1997 1st winner of the Wybo Haas award and commissioned by Wybo Haas to design an award trophy, which will be given annually to artists and writers from a wide range of disciplines.
1997 Nominated for the Wybo Haas award for young British sculptors.
1997 A winner of a Membership Bursary of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Two year grant

Qualifications / Education of Guđrún Nielsen

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

Price Range of Work

Guđrún Nielsen's work has a price range from £1,334 to £15,000

Mediums utilised

Guđrún Nielsen's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Guđrún Nielsen's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (7)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (6)
Architectural Sculptures (5)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (4)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (4)
Construction Abstract Sculpture Statues (3)
Classical Oriental Sculptures (2)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (2)
Kinetic or Mobile Sculpture or Statue (2)
Beautifully Useful Functional Sculpture
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Allegorical / Parable Sculpture
Objects of desire Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Guđrún Nielsen's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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