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Jˇn A. Steinˇlfsson,Iceland

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EDUCATION

 

2010

Arco Arte Training for special stone and marble techniques, Carrara Italy

 

2009

Campo Altissimo centre for Marble Sculpting, Azzano Italy

 

1996-1999

Visual Arts College of Kopavogur, Iceland

 

1996

City and Guilds Art School, London

 

1995

Geisler Moroder School of Woodcarving, Austria

 

1986-1995

Hannes Flosason School of Woodcarving, Iceland

 

 

 

 

SPECIALIZED ARTISTIC TRAINING/STUDIES

 

1995

Private training of Master Wood Sculptor Ian Norbury, White Knight Studios, Cheltenham, England

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP, SOCIETIES/ORGANIZATIONS

 

2016

Member Icelandic Sculpture Society

 

2014-present

Vice president of the of the Wood Carvers Guild Iceland

 

2014-present

Board member of the Art club of Kopavogur, Iceland (myndlistarfÚlag Kˇpavogs)

 

2006-present

Founding member and president of the Art Group Einstakir, (Elite) Iceland

 

1996-2004

Co-founding member and vice-president of the Wood Carvers Guild Iceland

 

 

 

 

SYMPOSIA

 

2016, Mar

IWCS World Wood Day, theme: Brick by Brick, Bhaktapur/Kathmandu Nepal

 

2015, Mar

IWCS World Wood Day, theme: Bridge, Eskişeher Turkey

 

2014, Oct

WCC. Theme: Carving the Future, inheriting traditional Craftmanship, Dongyang, Zheijang Province China

 

2014, Mar/Apr

IWSC World Wood Day, theme: Wood is Good, XianYou, Fujian Province China

 

2012

Fresh Winds, Gar­ur Iceland

 

2010-2011

Fresh Winds, Gar­ur Iceland

 

 

 

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MEDIA

2016, April /May/June/July

Article Frettabla­i­ 16-4-2016, , Kopavogs Bla­i­ 12-05-2016, TV (Island Ý dag 06-16),

Radio (RUV 11-05-16, RUV 29-06-16), Article Frettabla­i­ 23-07-16

2015, Sept

Article MBL 10-09-2015

2015, Jul

Article Visir

2015, Mrch

Article Aksam Postasi (Turkey) 19-04-2015

2014, Okt

MBL, Newspaper article, 10-10-2014

2014, Jun

FrÚttabla­, newspaper articleá 30-6-2014

2013, Aug

INN tv, Iceland, tv interview 08-2013

 

2012, Sept

Minot Daily News, Newspaper article 29-09-2012

 

2012, Sept

KFYR TV, tv station Minot North Dakota, tv interview, 28ľ09-2012

 

2012, Sept

KX News, tv station Minot North Dakota, tv interview, 27-09-2012

 

2012, July

INN tv, Iceland, tv interview 07-2012

 

2012, July

"Sed og heyrt*" (*Seen & Heard), (Magazine)

 

2012, July

L÷gberg Heimskringla, Icelandic Community Newspaper, 1-7-2012

 

2011, July

"Sed og heyrt*" (*Seen & Heard), (Magazine)

 

2007, July

"Meira en tßlga spřtu", by Traust S Kristjßnsson "Bladid" (The Paper) issue 135 year 3, Saturday: 21-07-2007

 

2007, Aug

"Mˇtorhjˇl ˙r sautjßn har­vi­artegundum" by Kristinn Benediktson. "Morgunbladid" (Icelandic National News Paper),the Art Group Einstakir.* (*Elite) 09-08-2007

 

2007, Aug

"Einstakir snillingar" by Gu­rÝ­ur Haraldsdˇttir. "Vikan" (The Weekend Magazine), the Art Group Einstakir* (*Elite)

 

2007, Sep

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, the Spotlight Show, the Art Group Einstakir (Televised Interview)

 

2007, Sep

"Írlaga˙tskur­ur" by Unnur H Jˇhannsdˇttir. "Morgunbladid" (Icelandic National News Paper) issue 255 year 95

 

2007, Fall

Nordic News (Newsletter, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle WA, USA)

 

2007, Sep

Carving With the Grain, "Logberg Heimskringla" the Icelandic Newspaper (Winnipeg, Canada)

 

2006, Aug

"SmÝ­a stŠrsta gÝtar ═slands" by Dorotea Jonsdottir. "Bladid" (The Paper), the Art Group Einstakir

 

2005, Jun

Flexcut Carving Catalog (USA)

 

2005,

Mar/Apr

Slack Space Sculpting the computer Monsters-virus Inspiration by Sarah Hilley. Info Security Today (British Computer Technology Magazine)

 

2005, Dec

"TrÚskur­arkennsla" by Gunnar Kr Sigurjonsson. Kopavogsposturinn*" (*Art Scene), (The Newsletter of the city of Kopavogur) 14tbl, 11 ßrg 2005

 

2004

"Frettabladid" (Newsletter), Saltfish Museum of Iceland

 

2004

"Sed og heyrt*" (*Seen & Heard), (Newsletter), Design Competition of Icelandic Community Centers, "Samfes"

 

2004, Oct

Woodezine.com, (Online Magazine), (USA), Carver of the Month

 

2000

ôJˇn Adˇlf Steinˇlfsson Woodsculptor" by Hannes Flosason. Forestry Magazine, (Iceland) Issue 2

 

2000

"TrÚlistama­ur Ý Kˇpavogi" by Johanna A Johannsdottir. "Hus og hybyli"(House and Dwelling Magazine), (Reykjavik, Iceland)Issue9

 

1996,Mrch

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, (Televised Interview)

 

 

 

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PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS

2011

Flughotel in ReykjanesbŠ, Iceland

2011

Remax Main office Kopavogur, Iceland.

2010

AndstŠ­ur, Steinsmi­jan Hafnarfj÷rdur, Iceland

 

2009

Gallery Listatorg, Sandger­isbŠjar Sandger­i, Iceland

 

2005

Au­ur jar­ar, Duushus Culture Center, ReykjanesbŠ, Iceland

 

2004

┌r vi­jum, Saltfisemuseum Gallery, Grindavik, Iceland

 

2003

Saltfisemuseum Gallery, Grindavik, Iceland

 

2001

RŠtur Stodlakot Cottage Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2001-2008

Radison SAS hotel SAGA, Reykjavik

 

1999

GrÝma 99 Stodlakot Cottage Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

 

 

 

JOINT EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

Gallery 16C and friends, Perlan Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2015

Arti Legi, Gouda the Netherlands

 

2015

Gallery 16C, Perlan Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2015

Hellishei­i, Powerstation Iceland

 

2014

From past to present Dongyang, Zheijang Province China

 

2014

Gallery 16C, Perlan (the Pearl) Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2014

World Wood Day, XianYou, Fujian Province China

 

2013-2014

Ger­uberg. Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2013

Gallery 16C, Perlan Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2013

INL Conference Seattle WA, USA

 

2012

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

 

2012

Norsk Hostfest, Minot North Dakota, USA

 

2012

Enginn StÝll III, Perlan (the Pearl) Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

2011

Enginn StÝll II, Perlan (the Pearl) Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

2011

The International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture 2011, Miyazaki Airport Japan

 

2010

Enginn StÝll I, Listatorg Sandger­isbŠr, Sandger­i Iceland.

 

2009

Group Exhibition Listasmi­jan ReykjanesbŠ. Exhibition for multiple disciplines.

 

2008

Flughotel in ReykjanesbŠ with photographer Oli Har­ar

 

2008

"Ljosanott Ý ReykjanesbŠ", Participation in the 'Art route' Keflavik

 

2007

"Reminiscences, Icelandic Wood Sculpture, Past and Present. Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

 

2007

Hrafnagil, Akureyri, Iceland,

 

2007

Reykjavik Culture Night, Reykjavik Iceland

 

2007

"Ljosanott Ý ReykjanesbŠ" (Night of the Lights in Reykjanesbaer)

 

2006

Hrafnagil, Akureyri Iceland

 

2006

Fine Art Show, NATO Airbase, Keflavik, Iceland.

 

2006

"Ljosanott Ý ReykjanesbŠ" (Night of the Lights in Reykjanesbaer)

 

2006

Society of Wood Carvers in Iceland, Reykjavik City Hall.

 

2004

Society of Wood Carvers in Iceland. Hateigs Church Reykjavik.

 

1998

Society of Wood Carvers in Iceland. Hateigs Church Reykjavik.

 

1997

Society of Wood Carvers in Iceland. Hateigs Church Reykjavik.

 

1996

Society of Wood Carvers in Iceland. Ispan Gallery Kopavogur.

 

 

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LECTURES

2016

Wood Turners Guild Iceland

2015

Wood Carvers Guild, Kopavogur Iceland

2014

Ger­uberg, Reykjavik Iceland

2000

Wood Turners Guild, Reykjavik Iceland

 

 

 

FACILITATED MASTER CLASSES

 

 

Facilitator / Instructor: Jon Adolf Steinolfsson Course title: "Woodcarving with Jon Adolf

 

2013 - present

Studio: Gallery 16C, Kopavogur Iceland September to April

 

2014

Studio: Kunstlokaal 11, Borculo the Netherlands April

 

2012

Studio: Kunstlokaal 11, Borculo the Netherlands November

 

2011

Studio: Kunstlokaal 11, Borculo the Netherlands November

 

2008-2013

Studio: Reykjanesbaer, Iceland Oktober to April

 

1997-2007

Studio: Kopavogur, Iceland December to March

 

 

 

 

FACILITATED MASTER CLASSES WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

 

 

Facilitator / Organizer: Jon Adolf Steinolfsson

Instructor: Master Sculptor Ian Norbury, Cheltenham, England Course title: "Woodcarving with Ian Norbury"

 

2004

Studio: Kopavogur, Icelandá September

 

2001

Studio: Kopavogur, Icelandá September

 

1997

Studio: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland September

 

 

 

 

Facilitator / Organizer: Jon Adolf Steinolfsson

Instructor: Master Sculptor Rumerio Guiseppe, Gardena, Italy Course title: "Woodcarving with Rumerio Guiseppe"

 

2015

Studio: Gallery 16C, Kopavogur Iceland, September

 

2009

Studio: Keflavik, Iceland April

 

2007

Studio: Kopavogur, Iceland April

 

2006

Studio: Kopavogur, Iceland September

 

2006

Studio: Kopavogur, Iceland January

 

 

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

2015

City Artist of Kˇpavogur Iceland

 

2014

Admitted in the highest rank of Woodcarvers in Dongyang China, judge for woodcarving competition

 

2013

Artist Grant INL Seattle WA USA

 

2012

Award of Excellence, Norsk Hostfest Minot, ND USA

 

2012

Artist Grant Norsk Hostfest Minot, ND USA

 

2007

Artist Grant, Margret Bjorgulfsdottir Memorial Fund ReykjavÝk, Iceland

 

2007

Artist Grant, Glitnir Bank of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2007

Artist Grant, Bluebird Cargo (Cargolux), Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2006

Work of the year, Icelandic National Award, presented at the Craftsmen Show for "Rock Star," Hrafnagil, Iceland

 

2004

Woodcarver of the Month, Woodzine Online Magazine, USA October

 

 

 

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PUBLIC ART

MEDIUM

2014

Shadow from the Past, Dongyang museum of Wood carving, China

Wood

2014

Bergrisi, Vikingarheim Keflavik Iceland

Stone

2013

Memorial drowned sailors DalvÝk Iceland

Stone

 

2013

Memorial Benches assault Norway, Reykjavik Iceland

Wood

 

2013

Shield INL North America, Winnipeg, Canada

Wood

 

2012

Shield Norsk Hostfest, Minot ND, USA

Wood

 

2012

Under the Midnight Sun, Gar­ur, Iceland

Stone

 

2011

Ůor on a good day, Gar­ur, Iceland

Stone

 

2010

Puppets, ReykjanesbŠr, Iceland

Metal

 

2010

Expressions of Gar­ur, Gar­ur, Iceland

Stone

 

2009

The Egypt, Gar­ur, Iceland

Wood

 

2009

Real Size Motor Bike, Biker museum, Akureyri, Iceland

Wood

 

2009

Ro­urkross, on the path of Sturlungar, Skagafir­i Iceland

Wood

 

2007

New Geysir, Iceland Room Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle WA, USA

Wood

 

2006

Multiple pieces for the saga of Egill, Settlement Museum, Borgarnes Iceland

Wood

 

2006

Giant Guitar, Pop Music Museum of Iceland, ReykjanesbŠ Iceland

Wood