Ašalheišur S. Eysteinsdóttir was born in Siglufjöršur June 23 1963
and lived there until 1986 when she moved to Akureyri. She studied at the
School of Visual Arts in Akureyri from 1989 1993 and has worked in various
art-related fields since. Museum-tutoring, sorting and assistance at the
Akureyri Art Museum, teaching art and giving artcourses in Siglufjöršur
and in Akureyri. In the year 2000 she began studying at the Dieter Roth Academy
and will procede on that journey in the coming years.
Ašalheišur lives and works in Freyjulundur, 601 Akureyri.
Tel: +354 462-4981 / +354 865-5091. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In her own words:
Memories of people and an atmosphere of a small community has been my favorite
subject from the beginning of my carrier. Search for some truth about heritage
and the future in a society that is too busy to enjoy the passing moment.
In that quest a tribe of African people wearing the Icelandic national colors
appeared. Costumers of a mens clothing store were made, and a flock of swans
nesting by the pond in the center of Reykjavķk. Ravens flew to Amsterdam and a
polar bear, a sheep and a reindeer traveled to Finland with a quick stop in
Reykjavķk. Around the town square the habitants of Siglufjordur stood hand in
hand and transformed themselves to a similar village in the east and back. One
summer some lazy cats were stretching at a folk-art museum I Eyjafjordur, later
seven dwarves laid there on a specially made platform. Portraits of the
costumers of café Karolina staring them in the face, also portraits of visiting
artists looking in to shop windows in the main street of Akureyri. Along this
same main street very sad brides in their wedding gowns rushed in the rain to my
studio where the wooden- and painted ones were waiting. In a very small gallery,
Box a young girl watched her self, dancing as a grownup woman and as a grownup,
I invited guests on my birthday for a dance.
I like to celebrate my birthday and did so on my 40th, with 40 exhibitions in 40
days allover the world.