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VignirJóhannsson VignirJóhannsson
Laugavegur 164
105 Reykjavik
Island (Iceland)

T: +354 552 3260
M: +354 897 2360
E.:  Vignirj@simnet.is

Born:
1952 in Akranes, Iceland

Education:
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island, USA. MFA 1979-81
The Icelandic School of arts and Crafts. Reykjavik. Iceland 1974-78

Organizations:
Chairman of the Icelandic Union of Visual Artist. (SIM) 1998-2000
Board of directors NIFCA 1999
Board of director's Dalsaasen, Sunnfjord, Norway 1999
Sleipner 1999-2001

Selected Seperate Exhibitions:
3-D Drawings. RISD Museum of Art Rhode Island USA 1981
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art California USA 1983
Privatbanken. New York USA 1987
Paintings and Sculpture. The John Slate Eli House Connecticut USA 1987
Remote formations. Shidoni Gallery New Mexico USA 1987
Natoli Ross Gallery California USA 1989
Conlon Gallery New Mexico USA 1990
Kay Garvey Gallery Chicago USA 1990
Nyhöfn Artgallery, Reykjavík Iceland 1990
Captured and uncaptured space. Charlotte Jackson Fine Art Gallery New Mexico USA 1993
Special Silence, Installation. Gallery Sævars Karls Reykjavík Iceland 1995
Roadcrossing. Reykjavik Art Festival 1998 Reykjavik Iceland 1998
Natures Silence. Kópavogur Artmuseeum. Gerðarsafn Kópavogur Iceland 1998
Timeholes-1 and 2. Gallery Sævars Karls Reykjavík Iceland 2000
Timeholes-3. ASI Artmuseum. Asmundarsalur Reykjavík Iceland 2000

Group Exhibitions:
Touring Exhibitions P. Dora Gallery New England, USA 1981
American Drawing Documentary Morris Museum New Jersey, USA 1984
Miklatún-Manhattan Kjarvalsstadir Reykjavík Iceland 1986
Art/LA. Los Angeles. USA 1988
International Art Exposition, Olympic Village Seoul S-Korea 1988
Nordic Tri - Annual Nordic House. Reykjavík Iceland 1988
Robeshawn Gallery Colorado. USA 1991
Singular Vision New Mexico Fine Art Museum New Mexico. USA 1991
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art Gallery New Mexico, USA 1993
Robeshawn Gallery Colorado, USA 1993
University of Texas Texas. USA 1994
Icelandic portrait of the 20th Century. Hafnarborg, Hafnarfirði Iceland 1996
Visual history, National Art museum (Listasafn Íslands) Reykjavík Iceland 1997
Cysternerne, Museum of modern glas art Copenhagen Denmark 2001
Den Gyldne, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen Denmark 2003
Reflections of Nordic light, Sant Petersburg, Russia 2003

Artworks in Public Collections:
The Museum ASI, Reykjavík Iceland
The Museum of University of Iceland, Reykjavík Iceland
National Art museum, Reykjavík Iceland
The Museeum of University of New Mexico, USA
The Museeum of University of Oklahoma, USA
The Museeum of University of Texas, USA
New Mexico Fine Art Museum, New Mexico USA
Nationalcollection, Finland
Reykjavík Community collection, Iceland
The Nationalbank of Iceland Reykjavík Iceland
Cisternernerne glass collection Copenhagen, Denmark

Grants:
Grants for artists, The State Cultur Department Reykjavík Iceland 1985, 1989, 2001

Info: "Klakaflug" 2003,
Glass, steel and light, 320x180x225 cm
Info: "Klakaflug" (Detail) 2003
 

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