About Me

My name is Ynja Mist and I'm born in 1996. I grew up in Kópavogur, Iceland, but moved to Copenhagen, denmark in 2017. In December 2015 I graduated from Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ, majoring Visual Arts, and minoring Fashion design.

I have been into arts ever since I can remember myself. When I was little I sat and drew for hours while other kids would be playing with toys. In 2008 when I was 11 years old I held my first exhibition, and sold probably about 15 paintings over the summer. I was dedicated and wanted to be a successful artist already.

As an artist Im always exploring and trying to find new ways. Im always learning and improving. I am experimental.
I exert myself to raise awareness for environmental issues, pollution, global warming and materialism in modern society. I get a huge amount of inspiration from the ocean, and water in general. Water is life, life is water, and in my work I create tension between the pure beauty of water and the ugliness of pollution and destruction. 


Icelandic artist
Lives & works in Copenhagen, Denmark




2002 - 2012



Spring 2015

Onalaska High School


2012 - 2015

Fjolbrautaskolinn i Gardabae - Visual arts



http://www.visir.is/tok-malin-i-minar-hendur/article/2016160219172 (In Icelandic)

http://www.visir.is/hugfangin-af-hafinu/article/2016160518732 (In Icelandic)

http://www.kopavogsbladid.is/wp-content/uploads/Kopavogsbladid_200516.pdf (p. 12, in icelandic)

Interview in English: 

Source: http://www.visir.is/g/2017170509292



2008 Hólmavík

My first "exhibition" in Hólmavík over summer.

2015 Hólmavík
Overview exhibition - work done in the usa, and from previous semesters in FG.


2016 Garðabær
(13.02 - 16.02)  Solo exhibition: Ocean of the world.

2016 Reykjavík
(21.05 - 03.06) Solo exhibition: KAF.

2016 Garðabær
(23.06.) Jonsmessugledi - Outdoor group exhibition organized by Gróska.

2017 Kópavogur
(18.04 - 13.05) Solo exhibition: Warming (Hlýnun).

2017 Akureyri
(13.07 - 18.10) Solo exhibition: Down to earth (Jarðbundin)

2017 Copenhagen
(14.10 - 14.12) Solo exhibition: Vision

2017 Copenhagen
(03.11 - 03.12) Solo exhibition: Unnamed at Open Gallery

& Awards 


Still, national fashion competition for 12-15 year olds. 2nd place.



RIFF "one minute short film", international film festival in Reykjavík. One of 19 final.



Bókaræman, short film competition on books. Participation.

FG award for an ambitious and imaginative final project in the art field.