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. 

Bio

Icelandic artist
Lives & works in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

ynjaart@gmail.com

Education
 

2002 - 2012

Karsnesskoli

 

Spring 2015

Onalaska High School

 

2012 - 2015

Fjolbrautaskolinn i Gardabae - Visual arts

 

Articles
Exhibitions
 

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

Grants
& Awards 
 

2011

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

 

2015

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

 

2015

Bókaræman, short film competition on books. Participation.

2015
FG award for an ambitious and imaginative final project in the art field.

© 2015 by Ynja. Young Icelandic artist.

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