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.
Lives & works in Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 - 2012
Onalaska High School
2012 - 2015
Fjolbrautaskolinn i Gardabae - Visual arts
(p. 12, in icelandic)
Interview in English:
My first "exhibition" in Hólmavík over summer.
Overview exhibition - work done in the usa, and from previous semesters in FG.
(13.02 - 16.02) Solo exhibition: Ocean of the world.
(21.05 - 03.06) Solo exhibition: KAF.
(23.06.) Jonsmessugledi - Outdoor group exhibition organized by Gróska.
(18.04 - 13.05) Solo exhibition: Warming (Hlýnun).
(13.07 - 18.10) Solo exhibition: Down to earth (Jarðbundin)
(14.10 - 14.12) Solo exhibition: Vision
(03.11 - 03.12) Solo exhibition: Unnamed at Open Gallery
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.