mks@mariaksteinsson.com

María K Steinsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1976. She received a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art Painting from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2008 and an MA degree in Fine Art Photography from Kingston University in 2012.

Working mainly in the medium of photography, María often takes on the role of the photographer and the one being photographed. In her work she also seeks to capture time and movement using long exposures.

María has participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions in Iceland and Texas. She currently lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.

EDUCATION

2011-2012 Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames. MA Fine Art, Photography
2005-2008 City & Guilds of London Art School, London. BA (Hons) Fine Art, Painting
1999–2000 The University of Iceland. Art History
1998–1999 The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts. Art Foundation

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

FISL 2017, Mikligarður, Höfn

2016

Extended Moments, Iðnó, Vonarstræti 3, Reykajvík (solo exhibition)
Nostalgia, Reykjavíkurtorg, Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík

2015

Still, tAd Gallery, 901 Avenue C, Suite 101, Denton, Texas (solo exhibition)
ISO 2015, the old shrimp factory, Sindragata 7, Ísafjörður

2014

Flat 5, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík (solo exhibition)
Imago Mundi: The art of Humanity (global project promoted by Luciano Benetton), Casa dei Carraresi, Treviso, Italy

2013

Parallel Moment, Tad Gallery, 901 Avenue C, Suite 101, Denton, Texas
Arion Bank Street exhibition, Reykjavík

2012

Will Happiness Find Me, Hanna Barry Gallery, 133 Copeland Road, London
Will Happiness Find Me Part II, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames
Will Happiness Find Me Event, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames

2011

Circus and Bread, The Undercroft, Guildford High Street, Guildford
Bjartir Dagar, open studio, Dverghúsið, Lækjargata 2, Hafnarfjörður
Mannlíf,  Café Babalú, Skólavörðustígur 22a, Reykjavík

2010

Flickr@Iceland, Blátt áfram, City Hall, Reykjavík
List við lækinn, Dverghúsið, Lækjargata 2, Hafnarfjörður
A-Klúbburinn, Kringlan, Reykjavík
Photography exhibition, Thorvaldsen, Austurstræti 8, Reykjavík (solo exhibition)

2009

Flickr@Iceland, Mæðrastyrksnefnd, City Hall, Reykjavík
Flickr women, Kringlan, Reykjavík
Mothers 2009, Borgarbókasafn, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík, (Traveling exhibition) Iceland, UK, Sierra Leone, Poland)

2008

City & Guilds of London Art School Degree show, 124 Kennington Park Road, London

2007

Flickr exhibition, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavík
Ice 07 (Icelandic Arts and Culture Festival), Design Centre Knightsbridge, Daily Post and Echo Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool
City & Guilds of London Art School End of Year show, Artspace Galleries, 18 Maddox Street, London

2006

City & Guilds of London Art School End of Year show, Diorama arts, 34 Osnaburgh Street, London

AWARDS

2008

Chadwyck-Healey Prize for Painting
Minningarsjóður Margrétar Björgólfsdóttur

2007

Idunn Ravndal Travel Award for Norway
Shortlisted for The Rose Partnership Prize

MISCELLANEOUS

Member of The Icelandic Contemporary Photography Association