Gudrun Nielsen

Gudrun Nielsen Reykjavík-based sculptor has spent most of her artistic career working in the UK. She has competed and exhibited at an international level and been granted many different awards for her art. Gudrun has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the world, e.g. Sweden, Germany and Australia.

Gudrun aligns herself with the kind of three-dimensional art which might be called a modernist-based formalism with minimalist or constructivist overtones. The ‘Japan factor’ should be seen in the context of the second aspect of Gudrun´s ‘style’, her enduring interest in clear and concise forms and proportions, and in qualities such as lightness and harmony, in short, everything that contributes to the optimum balance of elements within the work at hand as well as the environment without. These are qualities traditionally associated with the Japanese attitude to mass and space, as seen in the work of their most prominent architects. A fundamental aspect of this attitude is a certain spareness with regard to materials, which is also something that Gudrun subscribes to. Adalsteinn Ingolfsson.

The Mountain Series 2014 – 2018 of recycled materials influenced Gudrun by working in her Reykjavík studio on the site of one of Iceland’s leading providers of environmental management services and clean energy. “Slow but constant changes in the immediate surroundings made the work happen naturally”, Gudrun stated.
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Vita
1951 Born in Reykjavík, Iceland.

1971-1973 The Reykjavík Technical College. DRAFTSMAN

1973-1985 Worked as a draftsman for Structural Engineer´s at Fjarhitun hf. Reykjavík.

1985-1989 The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts, Reykjavík. SCULPTURE

1989 Moves with her family to London

1989-2017 Professional sculptor working Internationally, using variety of materials.

1990-1992 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. MURAL DESIGN with focus on sculpture.

1992 Invited to exhibit her degree sculpture "Wheel of Progress" at the Design Museum in London.

1992 Exhibition of selected entries, Sir Norman Foster & Partners Gallery, Battersea, London.

1994-1995 University of East London. MA ART IN ARCHITECTURE

1997 A prestigious bursary by the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

1997 Nominated and and the 1st winner of The Wybo Haas Award for young British sculptors.

1998 1st prize winner, The International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition UK. 150 participated.

1999 MHR - Reykjavík Sculptors Society. Membership.

2000 One person one day exhibition at the Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London. Invited.

2000 Elected to the RBS as an Associate Member (Membership Bursary 1997)

2001-2003 Committee Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors

2001 Nominated and approved by the RBS Fellowship to join their company (ARBS 2000)

2002 Installation and the unveiling of “Core” Indoor water sculpture. University College London.
The British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Rayne Institute, University Street, London.

2002 Installation unveiling of “Time” Indoor 3D Site Sp. Mural for Westwood High School for Girls London.

2003 - Resides from Iceland

2004 The Artist Award from Kopavogur city, Iceland.

2007 The permanent installation of Amigasamon, Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury. The home of "The
Naked Gardeners"

2008 Sculpture Network, Pöcking, Germany. Membership.

2008 SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland. Membership.

2009 Artist´s State Grant, Ministry of Culture, Iceland.

2009 MHR - Reykjavík Sculptors Society.

2010 Installation and the Unveiling of "Changes" the monumental Site Specific Sculpture for the Main
Entrance to Greenham Business Park, Greenham Common, Berkshire, England.

2011 One of 15 International Artists selected for Drawing Symposium UK 2011 "Technologies of Drawing"
sculpture network in cooperation with the University of Huddersfield.

2012 The International Exhibition “European Sculpture – methods, materials, poetry” at Edsvik Konsthall, Sweden, selected.

2012 Invited to Exhibit in the SÍM Gallery, The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Reykjavík Iceland.

2013 "Borrowed View" Gudrun´s first sculpture exhibited outdoors sin Iceland. UNDER THE OPEN SKY
Group Exhibition in downtown Reykjavík.

2013 A presentation about my art at DordtYart an art park in Dordrecht, Holland, selected. www.dordtyart.nl

2014 "Absent Core" her second sculpture exhibited outdoors in Iceland. Solo Exhibition in Hallargarðurinn the heart of Reykjavík.

2015 Invited and selected to exhibit the sculpture Labyrinth in Prince´s Gardens South Kensington London in the RBS Nordic Exhibition SKULPTUR 2015 in an open call, nearly 170 applications came from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. One of
17 selected artists, two from Iceland

2015 Publication of Skulptur. Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Published by Hatje Cantz ISBN 978-3-7757-4043-2 http://www.hatjecantz.de/skulptur--6549-1.html

2017 Selected to participate in the international exhibition Kunst 2017 in FATAMORGANA gallery in the heart of Berlin´s Mitte. Exhibiting images from the “Mountain Series” 2014 – 2017

2018 Selected, the Icelandic Sculptors Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition 3rd June - 18th August.....agenda of the Reykjavík Arts Festival
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Solo Exhibitions
2018

Listamaður mánaðarins / Artist of the month. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsið Hafnarstræti 16 Reykjavík 4. - 24.September

2014

Absent Core, Þorfinnstjörn, Hljómskálagarðurinn Reykjavík 19th June - 31st August

2012

Borrowed View "A moments installation". Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester England 17th August
Listamaður mánaðarins / Artist of the month. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsið Hafnarstræti 16 Reykjavík 6th - 26th June. Catalogue
Borrowed View "A moments installation". The Tamarama Coast, Bondi Australia, March.

2011

Absent Walls, sculpture and drawings. Listasalurinn / Art Gallery in IÐA Lækjargötu, Reykjavík 10th January - 5th of February

2009

Selected photographs of Sculptures. The Japanese Teahouse Series 2005 - 2009 Embassy of Japan in Iceland 16th - 27th November
Sculpture and Wall Work the Japanese Teahouse Series 2005 - 2009 Gallery Sævars Karls, Reykjavík 17th - 30th October Catalogue.


2005

Sculpture and Drawings Gallery Sævars Karls, Reykjavík.
Japanese Tea Ceremony Performance within an 8 mat Japanese Teahouse. Gallery Sævars Karls, Reykjavík.


2001

Untitled II The Studio Beckenham, London.


2000

Untitled The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London.


1999

Untitled The Studio Beckenham, London.
Time Westwood High School for Girls, London.



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Publications
2018
Menning TV RÚV 11.09.2018 Umsjón: Bergsteinn Sigurðsson og Guðrún Sóley Gestsdóttir.
Breytingar í SÍM sal. MENNING p.33 MORGUNBLAÐIÐ 04.09.
http://www.artfest.is/programme/the-wheel-gone-with-the-wind/ FALLVELTI HEIMSINS 3rd June - 18th August. The Icelandic Sculptors Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Reykjavík
Af sveppum, fuglum og gömlum buxum. MENNING p.68 MORGUNBLAÐIÐ 28.06. AF MYNDLIST Aldís Arnardóttir www.mbl.is

2017

Contemporary art gallery located inside fashion store Saevar Karl. http://es.touristlink.com/Islandia/gallery-saevar-karl/overview.html
KUNST 2017 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION In the heart of Berlin's Mitte 25 - 31 August http://kunst2017.weebly.com/
“Internationale Kunst Heute - 2017” ISBN-Nr.: 978-3-9816595-3-5 © IKH-Publishingwww.internationalekunstheute.com
British and Irish Artists of the 20th Century http://www.artbiogs.co.uk/1/artists/nielsen-gudrun
Sculptures at Greenham Business Park http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/our-funding/categories/the-arts/sculptures
Changes by Gudrun Nielsen https://sketchfab.com/models/0d4dbc8b1e1f40f2b27d87c111640970 by public-art.uk
publicartukChanges by artist Gudrun Nielsen won the Greenham Common Trust international sculpture competition & is now in 3D & VR on @sketchfabulous at the link in our bio #linkinbio #changes #gudrunnielsen #artist #sculpture #3d #vr #art #statue #publicart #greenhamcommontrust #greenhamcommon #3dmodel #virtualreality #sketchfab #photo #photography #newbury #england #uk #creative #digital #tech https://www.instagram.com/p/BPLb7rAh5CG/


2015

sculpture network - Members' Public Art Images of my sculpture Labyrinth was selected for publication Decemberhttp://www.sculpture-network.org/en/home/publications/newsletter/2015/newsletter-december-2015.html
SKULPTUR Book launch in London 25.th June Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors.
SKULPTUR contemporary sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Published by Hatje Cantz ISBN 978-3-7757-4043-2 http://www.hatjecantz.de/skulptur--6549-1.html July
SKULPTUR the RBS Nordic Exhibition London http://rbs.org.uk/exhibitions/skulptur
Embassy of Iceland in London on Facebook Opening of the Nordic exhibition SKULPTUR in London. February 6
Guðrún Nielsen félagi í MHR hefur verið valin til að taka þátt í norræni höggmyndasýningu í London https://www.facebook.com/pages/Myndh%C3%B6ggvaraf%C3%A9lagi%C3%B0-%C3%8D-Reykjav%C3%ADk/1562418227324481
Pre........press Wall Street International Skulptur 4 Feb–15 May 2015 at RBS Galleries, London http://wsimag.com/art/12840-skulptur Labyrinth 2015 Gudrun Nielsen


2014

A sculpture has been unveiled to mark the work of the Greenham Common Trust, which supports charitable projects in West Berkshire. full 3D.............Photosynth technology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akrG5nysRyk&t=20s Uploaded December 16, 2014 by public-art.uk
The Burgess Years. Art in the Gardens page 21-25 Gudrun Nielsen p.23 University of Leicester 7266_06/2014
Aldrei of seint. Félag áhugafólks um íþróttir aldraðra 2013 Þórir S.Guðbergsson ISBN 978 – 997972242 – 7 the original logo 1988 by Gudrun Nielsen p.32 detail from it on the cover.
Fjarverandi kjarni fer upphttps://secure.mbl.is/mm/mogginn/blad_dagsins/bl_grein.html?grein_id=1514518
Fjarverandi kjarni fer upp/Absent Core. Morgunblaðið, Reykjavik. Menning p.38 27.júní
Gudrun one of 365 artists, all of which are connected to the Icelandic art scene in one way or another, invited for Calendar Art for 365 days. Covering the calendar year 2014. Publishers are Lind Völundardóttir artist and Tim Junge graphic designer. www.art365.is


2013

Undir Berum Himni í miðborginni http://www.ruv.is/mannlif/%E2%80%9Eundir-berum-himni-i-midborginni
Listamenn kynna verk sín http://undirberumhimni.is/frettir/216-listamenn-kynna-verk-sin-laugardaginn-15-juni 2013 http://undirberumhimni.is/
Evening News on Stod 2 the 25.05. The opening on Skolavorduholt of the Exhibition www.visir.is/section/MEDIA99&fileid=VTV92B04E79-0743-446D-A07F-83B8C9F837F7
RÚV Evening News 26.05. from the exhibition Undir Berum Himni / Under the Open Skyhttp://www.ruv.is/frett/undir-berum-himni-i-reykjavik


2012

Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík 1972-2012, Reykjavík 2012ISBN 978-9979-72-189-5
http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/what-we-do/the-arts/sculptures
www.sculpture-network.org/en/home/sculpture-network/program/exhibition/2012-sollentuna.html
http://sim.is/syningar/gudrun-nielsen-synir-i-sim-husinu/
http://www.edsvik.com/?page_id=181
Guðrún Nielsen listamaður júnímánaðar 08.06.2012 Myndlist Smugumenninghttp://smugan.is/2012/06/gudrun-nielsen-listamadur-junimanadar/
Accepted to the exhibition”European Sculpture – methods, materials, poetry”: http://www.sculpture-network.org/fileadmin/content/Programme/Mitgliederausstellungen/2012_Sweden/Namn_skulpturer.pdf
European Sculpture 5 — 27 maj 2012 European Sculpture, methods - materials - poetry participantshttp://www.skulptorforbundet.se/aktuellt/arkiv
Gallery Saevar Karl, Obi X 2009 detail. http://www.touristlink.com/iceland/gallery-saevar-karl.html
Link to Youtube. WORK IN PROGRESS AND INSTALLATION OF CHANGES "After buying Greenham Common and creating a business park on the former military and nuclear airbase.... www.youtube.com/watch
Link to Youtube. A Celebration of British Sculpture. Exhibiting Obi V in the Harold Martin Botanic Garden University of Leicester in 2009. http://youtu.be/Zuc9RIbGLw4
Link to Youtube. A decade of sculpture in the garden 2001 - 2011 Exhibiting in the Harold Martin Botanic Garden in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005 and 2002http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzAVPzTqDG8&context=C330a9f3ADOEgsToPDskLM7TKBj_TbL8HI-BUhQfAF


2011

http://www.inloughborough.com/news/098389/Amazed%20by%20a%20maze
http://www.inloughborough.com/news/099845/Towering%20figures%20at%20this%20years%20Sculpture%20in%20the%20Garden
Hermes Message by Gudrun Nielsen (IS) http://www.sculpture-network.org/en/home/sculpture-network/about-us/hermes-message.html
Greenham Business Park, brochure. Changes 2010 front cover. http://www.greenham-business-park.co.uk/sites/default/files/gbp-brochure.pdf
http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/files/media/newsletteruk/june2011.pdf
Guðrún Nielsen sýnir verk í University of Leicester. http://sim.is/syningar/ 04.July
A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden. Harold Martin Botanic Garden University of Leicester 26 June to 30 October 2011. University of Leicester Press ISBN 978-0-9564739-1-2
International sculpture exhibition opening www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/press-releases/2011/june/international-sculpture-exhibition-opening23.rd June
Icelandic Sculpture at University of Leichesterhttp://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/files/media/newsletteruk/june2011.pdf
Youtube. "Chairman of Greenham Common Trust Sir Peter Michael welcomes you to Greenham Common Trust, a local charity which"..."- an award-winning business park called Greenham Business Park". Gudruns´ sculpture Changes by the main entrance included. Installation 2010.
Stuart Tagg - Welcome to Greenham Business Park(formerly New Greenham Park) was established in 1997 by local charity Greenham Common Trust. The business park is the ... YouTube by Greenham Common Trust. Changes 2010 included.
Greenham - a long time achangin' ai Issue 263SIMON TAIT'S DIARY 17.Nov.2010 http://www.artsindustry.co.uk/features/simon-taits-diary/45


2010

http://www.sculpture-network.org/en/home/sculpture-network/program/members-exhibition/2010-crugliasco.html
2010 Differenza / Diversità, www.annoounces.com/ www.arte.go.it / www.arteit.it / www.article-marketing.eu / www.comune.grugliasco.it / www.comunicati-stampa.ws / www.contemporarytorinopiemonte.it /www.exibart.com / www.extratorino.it /www.giovaniartisti.it
Differenza / Diversità, Luna Nuova, p.36, di Luisa Fassino 14.Settembre
La scultura europea a Grugliasco, Torino Cronaca, p.29, al.ar 15.Settembre
Solide fotografic della contempoaneitá, La Repubblica, p.XV, Olga Gambari 16.Settembre
Scultura Europea, La Stampa, p.74, 16.Settembre
Trenta artisti di fama internazionale espongono al parco culturale “Le Serre”, Il Giornale del Piemonte, p.7, 16. Settembre
Evoluzioni e tendence della scultura contemporanea, Il Corriere dell’Arte, p.6. C.M. 24.Settembre
Alla Nave Gallery 150 sculture che arrivano da tutta Europa, La Stampa, p.77, 10.Ottobre
Gudrun Nielsen (IS): "Changes" at the New Greenham Park (UK), sculpture network Newsletter, 11. Public sculpture projects of members. November
Installation and Exhibition EUROPEAN SCULPTURE - Difference & Diversity - curated by Patrizia Bottallo 16.September - 6.November http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXC4vV5Uc84 Nave Gallery - Parco culturale Le Serre Via Tiziano Lanza 31 Grugliasco Torino. il video è stato realizzato da Edoardo Garis youtube
Icelandic sculpture takes pride of place at the entrance to New Greenham Park, Published by the Embassy of Iceland in London, http://www.iceland.org/uk/the-embassy/news-and-events/Newsletter/ Newsletter September, publ. 05.October
Listamaður mánaðarins / Artist of the month, Læknablaðið / The Icelandic Medical Journal, issue 10, Vol 96. cover and page 595, text Markús Þór Andrésson photos Leigh Quinnell.www.laeknabladid.is
On common ground, Two new public art works are celebrated at New Greenham Park. Newburytoday, Trish Lee, Arts Editor http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/News/Article.aspx?articleID=14683 30.September
On common ground, Two new public art works are celebrated at New Greenham Park. ukwired/ londonwired / glasgowwired / bristolwired / yorkshirewired / manchesterwired / wolveswired / liverpoolwired / http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/94717-On-common-ground 30.September
Icelandic sculpture takes pride of place at the entrance to New Greenham Park, Published by the Embassy of Iceland in London, http://www.iceland.org/uk/the-embassy/news-and-events/nr/8849 6.September
Sculptures unveiled. Interview with Gudrun Nielsen about Changes, Newbury Sound 105.6 & 107.4FM 24.September
Sculpture Unveiled, There's someone new waiting to welcome us in to New Greenham Park from now on - but it's not your average meeter greeter Newbury Sound 105.6 & 107.4FM 24.Sept.
Changes 2010 The winning design of Greenham Common Trust´s International Sculpture Competition 1998 for the Main Entrance to New Greenham Park. - Changes 2010 New Greenham Park, Markús Þór Andrésson. -New sculpture takes pride of place, Julian May. Catalogue, 24.September
Traditions and orientations in contemporary sculpture in Europe, ContemporaryArt Torino Piemonte http://www.contemporarytorinopiemonte.it/eng/content/view/full/2509September
European Sculpture: Difference and Diversity VERNICE FRESCAhttp://www.pitturaedintorni.it/vernicefresca_art07.htmSeptember
European Sculpture con Patrizia Bottallo. http://www.contemporarytorinopiemonte.it/ita/Agenda/European-Sculpture-Difference-and-Diversity 16.September
Gudrun Nielsen Site Specific Sculptures and other work 2009-2010. - Labyrinth, Markús Þór Andrésson. - Japan Current, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson. - Changes, Julian May. Catalogue 16.September.
European Sculpture. Mostra Collettiva Difference and Diversity. http://www.arte.go.it/eventi/2010/e_2706.htm 16.September
European Sculpture: Diversity and the difference in practice. Catalogue, Patrizia Bottallo 16.September
Völundarhús í Grugliasco / Labyrinth in Grugliasco. Morgunblaðið, Reykjavik. Menning Árni Matthíasson p.28 14.September
Íslenskur myndhöggvari afhjúpar verk í New Greenham Park. Félag Íslendinga í London / The Icelandic Society in London 6.Sept. http://ifelag.co.uk/?p=512
Icelandic Sculpture Takes Pride of Place at the Entrance to New Greenham Park. Embassy of Iceland - London, UK 6.Sept. http://www.iceland.org/uk/the-embassy/news-and-events/nr/8849
"Changes" the winning design of the Trust´s international sculpture competition, takes pride of place at the entrance to New Greenham Park. Greenham Common Trust newsletter 13 autumn 2010 (backcover - page.8)
Amazed at a maze. Sourcews 2.August http://www.sourcews.co.uk/amazed-by-maze
New Sculpture Takes Pride of Place at the Entrance to New Greenham Park. Greenham Common Trust, the latest news 21.July http://www.greenham-common-trust.co.uk/news-and-events/news/new-sculpture-at-new-greenham-park
... It's been designed by an Icelandic artist called Gudrun Nielsen... Newbury Sound 105.6 & 107.4FM 20.July
Sculpture marks Greenham's past. Berkshire Local News 26.July
Greenham Common celebrates its transformation. BBC NEWS Berkshire 26.July http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-10760090
England Greenham Common celebrates its transformation. ukwired 26.July http://www.ukwirednews.com/news.php/77139-Greenham-Common-celebrates-its-transformation
Greenham Common Celebrates its transformation. newburywired / londonwired / liverpoolwired / yorkshirewired / manchesterwired
Greenham Common celebrates its transformation. A sculpture has been unveiled to mark the work of the Greenham Common Trust. Wolverhampton wired news, wolveswired 26.July
WORLDnews 26.July http://article.wn.com/view/2010/07/26/Greenham_Common_celebrates_its_transformation/
Greenham Common Celebrates its transformation. BBC News. A sculpture has been ... The design, called Changes, celebrates the transformation of the old RAF base and ...www.universemuseum.net
Congoo.com 26.July http://www.congoo.com/news/2010July26/Sculpture-marks-Greenham-past
Greenham Common celebrates its transformation BBC News ...Journal European 26.July www.europeeconomy.com/
Greenham Common celebrates its transformation ... Slovenia Life 26.July wn.com/slovenia/
Greenham Common celebrates its transformation at Business.com U.S. Trust Corporation Information | Business.com 26.July http://www.business.com/search/rslt_default.aspvt=all&type=web&query=greenham common celebrates its transformation&x=45&y=18
Skúlptúr Guðrúnar Nielsen afhjúpaður Morgunblaðið 28.July http://mbl.is/mm/folk/frettir/2010/07/28/skulptur_gudrunar_nielsen_afhjupadur/
Hannaði origami-verk úr stáli. Morgunblaðið 29.July
Sculpture marks Greenham's past Topix. Local News Leicester, England 26.July
Amazed at a maze Topix. Local News: Leicester, England 23.July
Amazed at a maze USATODAY 23.July http://content.usatoday.com/topics/article/Places, Geography/Countries/Iceland/0epX2bXcKy4OM/2
Amazed at a maze indiatimes 23.July http://1click.indiatimes.com/article/0epX2bXcKy4OM
Amazed by a maze. 24.July http://www.inloughborough.com/news/098389/Amazed by a maze
Heart Head and Hands, Harold Martin Botanic Garden 27.June - 19.Sept. p.34 Catalogue
Amazed by a maze. University of Leicester Stella Couloutbanis 23.July http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/2010-2019/2010/07/nparticle.2010-07-23.5593251394
Interview with Gudrun Nielsen reflecting on her monumental sculpture Labyrinth in the exhibition Heart Head and Hands, Harold Martin Botanic Garden. Radio Leicester, 27.June
Amazed at a maze. 24dash.com 23.July http://www.24dash.com/news/education/2010-07-23-Amazed-at-a-maze


2009

A Public Art Vision for Dowd’s Farm Park. Developed by Adrian Moakes, Lead Artist, in consultation with the local community, Eastleigh Borough Council and Hedge End Town Council, June. Year One, Commission 4 Youth Shelter p.12 and p.21
Cardiovascular genetics in Iceland: an investment to bank on? CardioPulse, p.2953 and 2954 Barry Shurlock 2.Desember.
A Celebration of British Sculpture. A Web Gallery for the Botanical Sculpture Show. University of Leicester, England. By Photographer Stuart Hollis publ.10.Nov. http://gallery.me.com/stuarthollis1968#102751
November 16th - 27th, The small Exhibition of "Selected photographs of Sculptures from the Japanese Teahouse series 2005 - 2009" at the Embassy of Japan in Iceland co hosted by Gudrun Nielsen and the Embassy of Japan in Iceland http://www.is.emb-japan.go.jp/files/Gudrun_Nielsen.pdf
Umhverfi í verki, verk í umhverfi / The site within, the site without. Frettabladid Iceland: MENNING, cover p. 8 and 9, Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson 17.October http://vefblod.visir.is/index.php?s=3462&p=81586
Sculpture and Wall Work, Japanese Teahouse Series 2005 - 2009 Gallerie Saevar Karls. Catalogue: Japanstraumur / Japan current Aðalsteinn Ingólfsson 17.October
Galleríið opnað á ný. Frettabladid Iceland HHS 16.October
A Celebration of British Sculpture at University of Leicester´s Harold Martin Botanic Garden.... www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk Leicester Mercury 9.July
Beauty and "the beast" go on display. GG/SC 22.July
University of Leicester to Hold 8th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. wwwartdaily.org29.June
See some of the best of British sculptures.... What´s on, The Independent, Peter Davies 7.September
http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/press/pdf-files/articles-on-ebulletin
British breaks Leicestershire. Independent on Sunday 30.August
Lovely sight in a garden of delight. Leicester Mercury, Leslie Goodvin 30.July
Sculpture show at University. Ruthland Times 30.July
Reglustikuvinna og japanskur leikur / Straight lines and japanese play, Morgunbladid, menning, Iceland Helgi Snær Sigurdsson 28.July
Reglustikuvinna og japanskur leikur http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/1293697/ mbl Helgi Snær Sigurðsson helgisnaer@mbl.is
http://www.straylightstudio.com/Docs/Univ%20Leicester%20Press%20Release.pdf
http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/results?keywords=sculpture exhibition&Submit2=GO
Images from Harold Martin Botanic Garden the sculpture exhibition 2009 http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/out-and-about/2000-2009/2009/06/nparticle.2009-06-19.2904216885/
Guðrún Nielsen at the Celebration of British Sculpture exhibition, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester 31.07 Embassy of Iceland London http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/news-and-events/gudrun-nielsen-at-the-celebration-of-british-sculpture-exhibition-harold-martin-botanic-garden-leicester/6374/
A Celebration of British Sculpture, Leicester Mercury 15.July
A Celebration of British Sculpture, Harold Martin Botanic Garden 28.June - 27.Sept. p.26 Catalogue
Abbey House Garden, Amigasamon. Countryfile BBC Matt Baker 17.May TV UK
Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke 23.Febr. The Womans Art Show, Catalogue.
A Public Art Vision for Dowd’s Farm. ParkDeveloped by Adrian Moakes, Lead Artist, in consultation with the local community, Eastleigh Borough Council and Hedge End Town Council, June 2009.


2008

Sculpture planned for New Greenham Park, Newurytoday the Advertiser, Liam Sloan 23. September
Guðrún Nielsen education and work of an Artist, Tímarit íslenskra háskólakvenna, Iceland. Interview Vol 8 (1), July page 6, 7, 8, 9
Biennale Internazionale Dell´arte Contemporanea. Florence Biennale, United Nations Program of Dialogue Among Civilizations 01.December. p.543 Catalogue.


2007

Tegarðshlið í frægum garði, Morgunblaðið. Blaðið, Iceland Kolbrún Bergþórsdóttir 25.September
SPECTRUM at Abbey House Gardens. RBS Centenary Celebrations 10.June. Catalogue.
All on show at the Naked Gardener´s Sculpture Exhibition, Mature Times 19.June
The Art Park Sausmarez Manor, Festival of Sculpture 10.May. Catalogue.
Time, Burghley sculpture garden 01.April Catalogue.


2006

Night of Culture in Reykjavík, Sævar Karls Gallerí. RÚV 19.August TV News Iceland
Menningarnótt hjá Sævari Karli/Night of Culture at Saevar Karls, Reykjavik 19.August - 1.October. Catalogue.
Tehús í Bankastræti, space within a space. Innlit Útlit Skjár I, Nadia Katrín Banine 10.Januar. TV program Iceland


2005

Guðrún Nielsen hjá Sævari Karli. Morgunblaðið, Iceland 15.October
http://www.lithvorf.net/gudrun-nielsen/index.html Gallery Saevar Karls website
Japanskt tehús í Reykjavík. Fréttablaðið, Iceland 21.October
HRÓSIÐ…fær listakonan G.Nielsen…….Japanskt Tehús Fréttabladid, Iceland 22.October
Form að láni frá Tehúsum Kyoto borgar. Fréttir RÚV 1.November TV News Iceland
Vestræn menning og japönsk hefð. Morgunblaðið, Iceland Ragna Sig. 2.November
Japanska tehúsið lifnar við, teathöf, performance. Fréttablaðið, Iceland 12.November
Buttons by gn - www.exhibition.rbs.org.uk on RBS previous website
What has happened? Where are the nation artists? Gudrun Nielsen writes about Icelandic culture. Where have all the flowers gone? Why this identical criticism? Morgunblaðið 05.September http://mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/1036643/?item_num=17&searchid=3a959f87c77692414526c9e561aaf43e38310311
Century of Sculpture Celebrated in Magnificent Garden Setting at The University of Leicester Press release University of Leicesterhttp://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/2000-2009/2005/05/sculpturepr
Íslenskur myndhöggvari í Leicester. Morgunblaðið, Iceland. 9. ágúst
Works of Art in Creation - Watch Sculptors As They Create Their Exhibits at University of Leicester Botanic Garden News Press release University of Leicester http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/2000-2009/2005/06/nparticle-x8f-v8b-jbd
Sculpture in the garden. 2003 issue of the Leicester Graduates' Review. The University of Leicester www2.le.ac.uk/alumni/documents/review2003.pdf


2002

University of Leicester H. M. Botanic Garden. Sculpture in the Garden. Catalogue.
Harold Martin Botanic Garden Exhibition http://www.le.ac.uk/press/press/sculptureingarden.html
Leicester Mercury, 9. August
Leicester Mail, 8. August 2002 University of Leicester H. M. Botanic Garden. Sculpture in the Garden.
Leicester Mercury, 7. August
Sculpture at the Harold Martin Botanic Garden. Leicester Mercury, 9. July
Preparation to open Sculpture Exhibition. Leicester Mercury, 27. June
Linking the past with the future. Croydon Reports, Stuart Moses. June Issue 39
Westwood plans timely addition. The Croydon Guardian, A. Albert 20. Feb. 2002 Icelandic sculptress…. The Croydon Advertiser Feb.


2000

Myndhöggvarafélagið í Reykjavík/Reykjavík Sculptors Society. Eygló Harðardóttir Hallsteinn Sigurðsson Jónína Guðnadóttir [ISBN 9979-60-589-8]
Gudrun has big day at The Dome. The Croydon Advertiser, The Mix. R. Bing 1. December.
Iceland at The Millennium Dome. Morgunbladid, Iceland. December.
Students get a hand to restore clock face, The Croydon Advertiser, Helen Parrott 30.June


1999

New Greenham Common: Industrial park and nature reserve BBC NEWS 10.November http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1999/11/99/greenham_common/503720.stm
The Gillet and Johnston Clock faces, Westwood High School for Girls. The Croydon Society, Focus. Dr. Gooding Autumn edition.
Art and Culture in London. Morgunbladid, 6. Feb.
Gudrun invited to London display. The Croydon Advertiser. R. Bing 29. January


1998

Sculptress wins top prize with a mighty concept. The Croydon Advertiser. R Bing 9. Oct.
Winners chosen in sculpture contest. NWN 11.June.
Sculpture instead of missiles. Morgunbladid, Iceland. D. Gunnarsson 6. June
Sculptors work on display. Newbury & Thatcham Chronicle 5. June.
New sculpture for Greenham Common. Artist Newsletter, June issue.
Public Art. Art Monthly, June issue
Sculpture prize for Greenham Revolution. The Cronicle 24. April.
Sculptures to grace Greenham Common. NWN 23. April
Greenham: a common heritance. Sculptures to grace Greenham Commonhttp://www.thamespilot.org.uk
Sculptures chosen for Greenham. NWN 16. April.
Greenham Common Sculpture. The winners are. C. Bailey. Sculpture, Spring issue


1997

Þegar hjólin fara að snúast (When the wheels start to move). Morgunbladid, 3.Sept. Dagur Gunnarsson.
Gudrun Nielsen wins an award. Morgunbladid, 28. June.
RBS Awards. Sculpture issue 5, June.
Icelandic sculptress nominated in London. Morgunbladid, Dr. V.Gudnason 28.April.


1996

Thousands have seen the work by G.Nielsen. Morgunbladid, Dr. V.Gudnason 8. Okt.


1995

Vermillion-íslenskt listgallerí í London. Morgunbladid, Hildur Einarsdóttir. 11. Nov.
Tíminn, Iceland Eight Icelandic women artists, October.
The Croydon Guardian, Art at the Tidal Basin London, August.
Art at the Tidal Basin London. Morgunbladid, Reykjavik 4. August.
Mannlif, Lundúnabréf, (letter from London) by Anna H.Hildibrandsdóttir. Reykjavik. May issue.


1994

Íslensk höggmyndalistakona í Bretlandi Gudrun Nielsen sýnir í Bristol. Morgunbladid, menningarlíf 7.Jan. Rvk


1993

Design Matters. The London Institute issue No 4
D.V. Icelandic sculptress in London, by A.H. Hildibrandsdóttir. Reykjavik.
Design Matters. The London Institute issue No 3
Vikan, Icelandic Art at the Design Museum London. By Hildibrandsdóttir, 25. Feb.
The Spectator, Jaunts for January, by Giles Auty 16. Jan.


1992

Design Matters. The London Institute issue No 1


1989

Morgunbladid, Nemendasýning Myndlista og handíðaskóla íslands / The Degree Show The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts Reykjavík. Reykjavik, the image in article, sculptures by Gudrun Nielsen. Text by Einar Hakonarson 20. May

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Awards
2015

SKULPTUR Book launch in London 25.th June Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Publication of Skulptur. Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors. Published by Hatje Cantz ISBN 978-3-7757-4043-2
Unveiling of Labyrinth and other sculptures by the Ambassador of Norway in Prince´s Gardens Imperial College London. The opening of the exhibition SKULPTUR

2014

Selected to exhibit the sculpture Labyrinth in Prince´s Gardens South Kensington London in the RBS Nordic Exhibition SKULPTUR 2015 in an open call, nearly 170 applications came from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. one of 17 selected artists, two from Iceland

2010

The unveiling by Sir Peter Michael. "Changes". Site Specific Sculpture at the main entrance to New Greenham Park, Berkshire 24th September
Permanent installation of the 1st prize sculpture Changes the winning design of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, UK 1998

2009

Artist´s State Grant, Ministry of Culture, Iceland. Six months grant.

2008

Sculpture Network, Pöcking, Germany. A new member.
SÍM The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, Reykjavík, Iceland. A new member.

2004

The Artist Award from Kopavogur city, Iceland.

2001-2003

Committee Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors


2003

Was in the selection committee for new Bursary members of the RBS, 250 applications came in from young Art graduates for only 10 places
Active council Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London.


2002

The unveiling by DR Jean Gooding “Time”Indoor 3D Site Specific Mural for Westwood High School for Girls London.
The unveiling by Lord Michael Heseltine “Core” Indoor water sculpture. UCL, the British Heart Foundation Laboratories, Rayne Institute, University Street, London.
Active council Member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London.
Was in the selection committee for the Annual Exhibition of the RBS with: Richard Cork Arts Critic, Derek Morris RBS President, Chris Dunseath ARBS and Prof. Glynn Williams FRBS.


2001

Invited and selected. Committee Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors 2001-2003
Sculptors Fellowship. Nominated and approved by the The Royal British Society of Fellowship to join their company (ARBS 2000)
Finalist. Sculpture for Wingfielld Arts College Yard, Suffolk.

2000

Solo Sculpture Exhiibition in the Millennium Dome, London invited, supported by Egils sjodur Skallagrimssonar.
Monument Metro Public Art Commission Newcastle City Centr, invited. Finalist.
Elected to the RBS as an Associate Member.

1999

Winner of the Westwood High School Clock-face Competition.
Art Exhibition and Cultural event at the Royal College of Art London, supported by Egils sjodur Skallagrimssonar.


1998

1st prize winner of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, UK with 150 participants.
Invited to represent the UK at “Fabriq’Art”, Mereville, France. Supported by the EU.


1997

1st winner of the Wybo Haas award and commissioned by Wybo Haas to design an award trophy, "David" which will be given annually to artists and writers from a wide range of disciplines, UK.
Nominated for the Wybo Haas award for young British sculptors.
A winner of the prestigious Membership Bursary of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. Two year grant.

1992

After graduation from Chelsea College of Art and Design London invited by the Design Museum, to participate in the exhibition A Festival of Scandinavian Design and Exhibited my degree sculpture Wheel of Progress by the main entrance to the museum.
Selected entries for the Exhibition The National Glass Competition for the ITN building in London. Sir Norman Foster & Partners Gallery, Battersea, London.
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Group Exhibitions
2018

FALLVELTI HEIMSINS 3rd June - 18th August. The Icelandic Sculptors Society 50th Anniversary Exhibition. On the agenda of the Reykjavík Arts Festival. The Temple, monumental sculpture in Grundargerðisgarður and The Mountain series, photographs in Grímsbær and Austurver
Upcoming One man Exhibition Reykjavík. 4. - 24. September

2017

International Exhibition, FATAMORGANA gallerie BERLIN 25 - 31 August

2015

Verksmiðjan / the Factory in Hjalteyri Eyjafjörð, North Iceland“Að bjarga heiminum – To save the world” 13th - 21st June
SKULPTUR an exhibition of contemporary Nordic three-dimensional practice in London. "Labyrinth 2015" in Prince´s Gardens Imperial College London, The Royal British Society of Sculptors 4th February - 15th May. Catalogue.

2014

One man Exhibition Reykjavík.

2013

Smámyndasýning / Small scale art-work exhibition Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsið Hafnarstræti 16 Reykjavík. 5.th - 23.rd December
AUTUMN EXHIBITION 19.th October – 10.th November Edsvik Konsthall, Sweden. Participants from all over Scandinavia ……is one of Swedens largest jury based exhibitions for artists. The exhibition takes place in Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna a renound art gallery in the areas of contemporary art. http://www.edsvik.com/?p=6017 Catalogue.
Undir Berum Himni / Under the Open Sky 25th May - 25th August in Thingholtina and Skolavorduholt in the heart of Reykjavik.

2012

Smámyndasýning / Small scale art-work. Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna / The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists SÍM-húsið Hafnarstræti 16 Reykjavík 30th November - 20th December
"MHR40ÁRA" / Reykjavík Sculptors Society 40 year. Members Exhibition. Kling og Bang Reykjavík 17. August - 16. September
European Sculpture: Methods - Materials - PoetryCurator: Ricardo Donoso, Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm Sweden. A collaboration of Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm Sweden and Sculpture Network International 05-27 May Selected. Catalogue.
One man Exhibition Leicester, England
One man Exhibition Reykjavík
One man Exhibition The Tamarama Coast, Bondi Australia

2011

"A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden" Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester 25 June - 30 October. Catalogue.
Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May – October
One man Exhibition Reykjavík
European Sculpture: Difference and Diversity - Curator: Patrizia Bottallo Catalogue preface: Marc Wellmann, curator of the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (D) and Miranda MacPhail, curator of the Gori Collection, Pistoia (IT) A collaboration of MARTINI Arte Internazionale, Torino IT, and Sculpture Network International. 16th Sept. - 6th Nov. One of 30 selected.

2010

Exhibition of selected photographs from the Exhibition Heart, Hand and Hands. Curated by Stella Couloutbanis Visual Arts Manager, The Library University of Leicester
Heart Head and Hands Sculpture in the Garden exhibition, Harold Martin Botanic Garden University of Leicester, England 27th June - 19th September. Invited. Catalogue.
Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May – October


2009

A Celebration of British Sculpture Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, England 27th June - 27th September. Selected Catalogue.
Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May - October
The Womans Art Show Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke, England 23rd Febr. - 14th March. Selected
One man Exhibition Reykjavík
One man Exhibition Reykjavík

2008

Saatchi-Online, London invited http://www.saatchigallery.co.uk/yourgallery/artist/details.php?id=81065
Mount Pleasant Garden Exhibition, Cheshire, England 3rd - 28th September
Sense and Lines Galeria Zero, Barcelona, Spain 23rd May - 3rd
Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May - October
Figure Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford, England 1st April - 31st October. Catalogue.
Selected work from Sævar Karl Ólason Collection, Listasafn Kópavogs - Gerðarsafn, Iceland 19. janúar - 17. febrúar

2007

Fortezza da basso, Florence Biennale Italy 1st - 9th December. Catalogue.
Spectrum at Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, England 23rd July - September. Catalogue.
Sausmarez Manor Sculpture festival, International Art Parks, Guernsey May - October
Time Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford, England 1st April - 31st October. Catalogue.

2006

Menningarnótt Reykjavík / Night of Culture in Reykjavík Sævar Karls Gallery Collection, selected work.

2005

Sculpture in the Garden: A Celebration of the RBS Centenary Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester, England.
One man Exhibition Reykjavík
One man Exhibition Reykjavík

2002

University of Leicester 80th Anniversary 1921-2001 Harold Martin Botanic Garden, England.

2001

Royal Society of British Sculptors Past Projects London.
The RBS Annual Exhibition London.
Wingfield Arts College Yard Exhibition. Competition, Selected for final proposal.
Art in Architecture Exhibition. University of East London, Invited
One man Exhibition London
One man Exhibition London

1999

Icelandic culture, Art and Film. Royal College of Art London.
One man Exhibition London
One man Exhibition London

1998

Folly'Art '98 Festival & Workshops in Méréville, France. Invited.
Exhibition of selected entries of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, the Corn Exchange Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire, England. 1st prize winner.
Exhibition of selected entries of the International Greenham Common Sculpture Competition, Royal Society of British Sculptors, London.
Eight Icelandic women artists, Seydisfjordur on the East coast of Iceland.

1997

Art and Craft Exhibition, Fulham Palace, London.
The Henley Festival of Music and the Arts, Oxfordshire, England. Catalogue.
Frescoes and Mixed media, Galley List Reykjavik.

1996

Sculpture in the gardens Mount Ephraim in Kent, England.
Frescoes and Mixed media, Galley List Reykjavik.

1995

Eight Icelandic women artists, Gallery Vermillion, London.
Art in Architecture Degree Exhibition. University of East London.
Tidal Basin Two, Sculpture Exhibition by students from UEL London.
The School of Architecture Exhibition, University of East London.
MOMI BFI Landmark exhibition. RIBA, The Bartlett School, UCL London. Selected work.

1994

142nd Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England. Catalogue.

1993

141st Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England. Catalogue.
1stRoyal West of England Academy Sculpture Exhibition, Exhibition of selected entries, Bristol, England. Catalogue.

1992

A Festival of Scandinavian Design, Site Specific Sculpture by the main entrance, Design Museum, London.
Art From Above, Butlers Wharf's Shad Thames Galleries, London. Catalogue.
The New Designers, the Business Design Centre, London.
The National Glass Competition for the ITN Building, London. Exhibition of selected entries, Sir Norman Foster & Partners Gallery, Battersea, London.
Chelsea College of Art and Design Degree Exhibition, London.

1989

Degree Exhibition, Kjarvalsstadir Exhibition Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland. 13th - 21st May. Catalogue.
Borrowed View 2013
The installation refers to the Japanese expression „borrowed landscape“. A technique where vistas extend beyond a structure, into the distance.
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Mixed Media
Borrowed View 231 2012
Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Kunststoff
Absent Belfry Shö-Rö 2011
Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz
Labyrinth, Leicester 2010
Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Installation
Skylight and Obi V 2009
Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Installation
Temple 2018
Grundargerðisgarður, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Installation
Absent Core 2014
A reference to the way of Zen Buddhism, the temples inner world, the core. Installed in the center of Reykjavík on the 20th of June on a very wet day. In this monumental sculpture I reflect on the old Buddhist temple Daisen-in founded in 1509 in Kyoto, Japan. Its Zen gardens and its structural and functional traditions.
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Mixed Media
Labyrinth, London 2015
Labyrinth Prince´s Gardens, South Kensington London
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Installation
The Mountain Series 2014 - 2018
The Mountain Series of recycled materials influenced Gudrun by working in her Reykjavík studio on the site of one of Iceland’s leading providers of environmental management services and clean energy. “Slow but constant changes in the immediate surroundings made the work happen naturally”, Gudrun stated.
Gudrun Nielsen, Installation, Mixed Media
Wheel of progress 1992
Wheel of Progress the site specific sculpture by the Design Museum London. My first public sculpture.
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Mixed Media
Amigasamon 2007
Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury, England.
Gudrun Nielsen, Holz, Naturstoffe
Changes 2010
Greenham Business Park, the former Royal Air Force World War Two airbase, Berkshire This is Changes by the Icelandic sculptor Gudrun Nielsen, a monumental piece that has just been unveiled at Greenham Common where US bombers used to land – you get the references just by looking at it. Since the Greenham Common women saw off the last of the Right Stuff in 1988 the trees have returned along with the birds and the rest of the flora and fauna, and the military buildings have either been demolished or converted by the Greenham Common Trust which now owns it. Nielsen won a competition along with the late Michael Kenny, but that was 12 years ago and while Kenny’s large geometric form, Broken Symmetry, was unveiled almost immediately by Ringo Starr (a Kenny fan and local resident), Gudrun’s was a little tardy in taking off, as it were............... 17.11.2010 / Simon Tait's Diary http://www.artsindustry.co.uk/features/simon-taits-diary/45
Gudrun Nielsen, Stahl, Beton
Travels 2000-2015, 2018
Part of the Mountain Series 2014-2018
Gudrun Nielsen, Papier, Installation

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