Hildur Bjarnadóttur, docent at the department of Fine Art, will have a doctoral defense in Fine Art at the University of Bergen, Norway. The defense takes place on February 1st and the title of her artistic research is Textiles in the Extended Field of Painting

About the project:

Textiles in the extended field of painting

Reconstructing the painter’s canvas both conceptually and literally through weaving
Using plants as a source of pigment in connection to a place or a person

The artistic research project Textiles in the extended field of painting uses the methods of textiles and painting to explore the meaning of two different colorants, acrylic paint and plant pigment. Hildur Bjarnadóttir weaves together these two different types of pigment, creating a dialogue between an industrially made color system and a natural system of color. Using these two different substances together in woven paintings expands their presence and sharpens their characteristics creating a situation where they exist on an equal basis. Hildur uses the colorants as a medium, emphasizing the context and content they bring with them.

Hildur Bjarnadóttir (b. 1969) lives and works in Reykjavík and Flóahreppur in the south of Iceland. She graduated from the textile department of The Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in 1992 and finished her MFA degree from the fine arts department at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York in 1997. Hildur is currently associate professor at the MA department of the Iceland Academy of Arts in Reykjavík. 

More about the project.