Hildur Bjarnadottir, Frippery, 2005; velvet pile embroidery on vintage tablecloth
Gift of MaryAnn Deffenbaugh.
Type of Work
velvet pile embroidery on vintage tablecloth
48 x 48 in.
January 1, 1969
textile artist, textile designer, embroiderer
1985–89 Commercial College of Iceland, Reykjavík 1998–92 Icelandic College of Art & Craft, Reykjavík 1997 mfa, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Notes or Bio
Born in Reykjavik and educated at Pratt in New York, Hildur Bjarnadottir’s work with traditional textiles examines her Icelandic heritage through the lens of contemporary art. Her work was included in the exhibits “Contemporary Skeins” and “New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma’s Doily,” has been featured in solo shows across the US and Iceland, and has been collected by the National Gallery of Iceland.