Hildur Bjarnadottir, Frippery, 2005; velvet pile embroidery on vintage tablecloth

Gift of MaryAnn Deffenbaugh.

Artwork Info

Type of Work Embroidery
Medium velvet pile embroidery on vintage tablecloth
Dimensions 48 x 48 in.

Artist Info

Name Hildur Bjarnadottir
Born January 1, 1969
Role textile artist, textile designer, embroiderer
Culture Icelandic
Education 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.

Credits: Dan Kvitka

Rights: All Rights Reserved

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Collection of Museum of Contemporary Craft