i8 Gallery was founded in Reykjavik in 1995. The gallery represents an eclectic mix of Icelandic and international contemporary artists.
As well as representing 23 artists, i8 Gallery collaborates with a number of artists who have exhibited widely in museum and gallery contexts.
Kristján Guðmundsson (b. 1941) lives and works in Iceland. He is self-taught but has gained a position as one of the most respected Icelandic living artist. He has exhibited widely, mostly in Scandinavia and Europe. Solo exhibitions include shows in San Diego, USA (2010), American Scandinavian Foundation, New York (1986) and retrospectives at the National Gallery of Iceland (2009) and Rooseum, Malmö (1994). Among recent group shows include Ends of the Earth – Land Art to 1974 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Haus der Kunst, Munich. Kristján received First price at the Carnegie Art Award 2009.
"Drawing 13", 1989, graphite. Image credits i8 Gallery and Kristján Guðmundsson.
B. Ingrid Olson
B. Ingrid Olson (American, born 1987) received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. She currently lives and works in Chicago. Within the confines of her studio, she records her body as it moves: shifting in relationship to its surroundings. The results of this process are multidimensional objects and images that re-imagine the capacities of the body and the structuring of space. Olson’s work has been exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Olson was an artist in residence at the Ox-bow School of Art in Michigan in the fall of 2016, and at Latitude Chicago in 2017. A book of her photographs was published by Hassla in 2016 and her work was recently acquired by the The Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Rose Art Museum.
In February 2020 she will participate in Henie Onstad Triennial of Photography and New Media in Norway.
"Small of Black, velvet lay fold", 2018, latex paint, MDF, velvet, polyurethane foam, PVA size. Image credits i8 Gallery and B. Ingrid Olson.