Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson
References to the macrocosms and microcosms of the natural world abound in the woven paintings of Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson. Painting on silk threads in a process related to ikat, her imagery is loosely based on landscape photographs of her native Iceland. By painting with industrial dyes on the detached warp (vertical) threads of her works, attaching these dyed threads to a large-scale loom and weaving in the weft (horizontal) threads, she creates slightly off register, shimmering woven paintings that suggest expansive space rather than any literal sense of place.
Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1963 and still maintains a home there. She resides in Cleveland, Ohio for much of the year and makes annual visits to Iceland to gather more source material for her paintings. She received MFA and BFA degrees from Kent State University in 1995 and 1991 respectively. She earlier studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the architecture program of Kent State University.
Her work is included in many collections such as The Cleveland Art Museum, Reykjavik Art Museum, Akron Art Museum, Progressive Insurance Collection and Cleveland Clinic Foundation.