Kristín Morthens Icelandic, b. 1992

Kristín Morthens

Kristín Morthens' paintings deal with boundaries, intimacy and seperation through narratives of limb-like figures in abstract spaces. These subjects often perform a gesture of almost-touching, reaching out or pulling in, either toward themselves or between each other. The focus of physicality is repeated through layering techniques using materials such as oil, spray paint, dry pastels, sand and charcoal. The contrasting surfaces highlight notions of boundaries and materialism. 

Kristín Morthens solo exhibitions include Gegnumtrekkur for Þula, Reykjavík(2021), Introducing Kristín Morthens for Christopher Cutts, Toronto(2019), and I Followed a Spiral, It Felt Lika a Loop, Angell Gallery, Toronto(2019).  Morthens' work has been shown at CHART Art Fair, Art Miami, Art Toronto and Foire Papier. She works between Reykjavík and Toronto.



2014-2018 BFA OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2016 BFA exchange, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA 2008-12 


Að snerta uppsprettu, Listval, Reykjavik, Iceland

Gegnumtrekkur, Þula, Reykjavik, Iceland

Armar, GK Reykjavík, Reykjavik, Iceland
Það sem fer í hring, Gallerí Port, Reykjavik, Iceland
Introducing Kristín Morthens, Christopher Cutts, Toronto, Canada
I Followed a Spiral, It Felt Like a Loop, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Feeling Blessed, Algera Stúdíó, Reykjavik, Iceland


Samsýning 2021-vol.1, Þula, Reykjavik, Iceland

Jólamarkaður Þulu, Þula, Reykjavik, Iceland
Gleðileg jól, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland Stuttgart Art Walk, Stuttgart, Germany Samsýning í Flæði, Flæði, Reykjavik, Iceland

Port IV, Gallery Port, Reykjavik, Iceland
Summer Group Exhibition, Galerie Youn, Montreal, Canada Nothing Something, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Canada From The Edge of the World, Ekkisens, Reykjavik, Iceland

Le Grand Salon de Noël, Ásmundarsalur, Reykjavik, Iceland
Á Snærum, Gallery Port, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ung Islandsk Kunst, Bredgade Kunsthandel, Copenhagen, Denmark Synthetic Shorelines, Durden&Ray, Los Angeles, Bandaríkin
Sugar Wounds no.2, Ármúli 7, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sugar Wounds no.1, Ármúli 7, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sex Self, Ekkisens, Reykjavik, Iceland
Fresh Paint / New Construction, Art Mûr, Montreal, Canada

Painters Make Better Lovers, Northern Contemporary, Toronto, Canada Gradex, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
Simmer 2, 165 Geary Ave, Toronto, Canada
Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Háflæði, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
Negative Space, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Canada Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Áferð, Gallery Port Reykjavik, Iceland
Festival of the Body, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

Algera Fiesta Flow, Algera, Reykjavik, Iceland 2014 Túban, Gamla Stofan, Reykjavik, Iceland

Háflæði, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
Hávaði, Kaffistofan, Reykjavik, Iceland 2012 Ainda É Preciso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Poluição Eleitoral, Puxadinho, São Paulo, Brazil
Vinnslan 1, Norðurpóllinn, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
Útskriftarsýning Fjölbrautaskólans Í Breiðholti, Brimhúsið, Reykjavik, Iceland Svart-Hvítt, Artíma Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

Art fairs

CHART Art Fair, solo booth, Copenhagen, DK

Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada 2019 Art Miami, Miami, USA Foire Papier, Montreal, Canada

Art Toronto, Torontó, Canada

Grants and awards

Mrs. W. O. Forsyth Award
Icelandic Art Center for Sugar Wounds

Curry’s Art Store Prize 2015 Helen Eisen Scholarship






Art Fairs