Hildur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson


Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson’s work originates in her travels across the landscape of her native country, Iceland. The intention is to convey the sense of wonder and awe that one feels in a vast and untouched landscape—how small we are and completely unable to control the forces around us—especially in this particular active environment.

She has been working in weaving since she was an undergraduate student in 1985. In the mid 1990’s, Jonsson developed a process in which she paints the warp and weft of the weaving separately before they are woven together. By combining techniques historically used by several different Eastern cultures (Indonesian, Indian, Turkish, etc.), she has developed her own unique studio practice.

Jónsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1963. She studied architecture at Kent State University, Ohio from 1983-1985, then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1985-1988.  She completed a BFA at Kent State in 1991. In 1992 she received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at Kent and studied both textiles and painting, and received an MFA in 1995.