Ýr Jóhannsdóttir - Textile designer/artist - based in Iceland 


The artist name Ýrúrarí was created in 2012 by Ýr Jóhannsdóttir.
The work of Ýrúrarí is mostly done by knitting and working with the possibilities of new visual elements knit can create in spaces and on the human body in a way of illustrating the everyday three dimensional space. Ýr’s knit works are on the wide spectrum from hand knitting figurative fun pieces on old jumpers to machine knitting abstract and complex mathematical textiles, working with the technique of weaving, OP art and making dimensions meet on the surface of knitted fabric.

If there is any interest in collaborating, chatting or share something with me feel free to contact yr@yrurari.com

Exhibitions & motions
NEXT UP: Participation in talks, workshops and more at “2019 Nordic knitting conference” at the Nordic Museum in Seattle 11-13 October more: https://www.nordicmuseum.org/knitting

-”I would not do something like that” solo exhibition at Gallery Port Reykjavík
-“Matters & Strata” collab installation in Vigdísar Veröld for Design March in Reykjavík
-“Work in progress program” in the window of the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan, Feb 2019 (www.textileartscenter.com)

-NES-Lukas art residency scholarship, including two months stay in residencies in Germany and Iceland with artist talks and open studios
-Small upcycled jumper line in the group exhibition "Endalaust" in DUUS hús autumn 2018
-Participated in the Scottish-Icelandic project SHIFT with exhibitions in Reykjavík and Inverness
-Curated and participated in the annual Icelandic Textile association exhibition "Verðum í bandi"

-Traveled around Iceland, Faroe Islands, Finland and Sweden with the performancce "Headliner" by CGFC. Granted by Nordisk kultur fund.
-Graduated with BA in texile design from Glasgow School of Art
-”Highly recommended” by the UK textile association for the project “556 Holy mountains“

-"Sweater story" solo exhibition at Ekkisens artspace, Reykjavík, Iceland
-Finished a diploma in Textile design from Reykjavík school of visual Arts

-“Radio activity" Radio drama & performance with live knitting,  CGFC at Platform Nord, Kristianssand, Norway
-Featured Artist at first stop of the traveling "Feminist fiber art" exhibition in Boston, US
-"Genitalia" group exhibition celebrating genitals at Design March, Reykjavík, Iceland      
 -"Nokkrir vel valdir vessar" installation at Exhibition night, Kópavogur, Iceland

-"Ég er steinn" exhibition on culture night in Reykjavík

-”Monsters” first knitted jumper line, made in creative summer jobs in hometown Kópavogur