Katrin Sigurdardottir

Visual Arts, 2015

Katrin Sigurdardottir was born in Iceland, but moved to the United States in 1988. In the last 20 years, her works have been shown extensively in Europe, North and South America, and are included in numerous public and private collections. In her work, Sigurdardottir explores the way physical structures and boundaries define perception. Through unexpected shifts in scale, she examines distance and memory and their embodiments in architecture, cartography and traditional landscape representations. While alluding to real locations, her works question both the verity of these places and our accounts of them. Sigurdardottir’s work crosses the boundary between perceptual and embodied space, between vision and experience. Her work reminds us that the production of space is a complex phenomenon, in which perceptual and representational aspects cannot be separated from function or use.