Svava Thordis Juliusson is a visual artist born in Siglufjörður, Iceland in 1966 and currently based in Ontario, Canada. Juliusson began undergraduate studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1993; received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NSCAD University in 1997; and completed her MFA in studio at York University in 2007. Juliusson is a founding member of the collective (F)NOR
I explore the tension that occurs when chance meets potential, through the manipulation of commonplace and industrial materials. My studio investigations are purposefully intuitive; the sculptural objects that develop, refer to the physical act of drawing a line in space, the substance of a particular colour, or the shape of an abstracted form. The process of attaching one thing to another until a familiar shape emerges coincides or collides with ideas around landscape, domestic spaces and physical gestures. There is a confluence of ideas and actions within the most recent work, manifesting through the urgency of making, that relies on the conceptual premise of the multiple as a way to both accentuate and blur the original source.
The realization of the projects and work featured on this site has been generously supported by municipal, provincial and federal granting programs. Svava Thordis Juliusson gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Hamilton's City Enrichment Program, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
OUROBOROS etc.,(Hardened Roots), 2018. Plaster, concrete, wood pedestal, fringe; 158cm x 30cm x 30cm. DETAIL. Photo by Jordan Probst