make-up art

Svanhvit Valgeirsdottir

- Home country: Iceland -

Svanhvit has been working as a full time artist for the last 17 years. She studied art for 3 years in Iceland and has taken many art courses and long-distance art courses.

She has had both solo and group exhibitions in Iceland, Germany, Japan and Belgium. She got a grant for an art residency in Snæfellsnes – Iceland in 2015 and 2016 to work and exhibit for a month, she paints with oil and acrylic both figurative and abstract. She also paints with japanese ink, which she started to use when she lived in Japan, Svanhvit is also a renowned make-up artist , especially in the opera and theater world , designing make -up, for productions in Iceland such as Oliver Twist, Wizard of Oz, Rigoletto , the Magic flute ( opening production at Harpan Concert house in 2011 ) and Nabucco, Aida and Don Carlos (Latvian national opera) and many more. In 2014 she was nominated for best make-up award in TV and Film in Iceland.

Her philosophy is to continue to let life and culture from various countries inspire her.

Member of SIM - The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists
Youth Mentor Europe for greaterthan.com
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