Kristinn Már Pálmason is born in Keflavík Iceland in 1967. He studied at The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts and graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 1998 (MFA). He has had numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group-exhibitions in Iceland and abroad.

Kristinn has engaged in various art related projects and co - founding of galleries such as Anima (2006 – 08) and Kling & Bang (from 2003).

Kristinn Már Pálmason is represented by Tveir Hrafnar Art Gallery in Reykjavík.

Education

1996-1998 MFA Slade School of Fine Art – University College London
1990-1994 The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts Reykjavík

Private exhibitions (from 2000)

2019 Rauður spaði / Spade Of Red. Tveir Hrafnar Art Gallery, Reykjavík
2018 Gulrótin / The Carrot. Kjallarinn - Geysir Heima, Reykjavík
2017 Kiss of Fortune. Tveir Hrafnar Art Gallery, Reykjavík
2016 Go Pink Yourself. Islanders Gallery, Reykjavík and World Wide Web
2016 Svartur punktur / Black Spot. Dead Gallery, Reykjavík
2015 Eyefume. Gallery Bakarí, Reykjavík
2014 Gagnaugað / The Temple. Anarkía Listhús, Kópavogur
2014 Google Nest. Gallery Bakarí, Reykjavík
2014 Draumurinn um Regluna / The Dream Of The Order. 002 Gallerí, Hafnarfjörður
2012 Dark Lucidity II. Reykjavík Art Gallery
2010 Dark Lucidity. Artmark Galerie, Vienna
2008 Gæðaplánetan X / The Quality Planet X. DaLí gallerí, Akureyri
2008 Miðstöðin / The Central Station. Anima gallerí, Reykjavík
2006 Málverk / Painting /. Listasafn ASÍ Ásmundarsalur / The Art Gallery of the Icelandic Federation of Labour, Reykjavík
2006 Félagslega málverkið / The Social Painting. Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavík
2006 Transform. Gallery Turpentine, Reykjavík
2003 Kraftaverkamálverkaserían / The Miraclepainting
series. Listasafn Reykjanesbæjar / Reykjanes Art Museum, Reykjanesbær
2003 Málverk / Painting. Gallerí Skuggi, Reykjavík
2002 Gallerí Skuggi, Reykjavík
2002 Gallerí Sævars Karls, Reykjavík
2000 Tímaófreskjumálverkaserían / The Timemonsterpainting series. Mokka Kaffi, Reykjavík

Group exhibitions (from 2000)

2019 Sensible Structures. Kling & Bang gallery, Reykjavík
2019 From the edge of the world. Ekkisens, Reykjavík
2018 It´s Happening Now. Safe House 1, London UK
2018 Sókrates / Listamenn. Reykjavík
2017 Ceci nes´t pas un meuble / Ásmundarsalur, Islanders Gallery, Reykjavík
2016 Framtíðarminni / Future Memory. Reykjanes Art Museum, Reykjanesbær
2015 Staubfänger / Dust Trap. Varberg Konsthall, Sweden
2015 Nýmálað 1 / Just Painted 1. Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavík Art Museum
2014 Staubfänger / Dust Trap. plan-d gallerie, Düsseldorf Germany
2013 6. Bindið / 6th Volume, part 1/3. Nýlistasafnið / The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík
2012 Doppelgänger. plan-d gallerie, Düsseldorf Germany
2012 Nautn og notagildi / Pleasure and Functionality. Listasafn Árnesinga / LÁ Art Museum, Hveragerði
2011 Pillowtalk at Midnight. White 8 Gallerie Vienna
2011 Blóðheimar / Bloodworld. Reykjavík Art Gallery
2011 Kling & Bang at T J Boulting Gallery London UK
2011 Lost Horse Gallery, Reykjavík
2006 Anima gallerí, Reykjavík
2003 Ferðafuða. Listasafn Reykjavíkur – Kjarvalsstaðir / Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir
2003 Andrúm / Ambience. Hafnarborg, menningar- og listastofnun Hafnarfjarðar / The Hafnarfjörður
Center of Culture and Art
2000 Open/Closed. gallerí@hlemmur.is, Reykjavík

Collections

National Gallery of Iceland
Reykjanes Art Museum

Private collections

USA, UK, Austria, France, Denmark and Iceland

Grants and awards

2017 Starfslaun 6 mánuðir, Launasjóður myndlistarmanna / 6 months, Governmental
grants for artists, Iceland
2016 Starfslaun 3 mánuðir, Launasjóður myndlistarmanna / 3 months,
Governmental grants for artists, Iceland
2015 Starfslaun 6 mánuðir,
Launasjóður myndlistarmanna / 6 months, Governmental grants for artists, Iceland
2009 Myndstef. Verkefnastyrkur / Project grant
2008 Starfslaun 2 ár, Launasjóður myndlistarmanna / 2 years, Governmental grants for artists,
Iceland
2007 Myndstef. Verkefnastyrkur / Project grant
1994 Distinction, The Painting Department of The Icelandic Colllege of Art and Crafts

Publications and reviews

2019 Sensible Structures. In The End Books, Antwerp, Reykjavík
2016 Stara. Rit Sambands íslenskra myndlistarmanna / Stara. Publication of SÍM (The Association of Icelandic visual artists), interview and cover photo
2015 Nýmálað. Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Just Painted. (book) Reykjavík Art
Museum2014 RÚV (National broadcast radio) Víðsjá. Viðtal, Gagnaugað / Interview,
The Temple
2012 RÚV (National broadcast radio) Víðsjá. Gagnrýni, Dark
Lucidity, Hlynur Helgason / Review, Dark Lucidity, Hlynur Helgason
2008.29.09. Morgunblaðið. J.B.K. Ransu, “Ryðgaður Róbóti”. Gagnrýni / Review
2008.17.05. Morgunblaðið. J.B.K. Ransu, “Skipulagt kaos”. Gagnrýni / Review
2006.12.11. Morgunblaðið. Ragna Sigurðardóttir, “Gular baunir
og veggjakrot“. Gagnrýni / Review
2006.11.30. Morgunblaðið. Anna Jóa,
“Málverk á mörkunum“. Gagnrýni / Review
2006 30.03. Morgunblaðið. Ragna
Sigurðardóttir, “Hyldýpið heillar“. Gagnrýni / Review
2003.09.25. Morgunblaðið.
Þóroddur Bjarnason, “Áfram“. Gagnrýni / Review
2003.02.27. Morgunblaðið.
Jón.B.K. Ransu, “Andinn og efnið“. Gagnrýni / Review
2002.05.05. Morgunblaðið. Þóroddur Bjarnason, “Málverk og ruggustólar“. Gagnrýni / Review
2002 Morgunblaðið Halldór B. Runólfsson. “Ferð áferð“. Gagnrýni /Review
2000 Morgunblaðið Halldór B. Runólfsson. “Tuttugu og einn“. Gagnrýni / Review
1999 Morgunblaðið Halldór B. Runólfsson. “Alba Alba“. Gagnrýni / Review
1997 Morgunblaðið Bragi Ásgeirsson, Gagnrýni / Review
1995 Morgunblaðið
Bragi Ásgeirsson. “Skreytikennt“, Gagnrýni / Review
1995 Dagblaðið Vísir.
Jón Proppé. Gagnrýni / Review
1995 Morgunblaðið Eiríkur Þorláksson,
“Steyptir draumar“. Gagnrýni / Review

Art related

2018 Bókakápa / Book cover. Sjón, bewegliche berke. Germany
2018 Mottumars. Rug. Charity project collaboration with Lumex and Moooi, Reykjavík
2013 Listasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavík Art Museum, archive work for the museum
website.
2006 – 2008 Anima Gallerí. Co founder and curator. Reykjavík
2003 to present, Kling & Bang Gallery. Co founder and board member. Artist run gallery. Reykjavík
1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2014 Part time teaching at the Icelandic
Academy of the Arts. Reykjavík
1999 dzt… event. Curated with Gulleik Lövskar, performance and electronic media  happening. Kaffileikhúsið, Hlaðvarpinn, Reykjavík
1999 dzt… event. Curated with Gulleik Lövskar, performance and electronic media  happening. Leikhúskjallarinn, Reykjavík
1999 to present, second member of the electric duo Dark Vibra with Baldur J. Baldursson