About Eirdís Ragnarsdóttir
I was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. With a Chinese mother and diplomatic Icelandic father, I've lived in Reykjavík, Beijing, Tokyo, and am currently situated in New York. I studied traditional oil painting at Central Academy of Beijing for a year and graduated from NYU GALLATIN with a minor in Psychology and individualized major of The Concept of Self Through History focusing on The Modern Self As A Commodity.
Through my work, I challenge the concept of femininity. My most recent series, "Edibles," compares and places the material perception of femininity next to the growing commodification of food. The attractive comical interaction between the female body and food highlights the relevant consequences of the 21st century woman and how the misconception of femininity can lead to a disjointed sense of self torn between external and internal embodiment.
I am fluent in English, Icelandic, Chinese with an elementary proficiency in Danish. My other works include ceramics, photography, film and graphic design.