Paintings by London-based artist Erna Mist (b. 1998, Iceland) feature subjects from western rituals, modern clichés and topical stories. Depicting human figures in dreamlike scenarios, Mist uses allegory and historical events to engage with the cost of wealth, prisons of power, and the allure of getting lost in the maze of the mind.
“Fundamentally, my paintings are attempts to capture today's dystopia into a work that is both unsettling and familiar, prompting an audience to reflect on their own complexities of contemporary life."
Beach, Group Exhibition, Nino Mier Gallery, New York
The Forgetting Curve, Group Exhibition, Seaview Gallery, Los Angeles
Inward Facing Windows, Solo Exhibition, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London
The Picture, Brooke Benington, Group Exhibition, London
Particle X Phillips, Group Exhibition, Miami
Solo Exhibition, Gallery Portfolio, Reykjavik
Life is a Maze Which We Never, Group Exhibition, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London
Tightrope, Group exhibition, Cassina Projects, Milan.
Reykjavik Art Festival, Opening Ceremony at Gallery Flæði.
2020 - 2023
Slade School of Fine Art (BFA painting)
2018 - 2020
Iceland University of the Arts (BA performance art)