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Erna Mist


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." 

-Erna Mist





Inward Facing Windows, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London 

The Picture, The Picture, Group Exhibition, London (Upcoming)



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)


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