A visual artist based in Reykjavík, Iceland.
Selected Paintings 2020-21
2019 - 2022 – University of Iceland. Master in Art Teaching. Unfinished.
2016 - 2021 – University of Iceland. Master in Art Theory. Unfinished.
2014 - 2017 – Icelandic University of the Arts. Bachelor in Fine Arts
2013 - 2016 – University of Iceland. Bachelor in Art Theory (Major) and History (Minor)
2010 - 2012 University of Tampere, Finland. Bachelor in History
2012 The European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Erasmus exchange at the Humanities department
2011 The European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. Exchange at the department of Russian Art History
2018-2021 - Art Teacher in Barnaheimilið Ós
2017 - Studio Tim van den Oudenhoven in Berlin. Erasmus internship. 15.6.-20.8. Personal Assistant of the Artist Tim van den Oudenhoven
2016 Exhibition ”Microcosmos” at the Art Museum of Iceland, co-curated with Heiða Jónsdóttir
2016 ”Skynjun, ”Artists Alice Nadjarian and Sebastian Kraner, Gallery Kubbur, Reyjavík
2018 ”LÍKAMI,” HÚSIÐ - creative space, Patreksfjörður, Iceland
2016 ”Twelve Months,” Gallery Kubbur, Reyjavík
2017 - ”Bazaar,” Gallery Ekkisens, Reykjavík
2017 – ”Teikn / Gestures,” Graduation exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum
2017 - ”KOMA,” Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
2016 – ”Parið”, Teiknistofan Óðinstórgi, Reykjavík 2015 – ”Kynleikar II” – Reykjavik City Hall 2015 & Tjarnarbío 2015 - ”Kynleikar / Genderplay” Gallery Ekkisens, Reykjavík
2015 ”Pika / Cunt,” celebrating hundred years of women’s vote, Reykjavik City Hall, Reykjavík Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote
2015 - Jafnréttisdagar/ Equality days, Icelandic University of the Arts
2010 - European Youth Art exhibition, Essen, Germany
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
As an artist, I am inspired by the elements of colour, form and composition in my work. My main medium has and will always be oil painting, while other mediums also play a part in my practice. I have ventured into the digital, and am interested in the dimensionality of sculpture, yet find myself always returning to the easel. In my work, I transform compositions into a realm of dreamy colours and subtle forms.
I often make self-portraits, or portraits of the people closest to me. My work has always been personal yet not so confessional. It’s intimate and at times exhibitionist, but never shocking. I am a woman painter and a mother, and this is why the personal becomes political in my work. For me, portraiture is a way to reclaim the medium of painting from the history of the male-gaze.
I am intrigued by the power of bodies and the body as a medium through which control is pursued. I am not afraid of portraying subjects which could be traditionally dismissed as feminine: children, the pregnant body or simply the colour pink. My objective is to offer a subtle subversion of the accepted forms of femininity, confronting the cultural representation of gendered bodies.
Furthermore, I am intrigued by the non-dualistic nature of the mind and body; how anxiety or desire are mediated through bodies and how that language can be transferred into images. Portraiture for me is a way to visualise the conflicted and non-verbal areas of our consciousness.
Camilla Patricia Reuter was born in Finland in 1991 to a Finnish mother and a Russian father. In 2013 she moved to Iceland where she lives with her husband and son. She graduated from the Iceland University of Arts in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in visual art. Currently, she is finishing her master’s thesis in art theory at the University of Iceland.