I explore the tension that occurs when chance meets potential, through the manipulation of commonplace and industrial materials.
My work is purposefully intuitive; the sculptural objects that develop refer to the physical act of drawing a line in space, the substance of a particular colour, or the shape of an abstracted form. The process of attaching one thing to another until a familiar shape emerges coincides or collides with ideas around landscape, domestic spaces and physical gestures.
Svava Thordis Juliusson is a Hamilton, Ontario based artist born in Siglufjörður, Iceland in 1966. She began undergraduate studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NSCAD University in 1997. Juliusson completed her MFA in studio at York University in 2007.
Juliusson has exhibited her work widely, participated in residencies in Canada and abroad. Her work can be found in the collections of Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and the Nova Scotia Art Bank as well as in a number of private collections. Juliusson is the recipient of grants: City Enrichment Fund, Hamilton, ON; Ontario Arts Council; Canada Council for the Arts; Toronto Arts Council; SSHRC (Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters).