David Arnar Runolfsson (born 1980) is a photographer and artist from Reykjavik, Iceland. David holds a BA in photography from Montana State University (MSU) in the United States from 2012 and an MFA in photography from the Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 2016. David's work focuses on landscape, human habitation of landscape and current debates in environmental matters. David enjoys employing a variety of techniques in his work, including historical photographic methods. He has exhibited his work in Iceland, USA and Sweden and is currently based in Iceland.

Installation view from Enact 2016

Recent Exhibitions

Enact - Konsthallen Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016
The Overview Effect - A-Venue, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015
The Overview Effect - Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, Sweden, 2015
Impact - Gallery Monitor, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015
Emerging (i)7 - Center for Creative Arts, Hollywood California, 2012
Bozeman Survey - Emerson Center for the Arts, Bozeman, Montana, 2012
16x16x16 - Traveling Exhibition, Various US universities, 2012
Montana State University, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Bozeman, Montana, 2012
Personal Vision - Juried group exhibition, honorable mention, Bozeman, Montana, 2012
Montana State University, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Bozeman, Montana, 2011

Awards & Grants

Hasselblad Foundation - Nature Photography Stipend 2016
Undergraduate Scholars Program Grant, Bozeman, Montana, 2010
Max & Alice Hunke Scholarship, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 2010


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