Shoplifter
Icelandic, born 1969
Exhibitions
2016
Fresh Cuts,
Eric Firestone Gallery
2014
Bowry Lane 3,
Blueshift

Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, aka “Shoplifter,” is obsessed with hair: “The more I am investigating and using hair, the deeper I get into it,” she says. “It has become a hair fetish or an obsession of sorts.” Using both human and synthetic hair, Shoplifter creates sculptures, wall pieces, performances, drawings, and photographs, knitting, weaving, and braiding together masses of it into elaborately patterned, colorful forms. For Shoplifter, hair is symbolic of vanity, a quality which fascinates her and which she explores in all of her work.

For sale
Medium
Gallery
Institution
Time period