Ýrúrarí

Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, or better known as Ýrúrarí, a name the artist chose to practice under starting in 2012 currently lives and works out of Iceland as a textile designer. Her practice is primarily based in knitting and she says she “knits for bodies and spaces.” (Ýrúrarí) She says that her work primarily explores “the possibilities of new visual elements knit can create in spaces and on the human body in a way of illustrating the everyday three dimensional space.”(Ýrúrarí)She does all kind of knitting from hand knitting fun figurative to machine knitting complex mathematical textiles and uses techniques of weaving to create her works. Jóhannsdóttir received her degree in textile design from Glasgow School of Art Over the last 6 years her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a collaboration with the Red Cross at Design March this past year, as well as having work shown in the the window space of the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan in 2019.