Samper Mireya

Mireya SAMPER Iceland – Flow, Art Museum Gerðarsafn Kópavogur – 2014

Collaboration with Apollonia: “KJARNI”, 2017

In the work of Mireya Samper, who was born in Iceland, the delicacy of the forms harmoniously marries the lightness of the materials, reflecting her fascination for nature and water in particular. Mireya Samper seems to be embarking on an ambitious project: to retranscribe this fluid element in raw and solid materials.

The artist uses many media and techniques: painting on washi paper, sculpture on metal or engraving on rock… Mireya thus multiplies the means to carve in eternity this ephemeral form which is so dear to her heart, that of the suspended drop.

Her creations resonate with the places for which they were produced, such as an oxymoronic infinite paper sign installed in a Lithuanian forest or bamboo and hemp leaf sculptures painted in Abiko, Japan. She has designed numerous installations around the world, from Japan to France via India, Lithuania and Sweden.

A true call to introspection and communion with environments, Mireya’s work is unmatched in the play of light. It evokes both a deep love for nature and an unequivocal faith in the idea that aesthetics is a precious ally for the peace of the soul.


1990-93 : Ecole d’Art de Luminy, Marseille, France.
1993 : DNSEP, Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique.
1992 : Four months at the stone department in Academia di Bologna, Italia.
1991 : DNAP, Diplôme National d’Art Plastique.
1987-90 : The Art and Craft School of Iceland.
1986 : French, Faculté de lettres Paul Valery, Montpellier, France.
1985 : AA College of Akureyri, Iceland.

Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Fresh Winds International Biennial since 2010.


2016 : Astlei Gallery, Sweden.
Perpetuidad, Modern Art Museum, Toluca, Mexico.
Eternity, Tokyo, Japan.
A Bright Field, Tokyo, Japan.
2015 : Reflections, Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland.
North Consciousness, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Sources-power lines, Marija and Jurgis Slapelis House-Museum,Vilnius, Lithuania.
2014 : Flow, Art Museum of Kópavogur Gerðarsafn, Iceland.
Vastness, Ano Ano Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Agnir í víðáttunni, Akureyri, Iceland.
Lagrima- Gender Stones, Teatermaskinen, Riddarhyttan, Sweden.
2013 : Infinity- Poetic Image of Infinity, National Museum of Art, Lithuania.
Détail de l’immensité, Rodez, France.
Treasure, Écomusee, Pont de Montvert, France.
2012 : Morningmoon, Garður, Iceland.
2011 : At the seaside, Akureyri, Iceland.
2010 : Embraced by the winds, Garður, Iceland.
Heaven and earth, Garður, Iceland.
2009 : Vættir, Akureyri, Iceland.
Amboð, Akureyri, Iceland.
2008 : Prayer, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2007 : Vestur/suður, Kópavogur, Iceland.
2006 : Lagríma, Drangsnes, Iceland.
Our Nature, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2005 : Water-worlds, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2004 : Hugarástand – Manasthiti, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Silence of the Nature, Reykjavík, Iceland.
2003 : Manasthiti, Mumbai, India.
1999 : Samryskja – Fusion, Museum of Kópavogur, Iceland.