Hrafnhildur Sigurðardóttir lives and works in Reykjavík. She graduated from the textile department of The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in 1986. In 1997 she went back to studying and graduated from the Sculpture department of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000, with an MFA degree.
Hrafnhildur has participated in over 100 group exhibitions in Europe and the United States and has had sixteen solo exhibitions in six countries. In 2005 she was awarded “The Nordic Award in Textiles,” the biggest prize in her field in the Nordic countries. She became the director of the Textile Center in Blönduós in Northwestern Iceland in 2007 after having mapped out the future for the center with a strategic plan.
In the beginning of 2008 she presented her idea for an artist residency in an abandoned fishing plant in Skagaströnd, for a few members of the town. The idea was well received, and in March of that year Hrafnhildur became the first director for the newly founded Nes Artist Residency. She moved on to become the Chairman of the Board of SÍM – The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in 2010, and has been a board member of Nes since then.