Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir graduated from The Icelandic College of Art and Crafts in 1994 and spent two years as a guest student in Germany. She received a BFA 1997 and a MFA 1999 from California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. In 1998 she received a Fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine, US. Since 1999 Hekla has exhibited her works actively both nationally and internationally. She has taken on the role of a curator for several exhibitions and given lectures and seminars at the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Hekla is one of the founders of “Kling & Bang gallery” and she lives and works in Reykjavík and New York.