Thelma Herzl (birth name Ingvarsdottir) grew up in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Living variously in Copenhagen, Paris and London, she eventually put
down roots in Austria in the early 1970s.
At the heart of Thelma Herzl’s aesthetic development is her childhood
experience of the Icelandic landscape.
Resulting in her experience with photography and antiques were Herzl’s
furniture designs of the 90’s that already showed the clear simplicity and
stark contrasts of the volcanic island.
After that Thelma focused on paintings and collages as well as sculptural
metal objects that were exhibited internationally.
In 2003 Herzl physically revisited the landscape of her native volcanic
island for her Land Art project Metal Dreams that was exhibited both at
the Neue Galerie Graz and the Mimara Museum in Zagreb, Croatia.
The book of the same name was nominated for the German Photo Book
Award 2004.
In 2011 Thelma Herzl presented her series of photographs “Aska – Formations
from Icelandic Volcanic Ash ” that was also nominated for the
German Photo Book Award 2012 and exhibited the Viennese museum
for photography WestLicht.