Originally from Iceland and educated in Sweden,
Canada became the much dreamed of home for Gudrun Girgis when she emigrated there in her early twenties.
A successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, she answered a spiritual calling when she began her sculpting studies with George Pratt and other masters of the art in the United States, Sweden, Germany and Mexico. Now, she also teaches sculpting at her studio in Ontario, Canada.
Her works have been shown on three continents in corporate, private and public collections in Australia, Mexico, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, and the United States.
Working in marble, granite, lapis lazuli, feldspar, alabaster and jasper, her work has been exhibited in the:
--The Embassy of Iceland - United Nations-New York, USA
--Icelandic Embassy - Ottawa, Canada
--CBC Glenn Gould Studio - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
--Kunst Gallery - Gothenburg, Sweden
--Sculpture Garden - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
--Village of Kinmount - Icelandic Memorial - Canada
--Barrie City Hall - Ontario, Canada
--Renaissance Gallery - Detroit Michigan, USA
--Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Foundation-Canada
--Children’s Aid Society - Ontario, Canada
--Rails End Gallery - Haliburton, Canada
--Athena Center for Women - Canada