Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1963. The artist has spent her life shuttling between her native country and northeast Ohio. After an Icelandic childhood, her family moved to the United States for five years while her father, a doctor, pursued further training. She studied architecture at Kent State University, Ohio from 1983-1985. In this time she found herself drawn increasingly to art, and then studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1985-1988.  She completed a BFA at Kent State in 1991. In 1992 she received a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at Kent and studied both textiles and painting and received an MFA in 1995. Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson has presented her work all over the world.