At this very moment, New York-based Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir--aka Shoplifter--is at work in Ballard, bringing color, life, curiosity and mystery to this pleasant hamlet.

Shoplifter is in town to curate the Nordic Fashion Biennale's showpiece exhibition "Looking Back to Find Our Future." In addition, she has taken the time to create a marvelous window display in The Field House. Stop by the shop and take a peek!

Shoplifter's work has been shown and published all over the world, especially in New York City where she lives. She is well known for her collaboration with Björk and for her commissioned work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her body of work as a whole exists in the gray area between visual art, performance, and design.

Her work is simultaneously comical, romantic, silly and beautiful with the theme of vanity as a connecting thread.

“I think the most beautiful element in the world is the pure desire to decorate and beautify your self.” - Shoplifter

Check out a sneak peek of Shoplifter's installation by visiting the NFB's facebook page.

The Nordic Fashion Biennale kicks off Friday! Visit the NFB website for all the details about this exceptional event.