Laufey Jensdˇttir was born in ReykjavÝk 1961 but grew up in Dalasřsla. She graduated with a B.A degree in arts 2002 and a Diploma in art education 2003 from Iceland Academy of the Arts. She also studied arts at Fj÷lbrautarskˇlinn Ý Breiholti, 1997 - 1999 and The Kˇpavogur Art School 1998 and 1999. She studied Technical Drawing at The ReykjavÝk Technical School 1982 ľ 1983 after having graduated from Menntaskˇlinn vi Sund in 1982.
Laufey runs a workshop at Garatorg 1, in GarabŠr. She has been very active in promoting art and artists in her hometown which rewarded her with a grant in 2009 along with a title: 'Town Artist of 2009'
Laufey is a member of KorpArt Group and Korp˙lfstair Gallerř. She is a co-founder and board member of Grˇska Artgroup in GardabŠr and she is also a member of the newly founded Glˇandi Artgroup consisting of seven practising female artists in Iceland and Austria.