Photo: Petri Summanen


I am a Helsinki-based painter, working with oil on canvas and watercolour on paper as well as thread-based works.


My motifs are mainly figurative, I often depict people or clothes. Clothes are a source of inspiration also for my embroidered works on canvas or sewn textile pieces.


For me, clothes trigger memories of the body and life. Recurring themes are also woman and motherhood.


While painting for me often is about colours, space, movement and sketching, as if searching for something, embroidery and sewing feels more meditative, like slowly taking notes and attaching them. 



works in Espoo, lives in Helsinki


2020 MFA, painting dept., Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2016 Painter, Free art school, Helsinki

2003 M.Soc.Sc., Helsinki University


2020-2021 O Worm Supreme, full-year exhibition in the forest surroundings of TUOTUO arts residency, Joutsa


Solo exhibitions

2019 Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo 

2019 Allergy House, Helsinki 

2017 Westers garden, Kimito  

2017 Tenho Restobar, Helsinki

2016 Ateljee Bar, Hotel Torni, Helsinki

2014 Folkhälsan elderly home, Helsinki

2013 Galleri Arbis, Helsinki

Group exhibitions

2020 Kuvan Kevät, MFA show, Helsinki 

2020 Kosminen salon, Kosminen, Helsinki

2019 Fondia, Helsinki 

2018 Elverket, Tammisaari (with Kerstin Björk)

2016 Free art school degree show, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2016 Jetty Baracks, Helsinki

2014 Ateljee Bar, Hotel Torni, Helsinki

2014 Lokal Helsinki

2014 Pasila library, Helsinki

2013 Laakso hospital, Helsinki


2019 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant

2018 Nordic Culture Point, mobility grant

2018 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant

2017 Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant

2016 Anita Snellman Foundation, stipend


2016 Finnish Painters' Union, aspirant member


Art collection of HUS, Helsinki and Uusimaa hospital district

Finnish Art Society (artwork lottery 2019)

Stiftelsen Pro Artibus

Antti ja Kirsti Parkkisen säätiö

Hotel Torni 

Private collections in Finland and abroad