SELECTED WORKS

SELECTED WORKS

Koivun kanssa kasvokkain

Capturing Space

Moldy Shower Curtain

Ole hyvä ja tyynnytä levoton mieleni

Kokkola-Camping

30 PÄIVÄÄ JUMALANA

Selfportraits

Real / Fake

ME

ME

I’m a visual artist from Kokkola, Finland.

I have brains of a painter. Painting is something I know best and something I always come back to. I see colours, shapes and surfaces. These three things consists a painting which can take any form – not always two-dimensional. I work with several mediums depending on the nature of the work. I paint, draw, sew, sculpt and do different kinds of installations. Lately I’ve been interested in set design and using recycled materials in my works.

The need of making art comes from my will of making somekind of sense of this life. To create analyzed thinking entities. When I began to work with new project, it’s not clear to me what I want to achieve. My vision forms while I engage in a dialogue with my own thoughts and the precence of the material. When I’m done with the subject, I can move on to next issue that needs to be solved.

– Mira

CV

CV

Mira Roivainen

Mira Roivainen

b. 1990 Espoo, Finland
Lives and works in Kokkola, Finland

EDUCATION

EDUCATION

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2013-2017

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

2016

Painting and Visual Culture, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland

2011-2013

Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland

2009-2010

Visual Expression, Kymenlaakson Opisto (eng. Kymenlaakso Institute), Inkeroinen, Finland

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2019-2020

Nuori Taide Pohjanmaalla. Vaasan Taidehalli

SELECTED PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS

2017

Koivun kanssa kasvokkain, Brinkkala Gallery, Turku

2015

Ole hyvä ja tyynnytä levoton mieleni,
with Riikka Kupsala, Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2014

30 PÄIVÄÄ JUMALANA, with Laura Nevanperä & Vilma Eromäki, Gallery Linnankatu 33, Turku

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Suomi 100 – Meiltäpäin. Gallery Artista, Kokkola

2016

Is This the Right Time? Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Ritva Mäkinen. Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2013

The Gallery Will Be Presented in a Group Show. Galleria VISU, Kokkola

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

2019

Pigment transfer technique-workshop at Kunsthalle Helsinki

Set design for the children’s play Risto Räppääjä ja villi kone, director Sara Kronbäck, Ykspihlajan Työväen Näyttämö, Kokkola, Finland

2018

Pigment transfer technique-workshop at B-galleria, Turku

Assistant for scenographer Tua Hautamäki at Kokkolan Kaupunginteatteri (eng.Kokkola City Theater) and part of the set and property making team in theater productions Aladdin ja ihmeellinen lamppu and Koukussa

2015

The Scent of the Distance; Community art project in collaboration with art students, occupational therapy students and Turku Mental Health Society (Tsemppi-Talo), Turku, Finland

2012

Property master’s assistant, Kokkolan Kaupunginteatteri (eng.Kokkola City Theater)

Snow workshop at Snow and Ice Festival, Pärnu, Estonia

2011

Illustration, Global School -project of Peace Education Institute and Educational Institution of Kokkola City

RESIDENCIES

RESIDENCIES

2018

Haihatus Art Centre, Joutsa, Finland

PUBLIC WORKS

PUBLIC WORKS

Kokkola-Camping, painting series in cabins

MEMBERSHIPS

MEMBERSHIPS

The Union of Finnish Art Associations. Finnish Painters' Union, candidate member