WORKS

Koivun kanssa kasvokkain

Capturing Space

Moldy Shower Curtain

Ole hyvä ja tyynnytä levoton mieleni

Kokkola-Camping

30 PÄIVÄÄ JUMALANA

Selfportraits

Real / Fake

ME

I’m a 28 year old visual artist from Central Ostrobothnia, 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.

The place where I currently am, always affects my working, and I let it. I am an observer. The thinking process behind my works is always similar: the work is a reflection of my reality. Every time I objectively try to process some kind of subject through my art, I notice I reveal something from myself too. This way my own life is always present in my works.

I’m interested how people think. The certain need for control and the artificiality of that fascinates me. As a human being I want to build and be in charge of entirety. The feeling of mastery is stunning but of course illusion in its’ own impossibility.

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

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

01-05/2016

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

2011-2013

Nordic Art School, Kokkola, Finland

2010-2011

Classical singing, Keskipohjanmaan Kulttuuriopisto (eng. Keskipohjanmaa Culture Institute), Kälviä, Finland

2009-2010

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

2006-2009

Kaustinen College of Music, Kaustinen, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Koivun kanssa kasvokkain, Brinkkala Gallery, Turku

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Suomi 100 – Meiltäpäin. Gallery Artista, Kokkola
2016

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

2015

6th Space. ICT-City, Turku

Ole hyvä ja tyynnytä levoton mieleni. Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2014

Ritva Mäkinen. Köysiratagalleria, Turku

30 PÄIVÄÄ JUMALANA. Gallery Linnankatu 33, Turku

2013

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

2012

Seventy Hours and Ten Days. Kilta bar, Kokkola

Art Slaves. Tupakkamakasiini, Pietarsaari

2011

The Square. Pop-up -exhibition in a former barber shop, Kokkola

2010

Sadonkorjuu, Kouvola Town Library

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

2018
Assistant for scenographer Tua Hautamäki at Kokkola City Theater and part of the set design 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, Kokkola City Theater

Taking part of snow workshop in 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