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 am a visual artist from Kokkola, Finland, who works with several different mediums depending of the nature of the subject. I paint, draw and make different kinds of installations. My artistic work is more exploratory. I like to work on topics as entities, where the entity forms some kind of message. Ecological values ​​as well as our relationships with other people and the world around us are enduring issues for me. I react to the events of the environment from my own point of view, and comment on the prevailing moods in my works.

 

I choose the medium I use according to the subject. I like recycled materials, and I try to use them in my works whenever I can. The history written on the goods overlapping with the new purpose fascinates me. I like that there is some meaning between the topic and the chosen medium. I have chosen charcoal for my newest works. In this case, the ease of working with charcoal is combined with a strictly controlled topic.

 

I often use a self-portrait as a character to present things. However, my goal is that the artviewer could be able to override the idea of the artist’s self-image, and the person in the works could only act as a figure and form for the viewer to find a surface for identification and make insights into himself/herself and the surrounding world.

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

2020

Solo exhibition at Gallery Artista, Kokkola

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)

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

The Ostrobotnian Artists´ Association

Kuvasto (a copyright society for artists working in the field of visual arts)

 

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