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

Mira Roivainen

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

Mira Roivainen

2020 Solo exhibition at Gallery Artista, Kokkola

SELECTED PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS

Mira Roivainen

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

Mira Roivainen

2020               Poikkeustila Vaasa. Black Wall Gallery, Vaasa, Finland
2019-2020   Young Art from Ostrobothnia. Vaasa City Art Gallery, Vaasa City Hall, Finland
2019                OXYGENUM. Nordic Art Association’s Triennale Exibition, Vetelin Taidekartano, Veteli
2019               Young Artists 2019. Kunsthalle Helsinki
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
2014               Ritva Mäkinen. Köysiratagalleria, Turku
2013               The Gallery Will Be Presented in a Group Show. Galleria VISU, Kokkola

TEACHING

Mira Roivainen

2019        Pigment transfer workshop, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2018        Pigment transfer workshop, B-gallery, Turku, Finland

THEATRE WORK

Mira Roivainen

2019           Set design for the children’s play Risto Räppääjä ja villi kone, Ykspihlajan Työväen Näyttämö, Kokkola, Finland
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
2012           Property master’s assistant, in theater production Suomi -Uuteen nousuun at Kokkola City Theatre

OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

Mira Roivainen

2020     Illustration, Kokkolanseudun Eläinsuojeluyhdistys (eng. Kokkola Animal Welfare)
2015     The Scent of the Distance; Community art project in collaboration with art students, occupational therapy students and Tsemppi-Talo, Turku Mental Health Society, Turku, Finland
2011      Illustration, Global School -project of Peace Education Institute and Educational Institution of Kokkola City

RESIDENCIES

Mira Roivainen

2018      Haihatus Art Centre, Joutsa, Finland

PUBLIC WORKS

Mira Roivainen

Kokkola-Camping, painting series in cabins

MEMBERSHIPS

Mira Roivainen

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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