Mira Roivainen (b.1990), who lives and works in Kokkola, graduated as a visual artist from Turku Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences in 2017. Roivainen has also other art studies from National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, and Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland. Since 2010, Roivainen has held solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Roivainen’s works have been seen for example in the Young Artists 2019-exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki.
Roivainen works by painting, drawing and making different kinds of installations. Ecological values as well as our relationships with other people and the world around us are enduring issues for her. Her way of doing art is experimental and she is especially interested in materials. In her latest works, Roivainen has used more recycled materials: the history written on the material overlapping with the new purpose fascinates her.
Roivainen is a member of the Finnish Painters’ Union and a board member of The Ostrobotnian Artists´ Association.
Selected Private Exhibitions
Yhtenä päivänä huomaat valon muuttuneen (eng.One Day You’ll Notice That The Light Has Changed). Studio+Gallery Rio11, Helsinki, Finland, 2020
Koivun kanssa kasvokkain (eng. Portrait of a Birch). Brinkkala Gallery, Turku, Finland, 2017
Selected Group Exhibitions
Young Artists 2019. Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland (curated by Jaana Kokko, Kiira Miesmaa, Aleksandra Kiskonen and Miska Varis), 2019
Young Art from Ostrobothnia. Vaasa City Art Gallery, Vaasa City Hall, Finland (curated by Annika Bergvik-Forsander and Aki Koskinen), 2019–2020
Is this the right time? Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin, Ireland, 2016