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Artist statement

The diversity of watercolors has paved the way for my emotional photography. Sensitivity unites all my paintings, but my style is bold and experimental. Sensitivity is self-knowledge and truth about one's own feelings and boundaries. When painting, it introduces the artist to the description of themself. So, my paintings are self-portraits.


I have been focusing on watercolor painting for four years now. I have found in it much more freedom to move between the work and the space compared to other painting techniques.  Watercolors are associated with a lot of prejudice, for example, around themes and style. Most often, they are thought to be mostly delicate landscapes and still life paintings. I enjoy arousing these rigid assumptions. I want to show with how little watercolor painting can be a lot. The nature of watercolor and paper is stubborn and delicate, but with the layering of colors and the possibilities that paper brings, it can also be massive, violent, colorful and fascinating - like a force of nature.

Picture by Joël Petzold

Curriculum vitae


2017 - 2021 Free Arts School, painter studies

2014 – 2017 Visual Arts School of Helsinki, Upper Secondary School



2022->          Painters union

2021->          Tampere artists association


Solo exhibitions

2023              Cerma Art Store & Lounge, Nocturnal Eternity, Helsinki

2023.             P-gallery, Night Bloomers, Pori

2022              Gallery Snow, Shadow effect, Berlin

2022              B-gallery, How’s the weather?, Turku

2022              Gallery Rajatila, Under surface, Tampere

2021              Studio Gallery Rio 11, Move me, Helsinki 

2020              District Court Helsinki, Painting of the month, Helsinki

2020              Café bar no 9, Memoir, Helsinki 

2019              Gallery Vaaga, Deeper than the surface, Helsinki 


Selected group exhibitions

2023              Himmelblau, Other time, Tampere

2023              Space, Positions and directions, Helsinki

2023              Valvegallery, Tampere artists associations group show, Oulu             

2022              Lapinlahteen lähde, Identity-group show (Finnish spirit), Helsinki

2022              Gallery Snow, Collection Show Vol. 1, Berlin

2021              Puristamo, degree show, Helsinki 

2021              Living room in Shopping centre Redi, On your own, Helsinki 

2020              Gallery Vaaga, Start of an ending, Helsinki

2019              Jyväskylä City Theatre, Young arts, Jyväskylä

2018              Sanomatalo, Lovely woman (Roosa nauha- fundraising exhibition), Helsinki

2018              Gallery Vaaga, First year, Helsinki

2017              Gallery Vaaga, The smallest common nominator, Helsinki

2015              Aleksanterinkatu empty business space, Forest²- installation, Helsinki



2022              6-month grant for artistic work, Art Promotion Centre Finland



2020              The Finnish cultural editorial, Faces from the quarantine (selection of the jury                         in the professional series)



2021              Galleria Snow, artists

2021              Free Art School's ´21 catalog

2020              The Finnish cultural editorial, Faces from the quarantine


Works in collections

  • National gallery of Finland

  • Gallery Snow

  • Private collections

  • Café Bar No 9 collection


Other responsibilities 

2023              Café Bar No9, exhibition curator

2022              Café Bar No9, deputy curator 

2022              First reserve place for exhibition committee of Mältinranta

2021              Café bar no9, deputy curator 

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