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Katja Tukiainen

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Name  Katja Tukiainen
Role  Comic strip creator

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Education  Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

Nominations  Finlandia Junior award

Katja Maarit Tukiainen (born 1969) is a Finnish visual artist and painter. She was the regional artist of Uusimaa from 1999 to 2001 and the 2003 winner of the Finnish Comic Society's annual Puupää award. In 2007 she received the Finnish State Prize for Design and in 2011 the William Thuring Prize of the Finnish Art Society.

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Tukiainen works with site-specific narration. She uses various mediums, according to what best suits the content of her artwork: paintings, comics, drawings, animation and sculptures. Her works are recognizable by their joyful colours, specially pink and magenta, sympathetic figures and expressive style, and can deal with themes of daily politics, sorrow or longing as well as dreams, love and peace.

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Tukiainen holds a Master's of Art degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki and a Master's of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Fine Arts (Finland), and has studied painting in the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy. After graduating, she worked for six months in Mazzano Romano, Italy, and has travelled to India on nine occasions to work for Dalit human rights.

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Katja Tukiainen’s paintings have been purchased into various prestigious collections in Finland and her comics have been published in several international anthologies. She is married to her colleague, Matti Hagelberg, and they have one child.

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Katja Tukiainen's ART WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

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Amos Anderson’s Art Museum, Helsinki

Finland State Art Collection, Helsinki

Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, Mänttä, Finland

Halland County Art Collection, Sweden

Halmstad Municipality Art Collection, Sweden

HAM, Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki

Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

Kouvola Art Museum, Kouvola, Finland

Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

Museolaboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy

Nelimarkka Foundation, Alajärvi, Finland

Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden

Saastamoinen Foundation, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland

Seppo Fränti Art Collection

The City of Oulu Art Collection, Oulu, Finland

The City of Pori Art Collection, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

The Museum of Drawings, Laholm, Sweden

Wihuri Foundation, Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Rovaniemi, Finland

References

Katja Tukiainen Wikipedia


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