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Maija Luutonen

Helsinki-based artist Maija Luutonen works primarily with painting by exploring and expanding its boundaries and potential. In her art Luutonen turns a two-dimensional medium – painting on paper – into three-dimensional installations. For the show at Kiasma, Luutonen will create a new piece to be exhibited in the Studio K gallery and which will make use of the distinctive properties of the space.

Luutonen (b. 1978) graduated with an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. She has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Finland and in the Baltic and Nordic countries. Luutonen has work in several Finnish art collections. She was awarded the Ducat Prize by the Finnish Art Society in 2012.

Kiasma Commission by Kordelin
Maija Luutonen is the first Kiasma Commission by Kordelin artist. Kiasma Commission by Kordelin is a new Finnish concept for promoting and producing contemporary art. Centring around the production of one project every year, the concept aims to provide international exposure for emerging Finnish artists and for Finnish contemporary art. The project is funded by the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Contemporary

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