University of Lapland

I’m finishing my Master of Art studies in the Art Education degree programme, at the University of Lapland. I have studied the basic art studies and an art minor.

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Degree program in design, line of graphic design.
Ready in 2015

Joensuu High School

High school diploma in fine arts, grade 5/5
Ready 2011


Lapiand Artists’ Association, artist member
Joensuu Artists’ Association, artist member
Illustrators Association, full member

Private exhibitions

Coming: Hide and seek, 1.-18.6.2024

Sculpture and installational art in gallery Poriginal, Pori

Risky structures

Ceramics exhibition exploring material agency and bodily movement, Gallery Kopio, Rovaniemi 21.2.–16.3.2023

Feet and Toes

Works exploring the meaning of feet, Gallery Kopio, Rovaniemi, from 19 October to 4 November, 2021

Under and over the water

Carborundum prints in the window gallery of the Joensuu Artists’ Association from 1 May to 31 May 2021


Artwork about animals and people at the Joensuu Artists’ Association Gallery Kohina (Koskikatu 1) from October 28 to November 16, 2019

Jan the Polar Bear

Children’s story and its watercolor illustrations as an exhibition in the lower lobby of the Joensuu Main Library 10–31 December 2018


Exhibition in connection with the Pop-up Theater in Joensuu Kauppakatu 23 (Torin Helmi) from February 11th to April 9th 2017.

Group and joined exhibitions

Ongoing: Käynnissä tällä hetkellä: Mitäs täällä tapahtuu? (What’s happening here?)

My sculpture piece is taking part in an assembled exhibition of Aine art museum. Starting from October 10th, 2023.

Young artists’ visual arts competition 2023

I took part in art center Salmela’s young artists’ competition exhibition in Mäntyharju 10.6.–13.8.2023

Group exhibition Everything Starts from the Beginning

An exhibition with a group of artists in the galleries of the University of Lapland 23.5.–9.6.2023. I took part with a ceramic installation.

Group exhibition Play & Way

Art education students’ art production course’s final exhibition in Arktikum, Gallery Valo (Light), Rovaniemi. 5.5.–29.5.2022

Group exhibition Try once more!

Experimental Graphics -group exhibition, Gallery Kajo, Rovaniemi 8.12.2020–28.1.2021

Family treasure on display

Works by Vilho Askola and Rosa Kansala at the Kaamos Gallery in Kuusamo House, Kuusamo, June 1–30, 2020

Group exhibition Aquarelle NOW

Aquarelle art video projecting in art center Ahjo, Joensuu 27.9.–25.11.2018

Joint Exhibition Cat and Mouse

Joint exhibition with artist Sannimarianne at Hyve & Pahe café in Joensuu 01. – 30.11.2017

Works in public collections

Aine Fine Art Foundation: Thrilling Drama (Jännitysnäytelmä), 2023. A ceramic sculpture from exhibition collection Risky Structures.

Public works of art

Saari secondary school 2020, with an artist group

We planned and fulfilled a small separate space for calming down with nature-themed paintings on the walls. My main responsibility was the planning and making a led-lit starry sky painting on the ceiling with Carita Sulkava and the vocational school Redu.

Kiela city block, 2020, with an artist group

We planned and fulfilled nature-themed paintings on the walls of a parking lot situated in the center of Rovaniemi. The working team consisted of students from the facility of arts (University of lapland) and the project was sequel to a similar project started a few years earlier.

Joensuu Central Hospital 2019

I made two big acrylic paintings for the childrens’ new hospital wing in Joensuu. The other also featured LED lights. The project was funded by Sydänlapset ja -aikuiset ry – a Finnish heart foundation. One of the works was placed in the ceiling and the other on a wall. The art is meant to give children something nice to look at while they’re being treated or examined.

Joensuu Kuntokeidas 2016 (sports center)

A caricature portrait of bowler Mikko Hirvonen is hung on the wall of a fitness center in Joensuu. The work was commissioned by Susirajan Urheilutoimittajat ry.


Finnish Illustrators’ association, grant for professional equipment 2023


I have been an entrepreneur since 2015. My job includes graphic design, layout, illustration and custom art. My clients are small and medium-sized businesses, associations and individuals. I have also worked as a freelancer for the advertising agency Luotoluoto Oyas a graphic designer and decorator for advertisement videos. I have experience in organising exhibitions, being in a jury and teaching art.

I have acquired my artistic skills through my art studies and design studies and by studying independently. I use multiple different medias from oil painting to ceramics. My style is figurative and sometimes very precise, but I am open to other means of expression as well.

Examples of illustrations

Illustration for a TV-production, 2022

Two book cover illustrations for a TV series published by Yellow Film & TV.

Illustration for an election campaign 2019

Illustration to cover the campaign car and other materials.

Short story collection Smiling Esmeralda 2016

Layout, graphic graphic design and illustrations of Kepa Tromp’s collection of short stories

Kuusamo music camp 2016-2019

Annually renewed illustrations for websites, advertising posters and newspaper ads