BA exam in Fine Arts 2007 Tampere Polytechnic, University of Applied Sciences, Art and Media
Art Education Exam 1966, Institute of Arts and Crafts, Helsinki,
Practice as artist since 1969, while teaching art in comprehensive and upper secondary school. Since 1990 mainly performance art. Since 2002 also video and 2011 photographs. State Prize for Visual Art 2004.
Solo exhibitions Torni Gallery,Tampere Artits’Association 2015; Gallery Jangva Studio, Helsinki 2015, 2014, 2012; TILA Gallery, Helsinki 2013; NYKYAIKA Photographic Centre 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Tampere 2012
eg Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere2015; TOOLBOX, Berlin 2015; Gallery Jangva, Helsinki 2015
When I was little, Barbie did not exist. When my son was little, I was happy, that he was not interested in Barbie.
I thought myself lucky that I did not have to do anything with such an ugly imitation of woman. Other dolls would have been ok.
Now I find Barbie interesting, not as a plaything, but for using it in my work. Within the context of my age, I am exploring what and how to express with it.
I have had Barbie in some of my performances and a video work and now I experiment using it in photos since 2017.
Inner Beauty video is in Vime. password: Barbi2018 https://vimeo.com/250044914