Elina Ruohonen

b. 1970, Turku
Visual Artist, Painter, Installation Artist, conceptual artist
Residence: Turku

Contact information

Phone number: +358 (0)415046461

Artist’s Statement

Taiteellinen työskentelyni on yksilönä tapahtuvaa, kaksiulotteisella pinnalla kulkevaa maalaustaidetta,
sekä merisiskot- työryhmässä tapahtuvaa monitaiteellista työtä.

Materiaalisesti työskentelen pääosin öljyväreillä ja läpinäkyvillä pleksipohjilla, jotka lisäävät teemallisesti ja materiaalisesti kerroksellista tunnelmaa.

Taiteelliseen tekemiseeni on tuonut uutta lisäintoa ääni-installaatioiden parissa työskentely.

Uusia kiinnostuksen kohteitani on meditatiivinen NIA-tanssi, sekä tanssiharrastus Siskåt-ryhmässä, jonka kanssa teen myös taiteellista työtä.

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Current information

COMING UP:

Seasisters, Arthall of Vaasa, Finland 2019

Kaliningrad, Russia, workshop, Residency, Seasisters 2019

Fresh Paint, Art Museum of Lappeenranta, Finland 2019

Past:

Scenarios, Private Exhibition, Gallery Aura, Turku, Finland, 2018

Bio

Elina Ruohonen (b. 1970) is a visual, space and conceptual artist whose latest

opening is work with sound art. Her sound works have been exhibited as part

of audio-visual exhibitions and composite works. Ruohonen has been working

on ecological art for several years. She has exhibited works on the condition of

the sea for example in Archipelago Centre Korpoström for art and research,

Kuusisto Art Manor, and Olohuone 306,4 km2, an urban public art festival in

Turku. Ruohonen has studied in Art Institute of Kankaanpää and Krasnoyarsk

State Institute of Art in Siberia. She holds the AMK degree in visual art, and

completed her specialisation education in art in Tampere University of Applied

Sciences, TAMK. The Finnish state has acquired Ruohonen’s works in its art

collection, as have Tampere Art Museum and the city of Turku. She has had

private exhibitions in Galleria Bronda and tm•gallery in Helsinki and Auran Galleria in

Turku in November 2018. Her artworks were exhibited in the Wäinö Aaltonen

Museum in 2015 in the OTOS exhibition of contemporary art from Turku. In

2014, her sound work Gulf of Finland was commissioned by the city of Turku to

be presented in circulating exhibitions in Finland, Russia and Estonia.

Ruohonen worked on performative conceptual art in artist group Bargain from

2003 to 2012. The team gave shows in the visual art weeks of Mänttä, for

example. Ruohonen is currently working in the Merisiskot group of artists

studying the archipelago eco system. Elina Ruohonen lives and works in

Turku.