Helena Kaikkonen

b. 1959, Ii
Visual Artist and textile artist
Residence: Oulu

Contact information

Phone number: +358505325661

Artist’s Statement

The themes behind my work include nature, time, memories, and the fragility of life, but also its resilience. My works are like imaginary landscapes or selected extracts depicting details of life and nature. I use materials such as fibers, thread, cloth and paper, combined with things I collect in the forest or on the shore, like leaves, branches or roots. I enjoy freely mixing different textiles and natural materials using different techniques.
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Current information

The Horizon of Longing
Oulu Museum of Art
2.2.-2.6.2019
https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/luuppi-english/the-horizon-of-longing

Bio

Helena Kaikkonen works combining different techniques together. The themes of her art works are landscape and nature as well as humanity of contemporary world. She works and lives in Oulu in north Finland. Her works have been presented in variety of private and collective exhibitions and she has produced public art works.
She did her artist studies 1987 – 92 in The National college of art and design in Bergen, Norway.
She has had Solo Exhibitions among others in Gallery kajaste, Helsinki,MyMicroGallery Milan, Italy and Gallery Harmaja, Oulu.
She has participated in many group and collective exhibitions among others Finnish textile trienales, Hiukkavaaraa in Oulu Art Museum,
Snowball effect, North Finland biennale, Heartstrings Galery Becker,
Connotations group in Oulu, Pori, Tampere and Helsinki.
She has also participated some International exhibitions like
Miniartextile Como Italy, Textiele Art of Today, Bratislava, Gallery5, Istanbul, Turkey, Lands of Art, Gallery Vanna Casati, Bergamo, Italy.
Her Works are in collections of Finnish national Gallery, Oulu Museum of Art, City of Oulu, City of Loimaa, Municipality of Oulunsalo, Municipality of Tyrnävä and in many private collections
Her public works can be seen in Oulu Vocational gollege, Hotel Levi Tunturi, Church Hall of Kokkokangas, Imatra Spa Hotel, Hotel Ylläs Saaga, Neste Ltd, Nordea Bank Finland