Raija Kuisma

s. 1954, Nakkila
Visual Artist, Sculptor, Media Artist, Installation Artist, Installation Artist
Residence: Pori 36

Contact information

Phone number: +358407310364

Artist’s Statement

The important is already present, here and now. I take a look at various objects or forms, look at them and hope to see more than meets the eye.
I touch soft fabric or smooth metal, roughness, texture. I worry what is left when we depart this life. I try to use something that already exists and mould it according to my needs. The form as a visual element is important to me.
Presently I tend to observe the world through the lens of a camera. I take a lot of photos and examine them with my computer thus making new combinations of them. Colors have strongly entered my life and art.
Printing the photos on polycarbonate/plexiglass or simply glass, gives them new kind of depth and shine which pleases my eye.
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Current information

2017 Lapua Patruuna gallery, The Annual exhibition of Lasita, Saluting Glass! 31.8.-7.10.
2017 Latvia, Riga, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, 27.9.-18.10. Snaphots from Pori Finland

Bio

was born in Satakunta region in Western coast of Finland

lives and works in Pori

presently focused on photographic installations which resemble painting,
the means of art are versatile, content and thought solve methods of art work
adventures with hands full of clay, paint, scraps of fabric, metals bits and pieces, in general interested in recycling material

acted as a chairperson of the Pori artists association for six years

board member of The Fine Arts Academy of Finland 2015-

board member of KUVASTO (copyright association of the artists working in the fields of visual arts) since 2004-2015

board member of the Union of Finnish Art Associations 2004-13

BELA
Biennial of European and Latin American Contemporary Art
Brasilia. Rio de Janeiro, BELA biennial, Museu Histórico National and 2.Centro Cultural Rio Scenarium
and
Biennial of European and Latin American Contemporary Art
31.3. -3.6.2012
Galeria do Palacio, Porto, Portugal

Italy, Noicattaro, solo exhibit in gallery GlobalArt

Taking part in several FINeART- group and The Pori Society of Artists´ exhibitions in Poland, Warsaw

Italy, Global Art Artglobal
several group exhibitions in 2012-2016
Globalart- Contemporary Art Gallery

solo exhibitons and joined exhibits all over Finland and abroad, in Latvia, Poland, France, Sweden and Hungary