Satu Rautiainen

s. 1982, Helsinki
Visual Artist, Painter
Residence: Helsinki

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Artist’s Statement

In my work I investigate two and three dimensionality of painting. I envision the base of a painting as a space, on which the paint creates works of art. In my paintings the space is metaphorically within a space.

I paint with watercolors and oil colors on paper. Besides of the traditional bases of paintings, I have pasted my paintings on furniture. In an exhibition, the paintings form picturesque rooms, inside of which the viewers can walk into. 

The treatises of two and tree dimensionality are linked to different facets of the society, such as the presence of exclusion, homelessness and melancholy, but also freedom and drive for doing things.
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Satu Rautiainen

born 1982 in Helsinki, Finland
lives & works in Helsinki


2002-2008 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Department of painting
1998-2002 College of Fine Arts of Helsinki


2018 TM•galleria
2017 Forum Box
2015 Galleria Huuto
2013 EMMA Espoon modernin taiteen museo
2012 Kluuvin galleria


The Finnish State Art Collection
Helsinki Art Museum
EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Saastamoinen Foundation
Wihuri Art Collection
Nordeas Konstförening (Sweden)
Jyväskylä Art Museum
The Art of Basware
E.W. Ponkala foundation
Finnish Art Association
Hotel Torni collections
Private collections (Germany, Sweden, Austria, Finland)


Finnish painters´ union
Helsinki artists´ association
Kuvasto ry
Galleria Huuto, board member (chairman of the board 2011-2012, deputy chair 2012-2014)
Forum Box