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Full name

Minna Louhelainen

Title

Visual Artist

Location

Espoo, Finland

Blurb

I examine, illustrate and map out how the world at large works. This is no small task.

Biography

I am a former bachelor of medicine who – after quite a lot of sour soul-searching – decided to ditch the medical stuff in favor of art. Luckily, I’ve not come to regret my decision: art still continues to make me intensely happy, and I graduated as a bachelor of fine arts from the Lahti Institute of Fine Arts in 2016, with a focus on printmaking.

My art borrows a lot from the different fields of science and culture I'm interested in: you can easily spot influences of video games, pixel art, medicine, mineralogy and mathematics.

My goal is to illustrate, examine and map out the balance (or imbalance) between chaos and order in the world. I’m interested in these concepts in the graphical but also in a sort of a silly metaphysical sense. What is the interaction between chaos and order like? Which side should mankind strive for? Does perfection lie on either side? Is the search of perfection even a good idea?

I also try to keep both myself and my work both unstable and unserious.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Lahti Institute of Fine Arts

Lahti, Finland · 2012 – 2016

Bachelor of Medicine

University of Kuopio

Kuopio, Finland · 2004 – 2008

IB diploma program graduate

Kuopion Lyseo Highschool

Kuopio, Finland · 2000 – 2003

Exhibitions
2017 Näkyvä ääni (Group), Iitin kirkonkylän kylätalo, Iitti, Finland
2017 Vuosikertomus (Group), Uusi kipinä, Lahti, Finland
2017 Tuottavin jatko (Group), Galleria Saima, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Tuottavin yksikkö (Group), Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, Finland
2015 Tähtijoukko-oppia / Starfield Set Theory (Solo), Galleria Oyoy, Lahti, Finland
2015 Kaikki sanat on jo sanottu (Group), Stockfors Art Fair, Pyhtää, Finland
2014 Ei hajuakaan (Group), TaideTupa PikkuSelma, Kuusankoski, Finland
2014 Reflections (Group), Stockfors Art Fair, Pyhtää, Finland
2014 Maksa velat (Group), Oheistaidekoti, Vinkkilä, Finland
2013 Prospekti (Group), Galleria Oyoy, Lahti, Finland
2013 Muuntujat (Group), Stockfors Art Fair, Pyhtää, Finland
Clients

Works in private collections in: Scandinavia USA Canada Australia