About

 

MPhil Athanasía Aarniosuo (Rautjärvi, Finland, 1981)

 

2010: BA (Hons) majoring in Fine Art: Printmaking

2007–2010: Fine Art: Printmaking studies in Aberdeen Gray’s School of Art

2007: NC, HNC majoring in Fine Art

2005–2007: Art and design studies in Glasgow Metropolitan College

2005: MPhil majoring in Art History

1998–2005: studies in Helsinki University: English Philology, Aesthetics, Art History, languages

 

Athanasía Aarniosuo is a printmaker and a storyteller.

She gets excited about the freedom one can experience through water, bright colours, underground comics, travelling and art parties.

Narratives and visual sequences are also very important to her; how we read narrative sequences and how time is portrayed in these sequences of images.

Aarniosuo makes series of images in which a soulful line is combined with popular culture references.

She draws little but watches carefully.

Currently Aarniosuo lives and works in Vantaa.

 

Aarniosuo has worked in artist residencies in Scotland, Canada, Finland, Lithuania and Greece.

She has participated in several group exhibitions, including Artists' Association MUU's Directly on the Wall, Kappatos gallery's Rooms2010 in Athens and 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2010 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

She has been a member of the Association of Finnish Printmakers since 2014.

 

SOLO exhibitions

Ungravity Kiosk (2014) with Hannah Harkes, Ptarmigan Project Space, Tallinn, Estonia

Ώρες ώρες δε σε καταλαβαίνω (2011–2012), KINITIRAS Studio Artistic Residency Centre, Athens, Greece

I Still Can See an Outside World (2011), AllaPrima Museum, Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivuori, Finland

The Greatest Show on Earth (2010), SparkBox Studio, Picton, Ontario, Canada

Dot to dot: Exquisite Corpse II (2010) with Alexander Storey Gordon, Project Slogan Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

Exquisite Corpse – A publishing house (2010) with Alexander Storey Gordon, Project Slogan Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland

Matkalla / Sisters Are Forever (2009), Simpele library gallery, Simpele, Finland

 

Memberships and collectives

The Association of Finnish Printmakers

The Artists' Association of Finland

Greek Printmakers' Association

The Exquisite Corpse Collective with Alexander Storey Gordon

 

ARTIST PILVI OJALA SAYS:

Athanasia Aarniosuon tekeminen uudistaa perinteistä taidegrafiikkaa kyseenalaistamalla edition käsitteen. Hänen teoksensa ovat uniikkeja, mutta ne on toteutettu grafiikan menetelmin, jotta aikaansaatu jälki olisi halutun kaltainen. Toisaalta hänen taiteessaan on vahvasti läsnä sarjallisuus saman aiheen varioinnin kautta. Lisäksi Aarniosuo leikittelee erilaisilla rajapinnoilla mielenkiintoisella tavalla: kuva-aiheet sisältävät viittauksia sekä kuvataiteeseen, historiaan, kirjallisuuteen että populaarikulttuuriin.