Katja Tukiainen

Katja Tukiainen

Bringing new life to poster art! The Finnish artist Katja Tukiainen is a part of Come to Finland’s effort to create a renaissance for the almost forgotten genre of poster art.

Tukiainen (b.1969, Pori, Finland) is a visual artist based in Helsinki. Katja’s primary language is painting and her basic color is pink. With her cute, strong and quick-witted girls, bright oil colors and eloquent brush strokes she talks about serious matters. She paints her slogans to change the world and her dreamy landscapes for anyone to step in.

Katja Tukiainen holds a Master degree from both the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (University of Arts Helsinki) and University of Art and Design (Aalto University). At the moment she is working with her Visual Artist’s Doctoral Degree in the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki.

Her artistic research ”Girl Army” focuses on narrative painting in space. Her paintings are included in many prestigious collections like KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art collection and Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation collection. Her works have been exhibited internationally since mid 1990s.

Check out over 200 classic Finnish travel posters and read more about all the great Finnish poster artists in the digital version of our book ”Come to Finland” (found in three different editions; in English, French and German). After enjoying the posters a while we believe you are ready to order the real thing: the printed coffee table book.