Kukka Pitkänen
Kukka Pitkänen
Kukka Pitkänen
Kukka Pitkänen
Kukka Pitkänen
Kukka Pitkänen

Ongoing & upcoming exhibitions

10.3.-3.6.2019

Young Art from Northern Europe, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop, Germany

11.5.-22.9.2019

“Hiertäen hangaten” Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Woodcut Artists, Riihimäki Art Museum

Respiration

Hyphas

About

Kukka Pitkänen (s. 1989) on kuvataiteilija, joka työskentelee pääasiassa painetun taiteen ja piirustuksen parissa.

Kukka Pitkänen (born in 1989) is a visual artist working mainly in the field of printmaking and drawing.

 

Olen loputtoman kiinnostunut niistä visuaalisista ja filosofisista mahdollisuuksista, joita taidegrafiikan painotekniikat tarjoavat. Peilautuvuus, kerroksellisuus, matriisi-vedos-ajattelu ja tekemiseen tiiviisti sidoksissa oleva muutosten ja yllätysten mahdollisuus ajavat minua kerta toisensa jälkeen taidegrafiikan tekniikoiden äärelle.

Vastapainona graafisten prosessien monivaiheisuudelle nautin kovasti piirtämisen suoraviivaisuudesta. Haluttu jälki näkyy heti, sellaisenaan. Myös piirtäessäni huomaan kuitenkin työskenteleväni taidegraafikon identiteetin mukaisesti; työstän piirroksianikin kerroksellisuuden ja poistojen kautta. Uusimmat piirrosprojektini ovat mittakaavaltaan suuria ja luonteeltaan tilallisia.

Aiheena minua kiinnostaa nyt erityisesti muutoksen ja pysyvyyden tematiikka. Kasvu ja hajoaminen on toinen laaja vastapari, jota käsittelen töissäni.


I am endlessly interested in the visual and philosophical possibilities offered by the printmaking techniques. Reflectivity, multiple layers, matrix-print-dualism and the possibility of changes and surprises, which is an intrinsic part of the work, steer me time after time to printing techniques.

As a counterbalance to the multistage processes in printmaking I enjoy enormously the straightforwardness of drawing. The sought-after imprint is immediately visible, as it is. Still, even when I’m drawing, I notice I am working with the identity of a printmaker; I work on my drawings through layering and removals. My latest drawing projects are large in size and spatial by their nature.

The themes I am currently particularly interested in are stability and change. Growth and degradation is another broad thematic pair I often deal with in my works.

Photo: Katri Stenberg

CV

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Art Centre Mältinranta, Studio

Tampere

Gallery Paperihuone,

Graphic workshop

Hämeenlinna

Gallery RD

Hämeenlinna

2015 - 2017

Graphoteque

Artist of the month, Finnish Printmakers’ Union

Helsinki, 2017

Gallery Paperihuone

Graphic workshop

Hämeenlinna, 2016

Gallery Uusi Kipinä

Lahti, 2015

Nooran Viinibaari

Hämeenlinna, 2015

2013 - 2014

Hämeenlinna library

Solo exhibition for Artist Union’s Young Artist

Hämeenlinna, 2014

Wetterhoff House’s gallery

Hämeenlinna, 2013

Selected group Exhibitions

2017 - 2018

PRINTTI VI

Nokian taidetalo

Nokia, 2018

Nexo

Kaskadenkondensator Gallery,

Basel, Switzerland, 2018

Ars Kuvansi

Joroinen, 2018

Emme olleet yksi –  We were not one

Ars Häme association’s group exhibition

Old Glass Factory, Riihimäki, 2018

Taidegrafiikkaa – Art graphic

group exhibition of Paperihuone ry

Taidepensionaatti, Virrat, 2018

Viiva- Line

Hämeenlinna Art museum

Hämeenlinna, 2018

Ars Kuvansi

Joroinen, 2017

Tuulen kaikuja -Echos of the wind

Varikko Gallery

Seinäjoki, 2017

Lasikatto -Glass roof

exhibitions in Hämeenlinna

Hauho and Tuusula, 2017

Olemisen vuorovesi

with Ella Kettunen

and Annamari Kinnunen

Gallery Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna, 2017

2015 - 2016

Paperinohuita päiviä – Days thin as paper

Gallery Paperihuone

Hämeenlinna, 2016

Mysterious forest

group exhibition of Finnish Woodcut Artists Society

Kyoto, Japan, 2016

Pinnanalaisia havaintoja – Subsurface observations

Voipaala Art centre

Sääksmäki, 2016

Endegra Pop up

Gallery Koski

Imatra, 2016

Tides of being

Galerie Pleiku

Berlin, Germany, 2016

PRINTTI III

Nokian taidetalo

Nokia 2015

The XII Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art

Kaliningrad, Russia, 2015

Äänestä johtuva – Due to Sound

Ars Häme association 40 year anniversary exhibition

Hämeenlinna Art Museum, 2015

2013 - 2014

Internationell grafik

Rosa Huset

Skövde, Sweden, 2014

Perimmäistä olevaa

Galleria Ratamo

Jyväskylä, 2014

OUTO -WEIRD

Theme exhibition of Hämeenlinna Artist Union

Gallery Tärinä, Riihimäki, 2014

Unta vai valvettako? – Asleep or awake?

Group exhibition of Printmakers’ association Paperihuone

Gallery Emil, Tampere, 2013

Puolisattumanvaraisesti -Semi-coincidentally

Graduation exhibition

Imatra Art Museum, 2013

2009 - 2012

NEGS

Danish Media Museum,

Odense, Denmark, 2011

NEGS

Fyns Grafiske Verkstad

Odense, Denmark, 2011

Kesän Kuvia – Summer shots

Tietotalo, Imatra, 2011

Huurretta – Frost

Cultural Centre

Imatra, 2009

Courses and artist residencies

Edition/Basel

Printmaking Residency

Basel, Switzerland, 2018

WAAW Artists’ Residency

Saint-Louis, Senegal, 2018

Åland’s Archipelago Guest Artist Atelié

Kökar, Finland, 2017

8th International Endegra meeting

Imatra, Finland, 2016

Exhibition and residency

Galerie Pleiku

Berlin, Germany, 2016

Journeyman’s walk

Printmaking union ENDEGRA’s workshop week

Tidaholm, Sweden, 2014

Topography and typography

Printmaking union ENDEGRA’s workshop week

Dresden, Germany, 2013

Border Borderless

Art workshop in Imatra in collaboration with art and design students from St Petersburg, Russia, 2012

NEGS

North European Graphic Symposeum

Odense, Denmark, 2011

Education

2016 – 2018– University of Helsinki, art history, MA

2014 – 2016 – University of Helsinki, slavistic studies

2009 – 2013 – Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Visual artist, BA

2011 – 2012 – National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

2005 – 2008 – Linnankoski High School, Porvoo

Memberships

2016 – Finnish Woodcut Artists Society

2013 – The Association of Finnish Printmakers

2013 – Ars-Häme association

2013 – Hämeenlinna Artist Union

2012 – Printmakers' association Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna

2010 – ENDEGRA: The European Network for Development and Education in Printmaking

Works in Collections

City of Nokia

Danske Mediemuseet, Denmark

Fyns Grafiske Verkstad, Odense, Denmark

Helsinki University Hospital

Palace Side Hotel, Kyoto, Japan

Private collections in Finland and abroad

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Contact

Contact Information

Works for Sale

 

HÄMEENLINNA

  • GalleryKONE – Art lending of the Ars-Häme association, Verkatehtaankuja, 13200 Hämeenlinna
  • Gallery Paperihuone, Arvi Kariston katu 9, 13100 Hämeenlinna

HELSINKI

  • Graphoteque – The sales collection of the Association of Finnish Printmakers, Pieni Roobertinkatu 10, 00120 Helsinki