Artist Statement.

My mother always wanted to be a Gardener and my father always wanted to move abroad. Either of them never fulfilled either of those dreams. As a teenager I made a decision that I will do things I dream of, so I moved abroad when I was 19-years old and I’ve drawn flowers ever since. Not sure yet of my own dreams.

I am a bit of an restless soul. I have lived in Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Finland and now in Austria. It’s hard for me to feel rooted or to feel belonging. I rather not get attached to people, but I’m very attached to some things that have followed me through all these places. I’m also very attached to illusion of my home country Finland.

My work represents this restless search, it represents the esthetic I learned by watching Moomins when I was a child and the places I’ve been to.

Often, when I work, I might realise the connection with past and present. This conflict is reflected in my works as a clash of control and process.


CV.

I have been born and raised in Orimattila, Finland.
Currently working and living in Salzburg, Austria.

Contact. veera.komulainen@gmail.com

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
2016-2017 Master of Arts

Raffles Design Academy, Singapore
2011-2012 Master of Design

Hansenberg Nordic Multimedia academy, Kolding, Denmark
2006-2009 Post graduate

Lahti College of Arts and Crafts, Lahti, Finland
2002-2005 Artisan

COMING EXHIBITIONS
SEPTEMBER 2021 – Solo show – Kankaanpään galleria, Kankaanpää Finland

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

2020 – Group show – Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Festung Salzburg, Austria

2016 – Solo show – Toinen tuleminen, Valkee Oulu, Finland

2014 – Solo show – Graphic pop-up, Tuba Oulu, Finland

2014 – Solo show – Siunattu yksinäisyys, Design Valkea Oulu, Finland

2013 – Group show – KUŠ!: THE LAST MATCH – the largest small exhibition, Urban culture centre Kino Šiška Ljubljana, Slovakia

2013 – Group show – Taidekeskus Taarasti yhteisnäyttely, Nastola, Finland

PUBLIC ART

2019 – Art Linnakallio Goes Baana Symposium
Kempele, Finland

2018 – Competition price: HKL metro station artwork
Mellunmäki Helsinki, Finland

2014 – Brain Capacity mural
Linnasaari Oulu, Finland

PUBLICATIONS

2015 – NIETOS – Lapin kansan synty

WORKSHOPS
2019 – Veera K. Workshops
Started on 15.5.2019 – still on going.
Salzburg, Austria

2017 – Street Art workshop for slum kids
June 2017 – August 2017
Koseli school, Kathmandu, Nepal

2017 – Contemporary Art Workshop in Ludwig Museum
Ludwig Museum, Budapest Hungary

2014 – Street Art workshop for teens
Nuorisoseura, Kemi, Finland

Art Director / Marketing and Communications specialist
Apr 2013- Dec 2015, Oulu, Finland
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Art Director / Graphic Designer
Mar 2008-Mar 2011, Locations: Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden
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