About myself.

My mother always wanted to be a Gardener and my father always wanted to move abroad. Neither of them managed to fulfil their those dreams. 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 a restless soul. I have lived in Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Finland and now in Austria. It is hard for me to feel rooted or to feel belonging. I rather not get attached to people, but I’m very attached to things that have followed me through all these places. I’m also very attached to the illusion of my home country, Finland.

My work represents this restless search. It represents the aesthetic I learned by watching Moomin’s 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 was born and raised in Orimattila, Finland.
Currently I am working and living in Salzburg, Austria.

Contact. veera.komulainen@gmail.com

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

Master of Design, Raffles Design Academy, Singapore
2011-2012

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

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

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

MARCH – APRIL 2021- Group show – Gegner-Haus, Attersee Austria

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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