Liisa Karintaus


Funding organization
The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)


A conversation with Liisa Karintaus


Artist Liisa Karintaus handles images with an iconoclastic interest trying to reach concrete matter. Thinking on the animation of works she collects images from different sources, such as memories, art history, internet, old photographs. In her recent projects, she questions the known image, deconstructs and stretches it, places it a new in the space, searching for surprising connotations and visual nuances. In her art, she surpasses the division on mediums always taking into consideration the spatial picture.

Liisa Karintaus

Liisa Karintaus holds a degree in Fine Arts (MA) from the University of Lapland, Faculty of Art and Design, Finland, and conducted an exchange year program at the Concordia University, Faculty of Fine Arts in Montréal, Canada.
Especially relevant, Liisa exhibited solo projects since 2002 in Finland and Berlin (2008). She is preparing now a solo exhibition for Studio Vanna Casati in Bergamo, Italy 2015. She is a recipient of the Yearly Working Grant for Visual Artists awarded by Arts Promotion Center Finland (TAIKE).

Liisa Karintaus’s works were exhibited extensively in group and joint projects since 2001 in Finland and abroad: United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Russia, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Italy.

Karintaus was invited participate in artist in residency programs in Brno, Czech Republic (2000), Berlin, Germany (2007, 2008), Genoa, Italy (2014) and several international workshops (f.ex.Plein Air Painting Niebylec Poland 2012, Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes, Norway 2006, Industrial Zone in Solovetski, Russia 2003, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeen and Glasgow School of Arts 2002).

Her artworks are to find in private and public collections: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection in Rovaniemi Art Museum (Finland), Finland State Art Collection and Rovaniemi City Art Collection (Finland).
She is a member of Artists´Association of Lapland and an aspirant member of the Finnish Painters´Union.


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