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Every year, the Finnish Art Society organises a large-scale exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki. Tarja Pitkänen-Walter’s exhibition will open in January 2021. 

In the work of visual artist Tarja Pitkänen-Walter (b. 1960), the multisensoriality, materiality and spatiality of painting play a central role. She works on site-specific expanded paintings using a wealth of techniques with great attention to the use of the space and its architecture. The exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki will comprise different experiential spaces, each with their own theme and personality. The exhibition will feature works by Pitkänen-Walter from the 1960s to the present day, including completely new works that have been specifically created for the Kunsthalle’s rooms.

Pitkänen-Walter has been a professor in painting at Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts since 2006. She also works as an arts teacher and as an invited expert in various positions of responsibility. Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and internationally since the early 1980s.

Tarja Pitkänen-Walter
Kunsthalle Helsinki

Image: Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Paint Plays Painting, 2014
Plexiglas, polycarbonate, plastic paint 260x260x95cm
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation’s collection, Rovaniemi Art Museum
Photographer: Jussi Tiainen