Visual Artist based in Helsinki.
" When I was six or seven years old I drew a rabbit on a small piece of pink paper with a ballpoint pen and decided then to become an artist."
"How do I start a new project;
Free association process is very important for me when I start working."
“How I became an artist:"
"When I was between one and two years I was so curious what is happening in the outside world that
I fell down from the second floor window and got a concussion and broken arm. Since then I have been living left handed in the right handed world.
When I was six or seven years old I drew a rabbit on a small piece of pink paper with a ballpoint pen and decided then to become an artist.Later I was interested in studying history, philosophy, archeology and psychology and got excited about exploration.
That’s when I started to follow “my first plan” to become an artist.”
is a Visual Artist based in Helsinki.
Marja-Elina Uusitupa is a multidisciplinary artist combining and mixing mediums: Photos, painting, environmental art, site specific art, earth art, installations, new media and soundscapes.
Her themes of art are: people, human nature, time, space, environment and socio-environmental space.
Marja-Elina Uusitupa holds MA from University of Art and Design, Department for Art Education Helsinki Finland. She is a Painter studied in Free Art School, Helsinki. Art Management, Cultural Entrepreneurship Study Module, SibA, Helsinki 2013-2014.
She has exhibited her artworks in Finland and abroad since 1987. Curated and solo exhibitions in Finland, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, New York USA, Italy and Tokyo, Japan.
Works in collections: Art Museum of Kupiskis, LT. The Museum of I.S. Shemanovsky, Salekhard, Jamal, RU. Pro Artibus Foundation FI, City of Helsinki FI, City of Jyväskylä FI, City of Salekdhard RU, City of EspooFI.
2018 ”Amade`-Bajaza´th Pappenheim Castele” Artists Art Camp Exhibition Hungary
2018 Artists Art Camp in Iszkaszentgyörgy Hungary
2018 - 6 months Artist-in-Residence art project in Kindergartens in Helsinki .https://taideraide.wordpress.com/
2016- Imago Mundi Treviso, Italy
2017-2016 Free Shot photo exhibition New York USA and Tokyo Finnish and Brazils artists’ Organisaitze by Cultural Institute Nordica Brazil Finland and AVA Gallery from Helsinki
2016 Maiseman ääni/ The Sound of Landscape, photos from Swiss Alps and Dolomites, prints on acoustic Konto-shiv acoustic artwork in Library Entresse Espoo.
2015 Community Art project in Malmi Helsinki FI completed. For 6 months Marja-Elina Uusitupa directed and carried out a community art project which was completed in the output of pedestrian underpasses artwork Roots. The participants were of different ages (14-80 years) and with different cultural backgrounds.