Noora Kaunisto Emerging artist
Noora Kaunisto (b. 1984) is a visual artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She is currently finishing her MFA degree at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Previously she has graduated from Free Art School, Helsinki, and from University of Jyväskylä, where she studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her main interests are in exploring uncanny atmospheres, and weird interactions or layers in time and space. In her paintings, different kinds of logics and worlds often collide or bleed into one another. Feelings of familiar and cozy combine with those of eerie and strange. Kaunisto has had three solo exhibitions and her work has been shown in several group and joint exhibitions. Her main medium is painting, in which she is often experimenting with different materialities and gestures. She has also done works in sculpture and video installation.