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NOORA HELENA HIRVONEN
nhhirv@gmail.com
+358-44-5553167
Turku, FINLAND
STATEMENT
I am currently studying fne arts in my hometown of Turku,
Finland, and after a few years of meddling around with dif-
ferent media at the Arts Academy, my studies have started
to focus particularly on painting, although I am fond of draw-
ing as well.
In paintings I often depict people and emotions and psy-
chological use of color is of great importance in my work.
Portrait painting is an interesting feld in art, because it is
possible to begin understanding humanity through the indi-
vidual. The artist is capable of giving her spectators a space
in which to refect their own feelings (seeing themselves
in the face of a stranger). For the moment, as an artist, I
would like to examine this humane interaction and emotion
through portrait painting (not quite an unusual ambition or
setting, admittedly).
STUDIES / DIPLOMAS
2010 Turku University of Applied Sciences, Fine Arts (BA)
2007 - 2013 University of Turku, Biology (MSc)
CO-EXHIBITIONS
2014 Köysiratagalleria, Turun Taideakatemia
2011 Ropecon, Dipoli, Espoo
2010 Ropecon, Dipoli, Espoo
2010 Köysiratagalleria, Turun Taideakatemia
2010 Ruissalon Aurinkoravintola, Turku
2007 Ullakko-galleria, Turun Kulttuurikeskus
ARTIST POSITIONS
01-06 / 2014 Kuvataidekeskus Manilla, Turku; Teacher / assistant
in art education centre
06 / 2011 Turku365, Turku; Artist
04-06 / 2011 FluxAura, Turku; Sculptor’s assistant
PROJECTS / OTHER ART WORK
2013 Community art project, ITU ry / TUAS
2012 Sets for a play, Reviisori, Turun Ylioppilasteatteri
2012 Graphic novel illustration, Åbocalypse, Turku Comic Society
2011 Commission painting, Pargas local history museum
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Paintings
Knowing what you’re doing
Oil on canvas
140 x 84 cm
2014
Private owner
Painting about toes and feet
Oil on canvas
140 x 84 cm
2011
There’s comfort in the dark
Oil on mdf-board
90 x 55 cm
2011
Wanting and not wanting
Acrylics on canvas
60 x 40 cm
2010
Private owner
Mother
Acrylics on canvas
65 x 50 cm
2014
Diamond dude
Acrylics and safety glass on mdf-board
120 x 85 cm
2011
Peace and not
Ink and tempera on canvas
70 x 55 cm
2011
Public art
The Contract
Rebekka Muntola & Noora Hirvonen
Acrylic paint on wall, Arts Academy at TUAS
2013
Johanna Turpeinen & Noora Hirvonen
Performative land art, Turku
2013
Johanna Turpeinen & Noora Hirvonen
Performative land art, Turku
2013
Drawings
Water nymph
Ink on paper
A3
2011
Live model
Charcoal on poster paper
A1
2013
Live model
Charcoal on poster paper
A1
2013