My artistic career background is within the sphere of visual arts and printmaking. Currently residing in Helsinki. I have managed and been involved in many art collaborations besides working as an independent artist. Since 2012 I have orchestrated my own production studio/showroom in central Helsinki business premises. 

 

MFA (with Honours), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (2011) and BA, Middlesex University, London (2005) focusing primarily in printmaking and of late developing into painting. Studied also in SVA, NY (2004) and Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (2002). Artworks have been awarded and exhibited worldwide. In collections in Europe and America.

 

The philosophical approach and concepts of my works derive from life. Works examine meanings within traditional and societal mores. Characteristically figurative and detailed works have aesthetic underlinings. When closely looked upon unearths meanings coupled with symbolism.

 

Recent artworks are handcrafted paintings. Final process at times leads to digitizing the handcrafted paintings. Transforming them into a collage, print-series and/or installations.

 

Over the recent years I have combined my artworks towards textile and products, mainly in interior fabrics extending to fashion accessories. The manufacturing of the products focuses on local experts within Europe, priding in high standards and meticulous attention to detail. Other services offered include commissioned; artworks, fine art prints, concept designs, illustrations and surface patterns.

Reetta Hiltunen
Born 1980 in Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki
Art Education
2011 Master of Fine Arts (*with Honours), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Middlesex University, London
2004 Fine Art Exchange program, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
2002 BTEC Diploma in Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
Art Memberships
2016-2018 Ornamo, Finnish Designers
2008-2018 Association of Finnish Printmakers
2006-2018 Helsinki Artists' Association
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016-2018 Continuously exhibited at Skanno Showroom, Helsinki
2017 Habitare Fair + Skanno Stand
2016 Reetta Hiltunen - design brand launch, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu, Helsinki
2016 Galleria Esplanad, Helsinki
2014 Studio: Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu, Helsinki
2013 Studio: Arkadiankatu, Helsinki
2012 Studio: Arkadiankatu, Helsinki
2010 Vanhan Raatihuoneen Galleria, Turku
2010 Galleria Katariina, Helsinki
2009 Galleria Uusitalo, Helsinki
2009 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017,11,10,09 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Helsinki
2017..10,09 Teosvälitys, The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Helsinki
2017 Tsiigaa- ArtGoesKapakka, Helsinki Artists' Association
2013 Happy End?, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
2012 EWAAC Art Award, La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade, London
2011 International Print Biennale, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
2011 EWAAwards, La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade, London
2011 For Love Not Money, 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2009 7th British International Mini Print Exhibition, UK
2011..09 ArtFair Suomi, Helsinki
2010..08 The Americas Biennial Exhibition and Archive of Contemporary Prints, USA
2010 ArtHelsinki, Contemporary Art Fair
2009 RHMD Printmaking, III International Printmaking Competition, Association of the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Istanbul
2009 Kuvan Kevät, MFA Degree Show, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2008 Learn Promote Defend, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta (CCHR), USA
2008 Federculture, International Competition for Young Artists, Rome, Italy
2008 Flores De Escarcha (Riitekukkia), Obra Grafica De Artistas Finlandeses, Casa Consistorial, Cartagena, Spain
2007 Political and Poetical, 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
2005 BA degree Graduate Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2002 BTEC-Diploma Graduate Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Chelsea, London
Awards & Grants
2018 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2012 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2012 National Council for Visual Arts, project grant
2011 Arts Council of Finland
2009 Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
2008 2. Award, RHMD Printmaking, III International Printmaking Competition, Istanbul
2008 Awarded a 2009 Billboard Art Project in Atlanta, Georigia, USA (cchrpartnership)
Collections
V&A Museum of Childhood, London
Association of the Museums of Painting and Sculpture, Turkey
Paulon Säätiö
The Americas Biennial Archive of Contemporary Prints, USA
Private Collections