Laura Ukkonen (b.1977) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. In her drawings, woodcuts, videoworks and texts she observes feminine and bodily existence by drawing people and details of the everyday living environment, especially homes. Portraits, interiors and landscapes are a way to bring otherwise invisible emotions visible - both her personal experience and the general atmosphere in the society. For example, how is loneliness entwined to the need to be a part of the surrounding community?


Laura Ukkonen holds an MA degree in Fine Arts (2012) and in Art Education (2019), both from Aalto University, School of Art and Design. In 2010 she studied at École des Beaux Arts in Paris. She also holds a BA degree in Art History (2009, Turku University) and Bachelor's degree in Clothing and Textiles (2005, Helsinki Polytechnic). Laura Ukkonen has held solo exhibitions in Finland and participated in group exhibitions in Finland and internationally. Her latest solo show was at Gallery Huuto in Helsinki (2022). Her works are represented in Helsinki Art Museum's collection and in private collections.


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