comic art by Katja Tukiainen

Katja Tukiainen was born in Pori and studied at the University of Art and Design from 1990 until 1996. She was an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice in 1994-1995. Tukiainen is active in varying artistic fields, and her work has been published since 1992. Government backing gave her the opportunity to work in comics fulltime for a period of three years. Her paintings and comics have been in several exhibitions.

comic art by Katja Tukiainen

She has created several short stories, such as 'Tyttöjen leikit' ('Girls Plays', 1997), 'Tyttö ja mummo' ('Girl and Granny', 1998), 'Jos olisin prinsessa' ('If I were a princess', 1999) and 'Varjeltava kylmältä' ('Protect from Cold', 2000). In 2002, she published 'Postia Intiasta', a comic book about her travels in India. Since publishing her chldren's comic 'Kisun ABC' (2007) and the graphic novel 'Rusina', about the birth of a child, in 2008, she has focused on fine art and installations for gallery shows. She is married to comic artist Matti Hagelberg.

comic art by Katja Tukiainen

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