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Eliisa Isoniemi

Artist's Work


    Work introduction

    Eliisa Isoniemi / Statement
    In my artistic work I use old lithophane technique. A lithophane
    is a thin translucent porcelain object or plate and the image
    made on it can only be seen clearly when lit from behind.
    Images are amazingly three-dimensional.
    Light is very important to me. The lithophane image
    change depending on the light source. When I carve the image
    on clay, I draw light and I draw with light.
    I love to draw figurative images and to express changing looks
    and feelings to be seen in a human face. The faces mirror the
    joys and sorrows of life. My images also wants to show how
    valuable we all are and how beautiful diversity is.

    Artist Biography

    Eliisa Isoniemi
    Born 1960
    Finnish ceramic artist and printmaker
    She lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
    MA, University of Art and Design Helsinki, 1994
    Studies in printmaking at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
    Her works has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions since 1994
    Chosen group exhibitions:
    1998 Morley-Gallery, London
    1998 Röhrska Museet, Göteborg, Sweden
    2010 Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
    2012 MIC, Faenza, Italy
    2012 Offificine Saffifi Gallery, Milano, Italy
    2014 Gallerie Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany
    2019 blås&knåda, Stockholm, Sweden
    Works in the the Finnish State Art Collection, Helsinki Art Museum, Design Museum
    Honorary prize, 5th International Miniprint Triennial, Lahti, Finland 2004
    Three-year artist grant, 2008–10
    One-year artist grant, 2015
    Isoniemi is a member of the Finnish Association of Printmakers,
    and the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo and International Academy of