Biography

 

 

Arja (Aria) Välimäki

Contemporary Visual Artist (Abstractionist)

 

Finnish born, Arja Välimäki is an Australian based artist, who starts her daily practise with a coastal walk where she finds an exultant connection to nature. She draws her inspiration from the microscopic details, the natural world and bird’s eye views of the landscape. Arja’s daily practise is reflected in her abstract interpretation of the way she feels when in nature. She absorbs the details and patterns that the water and sea life leave behind on the sand and rocks. The vivacious arrangements that emerge in Arja’s paintings can be interpreted as microscopic images, flora and fauna or photos taken from space.

 

Practising since the mid-1990s, Arja has completed her BFA and MFA at the University of NSW, Sydney. She has exhibited widely in both Australia and Finland, including sixteen solo exhibitions. She has been a finalist in the prestigious The Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney; Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Sydney Living Museums Meroogal Women’s Art Prize. Arja has won numerous awards and grants, including a scholarship to study her MFA. Arja was also named 2004 Young Kalevala Artist of the Year, Finland. 

 

Arja Välimäki’s works are held in public and private collections in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and UK.

 


 

Arja (Aria) Välimäki

视觉艺术家(抽象派艺术家)

 

芬兰的旅澳艺术家 Arja Välimäki 每天都会以漫步海边、亲近大自然的方式来迎接新的一天。通过对观察微观细节、大自然的奥妙和鸟瞰身边的一景一色,她获得了源源不断的灵感。Arja将与大自然的身心接触所带来的灵感完美地融合到抽象艺术创作中来。海滩上的沙石在浪花退去后所呈现出的“一颦一笑”被她巧妙地展现在作品当中——作品在融入这些新颖创意后,好似微观美景,也似奇花异草,又似异域风情。

 

Arja 的艺术创作始于上世纪 90 年代中期,她在悉尼新南威尔士大学先后攻读了本科(美术)和硕士(美术)学位。她的作品多次在澳大利亚和芬兰的艺术展览中公开展出,其中包括 16 次个人艺术展。其作品曾入围新州艺术展览馆举办的 Wynne 奖、悉尼海滩雕塑展、Fisher’s Ghost 艺术奖、 Campbelltown 艺术中心展览以及悉尼博物馆举办的 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize。

Arja的作品也赢得了许多奖项,为她争取到了硕士奖学金。此外,Arja 还获得了 2004 年度芬兰卡勒瓦拉(芬兰民族史诗)青年艺术家称号。

 

目前,Arja Välimäki’s 的作品被澳大利亚、芬兰、香港和英格兰等国的个人和机构收藏。

Välimäki 也是墨尔本  Gallery and Berry 地区展览馆的代言人。

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Biography

 

 

Arja (Aria) Välimäki

Contemporary Visual Artist (Abstractionist)

 

Finnish born, Arja Välimäki is an Australian based artist, who starts her daily practise with a coastal walk where she finds an exultant connection to nature. She draws her inspiration from the microscopic details, the natural world and bird’s eye views of the landscape. Arja’s daily practise is reflected in her abstract interpretation of the way she feels when in nature. She absorbs the details and patterns that the water and sea life leave behind on the sand and rocks. The vivacious arrangements that emerge in Arja’s paintings can be interpreted as microscopic images, flora and fauna or photos taken from space.

 

Practising since the mid-1990s, Arja has completed her BFA and MFA at the University of NSW, Sydney. She has exhibited widely in both Australia and Finland, including sixteen solo exhibitions. She has been a finalist in the prestigious The Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW; Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney; Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Sydney Living Museums Meroogal Women’s Art Prize. Arja has won numerous awards and grants, including a scholarship to study her MFA. Arja was also named 2004 Young Kalevala Artist of the Year, Finland. 

 

Arja Välimäki’s works are held in public and private collections in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and UK.

 


 

Arja (Aria) Välimäki

视觉艺术家(抽象派艺术家)

 

芬兰的旅澳艺术家 Arja Välimäki 每天都会以漫步海边、亲近大自然的方式来迎接新的一天。通过对观察微观细节、大自然的奥妙和鸟瞰身边的一景一色,她获得了源源不断的灵感。Arja将与大自然的身心接触所带来的灵感完美地融合到抽象艺术创作中来。海滩上的沙石在浪花退去后所呈现出的“一颦一笑”被她巧妙地展现在作品当中——作品在融入这些新颖创意后,好似微观美景,也似奇花异草,又似异域风情。

 

Arja 的艺术创作始于上世纪 90 年代中期,她在悉尼新南威尔士大学先后攻读了本科(美术)和硕士(美术)学位。她的作品多次在澳大利亚和芬兰的艺术展览中公开展出,其中包括 16 次个人艺术展。其作品曾入围新州艺术展览馆举办的 Wynne 奖、悉尼海滩雕塑展、Fisher’s Ghost 艺术奖、 Campbelltown 艺术中心展览以及悉尼博物馆举办的 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize。

Arja的作品也赢得了许多奖项,为她争取到了硕士奖学金。此外,Arja 还获得了 2004 年度芬兰卡勒瓦拉(芬兰民族史诗)青年艺术家称号。

 

目前,Arja Välimäki’s 的作品被澳大利亚、芬兰、香港和英格兰等国的个人和机构收藏。

Välimäki 也是墨尔本  Gallery and Berry 地区展览馆的代言人。

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