Born Turku, Finland

Lives and works in Finland


2014 – 2015    Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 – 2014    Turku Arts Academy, Turku, Finland



More Than Meets The Eye, Group Exhibition, London, UK


Inspire, Group Exhibition, D Contemporary, London, UK – Upcoming


Vienna Galling II, Group Exhibition, Gallery Art Pool, Vienna, Austria


Elevate 02, Group Exhibition, The Shard, London, UK

Continuum, Group Exhibition, The Folded Space Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

ArtCan Group Exhibition, 44 Hallam Street venue, London, UK 

Boundaries & Beyond, Group Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK 

Solo exhibition, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands curated by Lisette Schumacher


Summer Salon 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

Summer Salon 2018,Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

Anamnesis, Studio Seine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Angel Christmas Fair salon exhibition, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

401½ Studios Pop-up exhibition, Circus West Village, London, UK

A Letter In Mind, Callery OXO, London, UK

Summer Salon 2017,Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

Matter of time, Cacaofabriek – group, Helmond, the Netherlands


Group Exhibition, Candid Arts, London, UK

Meet the Artist Pop-up Exhibition, Meet the Artist Pop-up Gallery, London, UK  

Emerging Art Now – 2ª edição, Galeria Emergentes dst, Braga, Portugal

Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Fringe Arts Bath – group, Bath, UK

New thing 2, Next Gallery, Piacenza, Italy 

Transmogrify, Assembled by Root – group, Duo exhibition with Mark Vrinzen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

That Missing thing, Art Week Rotterdam, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


A Spacebetween, The Stone Space Gallery, London, UK

Platform for Emerging Arts #8, Leyden Gallery, London, UK

Go and get’em, WDK Finals, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Echoes from the Guest House, Duo exhibition with Lisette Schumacher,

Niffo Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Public & Private, Group exhibition, Gelderseplein 46, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

A B.A.D Social Club, Group exhibition, Foundation b.a.d, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Rajamailla, Duo exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland


Rakenteilla, Group exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland

Skin, Solo exhibition, Turku Book Café, Turku, Finland


2016    Art Camp Residency, Maine, USA



Shortlisted Blooom Award

2nd Prize, Bath Open Art Prize, Bath, UK



Walking in your mind; Community art project, Laurens Binneweg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


In-House Artist; Design and creation of a multi-wall painting, Theater Toivo, Helsinki, Finland

Taidelma; Community art project. Turku’s Mental Health Society (ITU ry), Turku, Finland

Synthesis; Art Collaboration, Somero Kivimeijeri Gallery, Somero, Finland

Work experience

2015     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK

2014     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK

05/2013 – 08/2013      Artist Assistant to Eemyun Kang,  London, UK

Web publicatios

2016 Root Interview|Meeting Maria Kokkonen, 18-01-2016

2015 Platform for Emerging Artists #8 at @LeydenGallery, 15-10- 2015, Eindexamen Expositie; Willem de Kooning Academie, 11-07-2015, ‘NIFFO – Maria Kokkonen / Lisette Schumacher’, 26-05-2015