I work as professor of Textile Art and Design at the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland. In my doctoral dissertation I examined the interior design textiles of Marjatta Metsovaara and her career in the 1950s and 1960s.
I specialise in Jacquard weaves. I have participated in several multinational art textile workshops, where we have produced woven textures and structures. As a result of the dialogue between different cultures and artists, textiles become multi-layered.
Professor of Textile Art and Design
Africa, 2016. Jacquard-textile: wool, cotton and shiny metallic yarns.
Der blaue Vogel, 2016. Jacquard-textile, cotton, lyocell and shiny metallic yarns, glitter-print.
Red Lips, 2016. Jacquard-textile, cotton and lyocell, glitter-print, bead embroidery, silk fabric.
Shanghai, 2016. In collaboration with Eija Timonen. The artwork is approx. 30 m long, containing roughly three thousand paper straws and six thousand glass, acrylic and plastic beads.
Vesiputous, 2015. In collaboration with Jenni-Liisa Yliniva. Tekstile installation, production waste from the weaving factory K&H Annala Oy. 3.5 m x 4.5 m.