Katja Tukiainen (b. 1969, Pori, Finland)
Katja Tukiainen is a Finnish contemporary artist. Her adventurous pink GIRL GANG performs in her oil paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. Katja's primary language is painting and her basic color is pink since the mid-1990’s. With her cute and strong girls, bright oil colors and eloquent brush strokes she talks about serious matters with humor. She paints her dreamy landscapes for anyone to step in. She holds Master degrees from both Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and University of Art and Design. She studied painting also in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy, a place where she always returns. Her paintings are included in many prestigious collections like KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art collection and Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation collection.