TARJA VIRTA

I am a mixed media artist living in Vantaa Finland. I enjoy learning new skills and coming up with new ways to mix & match techniques together.

I take inspiration from nature that I am lucky to have a lot around me. My past profession as a structural engineer can also be seen in my geometric prints and in the technical motifs present in my works.

All my works are handmade and unique. I only do small batch productions whether it be ceramic cups or prints.

You can follow my art experimentations on Instagram @virta_art

CV

Studies

Art School Alfa, 2016-2019

Several courses in ceramics, glass works and silver jewellery

Art history studies at Open university 20 study points

Private exhibitions

2018 Helsinki, Wandering Mind, Ceramics and paintings, Potup-lab, Kaapelitehdas

2017 Helsinki, On My Way, Ceramics, Potup-lab, Kaapelitehdas

Juried group exhibitions

2018 Helsinki, Luonto keskellämme, Ceramics and Lithographs, Klementinan Sali Tuomarinkylän Kartano (Juried by artist Tuija Hirvonen-Puhakka)

Group exhibitions

2019 Helsinki, Olennaista, Kaapelitehdas

2018 Tuusula, Värikylläiset päivät, Tuusula county house

2018 Helsinki, Haloo, Paintings, Kaapelitehdas

2017 Tuusula, Luonnossa, Paintings, Hotel Gustavelund

Other activity

2013-   Studio Variatio, private entrepreneur: ceramics, glassworks and silver jewellery www.studiovariatio.com

Art Clay World, Certified teacher for silver clay, level 1

Art Clay Word, Certified teacher for silver clay, paper-filigree technique or silver clay,