Nomad artist creating high quality sculptures and installations for private homes and public spaces. Bringing peace and calmness of nature to the space.
I’m Minja Kolehmainen,
an artist and a cabinetmaker from Finland.
Everything is handmade from the start to the finish with loving kindness and with respect for nature. Nature is the most important value for me. Carefully selected material, high quality and sustainable sculptures.
Most of the time I find myself exploring in the water, at the beach or on the rocks. These places bring me peace and comfort in my head. Time stops. These moments are precious, calm, gentle and meditative. These feelings I create on the surface of the wood.
My purpose in this lifetime is to keep alive the Finnish craftsmanship, experience and see the beauty of life and share it with you in the form of my art.
You can follow my journey at instagram and tiktok: @minjakolehmainen
Sending love and kindness.
Come and visit my solo exhibition C O N N E C T I O N, at Kupru Gallery, Fiskars, Finland. 19.-30.7.2023
Further education, Vocational examination of woodworking, apprenticeship at Nikari Oy, Fiskars, Finland
Vocational qualification in basic woodworking, Teuva, Finland
Applied Arts BA, University For Creative Arts, Kent, Rochester, UK
Västra Nylands Folkhögskola, community college, visual arts, Karjaa, Finland
Yhteys/Connection, solo exhibition, Kupru Gallery, Fiskars, Finland
Meillä on vain tämä hetki, solo exhibition, Onoma Shop/Gallery Fiskars, Finland
Konstrundan, Minja & Mobile Workshop, pop up -exhibition, Vallila Taiteilijatalo, Helsinki, Finland
Minja & Mobile Workshop, Pop up -exhibition, Night of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Factory, Fiskars Summer Exhibition, Finland
Fiskars pop up -exhibition, Design Werk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nikari Stories, Takenaka Carpentry Tool Museum, Kobe, Japan
Greetings From Suomi -satellite exhibition, Tre, Helsinki, Finland
Greetings From Suomi, Fiskars Summer exhibition, Finland
Habitare, Onoma´s Stand, Helsinki
We Love Wood(s), The Finnish institute in Paris, France
We Love Wood(s), Artek, Helsinki
We Love Wood(s), Fiskars Summer exhibition, Finland
Contemporary voices in wood, Few and Far, London design week, Uk
Notting Hill Design Fair, London, Uk
100% Design, Earls Court, London, Uk
Mint Escapes, Mint, London, Uk
Northern Line, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki, Finland
Hackney Wicked Festival, Lion Works Gallery, London, Uk
New Designers, Business Design Center, London, Uk
WORK IN COLLECTIONS
Museum For fine Woodworking objects, New Hampshire, USA
Art installation, Fiskars School
Working Grant, Artistic Work in a Mobile Workshop, Finnish Cultural Foundation
Nikari Oy, Cabinetmaker, Fiskars, Finland
Member of art committee, Onoma, Cooperative of artisans, designers and artists in Fiskars, Finland
Unto This Last, Machining CNC router, Cabinetmaker, London, Uk
Member of Ornamo
Member of Onoma, Cooperative of artisans, designers and artists in Fiskars, Finland