November 25, 2016

Artist talk by Marika Markström

In following Artist talk you'll meet Marika Markström. Marika and Beata Hemer is during week 47 & 48 keeping a course called ''Subjectivity & Space'' at the Nordic Art School.
Marika has graduated MFA from Malmö Art Academy and she also has a BFA from the Finnish Adademy of Fine Arts. Marika is nowadays based in Stokholm and she has done art projects in Sweden, Finland, Germany, New York and France. In her own artistic work she focus on installations (such as audio, video, light, sculpture and painting).
Twofold nature 2014 – installation
(Un)conscious production of suffering 2014 – video sculpture, 30s loop

Marika Markström will keep her Artist Talk on 29th of November at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Marika Markmström's webpage

November 22, 2016

Applications for Spring term 2017

Are you interested in full time art studies at the Nordic Art School? The admission for Spring term 2017 is now open and we admit applications until the 30th of November. 
The Spring term starts on the 9th of January 2017 and the programme provides a wide range of great courses and workshops, led by interesting and internationally well-known guest artists as teachers.
One or two years of studies at the Nordic Art School will provide you with a valuable contact network and help you in creating a solid ground for your own personal artistry.
Are you maybe aiming for further future studies at an international art academy? We at the Nordic Art School are happy to help and professionally guide you in the making of portfolios and work proofs for those applications. 

More information can be found on our How to Apply page. The application form together with work samples/ portfolio can be sent to us digitally (to info(at) no later than 30th of November 2016.
Don´t hesitate to apply to our school if you are interested in serious art studies with focus on international contemporary art!
Ronja Kortelainen (2016)


Artist talk by Beata Hemer

In following Artist talk you'll meet architect Betata Hemer. Beata and Marika Markström is during week 47 & 48 keeping a course called ''Subjectivity & Space'' at the Nordic Art School. Beata is a former student from NAS and graduated Master from Copenhagen Royal academy of Architecture. She has exhibited in the Nordic countries and is nowadays based in Copenhagen.
Beata Hemer - Bachelor project 2011
Beata BHmer - Bachelor project 2011

You'll meet Beata in her Artist Talk 22nd of November at 6 p.m. Welcome!

Link to Beata's webpage

November 14, 2016

Artist talk by Ieke Trinks

In following Artist talk you'll meet visual artist Ieke Trinks. Ieke is during week 45 & 46 keeping a course called ''Performance in Art Practice'' at the Nordic Art School. Ieke lives and works in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Malmö (Sweden). In her own artistic work she focus on performance. Ieke has done art projects in the Netherlands, Chicago, Brazil, Iceland, France, Finland etc. 
9 highlights, performance and exhibition 2011.

Ieke Trinks will keep her Artist Talk on 15th of November at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Ieke Trink's webpage

November 7, 2016

Artist Talk by Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo 8th of November at 6 pm

Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo is during week 44 & 45 keeping a Sculpting course at the Nordic Art School. Berit is from Estonia but she lives and works nowadays in Tampere, Finland. She has exhibited in Finland, Estonia, Uruguay, England and Lithuania. In her own artistic practice she focus mostly on sculpting and photography.

The Dying Slave, 2016. Detail. 215 x 70 x 80 cm. Epoxy resin, fiber glass, photographs.

The Sphinx2015/2016. 184 x 70 x 80 cm. CNC milling, steel, styrox, photogaphs. Exhibition view, Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo's
Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo will keep her Artist Talk on 8th of November at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Berit's webpage

October 31, 2016

Artist talk by Janika Herlevi

Janika Herlevi (FI) holds an BA - degree from Novia and Lahtis Universities of Applied Sciences. Janika is specialized in print making. She has taken part in several exhibitions all around Finland and is actively keeping print making workshops in several art schools.

Janika Herlevi - Chick

Janika Herlevi - Legacy

Janika Herlevi - Squares

You can meet Janika Herlevi at Tuesday night's Artist Talk 1st of November at 6 p.m., she is then showing her works and talking about her artistic career.

October 25, 2016

Artist Talk by Pierre Lionel Matte

Pierre Lionel Matte is our current guest teacher giving a course in Art History at the Nordic Art School. In his own artistic practice he focus mostly on sculpture, photography, installations, video and texts. He has exhibited in e g Poland, New York and all over Norway.

Pierre Lionel Matte, Machine spirits, 2011.
Pierre Lionel Matte, Things not said, 2007.

Tuesday 25th of October you'll meet Pierre Lionel Matte when he gives his Artist Talk at the Nordic Art School at 6 p.m. Welcome!

On Wednesday evening the 26th of October at 6 p. m. Pierre will give an extra public lecture about The Istanbul Biennale 2015. Warmly welcome!

Link to Pierre Lionel Matte's website


September 26, 2016

Artist Talk by Vaidas Bagonas

Vaidas Bagonas is a Lithuanian Concept Artist and Illustrator currently based in Finland, Kokkola. At the moment he works as a freelance Lead Concept Artist/Art Director for Computer Games and Publishing. He has worked with world known companies like LEGO, Ubisoft, Ghost VFX  to name a few. During his career he worked on projects like Pacific Rim, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Trials Fusion, Trials Of The Blood Dragon and more. Recently he moved to Kokkola with his family for a brief time before returning to his home country. Vaidas is very excited to share his knowledge and experience with everyone interested.

Project: Juhyana, Client: GhostVFX.

Cooling Room video printscreen.jpg
Project: Juhyana, Client: GhostVFX.

Project: Koodi elämä, client: Sanoma Pro
Talk topic:

“Importance of skill and craftsmanship in entertainment industries today”

Vaidas Bagonas will keep his Artist Talk on 27th of September at 6pm. Warmly welcome!

Link to Vaidas Bagonas website

September 16, 2016

Artist Talk by Karstein Volle

Karstein Volle is during week 38-39 keeping a fanzine/drawing workshop at the Nordic Art School. Karstein is from Oslo but he lives and worksnowadays in Helsinki, Finland. In his own artistic practice he focus mostly on drawings, comics, illustrations and graphic design.

New times, new jobs I: Band name inventor

New times, new jobs III: Microbrew tester
Contribution to Ragaboksen.
Karstein Volle will keep his Artist Talk on 20th of September at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Karstein Volle's webpage.

September 13, 2016

Artist talk by Pauliina Pietilä

In following Artist talk you'll meet painter Pauliina Pietilä. Pauliina is a former student from NAS and graduated MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2011. She has exhibited in the Nordic countries and nowadays based in Malmö.

Ronnebygatan, 130x160 cm, Oil on canvas, 2015

Antikvariatet, 160x225 cm, Oil on canvas, 2014
You'll meet Pauliina in her Artist Talk 13th of September at 6 p.m. Welcome!

Link to Pauliinas blog