Raija Kuisma

visual artist

Postal code:28360
Curriculum vitae:Lataa



Important for me is what one can experience here and now. I do not live in the future. I examine things and shapes. While doing so, I might notice something completely new in them. I touch the surface, smooth, soft, silky, rough. I use doubling or multipling; one object by itself has meanings but only when there are several of the kind,  they can form something like togetherness, sense of community.

I worry about the materia that we leave behind us for the future generations. This is why I wish to use something that already exists, recycle if possible. Form as a visual element is essential for me, as is also the textures of the surfaces.

I love to multiply.

In my photos I crop the moments and situations. I love to travel and look at the world through the lens. I detach moments, situations, people from their original background and try to create new worlds.



Pori Art school 1972-73
Batik studies, Florida Community college,USA 1971-72
Various art courses between the years of 1973-2009

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Latvia. Riga, Apsida gallery of Design museum
2014 Pori, Window gallery 24/7
2014 Pori, Poriginal gallery
2014 Helsinki AVA gallery, together with K. Kuisma
2015 Helsinki, Window gallery S, together with K.Kuisma
2015 Pori, Art&Other things
Italy, Nooicattaro, GlobalArt gallery
2013 Pori P-gallery Under your feet
2013 Lahti, gallery Kipinä Danger in the air, together with K. Kuisma


2014-15 Imatra, Imatra Art Museum,
2014 Eurajoki, Vuojoki gallery,Breakfast for two
2015 Pori, The summer of P, P-gallery, juryed by Jari-Pekka Vanhala of Kiasma
2015 Brasil, Rio de Janeiro Buzioksen international art festival Centro Armação dos Búzios, Rua das Pedras Nº1, Rio de Janeiro.
2014-2015 Brasil Rio de Janeiro, BELA biennial, Museu Histórico National ja 2.Centro Cultural Rio Scenarium
2015 Italia, Bari (Noicattaro), Global Art Gallery, Solito Posto, Solito Ora, Concorso internationale
2014 Italia, Termoli, Castello Stevo, Festival de Globalart
2014 Italia, Noicattaro, GlobalArt gallery, group exhibition
2014 Poland, Brenna, Plenair exhibition
2014 Poland, Warsaw, Gallery 8+,Annual juried exhibition of the Pori Society of Artists, Pieces
2014 Poland, Warsaw, IDKART, Gallery 8+,
2013-2014 Poland, Polkolenia, Gallery Dap 3, Mazowiecka
2013 Poland, Warsaw, gallery 3478, the group exhibition of the FINeART group, Structures

Muu taiteellinen toiminta

Upcoming 2015 Art Fair Suomi Helsinki,Cable gallery Muu art fair, 2015 November, Helsinki, gallery Seinä, 2015, Helsinki, Rantakasarmi, Vitas 85

Art for sale

Works in collections

Pori, Vähärauma school, the House of the Happy Dogs, edition 1/2

Memberships and Positions of Trust

The Board member of Kuvasto, the visual artists´ copyright organisation in Finland, since 2004
The Board member of the Union of Finnish Art Associations since 2004

Awards and grants




2013 Mexico, Oaxaca, Finnish and Mexican cultural exchange organisation