Maija Luutonen (1978) mainly works with painting on paper. She assembles spatial compositions using her paintings as well as sculptural elements and objects. Her works stretch the notion of painting by moving between two- and three-dimentiality.
Her solo exhibitions include e.g. Patch at Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland (2019), Warm Gray Light, Titanik, Turku (2018), Patch at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2018), Draft and Float at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2017), Soon at SIC (2016).
Her group exhibitions include, among others, exhibitions at Kunsthalle Helsinki and SIC. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally:(In)Visible Dreams and Streams, CAC, Vilnius (2016), Affective Attunements, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen (2015), Society Acts at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga (2015) and Moderna Museet Malmö (2014), 24 Spaces – A Cacophony, Malmö Konsthall (2013), Kopioitu, Komplot, Brussels and SIC Helsinki (2013), Dimensions of Sharing, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2012).
Her works are included in the collections, among others: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Saastamoinen Foundation and Wihuri Foundation.
Maija Luutonen received her MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006.
Luutonen has worked in international residencies in Tokyo, New York and Paris. She is based in Helsinki.