Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen photographed by Nina Aspinen

Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen is Finnish multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher. She started out as a photographer, specialising in autoportraits and polaroids, later moving to France to work in the field of fashion and nourish her aesthetics through the decadence of the Parisian rock scene, French countryside antiques markets and Saint Laurent. A decade later, she returned to her natal Finland, and after designing prints for Marimekko, she concentrated herself on art textiles (rya rugs and silk jacquards), glass and ceramics.

Korolainen has been showing her artworks in exhibitions in Finland and abroad, from Beijing to Milan and New York. Her latest exhibitions include, for example, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Design Museum Helsinki, Craft Museum of Finland, Ostrobothnian Museum, historical art nouveau site Hvitträsk or Collectible Fair in Brussels. In addition to her artistic practice, she teaches and does research at the Aalto University, Department of Design. Her dissertation “The Making of Inspiration – from Monet to Warhol and beyond” will be published in 2022.