Sofia Kukkonen was born in Finland, and has studied art in Italy at The Academy of Fine Arts of Florence.
Her artistic research is based on the synthesis of the search for beauty, from the Renaissance period, and on a lenticular attention to details; an almost obsessive tension to reach the perfect form – which in Oriental art, the artist reaches in a state of mind close to that induced by meditation. The external harmony of the painting meets the internal harmony of the artist.
Sofia’s painting is based on the art of drawing with sanguine, and on the study of anatomy, following the way of the great masters of the Renaissance. Her training has involved copying the anatomical drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. She uses oil paints and sometimes metallic pigments and red chalk which is often visible between the brushstrokes.
Art and Restoration Institute Palazzo Spinelli 2011
The Academy of Fine Arts of Florence 2007 – 2008
Alfa-Art School of Arts 2004 – 2007
Gallery Bronda, Helsinki (upcoming 2020) 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi 2015
Finnish painters’s union trial member
Works in Collections
Works in private and public collections in Europe, Asia and North America
Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs
Art centre “Salmela”, Finland 2019
The Art of Basware competition’s exhibition 2016, 2013, 2012
Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm 2016
Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong 2016
Gallery Spazio Tadini, Milan 2014
Who Art You? 3rd Edition Milan 2014
Agora Gallery, New York 2012
Billnäs Young Artists competition 2011
Billnäs summer exhibition (Gallery Uusitalo) 2010
ArtHelsinki Art Fair 2010, 2012, 2013
Ranked in the top 20 Finnish contemporary artists in 2017 and 2019 by Taloustaito Business Magazine.
Belle Epoque Yle TV artist interview 2015: https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2015/10/16/belle-epoque-med-pia-maria-sofia-dorotea-kukkonen-lever-antika-skulpturer