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.

Career Highlights

Art Studies

Art and Restoration Institute Palazzo Spinelli 2011

The Academy of Fine Arts of Florence 2007 – 2008

Alfa-Art School of Arts 2004 – 2007

Solo Exhibitions

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