Maija Luutonen (born 1978 in Helsinki) is a visual artist working mainly with painting on paper. Her practice is versatile as well as polymorphic: her works can be two-dimensional or spatial. Her works often deal with the questions of the relationship and space that is formed between the work and the viewer. Luutonen studies representation and its limits while attempting to expand and stretch the terms of painting. Her works escape definition: they often address questions of representation and tangibility.
Maija Luutonen received her MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. She is currently based in Helsinki.
Among her recent solo exhibitions are Dedicated at SIC in Helsinki, 2012 and Changes at Kluuvi Gallery 2008.
Among recent group exhibitions are Society Acts - Moderna Exhibition 2014, Moderna Museet Malmö, Mänttä Art Festival, 2014, ARCOmadrid / Opening, 2013, Nix at SIC, 2013, Disclaimer at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway 2013, 24 Spaces at Malmö Konsthall 2013, Kopioitu at Komplot in Brussels, 2013, Dimensions of Sharing at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, 2012-2013, Nuoret 2011 at Helsinki Kunsthalle, 2011-2012 and Night on Earth at MOCA Shanghai in 2008.
Upcoming exhibitions are Finland Represented, Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, 2014, Society Acts, kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia, 2015.