Linda Sainio, born 1988, currently lives and works in Kuusamo, Finland.  She is Visual Artist, whose main instrument is photography yet her work has recently been influenced also by installation art and environmental art. At the moment she is studying Master of Arts Degree Programme in Applied Visual Arts and Nature Photography in Kuusamo, Finland. Through her studies Linda Sainio has started approaching artistic work more from community perspectives questioning how art can allow dialogue with social matters and enable interaction with people. 
Nature, people and their relationship with living environment has strong influence in Linda Sainio's work. Integrative feature in her art is appeal to minimalistic expression.

E D U C A T I O N
2017-           Master of Arts Programme in Applied Visual Arts and Nature Photography, University of Lapland, Kuusamo, Finland
2017-2018    Minor studies in Art , Liminka School of Arts, Liminka, Finland
2013-2017   Professional Photographers Degree, The Vocational College Lappia, Tornio, Finland
2009-2012   Bachelor of Education, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
2010-2011    Erasmus student exchange in University of Granada, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Fine Arts, Granada, Spain
2004-2007  Matriculation examination, Highschool, Kemi, Finland

W O R K S H O P S
2018   Sound Art Workshop with Jari Rinne, Kuusamo, Finland
2018   Winter Art in Community with Antti Stöckell, Kuusamo, Finland
2017   Photography Workshop, organised by Jaakko Heikkilä, Nazervan, Armenia
2016   SubZero Publication Workshop, organised by SubZero Collective, The Research Station of Oulanka, Kuusamo, Finland
2016   Aurora Borealis Workshop, organised by SubZero Collective, The Research Station of Oulanka, Kuusamo, Finland

E X H I B I T I O N S
2021   (up coming) Kaamosgalleria, Kuusamo
2020  (on going) solo exhibition with Riitta Attila and Anu Tossavainen, Pictures of the Month - Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
2019   Talven taikaa, group exhibition with Taiteilijaseura Koillinen, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo, Finland  
2019   Luonto sovellutuksia, group exhibition, Kakslauttanen Art Gallery, Saariselkä, Finland
2018   Suo parantaa: Laulumme, solo exhibition with Riitta Attila and Anu Tossavainen, Kilo Gallery, Rovaniemi Finland
2018   Diverse, group exhibition, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo Finland
2018   Marraskuu, solo exhibition, Leenan Koskitupa, Käylä, Finland
2018   Suo parantaa, solo exhibition with Riitta Attila and Anu Tossavainen, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo Finland
2017   Rover of The North, group exhibition, Kilo Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland
2016   Maisemia, group exhibition, F-Hub, Rovaniemi, Finland

G R A N T S
2019   Kuusamo Cultural Fund
2018   The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2018   Lauri Muhonen Fund

M E M B E R S H I P S
2019 -   Taiteilijaseura Koillinen
2019 -   The Finnish Red Cross, Kuusamo department, in local government 2020-
2019 -  Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, Kuusamo department, in local government 2020-


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