Tuula Närhinen (b. 1967) is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Her works explore the pictorial agency of natural phenomena such as water and wind. Re-adapting instruments derived from natural sciences, she has developed methods for letting trees trace the shape of wind on their branches and found techniques that the enable the waves of the sea to inscribe themselves on paper. Her installations showcase the DIY instruments implicated, encouraging the spectator to participate in the re-presentation of an event.
Närhinen holds a Doctorate of Fine Arts (DFA) from the University of the Arts Helsinki. She is a graduate of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki (MFA), and the Helsinki University of Technology (M.Sc. in Architecture).
Photo Jill Mead