1969, Espoo
Sculptor, visual artist
Bio    Artist’s Statement 

Riikka Latva-Somppi (Born in Espoo, Finland 1969 ) is a visual and glass artist living in Helsinki, Finland. She works at the interface of applied and contemporary art using glass as her main medium. Latva-Somppi got her MA from The University of Art and Design, Helsinki 1995. She is a member of Artists-O, Ornamo and a member of Association of Finnish Sculptors. Her work has been shown widely in Finland, Europe and North-America and she has work in various collections such as The State Art Collections of Finland, The Finnish Glass Museum, Jorvi Hospital and several private collections.

Latva-Somppi has worked as a part time lecturer in University of Art and Design, Helsinki (now Aalto University) for twenty years. Alongside with her studio work she also works as a curator and other assignments of expertise in her field. She has great interest in public art projects. The Foundation for Environmental Art (Finland) awarded her public art work Satakieli Näktergalen / Nightingale The Certificate of Honour for Environmental Art in 2009.


2.3.-11.3.2016 FORM FOLLOWS FUN aCTION Kanneltalo, Helsinki

15.4.-5.5.2016 Behind the Seen, Porvoon Taidehalli

05-08/2015 Drawing gallery D5 Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

PYHÄNIEMI 2016-art exhibition, curator

Sept.-Nov. 2016 Kuzebauch Gallery, Praha, Tšekki

4.-18.12.2016 Galleria HUUTO, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki