1980, Orivesi
Visual Artist

Hanna Järvenpää was born in Orivesi 1980. She moved to Joensuu in 1999 to study fine arts in the North Carelia Polytechnic. She specialized on art graphics and got Bachelor of Fine Arts from Institute of Fine Art and Design 2003. Järvenpää got the 1st prize on altarpiece competition organized by The University of Joensuu with her piece “We All” made from eggshells in 2002. She had her thesis exhibition with Anna Arminen by the topic Bounty of Life.

Her first working grant Järvenpää got in 2010. She has had multiple solo exhibitions around Finland and her pieces has been shown among others in exhibitions ARTISTS 2012 (Artists` Association of Finland), WAR or PEACE?, Borders (Union of Finnish Art Associations) and NEW MUU 2012 (Muu Artists` Association).
Themes of human behavior and being human are involved in Järvenpää`s pieces. Evil exists inside everyone and moral codes are different. Death is often attended not as fearful but as a final truth that unmasks material vanity from everyone.

Recycled materials are important part of the working and possible ecological vanishing of pieces is essential. Old sheets and paper from tea bags have been used as a base for cyanotype pictures that are used partly intuitive assembling of collages. Pieces and exhibitions made of them are many times growing projects that meant to continue irregularly. The process is often variegated and slow.

Alternative photography method anthotype and rust monotype are techniques that require waiting. They are also partly based on coincidence like life. Among the nowadays hectic life Järvenpää`s pieces aim to stop for a moment.