Pauliina Mäkelä      Work      Contact



︎ pauliina.makela(at)gmail.com
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Pauliina is based in Turku, Finland.

Working between illustration, visual arts, comics and graphic design.

Pauliina's artworks have been featured in numerous group exhibitions in Europe, Japan and USA. Her solo exhibitions have been seen in Italy and Finland. She is occasionally doing live visual performances with an overhead projector together with different bands and musical performers.

Pauliina is one of Kutikuti’s (A non-profit contemporary comics association and artist collective) founding members and a former editor-in-chief of comics magazine Kuti.


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2019 Vuoden Huiput, Best of Finnish Advertising and Design, Shortlist
2017 Mikkeli Illustration Triennial, Honorable Mention
2017 3x3 international Illustration Show, Merit Award
2016 Kuvitustimantti illustration competition, Winner
2015 Kuvitustimantti illustration competition, Finalist
2014 Mikkeli Illustration Triennial, Honorable Mention
2013 ED Awards, Printed Self-Promotion, part of Napa Agency publication Yellow City, Bronze
2013 Kuvitustimantti illustration competition, Finalist
2009 Finlandia Junior nomination, Emilian päiväkirja - Supermarsu pelastaa silakat children’s book illustration, written by Paula Noronen, published by Gummerus
2007 Finlandia Junior nomination, Emilian päiväkirja - Supermarsu lentää Intiaan children’s book illustration, written by Paula Noronen, published by Gummerus
2007 Fumetto International Comix Competition, Luzern, Switzerland, Winner
2006 Vuoden Huiput, Best of Finnish Advertising and Design, Young Designer Award
2005 Taloussanomat newspaper feature article illustration, competition organized by the Finnish Newspaper Association, Winner


EXHIBITIONS
Exhibited work in galleries and festivals such as V1 gallery (Copenhagen), Space1026 gallery (Philadelphia), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), Ram Hotel gallery (Bologna), OCX festival (Oslo), Fumetto festival (Luzern), Napa gallery (Helsinki), Design Museum (Helsinki), Design Forum (Helsinki), Muu gallery (Helsinki), Huuto gallery (Helsinki), Loft gallery (St. Petersburg), Kosanostra gallery (Milan), Noon+Cafe (Osaka), Brooklyn Pine (Osaka), Wayfarers Gallery (New York), Lahti Art Museum (Lahti), Rovaniemi Art Museum (Rovaniemi), Mikkeli Art Museum (Mikkeli)