Heidi Lampenius Finnish, b. 1977

Painter Heidi Lampenius' works exude presence and physicality, playing with the perception of the figurative and abstract. Subtle fragments of memory trigger feelings of places, the works function as an archaeology of memory. The artist searches for clues and signs that are not defined but are still strong enough to allow ideas or memories of a place to appear. Consequently Lampenius, through her images, investigates the memory, the visual memory, that continues after the initial stimulus. These powerful and poetic paintings are created with acrylics and inks on ungrounded canvas.

Heidi Lampenius, born in 1977, graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. The artist's latest solo exhibition at Helsinki Contemporary was ‘Supernatural’ in 2016, before which she exhibited at Galleria Huuto in 2015 and Sinne in 2014. In spring 2017 Lampenius participated in the ‘Sensual Knowledge’ group exhibition at Landskrona Museum in Sweden and in the group exhibition ‘Kosketus’ (Touch) at Aine Art Museum in the autumn of 2018. From 2017 to 2019 Lampenius lived and worked on a three-year artist's scholarship in the Pro Artibus Foundation's Villa Snäcksund in Ekenäs.

The artist is represented by Helsinki Contemporary.