Drawing and erasing in the fields of graphic novels, comics and zines. Special areas of interest: remembering, objects, complicatedness, silence, incomprehensibility.

Miissa Rantanen

Born 29.9.1987 in Hämeenlinna, Finland
Living & working in Helsinki, Finland

Education

Master of Arts in Art Education, Aalto University School of Art and Design 2017–
Master of Arts in Visual Culture, Aalto University School of Art and Design 2012–2015
Student Exchange, Graphic Novel Design, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium 2014–2015
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology, University of Helsinki 2006–2010

Publications
Juhannussahti 2019
In the Moonlight 2017
Letters 2017
Skylight Window 2016
The Blanket 2013
Landing with Suvi Ermilä and Eeva Meltio 2013

Works in other publications 
Tottelematonta kipua, essay, niin & näin #95 2017
Kalevan kisat, graphic short story, Mustekala #68 2017
Päivä netissä, graphic short story, Kuti #42 2016
Kesämökillä, graphic short story, Esitys #35 2016

Exhibitions

Atoms & Owls, Macolen, Mexico City 2018
The Truth about Finland, Pori 2017
Space Invaders with Päivi Hirsiaho and Pauliina Koivunen, Autotalo 2014
”Let’s Have Fun” with Suvi Ermilä, Helsinki Comics Centre 2013

Artist Residencies
CUNE Comics-in-Residence programme, Malmö 2015

Grants

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant 2019
Frame Finland, travel grant 2018
Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant 2018
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant 2016

Memberships
Kutikuti ry 2016–
Maailman sarjakuvat ry 2018–

Others
Katsojan kirjeitä as a part of Mad House 3. season 2016
Translating poems by Kalevi Helvetti 2014
Curating an exhibition On Darkness in Pori Art Museum with Päivi Hirsiaho, Pauliina Koivunen and Senni Pöyry 2014

Contact

miissa.rantanen(a)gmail.com

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