Iisa Lepistö

b. 1994


Photo: Felicity Crawshaw


2018-2020     MA, The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2019-2020     Exchange studies at the Taipei National University of Arts
2015-2018      BA, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2017-2018      Exchange studies at the École Supérieure des beaux-arts et design, Marseille
2013-2015      BA, Tampere University of Applied Sciences
2010-2013      Art Academy of Pekka Halonen

Further education and courses

2022                Letter Carving in Stone, a course by Lettering Sculptor Robbie Schneider

Publications and writing

2022            “Odotus, matto”, Uumen Art
2022            “Veitsi veitsi, sanon hahmottaakseni mistä veisto alkaa”, Mustekala
2022            Accessibility Is Not Static”, an interview with Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo Heimonen, No-niin Magazine
2022            “The Ghost (Like Air Like Dust)”, ASTRA Magazine
2020            “In The Old World I Wanted Other Things as Well”, MFA thesis


2023-2025    Kone Foundation, two year working grant (Koneen Säätiö)
2022-2023    SKR, one year working grant (The Finnish Cultural Association)
2022               Saastamoinen foundation, residency grant
2022               Paulo Foundation, project grant
2021                Taike (Arts Promotion Center, Finland)
2021                Taike (Arts Promotion Center, Finland)
2018                Academy of Fine Arts, project grant
2015                Greta & William Lehtinen Foundation, working grant for a work group 


2023                Upcoming residency at Öres, Finland

2022                Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting FuturesCove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop
2019                Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, residency in Berlin

Upcoming exhibitions

2023                Group exhibiton, Nuoret2023 (Young Artists)
2023                Group exhibiton, Their Room Washed With Hot Light
2023                Group exhibition, In Continuous Dialogue
2023                Solo exhibition at Light-harvesting Complex

Selected group exhibitions

2020           Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA graduation show, Helsinki
2020           Turning the Wheel of Fortune, TNUA, Taipei, TW
2018            Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, BFA graduation show, Helsinki
2018            Space Is The Place, Atelier Hyph, Marseille, FR
2018            Uncommon Ground, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR
2015            Reality Television Goes Art, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere

2010-2020 Multiple group exhibitions and events during studies, please contact me, if interested in the full list. 


The Association of Finnish Sculptors
Sipoo Artist’s Association


2019            VOYEUR, Work group: Joel Neves, Pauliina Sjöberg, Matilda Aaltonen, Iisa Lepistö and performers
2019            MUDTHING, Work group: Jarkko Partanen, Sofia Palillo, Atte Kantonen, Iisa Lepistö and performers
2017            VOYEUR, Work group: Joel Neves, Even Minn, Matilda Aaltonen, Pauliina Sjöberg, Riikka Karjalainen, Joonas Pernilä and performers

More information and full lists of performers and work groups can be found from the Scenography page.