Iisa Lepistö

b. 1994

Lives and works in Helsinki and Sipoo. 


Photo: Felicity Crawshaw


2018-2020     MA, 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

2023            “Kieli graniittia vasten”, Nuori Voima (2/2023)
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 (1/2022)
2020            “In The Old World I Wanted Other Things as Well”, MFA thesis


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


2023                Öres, Finland
2022                Ecologies in the Making: Sculpting FuturesCove Park and Scottish Sculpture Workshop
2019                Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, a student residency in Berlin

Upcoming exhibitions

2024                Duo exhibition with Sara Blosseville, Maa-tila, Helsinki
2024                Solo ehibition, K-17, Sipoo
2025                 To be announced

Selected exhibitions

2023             Moving to Make a Meaning, Kyykky-Gallery
2023            Solo exhibition at the Light-harvesting Complex , Vantaa
2023            Nuoret2023 (Young Artists), Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki
2023            Their Room Washed With Hot Light, Turku
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


The Association of Finnish Sculptors
Sipoo Artist’s Association
Kiila Ry


2019            VOYEUR
2019            MUDTHING
2017            VOYEUR

More information about the scenography works and full lists of the working groups + performers can be found from the page Other.