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

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 - The Finnish Cultural Association, one year 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 
2018                Academy of Fine Arts, 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

2023                (9/23) Solo exhibition at Light-harvesting Complex , Vantaa
2023                (11/23) Group exhibition, In Continuous Dialogue , Helsinki

Selected group exhibitions

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

2010-2020 Multiple group exhibitions and events during the study years. Please contact me for a full CV. 


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 page Other.