CV in English

I would be happy to do freelance photography work, please do not hesitate to contact me. Previously I have done a lot of portraiture, weddings, and photographic work for magazines. Although my work experience is mostly in the world of fine arts; making exhibitions, working in a gallery as an assistant and mainly doing the artistic work, I would be happy to participate as a photographer or as a visual artist for your project. My input would be surely very creative as I have studied Fine Arts in The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (MFA), in Paris in École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and done my BA in Visual Arts in the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Now I am settled in Paris after artist residencies in Cité des Arts in Paris and Hôtel Chevillon in Grez-Sur-Loing made me feel like home in France. I am also willing to do work in Finland as I travel there quite often. All kinds of projects in the field of photography and Fine Arts interest me.

Thank you to everyone who has supported my works and to everyone who has helped me with the photography in whichever way, thank you!

CURRICULUM VITAE  Iiris-Lilja Kuosmanen

Born in Kuopio, Finland

lives and works in Helsinki and Paris


2010-2011 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Exchange Program, Paris, France

2009-2012 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, MFA

2005-2009 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, BA in Visual Arts, Specialisation in photography and printmaking

2004-2005 Snellman University of Applied Sciences, Fine Arts

2003-2004 Voionmaa Institute, Photography


2021 Water Rituals, Cité des Arts, Paris


2020 Water Rituals, Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid, Spain

2019 Water Rituals, Water Museum w/ Finnish Institute of St Petersburg, Russia

2019 Water Rituals, Ars Libera, Kuopio, Finland

2019 Water Rituals, Sibelius Museum, Turku, Finland

2018 Water Rituals, Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki

2018 Water Rituals, Sound Museum w/ Finnish Institute of St Petersburg, Russia

2018 Water Rituals, Kuopio Dance Festival

Solo Exhibitions 

2015 Nonville Road, Gallery G12, Kuopio, Finland

2013 Jackal’s wedding, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa, Finland

2013 Jackal’s wedding, Cité des Arts Corridor Gallery, Paris, France

2012 Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland

2012 Cover, Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä

2011 Cover, Gallery of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts,Helsinki

2011 With Noel, Napa Gallery, Helsinki

2011 Another Me, Photographic Centre of South-East Finland, Lappeenranta

2010 On The Boundary, Gallery of University of Jyväskylä

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018 Micro Galleries Kathmandu, Nepal

2017 Past Present Future, Vienna, Austria

2017 Micro Galleries, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016 Micro Galleries, Graz, Austria

2015 Le Projet Kairouan, Group Show, Kairouan, Tunisia

2015 Le Projet Kairouan, Group Show,Tunis, Tunisia

2015 Microgalleries, Denpasar, Bali

2015 Micro Galleries, Nowra, Australia

2015 Micro Galleries, Cape Town, South Africa

2014 Expanded Photography, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Meeting no 12, Group Show, Art Museum of South Karelia, Lappeenranta

2012 Preview 5, Finnish Museum of Photography, Project Space, Helsinki

2012 valoKuvA, Gallery FAFA, Helsinki

2011 Gate 2011, Fondazione Fotografia, Modena, Italy

2011 Horizonte Zingst, Zingst, Germany

2011 Culture Tram, Helsinki, with Laura Paavilainen

2011 Masters of Fine Arts 2011, Gallery FAFA, Helsinki

2011 Photokina, Cologne, Germany

2010 Behind The Moving Glass, Gallery Kaiku, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts,Helsinki

2010 The New Master Students of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery FAFA, Helsinki

2009 The Sugar Tongues,Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2009 The Sugar Tongues, Imatra Art Museum, Imatra

2009 Transitional Forms, Atlanta, USA

2008 Seos II, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences spring exhibition, Culture Center, Imatra

2007 Sing Me To Sleep, photographs and paintings, with Janne Manérus, Business Research Center, Imatra

2005 Fragile, photographs, with Johanna Parviainen, Bar Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä

2004 VOV 2004, Voionmaa Institute spring exhibition, Culture House Telakka, Tampere

Works in collections 

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

Imatra Art Museum

Private Collections

Grants and Awards

2021 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2014 Koneen säätiö (for a group)

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2012 Alfred Kordelin fund

2011 Academy meets Photokina-prize

2009 Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund


Finnish Union of Artist Photographers


2018 Micro Galleries, Kathmandu, Nepal

2018 Mazzano Romano, Italy

2015 Kairouan, Tunisia

2013 Hotêl Chevillon, France

2012 Cité, Paris, France

2010 Berlin,Germany, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Studio