Taru Happonen

Taru Happonen (b. 1989, Lahti) is a Helsinki-based visual artist working with paintings, sculptures, and drawings. She graduated with a Master’s degree in 2023 from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki. In her works, Happonen examines the environment and organisms from both microscopic proximity and cosmic scales. Her artworks speak of the significance of wonder, viewing the world as it is – complex and constantly changing. Different species, materials, and environments appear in her works as equals.