Niina Villanueva | Mariposa

MediumOil on canvas




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Material 2



Size 2

S (Ø < 30cm)


Abstract, Figurative

Niina Villanueva works with painting and ceramics. In 2022, Villanueva was awarded the William Thuring Prize by the Finnish Art Association. Her works are included in The HUS Art Collection, the Finnish National Gallery, and the Saastamoinen Foundation’s collection at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA). They have been displayed at Gallery Snow Berlin, the Young Artists exhibition at Kunsthalle Helsinki, Glasshouse Helsinki, and Heinola Art Museum. She graduated in 2023 with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Arts Helsinki. In 2024, she will be working at an artist residency in Mazzano Romano, Italy, as well as creating a new series of artworks to be presented at Lokal Gallery’s White Wall in 2024 and in a solo exhibition at Turku Kunsthalle in 2025.

“When my brush meets canvas, a peculiar companionship takes shape, an ethereal presence guiding my strokes. Behind the bushes, a shadow lurks, mysterious and elusive. As I draw near, it defies the earth, ascending skyward. In these enchanting enigmas lies a beauty only solitude can unveil. Within the heart of emptiness, a vortex emerges, drawing you in with its captivating force. This vortex is a realm of equilibrium, where opposing forces find harmony. Neither defined as good nor bad, it’s a realm of pure transformation, a dance akin to the flowing waters. Just as a conch’s spiral leads to its center, this vortex carries you to a place of serene balance.”

Niina Villanueva