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I gain inspiration from literature, mythology, nature, travelling, fashion, thrift stores

and life in general

As an artist, Ilona Niemi is interested in the human-animal relationship and the construction of femininity. Niemi is particularly inspired by literature and mythology.

Ilona Niemi gained her art education in Scotland and the USA (MFA, 2007). Her works have been featured at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery in London, Gescheidle gallery in Chicago and Turku Art Museum (FIN). Niemi has had solo shows at the Finnish art museums of Joensuu and Salo, as well as galleries in Finland and abroad. Her works are included in the collections of Espoo Modern Art Museum EMMA, the RSA (Edinburgh), and the art museums of Salo, Joensuu and Rauma, among others.

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