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Finnish-born photographer Jenna Rutanen (Vesanto, 1987) graduated with a bachelor's degree (upper second-class honours) in photographic arts from the University of Westminster, London in 2012. After relocating to the Netherlands in 2013, she continued her studies in Leiden University graduating with a master's… Read More
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Finnish-born photographer Jenna Rutanen (Vesanto, 1987) graduated with a bachelor's degree (upper second-class honours) in photographic arts from the University of Westminster, London in 2012. After relocating to the Netherlands in 2013, she continued her studies in Leiden University graduating with a master's degree in Film and Photography in 2015. Moving between many different countries has largely impacted her photographic work which can be seen very observational and slightly distant as shot through the eyes of an outsider. Her work has also been largely influeced by japanese aesthetics - especially the concept of Wabi-Sabi that is the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Subjects are often captured as they are and images have flaws that go against the prevailing idea of photographic perfection. She also uses different chemicals to manipulate and destroy film negatives which further reinforces this approach.

Education

2013-2015 M.A in Film and Photography, University of
Leiden, The Netherlands

2011-2012 B.A Honours in Photographic Arts, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
2.1 degree.

2009-2011 Foundation degree in Professional photography, City of Westminster
College, London.


Employment

2014-present Freelancer photographer/ Artist

2010-2011 Gallery-assistent at Willesden gallery, London, UK

2010 Intern at FMG, London, UK

2010 Gallery-assistant at Lingering whispers exhibition at St Pancras
Church, London, UK


Solo Exhibitions

2016 Poetry without words, Piece of Finland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 Scandinavische Oktober at Branoul Theater, The Hague, Netherlands

2014 Photography exhibition "Roots" at Theater Ins Blau, Leiden, Netherlands


Group Exhibitions

2017 Juuret(on)-Ars Liberan jäsennäyttely, Kellarigalleria, Suonenjoki, Finland

2016 PS16- Regional Exhibition of Northern Savo Photography, VB Photographic centre,
Kuopio, Finland

2015 Het Kunsternaarsbal 2015, Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam,
Netherlands

2014 2014 Global Mix, Valmed group exhibition, Centre of Arts Mylly, Kuopio, Finland

2014 Opening Van Het Culturele Jaar 2014, Peter Klashorst Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013 God shave the Queen, Peter Klashorts Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012 The annual photography competition of Finnish camera club, Kuopio, Finland

2012 Free Range show, Old Truman Brewery-gallery, London, UK

2011 Free Range show, Old Truman Brewery-gallery, London, UK

2010 The Bar gallery, London, UK

2010 The Crate gallery, London, UK


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