Artist Statement

It is all about the red hair no 4, Oil paint on mdf 40 x 28 cm
»Paintings from 2016«

Next to the city
»Paintings prior 2013«

The Korai are still smiling no 2
»Paintings from 2017«

Into another dimension, oil paint on mdf-board, 140 x 110 cm
»Paintings from 2021«

From the series: The Korai are still smiling, Oil on mdf, 50 x 30 cm
»Paintings from 2018«

Mutation makes beauty
»Installations«

Sisterhood
»Paintings prior 2013«

Refugee VII
»Paintings from 2015«

Who Let The Dogs Out, 1, acrylic and oil on mdf board
»Paintings from 2021«

Summer Rain, ink and oil on paper, 100 x 70 cm
»Paintings from 2020«

The newcomer
»Paintings from 2017«

Lost in transformation
»Paintings from 2015«

The moment of wisdom
»Paintings from 2014«

Under the same umbrella
»Paintings from 2013«

Matera series, oil painting on mdf, 40 x 28 cm
»Paintings from 2018«

The change, Oil paint on mdf board, 40 x 28 cm
»Paintings from 2016«

From the series: When is it a portrait, oil on paper, 40 x 30 cm
»Paintings from 2021«

Like a butterfly, Oil painting, 100 x 70 cm.
»Paintings from 2017«

Hopeful Encounters, oil on mdf, 30 x 30 cm
»Paintings from 2021«

Keep On Following, 172 x 92 cm
»Paintings from 2019«



The Finnish painter and installation artist Maria Wolfram lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Identity, interaction, human condition and power are returning topics in Wolfram´s art. She exhibits frequently installations combining paintings and mixed media sculptures using oil, acrylic, ink and collage on linen, mdf-panel or card. In her sculptures she uses material such as stockings, textiles, knitted or chrocheted elements, shoes, hair and feathers. Materiality and an experimental approach often spiced with humour are important elements in Wolfram´s practice.

Wolfram looks at the world from a female perspective and she likes to challenge and confront the viewer with questions related to exclusion and inclusion. She draws inspiration from everyday encounters with people; contemporary posing culture where people create a particular identity for themselves and from a culture that is defined by the endless hunger to be seen.

Maria´s portraits capture intimate glimpses of fleeting moments of something unmasked and real. They seem to look back at us asking: What do you see when you look at me? Her work is an attempt to create a dialogue between the surface and the hidden and the public and the private. In this time of history in an increasingly dehumanized world Wolfram makes art that mirrors real human experiences and emotions.

Maria Wolfram graduated as Bachelor of Fine Art from Kingston University in London in year 2000 and as Master of Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of London in year 2002. Since then she has frequently exhibited her art and has had over 20 solo exhibitions both in Finland and abroad.

Maria Wolfram has received many awards and scholarships both in Finland and in England. She is also an active member of the Finnish artists community where she has had many positions of trust.