Shelter 1 oil/ wax on canvas 100 x 40 cm

Shelter 1 oil/ wax on canvas 100 x 40 cm

 

Helena Korpela Headshot

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Helena Korpela is a Finnish-born, USA educated artist, living in County Kerry, Ireland.

Helena is a recipient of a RHA deVeres award (‘The Bungalows Are Coming’) and has exhibited in the US, Finland and Ireland.

Helena’s work deals with the concepts of shelter, home, and memory.

Simple pencil line and exciting colour sense mark her work.

Helena studied painting, photography, and art history at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

A Qualified Contract Interior Designer, she worked for 20 years in Interior Architecture.

In 1996 she moved to Ireland to paint again and to raise her two daughters.

Helena moderates ArtGuildKenmare community arts FBsite. Her current work can be seen @ Purcell Gallery Kenmare.

 

Collections

deVeres, Dublin

Doonbeg Resort, Co Clare

Office of Public Works, Dublin
Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
Massachusetts College of Art
The Peck Foundation
Finlandia Foundation

Education/ Professional

BFA Mass College of Art ’83
American Society of Interior Designers ’91
Associate, Benjamin Thompson Associates ’92

Private Collections

USA
Canada
Ireland
UK
Switzerland
Finland
Australia

Exhibitions

Ireland

2012 ArtGuild Kenmare

2011 Beara Arts Festival

2011 Wishful Thinking, Carnegie AC

2010 3 Degrees, Carnegie AC

2009 Catherine Hammond Gallery

2008 Oireachtas Exhibition
Royal Hibernian Academy
(DeVeres Award 2003)
Millcove Art Gallery – Castletownbere
Kenmare Art Gallery – Kenmare
Bean & Leaf Gallery – Kenmare

USA

Massachusetts College of Art
Cambridge Art Association
Bank of New England
Fitchburg Summer Festival
Equinox Gallery

FINLAND

Galleria Lappavilla