MARI SUNNA is a completely distinctive artist, who invariably manages to evoke a sense of familiarity while remaining enigmatic at the same time. All her works are instantly recognisable: it is apparent whose mind, thoughts, and brushstrokes have created them. Sunna’s sensitivity, vigour, and confidence that borders on sleepwalking are qualities that are impossible to miss. The reality portrayed in her works fluctuates somewhere between the magic of Tarot cards, our shared reality, and spiritualised hallucinations. They evoke in the viewer a sense of perplexity, and joy.
Mari Sunna (b. 1972) has held solo exhibitions and taken part in group exhibitions at venues such as The Hole, New York; Galerie Anhava, Helsinki; Galerie Burster, Berlin; Museum of Art and History, Brussels; Palfrey Space, London; Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta (2017–2018); Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City (2015–2016); and Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan (2015). Sunna’s works are part of several important art collections, such as M WOODS Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, the Aspen Collection, Deutsche Bank, the Nordic Watercolor Museum, the Saatchi Collection, and the UBS Art Collection. She was shortlisted for the Art Fennica Prize in 2005.