Connections 2024

Flying Bird with Seven lenses, an animated artwork by Kirsti Taiviola is selected for the GAS Member Exhibition during the Glass Art Society’s conference in Berlin, May 2024. The Exhibition is highlighting the work and achievements of a selection of Glass Art Society Mmembers from around the world. The exhibition showcases artists pushing the technical […]

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«Air i S12»

«Air i S12»  is Artist in Residence programme in S12 Galleri og Verksted in Bergen, Norway. In November 2023 Kirsti spent an intense two-week period in the residency working on new projects on light projections and stop-motion animation. Both projects based on hand blown glass lenses.


WASSER UND WEIN exhibition

Part of the international glass – hand formed matter project, the wasser und wein exhibition is opening at its next and final stop at Baruther Glashütte. Welcome to join the vernissage on Saturday, 15th April, starting at 15:00. The exhibition is open 16.04. – 09.07.2023, Tuesdays to Sundays 10.00-17.00. Location: Museum and Glasstudio: Baruther Glashütte. […]

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The exhibition of modern European glass engraving in Glashütte Gernheim 2023 03/19 – 09.09.2023 With the special exhibition ”Engraving on Tour”, the art of engraving is once again given a stage in the Gernheim glassworks: the focus is not on the traditional technique, but on contemporary art that uses this technique. The exhibition is supported […]

Lasitaiteilija Kirsti Taiviola ja Tapiolan seurakunnan tilaama kastetaideteos.

Paju – a baptismal tree for Tapiola Church

Tapiola church’s new baptismal tree Paju (ENG: Willow) will be inaugurated in Tapiola church on January 6th, 2023. The baptismal tree is placed on the north wall along the main corridor leading to the church hall. A hand blown glass lens casts a projection of a foliage on the wall. Within the leaves of light […]


LASIAIKA – THE GLASS AGE exhibition in Nuutajärvi

Nuutajärvi Glass Village celebrates The United Nations International Year of Glass by organizing an exhibition of new art glass, Lasiaika. 33 artists working in Finland have been selected for the exhibition. With its choices, the jury of the exhibition wants to show the versatility of glass as an art material. For its creator, glass is […]


GLASS – Hand Formed Matter

This international exhibition project, organised in cooperation with universities, glass manufacturers and cultural institutions, offers new perspectives on manual glass production in Germany and Europe. Glassmakers, artists, designers and students from Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, as well as from Finland and Sweden are working together to reinterpret and advance the over 1,000-year-old handicraft of […]


EMPIRIA – Exhibition at The Finnish Glass Museum

What does the world look like when you examine it and put words on it through glass? The exhibition Empiria showcases Kirsti Taiviola’s work with glass and light, and celebrates her career in the glass industry spanning two decades. Her years spent as a glass designer, artist and teacher have transformed how she sees the […]

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Kenno revealed in newly renovated Opintoputki tunnel

2.9.2021 An underground tunnel called Opintoputki at the University of Helsinki metro station was reopened to passengers on Wednesday after a long renovation. Opintoputki is a tunnel that leads from Yliopistonkatu in Kluuvi to the ticket hall of the metro station. During the renovation, an artwork called Kenno by artist Kirsti Taiviola was also installed […]


GAS 2020 Virtual Conference

14.5.2020 The Glass Art Society is hosting a Virtual Conference starting Thursday, May 21st. Kirsti Taiviola’s lecture Artist Student Collaboration as an Instrument of Art is part of the Conference program. The lecture presents the Kehrä-project as a case-example of how real-life projects and client work can be integrated in schoolwork to support learning the […]


2nd Glass Academy by Nuutajärvi Cultural Foundation

6.9.2019 Open call: Second round of the Glass Academy, launched by the Nuutajärvi Cultural Foundation, introduces the potential of studio-made glass. The course is open to professionals in the glass industry as well as glass-inspired artists and designers. The aim is to support the development of new Finnish studio glass. The glass Academy brings together […]


The Art Competition for The Millennium Technology Prize Object

4.9.2019 Kirsti Taiviola is invited to take part to the competition for the Millennium Technology Prize object. The Competition is organized by Technology Academy Finland TAF in collaboration with Aalto University, the strategic partner of TAF. Participation in the competition was by invitation only and the other invited artists were Merja Puustinen & Andy Best and Pekka […]


Back on tour – Riihimäki to Coburg 2019-2020

An exhibition of Modern European Glass Engraving at The Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki, Finland was opened 29.8.2019. Kirsti Taiviola was honoured to give an opening speech in the reception. The exhibition showcases works from over 40 international artists that represent the diversity of contemporary European glass engraving in both artistic and technical terms. Kirsti […]


WHY NOT – Finnish American Glass Art

05/30/2019Kirsti Taiviola exhibits her latest installation work, 180 Days in Random Order, in WHY NOT – Exhibition in Nuutajärvi Glass Village, Urjala, Finland. The summer exhibition presents an exceptionally large amount of Finnish glass makers and the exhibition will spread around the cultural village of Nuutajärvi. Finnish artists, designers and glassblowers who work with hot […]

"Kehrä" unique table lamps in hand blown glass & wood.

Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2019

8.3.2019 Taiviola’s Kehrä-table lamps at the Ornamo Art & Design Sale. The lamps are unique sample pieces in hand blown glass. Organised annually by Ornamo Art & Design Finland, the Art and Design Sale brings hundreds of artworks to Helsinki Cable Factory in March. These include unique objects, miniature sculptures, jewellery as well as ceramic, […]


ARKART seminar @Art Factory Porvoo

10.11.2018 Welcome to the ARKART seminar at the Art Factory Culture & Congress Center in Porvoo 12.11.2018. Artists including Kirsti Taiviola, will give presentations of their works for the art program of the West Bank of Porvoo. The seminar is organized by the Porvoo Artists’ Association and the architects of Eastern Uusimaa. 12.11.2018 from 13:00 […]


SCANDINAVIAN GLASS @ Glasmuseet Ebeltoft

The touring exhibition Scandinavian Glass -Starting all over will be opened at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark on 20.4.2018. The exhibition is a collaboration between three highly estimated Scandinavian museums – Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, The Glass Factory in Sweden and The Finnish Glass Museum and it aims at redefining the future for glassmaking. Kirsti Taiviola’s works […]


Exhibition @ Kulma-gallery in Porvoo Art Factory

9.3.2018 Exhibition is showcasing the art projects of the Porvoo West Bank Art Program including Kirsti Taiviola’s project Loisto. The work consists of wall-mounted luminaires with glass lenses that create beacon-like projections on the facades of the buildings. 9.3.2018 – 1.4.2018 @ KULMA-GALLERY, Art Factory, Culture & Congress Center in Porvoo

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Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2018

Kirsti Taiviola’s unique designs are available now at Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2018 at Kaapelitehdas Helsinki. The event is organised annually by the Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, the Art and Design Sale will bring hundreds of artworks to Puristamo, Helsinki Cable Factory, in March. These include unique objects, miniature sculptures, jewellery as well […]


Handmade – Scandinavian Glass Starting all over

The exhibition Handmade – Scandinavian Glass Starting all over was opened yesterday at the Finnish Glass Museum. Kirsti Taiviola’s works ”Ancestors I-IV” and ”Echo” are part of the touring exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the future of glass art and its development. Three museums specializing in glass – The Finnish Glass Museum, Finland, The Glass […]



2.10.17 Kirsti Taiviola’s works are showcased in the recently opened exhibition ”Handmade – Scandinavian Glass Starting All Over”. The exhibition focuses on the future of glass art and its development. Three museums specializing in glass – The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki (FI), The Glass Factory, Boda (SE) and Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (DK), have invited glass artists […]


Visioning Future through Craft and Design

13.9.2017 Kirsti Taiviola’s artwork Pandora’s Box is on show at Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea 13.9. – 22.10.2017. The work is part of the Finnish ”Visioning Future through Craft and Design” -exhibition that highlights Finnish way of renewing everyday aesthetics through unexceptional and courage way of imaging the future through craft and design. […]

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Public Art project for Porvoo

23.3.2017 City of Porvoo: The creators of the four new public art works in the West Bank have been selected. Kirsti Taiviola and Marko Vuokola are creating works to mark the walking route through the Aleksanterinkaari inner circle’s residential area. The Swedish artists Åsa Maria Bengtsson and Astrid Sylvan were chosen as the authors of […]


Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2017

Ornamo Art & Design Sale 2017 Kirsti Taiviola exhibits her works in The Ornamo Art and Design Sale at Helsinki’s Cable Factory, which is an annual art and design event bringing together buyers and sector professionals looking to acquire artworks for private homes and public spaces. The event showcases a broad range of unique design, […]


Echoes – 100 Years in Finnish Architecture and Design

“Echoes – 100 Years in Finnish Architecture and Design” Taiviola’s Echo wall lamp joins an engaging exploration and aesthetic narrative of Finnish architecture and design, created in honour of Finland’s centenary celebration.The exhibition presents selected, beloved classics of Finnish design and architecture alongside less well-known gems from the beginning of the country’s independence until the […]