Finland / Australia
Inari Kiuru is an artist and designer with a multidisciplinary practice encompassing mixed media installation, objects, images and jewellery. She first visited Australia in 1989-90 as a Rotary exchange student, spending a year in rural Western Australia and falling in love with the landscape, colours, people and the warm weather. Later, she permanently migrated from Finland to Australia in 1995, living in Perth for ten years before moving to Melbourne in 2006. Inari worked as a graphic designer and art director until graduating with Honours in Fine Art (Object Based Practice) from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2013.
Inari’s recent work focuses on observing light within the urban and industrial landscape. She uses materials integral to these environments - concrete, glass and steel – to portray changing atmospheres, moving between the tangible and the metaphysical in her interpretation. Strongly influenced by her Scandinavian background and relationship to the poetry of seasonal changes,
Inari has exhibited in curated group shows in Australia, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Estonia and The Netherlands. Her pieces have been acquired by the Palais des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney and the MacMillan collection of RMIT University.