Maarit Mäkelä works as an artist in the junction of ceramics and fine art. She has had several solo exhibitions and has taken part in frequent joint exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Much of her visual work deals with the questions of femininity. Her research interests lie in materialy, especially in the context of artistic and practice-led research. She is initiator of The Art of Research conference and co-editor of the anthologies “The Art of Research. Research Practices in Art and Design” (2006) and “The Art of Research II. Process, Results and Contribution” (2012). In addition, she has published widely in international arenas.
Areas of expertise
Honors and awards
Design Club Open Call by Design Museum Helsinki (winner)
Whitegold International Ceramic Prize
Teachers' cultural event, 1st prize in ceramics, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Lappeenranta 1st International Ceramic Competition, Craftmuseum of Lappeenranta, Honourable Mention
Suomen kirjataiteen toimikunta, doctoral dissertation awarded in the non-fiction category