Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist
Kari Soinio is a Finnish born artist currently working in the Bronx and in Helsinki, Finland. He primarily works with photography and he is known for his auto-portraiture work and experimental approach to landscape.
Soinio´s work concentrates on two main themes: sense and representation of landscape and place on one hand and corporeality, sexuality and male identity on the other. He has experimented extensively with problematics of perception and representation in out of focus images, both in his landscape work and in auto-portraiture-based work on male body.
He received his undergraduate degree in photography from Lahti Polytechnic (1989) and his graduate degree from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (1998).
His one person shows have been seen at Station Independent Projects in New York, Finlandia University Gallery in Hancock, MI, Storefront Bushwick in New York, Heino Gallery and Korjaamo Gallery in Helsinki, Northern Photography Center in Oulu, Finland, Intitut Finlandais in Paris, France and Ingrid Hansen Gallery in Washington DC among others.
His work has been featured in The New York Times Style Magazine, Crave, Brooklyn Rail, Baxter St, Helsingin sanomat, NY Arts Magazine, Actuphoto, Connaissance des Arts, Art Actuel, Next Level and others.