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Leena Kisonen

Leena Kisonen

Residence Period: 2015.09.01-2015.09.28

Leena Kisonen

Residence Project: "Kanda Shapes" Exhibition

Date: September 22 (Tue) - 27 (Sun), 2015
Time: 10:00-21:00
Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, 1F Community space
Free entry

*Artist talk and opening reception: October 25 (Fri) 18:30-20:00


Kanda shapes is an illustration project where illustrator Leena Kisonen mixes elements from our everyday environment and matches them into playful, illustrated characters. The project takes inspiration from the shapes, colours and little funny details that Leena has collected from Kanda area during her residency with AIR 3331. The unique characters take over the ceiling at the main entrance of 3331 Arts Chiyoda and invite everyone to notice the hidden beauty of everyday life.


Leena Kisonen is an illustrator/graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland. Her works explore the fun and sweet side of life. Her work is often inspired by the Scandinavian culture and everyday life. Her unique style is created with paper cut and digital processing.

Leena's portfolio covers a versatile clientele, including Kauniste, Minna Parikka, and Le Monde Diplomatique. She has also collaborated with several Japanese companies, including Isetan department store, La Pesquera restaurant in Otemachi district, Epos Card and ThermoMug. She has been featured in Japanese press and several Japanese lifestyle publications, including Lee Magazine and books by Édition Paumes and PIE books.