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Helena on January 24 2021

About Helena Tiainen

Helena Tiainen was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland, a land of lakes and green gold and the midnight sun. Helena relocated to San Francisco, California in August 1979 to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, BFA '82. 

The peculiar and beautiful and mystical realms in this world and the universe have always inspired and motivated artist Helena Tiainen. Interconnectedness of all life plays major roles in her paintings, drawings and often digitally completed mixed media works. Surreal and playful aspects are also important factors in her art.

Tiainen has experience in illustrating, graphic arts and many fields of design and also professional translating and writing interviews and articles. 

She continues to participate in numerous group and solo exhibitions and shows and sells her art internationally via online venues and brick and mortar galleries and museums. She accepts commissions that fit her style and price range.

Helena lives in Berkeley with her life partner of more than 30 years, Greg. 

Exhibitions 2020 Onward:

The Whole Earth/One Circle Again

Think Round Inc., San Francisco, CA 

FEBRUARY 1 - 29, 2020

Art for World Peace - Online Exhibition 

Be One Gallery, SIngapore  

APRIL 14 - 28, 2020

Art In Isolation - Virtual Exhibition     North Dakota Museum of Art,
North Dakota  

APRIL 2020 - Ongoing

Water - A Nordic 5 Arts Exhibition     
Vesterheim Museum,

Decorah, Iowa  

ongoing until JUNE 13, 2021


Online and Pop-up Exhibition                
Joy Luck 65, SIngapore  

SEPTEMBER 19, 2020, ongoing on Facebook

Coalition on Homelessness-


SEPTEMBER 9 - 23, 2021

SHIMMER Regional Juried Exhibition 

at June Steingart Art Gallery, Laney College, Oakland, CA

APRIL 5 - MAY 2, 2022

Coalition on Homelessness-


Online Bidding SEPTEMBER 1 - 8, 2022

In-Person Event at SOMArts

San Francisco, CA

on SEPTEMBER 8, 2022

Onward 2022

Online Virtual Exhibition Presented by SFAA

NOVEMBER 2022 - Ongoing


Myth and Magic of the North

Think Round Fine Arts

San Francisco, CA

MARCH 8 - APRIL 22, 2023


An NCWCA Member Exhibition

A Juried Online Exhibition with Select Works at Arc Studios & Gallery in San Francisco, CA

JUNE 17 - AUGUST 12, 2023

Coalition on Homelessness-


Online Bidding SEPTEMBER 1 - 7, 2023

In-Person Event at SOMArts

San Francisco, CA

on SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

The View by SFAA:

An Online Exhibition


DECEMBER 12, 2023 - FEBRUARY 28, 2024

Contact Me

T- 510-548-3914

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