Alma Heikkilä

Helsinki, Finland


Alma Heikkilä is an artist working with painting, installation and sculpture. Heikkilä graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Alma depicts things that cannot be experienced through the human sensorium. These include microbial life forms, forest ecosystems where important processes are located underground and inside plants, and large-scale phenomena that happen at a speed and scale beyond human comprehension.

Working mainly with paint and plaster and using techniques that allow pigments and liquids to spontaneously form images on surfaces, Heikkilä understands her artistic practice as a collaboration with materials and other phenomena. She is a founding member of Mustarinda.