Nanna Susi is a Finnish artist. She was born in 1967 in Asikkala, Finland. Susi graduated as Master of Arts in 1999 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki. She has also studied painting at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.

In 1998 she painted the altarpiece for the St. Andrew’s Church in Rekola,Vantaa. Susi has had exhibitions in several countries around the world. In 2000 she was chosen as a Young Artist of the Year in Finland. After that and the related exhibition at the Tampere Art Museum her works became known nationwide.

In 2012-2013 she had a large private exhibition at the Helsinki City Art Museum/HAM. In 2014 Susi was awarded a golden Helsinki-Medal which is the highest acknowledgment given for actions benefiting the city of Helsinki.
Susi is the co-founder of the Blue&Red Art project whose goal is to deepen the intercultural understanding and networking between China and Finland.

In 2018-2020 Susi has had seven private art museum exhibitions: in TangBo Art Museum and X’ian Art Museum, China and in Salo Art Museum Veturitalli, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum Onni, Finland, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and in Rovaniemi Art Museum.

Nanna Susi lived in Rome in 1999-2005. Nowadays she lives in the Kallio district of Helsinki. Kallio is also the location of her studio/art event room Nanna Susi Studio where she works. Part of the year Susi lives and works at her second home in Rome. She has an Italian-Finnish son Raffaello who was born in 2004 and lives and studies in Helsinki.

Susi is Finnish for wolf. The roots of Nanna Susi are in Karelia where old surnames are often the names of animals.

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Six photos out of the visual artist Nanna Susi’s life

Visual artist Nanna Susi grew up caring for calves in a carefree rural setting. At school age, she achieved championships in apparatus gymnastics. Later she became a successful painter to whom art teaches humility. The program has been produced by Jonni Roos. Published 8/15/2020 at 8:05 AM

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Nanna Susi at her studio, Helsinki, 2020
Nanna Susi at her studio, Flemingatu 6, Helsinki, 2020
Keinutan tulevaisuutta lähelleni unelmoimalla. Se on absurdi mielen tuottama henki. — Se on lahja.