My name is Päivi Vähälä, native Finnish, living and working in Vienna, Austria. I’m designer and artist. My art has been shown in international exhibitions in museums and galleries and I have works in various public and private collections. More: www.paivivahala.com
In the year of 2011, in parallel to my art work, I started to produce digital printings from paintings and drawings for textiles under the name of Tuukia Art Fabrics. During that time I worked with a great computer expert and graphic designer Karin Oftner Wandl, with whom we worked out the needed changes on computer to get a fabric out of the paintings. I produced just few different fabrics which were printed in Holland and Poland for me and ran an own shop in Vienna with products made of these fabrics.
2017 I again started creating new patterns and designs under the name of Kukamuka additionally to hundreds of sketches, ideas and ready patterns additional to my art work. I looked for an assistant to handle the digital programs. So I got in contact with graphic designer Petra Kaksonen with whom we had 2017 - 2019 a collaboration par excellence. I didn’t want to produce fabrics myself any more, my works are the designs and patterns, now I have lots of them.
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