Katja Tukiainen was born year 1969 in Pori (Latin: Arctopolis). Her strong and soulful grandmother lived with her family, practicing yoga and oil painting. Young Katja followed the path of her granny and started to study both.
Katja got well known for her pink girl paintings and comics already in the mid of 1990’s. Katja’s painted degree for The Doctor of Fine Arts at The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki is called The Girl Army –Narrative painting in space. Katja’s girl gang talks to you in her paintings, installations, sculptures and comics. The girls in her paintings are both innocent and sassy, and they want to create places of open-minded humanity.