Petri Hytönen (b. 1963) lives and works in Porvoo. He graduated with an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki in 1988, and worked there as a lecturer in painting in 2009-2014. He is a founding member of the Joymen artist group, Porvoo Triennial and of Galleria Rankka. In 2001, he received the Carnegie Art Award’s Third Prize. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and taken part in group exhibitions in Finland and abroad. His work is represented in collections including: EMMA, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Helsinki Art Museum, Malmö konstmuseum, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Finnish National Gallery – Kiasma, Pro Artibus.