Emily Laakso is a British artist based in Tampere, Finland. She is currently in her third year studying fine arts in the Media and Arts bachelor’s program at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK).
Painting is her main medium, but she is also exploring college and other paper-based techniques.
Themes in her work include the climate crisis, community, and identity. Turning 30 (in a pandemic) while retraining for a career most would consider doomed, has taken a certain amount of strength and radical hope. She aims to channel those emotions directly into her work. Her primary focus during this year is to research how to create physical art, especially paintings, in a sustainable way, and what that means for the future of the art world.