Visual artist Lauri Eriksson works mainly in the field of portraits, combining both social and cultural constructions. His most recent exhibition 22 cases of homelessness  was one of the Fotofinlandia finalists in 2016.

Lauri Eriksson has worked in the field of photography for over 25 years. He has graduated from University of Helsinki in Art History (Master of Arts) and Social and Public Policy (B.Soc.Sci). Eriksson is a visiting lecturer in Aalto University of Art and Design and Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

His work has been published widely in prestige national and international magazines (Zeit, Die Weltwoche, Das Magazin, Elle, Jalouse, Sleazenation, Madame Figaro, Esquire, Helsingin Sanomat, DU, Image) and exhibited in art galleries and museums at home and abroad. 

Eriksson has published art books, including Suomi Pictures, Bitter & Sweet  and a nonfiction book Hirvenvasa ja kerjäläinen about ancient artifacts. 


Curriculum Vitae
Lauri Eriksson



Doctoral student, Doctoral Programme in History and Cultural Heritage, University of Helsinki, August 2020–

Master of Arts (Humanities), University of  Helsinki, 2019
Master’s Program in Cultural Heritage
Major: Art History, University of Helsinki

Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2018
Major: Social and Public Policy, University of Helsinki
Minor: Art History, Basic and Intermediate Studies, University of Helsinki
Minor: Quantitative and qualitative research methods, University of Helsinki
Drawing School, University of Helsinki, 2015

Visiting Lecturer

1996-2016  Aalto University, Photography
2006-2016  Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Photography
2000-2002  Turku University of Applied Sciences, Photography

Exhibitions/ Selected

Upcoming exhibitions:

2021 Kenen luonto?, Jyväskylä Art Museum & Ratamo, Jyväskylä, group
2021 Merkintöjä muotokuvasta, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, group
2021 Merkintöjä muotokuvasta, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, group
2021 Merkintöjä muotokuvasta, Mikkeli Centre of Photography, Mikkeli, group

2019 Art Fair Suomi ‘19, The Cable Factory, Helsinki, group
2016  22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, solo
2016  22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Espoo Cultural Centre, Espoo, solo
2016  22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Galleria Zebra, Raasepori, solo
2016  22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, solo
2016  Fotofinlandia 2016, Messukeskus, Helsinki, group
2016  22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Mikkeli Centre of Photography, Mikkeli, solo
2016  Arkeologisia luonnoksia, Mikkeli Centre of Photography, Mikkeli, solo
2015 22 tapausta asunnottomuudesta, Kaapelitehdas,Turbiinisali, Helsinki, solo
2015 Still Life Studies, with Perttu Saksa, Kaapelitehdas, Jukka Male Museo, Helsinki, group
2014 Julkista ja henkilökohtaista, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki, solo
2014 Twenty One Portraits, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Kenno, Lahti, solo
(Invited artist by Association of Artist Photographers in Lahti.)
2013 Ministeri, Gorilla, Ystävä ja Ohikulkija, VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, solo
2012  Polaroid» The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, group
2010  Image 25 -Portraits, Culture Tram, Helsinki, group
2006  Ice Breakers, Gallerie 1ère Station – Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris, group
2005 Bitter & Sweet,  Korjaamo Gallery, Helsinki, solo
2005 Vice Photo Exhibition, Riche, Stockholm, group
2005 Celeste, Lando Gallery, Mexico City, group
2004 Big Boys,VB Photographic Centre, Kuopio, solo
2004 Syöpä nyt, Design Museum, Helsinki, group
2002 Suomi Pictures, Rocket Gallery, Tokyo, solo
2001 Suomi Pictures, Design Museum, Helsinki, solo
2000 World Expo 2000, European Pavilion, Hannover, group
1998 Skin Deep, Zone Gallery, Helsinki, solo
1996 Snapshots From Suitcase, Zone Gallery, Helsinki, solo


2017 « Hirvenvasa ja kerjäläinen»
Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo (Lauri Eriksson, Visa Immonen ja Markus Hiekkanen)

2012 « Ich habe einen Traum» Zeit (Several artists)

2006 « Bitter & Sweet»
Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo (Monograph)

2001 « Suomi  Pictures »
Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo (Monograph)

2002 « Hundred Portraits in Alphabetical Order »
Cristoph Merian Verlag (Several artists)

2005 « Muodin Ikuistajat – Muotivalokuvaus Suomessa »
Taik (Several photographers)


2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2002 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2002 Arts Council of Finland, Quality Support for Publications of Photographic Art

Commissioned portraits

Tatu Rauhamäki, 2013, Chairman of the board, portrait, Helsinki Region Transport, HSL
Timo Jaatinen, 2013, Chairman of the board, portrait, Helsinki Region Transport, HSL
Risto Rautava, 2018, Chairman of the board, portrait, Helsinki Region Transport, HSL

Prizes and nominations

2016 Fotofinlandia prize nomination