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Kristina Riska is one of Scandinavia’s foremost contemporary ceramic artists and a senior
member of the Arabia Art Department Society in Helsinki. Riska has been exploring, defying,
and redefining the traditional tenets of ceramic sculpture since the 1980’s. Her unorthodox,
large-scale works, inspired by nature and the properties of light and shadow, embody her
rigorous and physical approach to her work.
Riska begins the conceptualization of her works on paper, her designs ultimately coming to
fruition spontaneously as she works. Her process is a foray into the unknown; with each
unplanned, instinctive manipulation of the clay, she establishes a non-physical “internal” space.
She describes this space as a repository for her qualities of quietude, serenity, and concentration.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Kristina Riska: FYSISGalerie Forsblom
2018
Kristina RiskaHostler Burrows
2015
KRISTINA RISKA: NEW WORKHostler Burrows
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Untitled (Basket), 2015

Stoneware with aluminum oxide slip
11 4/5 × 23 3/5 in
30 × 59.9 cm
Unique
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Location
New York, Los Angeles
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Kristina Riska is one of Scandinavia’s foremost contemporary ceramic artists and a senior
member of the Arabia Art Department Society in Helsinki. Riska has been exploring, defying,
and redefining the traditional tenets of ceramic sculpture since the 1980’s. Her unorthodox,
large-scale works, inspired by nature and the properties of light and shadow, embody her
rigorous and physical approach to her work.
Riska begins the conceptualization of her works on paper, her designs ultimately coming to
fruition spontaneously as she works. Her process is a foray into the unknown; with each
unplanned, instinctive manipulation of the clay, she establishes a non-physical “internal” space.
She describes this space as a repository for her qualities of quietude, serenity, and concentration.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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