Piia Rossi is an artist originally from Finland, where she obtained a diploma in jewellery making in 1989. In 1992 she moved to Dublin to study in the NCAD from where she obtained a BA in printmaking in 1996 and M.Litt. in Education in 2007.
Rossi is interested in issues of everyday life around her that she identifies as "normality". He imagery often derives from home environment, as well as from the wider community setting. Rossi's art communicates issues such as belonging, identity and nationality, she is interested in our desire for a personal territory. Her work frequently addresses the subject matter of ‘home' and she combines her delicate drawings to portray her subject matter with varying sized installations.
Rossi's chosen techniques are drawing and printmaking although her work often takes a 3D form. She is mostly interested in fine line drawing using any medium that suits the particular piece; pencil, ink, colouring pencils, marker, pen, and various printmaking techniques.
Rossi's work has also gradually developed into participatory projects where she combines her experience in running educational workshops with her studio practice. The theme of home is transferred to the ‘Home-Sweet-Home' participatory installation which will take place in the Signal Art Centre, Bray in May 2009. Also 2009 Rossi will be exhibiting a large-scale participatory installation at the South Tipparary Art Centre. Her continually running participatory installation piece ‘Wandermäler' was performed in the Killruddery Art Festival, Bray, June 2008. During 2008-09 Rossi is running pilot performances to further develop her project ‘There is no place like Home'; this project is supported by the Arts Council New Work Development Award. Her latest participatory exhibition ‘No Man's Land' took place at the Original Print Gallery October 2008.