Oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, 2018

Minna Hannele Lappalainen was born in Kajaani, Finland, in 1964. She grew up in Kempele, Finland, and has lived in Norway since 1986. She is educated at The National Art Academy in Oslo. She has had a number of solo exhibitions in Norway. Lappalainen has received several stipends and grants and was in 2015 granted 10-year working grant from the Norwegian Government.