Nissa Kauppila

About the Artist

“Kauppila's fascination with birds began with her childhood in rural Vermont. They represented to her a kind of freedom that humans could only emulate and watch from afar. This awe for the natural world led her in part to gravitate towards classical Chinese ink painting, incorporating its line and form as well as mastering it as a medium…”


About The Work

“As classical as Kauppila’s work may seem at first glance, it can be said to have particular relevance given today’s urbanized lifestyles and habits of self-absorption. It is a reminder of creatures and life forces beyond ourselves, perhaps offering an alternative way of being, one that is attuned to nature and its immeasurable transformations in every moment…”


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