Kaj Ard works from his studio in Hanko, a seaside town in southern Finland.

Ard applies paint intuitively, layers upon layers, until instinctively arriving at the result he desires. He wants every work to bear the imprint of its history – each layer of paint adds a new chapter, inviting a dialogue with the previous one, until a holistic story unfolds.

The creative process involves a balance between intuitive markmaking and careful deliberation. Inspiration is drawn from natural structures as well as the marks we leave behind us.

Kaj Ard’s works have been featured in exhibitions held in Finland as well as in international ones, and his paintings are included in various collections.


Gerlesborg School of Fine Art,

 Sweden 1984-1986

Solo Exhibitions

2021  Galleria Theodor, Lovisa

2021  Galleri Hera, Stockholm

2019  Ars Longa Gallery, Helsinki

2018  Red Conception Gallery, Helsinki

2015  Town Hall Gallery, Hanko

2011  South Gallery, Hanko

2005  Piirto Gallery, Helsinki

2002  Regina Gallery, Turku

1988  Kaivopuiston Gallery, Helsinki

 (first exhibition)

Group Exhibitions


2021  Galerie Sonia Monti, Paris

2020 Konst & Form, Sipoo

2019 Wiurila Summer, Salo

2016 Artika Gallery, Helsinki

2010 Colorida Galley, Lisbon

2009 Opera Gallery, Budapest

2008 Marsiart Gallery, Hamburg

2007 JMA Gallery, Wien