Kaj Ard works from his studio in Hanko, a seaside town in Southern Finland. He applies paint intuitively, layers upon layers, until instinctively arriving at a desirable result. 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 mark-making and careful deliberation. Inspiration is drawn from natural structures as well as marks we leave behind us.

Kaj Ard has exhibited both in Finland and abroad, and his paintings are included in various collections.


Solo Exhibitions:

Galleri Hera – Stockholm , 2023

Fyyri – Kirkkonummi, 2022

Galleria Theodor – Loviisa, 2021

Galleri Hera – Stockholm, 2021

Ars Longa Gallery – Helsinki, 2019

Town Hall Gallery – Hanko, 2015

Debut: Kaivopuiston Galleria – Helsinki, 1988

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Town Hall Gallery – Hanko  150 • On Time • 2024

Konst & Form – Sipoo, 2023

Galerie Sonia Monti – Paris, 2021

Konst & Form – Sipoo, 2020

Wiurila Summer – Salo, 2019

Colorida Gallery – Lisbon, 2010

Opera Gallery – Budapest, 2009

JMA Gallery – Wien, 2007