Meet Tero Puha, artist-in-residence

7th February 2023, 3:00 pm


Tero Puha


“When modern man searches for his identity and the purpose of his life, he must confront the blurred line between natural and unnatural, and decide which side to exist in. This delicate balance acts as a source of inspiration for my art.” – Tero Puha

Tero Puha is an award-winning photographer, visual artist and filmmaker working with digital and analog media. His work explores the life of modern man, focusing on body image, identity, gender roles and consumerism. 

Puha has released two books of photography and has completed five short films as director. His multidisciplinary and interactive installations combine performance, graphic art and video. His art has been exhibited internationally and can be found in the collections of several art museums and private collections in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Puha was awarded with the Finnish State Prize in Photographic Arts in 2014 and received the 2019 Culture Award from his hometown of Nurmijärvi, Finland. Many of his photographs and short films have received international acclaim, winning awards at competitions and film festivals.

Tervetuloa Tero!


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In full bloom

    Last Thursday evening, outgoing Artist-in-Residence Tero Puha exhibited his new series of work entitled Carrington’s Garden. The evening began with a screening of short films by Puha before the unveiling of his photographs. TOM House was packed with art lovers who revelled in Puha’s stories about his work process during the artist residency…. View Article

Snap your shot

    We will be photographing a live male model in a variety classical poses and highly graphic depictions of homoeroticism. We will be outside at TOM House. Room for 7 artists only in the workshop. Please sign-up for our newsletter as an “Artist” so you will receive notice of future sessions.  

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  We are very excited to announce this year’s selections for the Tom of Finland Foundation Artist-in-Residence program. For those who applied but were not selected this year, we encourage every artist to reapply in the future. We are now accepting applications for 2024. WINTER Tero Puha (Finland) Konstantinos Menelaou (Greece) Florian Hetz (Germany) SPRING… View Article

Published: 7th February 2023

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