I'm a multidisciplinary creative living and working in Turku, Finland. The constantly evolving love and interest for visual culture and urge to create has always driven me forward and since 2007 I've created numerous both artistic and commercial works for clients around the globe.

I run an art blog and edit collage zine Cults of Life. I'm a co-founder of Tuhti, a design agency where I worked as designer until autumn 2019.

This portfolio focuses on my more artistic freelance projects - The full commercial portfolio and CV available via email.


Toombes an art journal showcasing the contemporary visual culture with a strong focus on collage and mixed media art.
Founder, Editor
2016 —

Cults of Life is an irregularly published collage zine. With the 6 released issues so far the zine has showcased a 91 artists from 25 countries.
Founder, Editor
2014 — 2017 (on hiatus)

Tuhti is multidisciplinary design studio specializing in web development, graphic design and art direction.
Founder, Designer
2016 — 2019


Niko Vartiainen

Niko Vartiainen
Turku, Finland


Thank you!

— Solo exhibitions

Some cuts never heal, 2016 — PUF, Turku, Finland
Untitled, 2016 — Galleria Jänis, Turku, Finland
All in all gone, 2015 — PUF, Turku, Finland

— Group exhibitions

* VisualAids: Postcards from the edge, 2019 — New York, USA
International Weird Collage Show: Barcelona, 2016 — Barcelona, Spain
VisualAids: Postcards from the edge, 2016 — New York, USA
Applaudissement - Ausstellung, 2015 — Munich, Germany
Leo & Pipo: Imaginary portraits, 2015 — Paris, France
International Weird Collage Show: Brooklyn, 2014 — New York, USA
VisualAids: Postcards from the edge, 2014 — New York, USA
Conversation, Information, Communication, 2013 — Portugal
Horror Frost Art Exhipition, Halloween 2013 — Nelson, Canada
Scopophilia collage exhibition, 2013
Cheap art party 2011 — Turku, Finland

— Publications

* Oltre Collage #3: Innerself, Apr 2019
Sota, Mar 2018
Holiday in Mar a Lago, Sep 2017
Applaudissement #21, Jun 2017
Cults of life #6: Cult leaders, Jan 2017
Cults of life #5: Thoughts, Jul 2016
Applaudissement #20, Apr 2016
Cults of life #4: Haven, Jan 2016
Collage Collective Co: Annual 2015 book, Dec 2015
Rivo Magazine #2, Dec 2015
Cults of life #3: Private, Aug 2015
Applaudissement #19, Jun 2015
Cults of life #2: The beast, Mar 2015
Cults of life #1: The start, Aug 2014
Collage Collective Co: 50/50 book, Jul 2014
Sunday #16, Jul 2014
Sweet Suede: Buddy issue #3, Apr 2014
Sweet suede: Buddy Issue #2, Nov 2013
Time will tell, Apr 2013 (Personal)

— Press

The Weird Show: Interview, 2014
The Weird Show: Artist feature, 2013