Johanna Kurpat


I’m a Media Designer who works with stop motion, animation, illustration, projection mapping, photography and film. Snow, ice, pine cones and rocks are my protagonists and natural environments are my stages. I believe that detailed observation of nature and the use of artistic expression through audio-visual media can have the power to move people emotionally and enhance environmental engagement. Hiking through peaceful forests and fells of Northern Scandinavia and Lapland gives me power and inspiration.


12.02.2023 - Rovaniemi, Finland

HAPPY NATURE - Snow sculpture at Arctic Snow Hotel in Lehtojärvi - Participation at international snow and ice sculpture competition, Arctic Art Festival 2023

22.03.2021 – 28.03.2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland

Arctic Design Week 2021 - Group exhibition of the TaPaMa project managed by Maria Huhmarniemi - Development of Art Workshops for tourism in Lapland - Poster presentation of Driftwood Workshop - developed in collaboration with Hendrik Kalk

19.02.2020 – 23.02.2020 - Oulu, Finland

TULIP - Snow sculpture at Nallikari Snow Fest 2020 - Team Snowdrop (Miia Mäkinen, Henna Timlin and Johanna Kurpat)

17.02.2017 – 26.03.2017 - Münster, Germany

Exhibition at Stadtmuseum Münster, as part of the Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft e.V. - Verein zur Förderung der künstlerischen Fotografie in Münster

23.09.2016 – 25.09.2016 - Cologne, Germany

Exhibition at Photokina - German Youth Photography Award 2016 (Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2016)

17.07.2015 – 19.07.2015 - Münster, Germany

Parcours 2015 - Exhibition at Münster School of Design, Presentation of animated movie Music and Emotion

24.06.2014 – 30.10.2014 - Münster, Germany

An-a-tomie - Illustration and photography exhibition at PAN-Zentrum Münster - Group exhibition directed by Prof. Dipl.-Des. Cordula Hesselbarth

01.12.2013 – 31.12.2013 – Münster, Germany

Photo exhibition: Party-Polaroids at Café Fyal


UArctic Photo Competition - Arctic Polarities 2022 - Students third place for my photography series illumination of snow

German Youth Photography Award 2016 (Deutscher Jugendfotopreis 2016) - First prize for my project Polaroids erleben die Party mit


For project collaborations or just to say hi, please contact me!

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