Lauri Pulkkinen is an artist and art educator living in Helsinki. He works mainly with animation but he is also experienced with other mediums such as illustration, painting and music video. In his work Pulkkinen often addresses questions about materiality, existence, different senses of reality and old natural philosophies. As an art educator his interests are in critical pedagogy and activism.



2008 – 2009 Vapaataidekoulu – Free art school
2011 – 2019 Art education MA, Aalto ARTS
2017 – 2018 Animation minor, Aalto ELO Film School


Afterparty (animated short film, director/animator)
São Paulo International Short Film festival 2019, Blue Sea Film Festival / Baltic Herring 2019, Shortland 2019, Animatricks 2019, Tampere Film Festival 2020, FiSH OFFshorts 2020, Nordisk Panorama 2020

Läpiveto/Cross-draught (animated short film, director/animator)
Animatricks 2020

Solo/duo exhibitions

Sicifisalonki – Galleria Sarjakuvakeskus, Helsinki 2021

Kevät salonki – Golden Stage Kaisaniemi, Helsinki 2018

MASSA – Kolo, Helsinki 2018 (with Verna Kuntsi)

FOD Jam – Kallio Stage 2018 (with Anna Neva)


Selected group exhibitions/screenings

Point – L3 Makasiini Jätkäsaari, Helsinki 2018

Ultra – Ursa galerii/Terra galerii, Tallinn 2017

SEES – Lume gallery, Helsinki 2017

Second thought – Asematila, Helsinki 2016

Yhden illan juttu – Galleria Huuto, Helsinki 2015

Kuvis 1000 Arabia, Helsinki 2015

Rikottu hiljaisuus – Node Gallery, Helsinki 2014



Teacher coordinator – Suomen Sarjakuvaseura 2019-

Animation teacher – Suomen Sarjakuvaseura 2017-

Workshop teacher – Aalto University 2017-2019

Camp teacher – Majaleiri, Arkkitehtuurikoulu Arkki 2015-2018

Art teacher substitute, Helsingin kuvataidelukio 2017- 2019


(picture – Fanny Carolina)

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