Kristiina Lahde
Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999. Kristiina is currently preparing for her solo exhibition at the Koffler Gallery, Toronto, for Jan 2015. Kristiina Lahde was nominated for the Sobey Art Award Longlist 2013. Kristiina Lahde's work graces the cover of the winter 2014 issue of ARC POETRY MAGAZINE, the issue also includes an 8 page spread of Lahde's work inside. Lahde's work is on the cover if the Spring 2013 issue of C Magazine. A feature article by Kristin Campell is found within. Lahde’s work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.

In my practice I alter and re-format familiar objects and materials. I select materials that are often disused or are rapidly approaching obsolescence. I alter these materials through a precise process of geometric re-organisation, in which measurement and pattern play a significant roll. I am drawn to materials that carry or contain information, materials of administration or tools for measurement. These common materials include envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes. I seek out an internal logic of things and this leads me to subjectively shift, expand, invert or simply transform the materials.

Kristiina Lahde gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.