Matlena Hourula is a Finnish American Bay Area artist whose work explores the ephemeral beauty of memory. Her bi-cultural backround has played a crucial role in her work, which is influenced by her childhood summers in Finland and her ongoing exploration of identity. Through mediums such as photography, encaustic wax, mixed media painting, collage, and sculpture, Matlena attempts to preserve and pay homage to the innocence and fragility of nostalgia.
Meet Matlena & view her work at Rare Bird for our featured artist receptions. Opening Reception: 3rd Thursday, January 21st, 6-9pm Closing Reception: 3rd Thursday, March 17th, 6-9pm