Mathematician turned visual artist, Helena Kauppila is deeply fascinated by the mechanisms of learning and of generating knowledge and action.  Combining perspectives, and especially creating spaces for conversations and interactions, lies close to her heart. Kauppila holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University.  She is the recipient of the Reginald Marsh and Meyers Marsh scholarship at the Art Students League of New York, where she studied under Larry Poons and Anita Steckel.  Her work explores individuality in that she believes art has the capacity to create spaces in which a close awareness of the self is more likely.  Kauppila currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

videos and interviews

Conversation with an architect on (in English). On the occasion of Berlin Science Week 2018.

Interview with Sense About Science USA. Connections with science and a special look at the Stars series.

Article about Kauppila's work in Columbia Magazine


2010 Reginald Marsh and Felicia Meyers Marsh Scholarship, The Art Students League of New York


2017 Translated on Paper, ARTag Gallery, Helsinki Finland

2015 Distributions, Gotham Arts Salon, New York, NY, USA

2015 Horizons, The Lila Project,

2014 Star Charts, Astronomy Department, American Museum of Natural History New York, NY, USA

2013 Reference Material for Complex System, CoWorker Projects, New York, NY, USA


2018 Enter Art Foundation, Enter Art Foundation Gerichtstrasse 12, Berlin, Germany

2018 Anonyme Zeichner, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, Germany

2018 Berlin Inc., Kunsthalle ECC, Berlin, Germany

2018 Art Spring Central, Museum Pankow, Berlin, Germany

2018 West Reading Museum of Temporary Art, Streets of West Reading, PA, USA

2017 Private Exhibition, Akim Monet Side by Side Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2017 Natura Mathematica, Haber Space at Central Booking, New York, NY, USA

2016 Prespektiv Natur, Montagehalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2016 The Formless World, Kunsthalle ECC, Berlin, Germany

2016 In Wonderland, A Birthday Exhibition for Timo Miettinen, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin, Germany

2015 Feminism in London, London, UK

2015 Benefit Auction, SLA 307, New York, NY, USA

2014 Common Descent, Haber Space at Central Booking, New York, NY, USA

2012 Flowers For You, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012 Anita Steckel and Friends, Revisions on a Photo Album, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012 ALS Women Artists, A.T. Kearney Inc., New York, NY, USA

2011 Name. Date. Title., fordPROJECT Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2011 Merit Scholarship Winners, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY, USA