Galleria Heino is a Finnish contemporary art gallery founded in 2002 in the centre of Helsinki.
The gallery shows art in different media - painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation and moving image work. Galleria Heino focuses on presenting, promoting and furthering the careers of established mid-career and emerging younger Finnish contemporary artists at national and international level.
Sami Parkkinen's photographs and sculptures investigate the human consciousness and notions of spirituality as well as society's need to re-invent and re-build itself. Since 2009 the artist has exhibited at a number of museums and galleries, including the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery (2015), Circulation(s) - Festival de la jeune photographie européenne in Paris (2016). During both of these exhibitions, Parkkinen´s works were displayed in large-scale poster reproductions at underground stations in Paris and London. He has also had an exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography in 2010 and in autumn 2020, the Finnish National Museum’s main exhibition will feature works from Sami Parkkinen’s series Father and Son (2012–2020).
Parkkinen is featured in a number of collections including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art and the Finnish Museum Photography, Finnish State and Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation.
"Trés Énervé", 2017, pigment print, 97 x 72 cm. Image credits Galleria Heino and Sami Parkkinen.