Marja Nurminen

Marja Nurminen

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Lecturer, Drawing and Painting since 2006.Nurminen is also doctoral candidate at Aalto University since 2009. Her dissertation work has a work name: Thinking or Technique: Exploring the Teaching of Drawing in Higher Arts Education


The focus of the doctoral research project is in exploring the teaching of drawing in two art universities, one in Finland and the other in Sweden. These universities are the major institutions for educating professional artists, designers and architects in these two countries. The main research question is: What kind of meanings, experiences and understandings are involved in the teaching of drawing from the perspective of the teachers, artists and designers who teach and/or work professionally with drawing?


Studied painting in the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden 1989-1994. Worked as a Junior Lecturer in Painting at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden 1998-2006.


Education/Academic qualification

Master's degree, Arts and Design, Royal University College of Fine Arts

Award Date: 31 May 1994


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  • Paras työpäivä

    Translated title of the contribution: The best working dayNurminen, M., 1 Aug 2018, Tutkija liikkuu - esseitä akateemisesta työstä. Räsänen, K. (ed.). Helsinki: Aalto-yliopisto, p. 150-165 15 p. (Aalto-yliopiston julkaisusarja KAUPPA + TALOUS; vol. 2018, no. 1).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

  • Tutkija liikkuu - esseitä akateemisesta työstä

    Räsänen, K. (ed.), Tanhua, I., Orko, S., Leinonen, A., Kangas-Muller, L., Koljonen, T., Laaksonen, N., Rappe, O., Savonen, J., Söderlund, L., Leppälä, K., Lehmuskumpu, H., Nurminen, M. & Ikonen, A., 2018, Aalto-yliopisto. 184 p. (Aalto-yliopiston julkaisusarja KAUPPA + TALOUS; no. 1/2018)

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyProfessional

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  • Mejan 94: Kungliga konsthögskolan 1994 utexaminerade

    Translated title of the contribution: Mejan 94: Royal Institute of Art 1994 graduatedNurminen, M., 11 May 2018

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • P-ART-Y

    Nurminen, M., 4 Aug 2017

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review


    Nurminen, M., 12 Jun 2015

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproductionpeer-review