Tiina Salo-Devries was born in Rauma, Finland. As an artist, she grew exposed to an environment full of mysterious and natural palettes such as forest, snow, rocks and sea waves. In 1987, she earned a 5-year-Textile Design Degree and in 2000 BA in Art and Design from Finland. She also completed Specialization Studies in Handicraft and Design in 2000. In 1997 she completed Teaching training programme in Professional Vocational Teacher Education Unit, HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland and in 2002; she received a Master Degree in Fine Arts from USA.
From 1988 until present, Tiina has sustained an active record of solo, group and collective exhibitions both locally and internationally. Her textile artwork has been integrated in public places and facilities. As an active founder member of the Finnish Artist’s Group Liite, she has made numerous installations, exhibitions and performances in Europe. Meantime, Tiina has given lectures and workshops on a variety of topics related to art, design and crafts.
Her inspiration and theme of work evolve around study of natural elements, light and color, found objects and human spirits. Tiina´s philosophy is inspired by the fact that art is an endless learning endeavor. Travelling and living in different countries (Europe, Asia, North America and Middle East) have giving her a new perspective to own background. New cultural influences are also filtered and accompanied with important themes from the past in her artworks.