Kaija Rautiainen uses the very ancient medium of weaving combined with cutting edge technology in her images of west coast nature. She went from using a traditional tapestry technique to computer-aided weaving to realize her interest in creating works that marry image and structure.
She has exhibited her work internationally including the American Tapestry Alliance biennales and the Cheongju International Crafts Biennale 2009.
She is a recipient of the City of Seattle Arts Award and her work can be found in corporate and private collections. She studied fibre arts in her native Finland and holds a BA in Textile Arts Education.
She currently lives and works in Vancouver.