Rainer Paananen was born in Tikkakoski, Finland, in 1990. He is Helsinki based visual artist and photographer who holds a MA in Photography at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture as well as a BA in Fine Arts from the Turku University of Applied Sciences.
He has recently exhibited his work in spaces such as Kunsthalle Helsinki (2021), Kunsthalle Turku (2021) and Gallery Bässen (Raasepori, 2021).
Alongside his artistic work, Paananen works as a freelance photographer and videographer. His photographs have been seen in several magazines such as Helsingin Sanomat, AUM and Metal Hammer. Paananen is happily seeking collaborations at any time.