Pasi Välimaa is a Finnish artist known for working with textiles, creating small and large scale work inspired by nature and Scandinavian landscape.
Both artistically and academically acclaimed, Välimaa moved to Stockholm, Sweden to further his education while working with stage design for theatre and operatic productions. Studying art, theatre and literature at Stockholm University followed by a year at Nyckelviksskolan on Lidingö outside Stockholm, and finally a Masters in Fine Arts at the College of Arts & Design.
For ten years he held the position of professor, lecturing in Textile Garment Design at the School of Design & Crafts at Gothenburg University (Steneby). In his work, Välimaa uses many skilled techniques such as embroidery, dyeing, weaving, printing and sewing.
In 2004, Välimaa was awarded the coveted Nordic Award for Textiles, and in 2014 representing Finland, he was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal for outstanding artistic achievement by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.