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Internationally renowned visual artist Mari Kasurinen (b. 1984) is known for her "My Little Pop Icons” series. Mari observes popular culture like television and processes her observations through her pop art creations.  Through the sculpted pieces in the My Little Pop Icons series, Kasurinen explores personal branding, cultist approaches to personalities, and diversity and consumerism in popular culture. The My Little Pop Icons have been noted in international media since 2009 as the series has gained attention in publications such as The Huffington Post, Time.com, Wired, YLE, The Guardian and StarWars.com. Kasurinen’s sculpted works have been exhibited internationally both in galleries and art museums in Europe and North America. Kasurinen participated in the Art Basel art exhibition in 2012-13. She is represented by the Swiss art gallery Galerie Gmurzynska.