Raija Malka studied at the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture and specialised with Daniel Graffin in Paris. After her first solo exhibition in Helsinki in 1987 she has produced several shows in Finland and ie. in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Sweden.

In addition to paintings she is active as stage and costume designer in theatre and opera. She is an experienced teacher on university level and devotes her time also to childrens’ art education.