Tiina Poutanen is a visual artist, a painter, and a poet, she acts as the president of Muodonmuutoksia association that combines science and art. Poutanen is a member of Finnish Painters’ Union, Tampere Artists’ Association, Pirkkalaiskirjailijat ry and a founding member and a honorary member of Rajataide ry. Her first poetry book Eläimet liikkuvat ilmaiseksi (ntamo) was published in 2013.
She has held many private and group exhibitions and been a scholar of Alli and Allan Salo foundation. Poutanen has bespoken an illustration in Jääkauden jälkeläiset (Descendants of the Ice Age : The early history of Finnish birds and mammals, 2017) nonfiction book and her artworks has been used as cover illustrations in poetry books. She also creates large tempera murals, for example the wall painting in Milavida museum (2015) in Näsilinna, Tampere. Poutanen has produced improvised paintings in performances combining poetry and visual arts in various literature and art happenings, for example in book fairs of Turku and Helsinki, and in Pentinkulma days. Her artworks illustrate the new home pages of Pirkkalaiskirjailijat ry.