Minna Rainio (b. 1974, Finland) is a researcher and visual artist working primarily with photography and video. Rainio began her artistic career by studying BA Photography in Surrey Institute of Art & Design in England, and MA Audiovisual Media Culture and Cultural History in the University of Lapland in Finland.

She has recently completed her Doctorate in the Arts at the University of Lapland, and worked as a researcher in the Elomedia Doctoral School of Audiovisual Media in the University of Art & Design, Helsinki.

Between 2009-2011 she held the position of Visiting Associate Professor in Photography in the University of Minnesota between 2009-2011.