Master of Fine Arts
Born 1974 in Kuopio, Finland

EDUCATION
Saimaa University of Applied Science, Department of Fine Arts, 2015-2016
Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving, NL, 1996-2000
Savonlinna High School of Art and Music, 1991-1994

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Seinäjoki Art Hall
2017 Pori Art Museum – Poriginal Gallery
2016 Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
2015 Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu
2015 Artcenter Mältinranta, Studio, Tampere
2015 Open Studio, The Light of Varanger, The Artist Residence in Vadsø, NO
2015 Photographic Centre of Southeastern Finland, Lappeenranta
2014 VB-Photographic Center, Kuopio
2014 Haukkavuori Watch Tower, Kotka
2014 Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki
2013 Varanger Museum, Avd. Vadsø – Kjeldsenbruket Ekkerøy, NO
2012 Gallery Telakka, Tampere
2010 Public installation in deserted house, Imatra
2003 Installation in Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, Punkaharju

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Imatra Art Museum, duo exhibition with Susanna Pälviä
2018 Mäelle nousu, Ars Nova’s annual exhibition, Savonlinna
2017 Meetings, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, EE
2017 Korkeemman kaiun saa, Rauma Art Museum
2017 Art Fair Finland, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2016 Porvoo Art Hall, duo exhibition with Susanna Pälviä
2016 Masters of Saimaa ’16, Cable Factory, Helsinki
2015 Mediacentre выход, Petrozavodsk, RU
2013 Art associations of South-Karelia, Art Museum Imatra
2013 Nordic Art Association in Finland, Pohjoinen rakkaus- Kärlekk i norr, Joutsa
2010 From Another Reality, Art Photography from Southeast Finland, Art Museum Imatra
2010 South-Karelia Regional Exhibition 2012, Photographic Centre of Southeastern Finland
2008 360° Regional Exhibition of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
2007 Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu
2002 Lusto, the Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju
2001 Kortteli 31, Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu
2000 GO* SEE, Groningen, NL
1999 Tadashi Kawamata-project, Groningen, NL

COMING EXHIBITIONS
Photographic Centre Nykyaika, Tampere, 2019
Art Centre Itä, Lappeenranta, 2019

GRANTS
2018 Carelian Culture Promotion Foundation
2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, public display grant
2016  Kymenlaakso and South-Karelia Regional Art Council
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2015 Kymenlaakso and South-Karelia Regional Art Council
2013 The Finnish-Norwegian foundation
2012 Finnfoto Ry.
2009 Finnfoto Ry.
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation, work group
2008 Art Council of North Karelia
2008 Art Council of Finland, work group
2002 Arts Council of North Karelia
2001 Arts Council of North Karelia
2000 Grote Brugmans Fonds of Netherlands

MEMBERSHIPS
Photographic Artists’ Association
Northern Photographic Centre

RESIDENCE AND PHOTOGRAPHING JOURNEYS
2018 Kolin Ryynänen – Artist Residence, FI
2018 The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence, FI
2016 AiR Karelia, Petrozavodsk, RU
2015 The Light of Varanger, The Artist Residence in Vadsø, NO
2014 Svalbard, NO
2012 The Light of Varanger, The Artist Residence in Vadsø, NO

ART INSTRUCTING 2001-2018
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Luovi Vocational College
Valamo Lay Academy
Myrsky-project, Finnish Cultural Foundation
Honkalampi foundation, Luova-centre
North Karelia Adult Education Centre
North Karelia University of Applied Science
North Karelia College

 

 

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