curriculum vitae

Born in 1976, City of Varkaus, Finland

EDUCATION

Polytechnic degree in the field of culture, Graphic design, Metropolia, Vantaa, 2014

Master Of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 1997-08

Erasmus exchange program, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arte, Torino, Italia, 2001

Laajasalo Christian College, Visual Communication, Helsinki, 1996-97

Savonlinna Art High School, 1996

Santaluces Community High School, Lake Worth, FL, USA, 1993

Aquarelle: Joy, 2021. Watercolor on paper.
Original size 30 x 21 cm.

EXHIBITIONS

Private exhibitions

2021 The Artist of the Month, The Sales Collection Grafoteekki, The Association Of Finnish Printmakers, Helsinki
2021 Punkaharju Library
2020 Varkaus City Library Gallery
2018 Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi 2018 S-Gallery, Helsinki
2018 Gallery Kajava, Helsinki
2017 Gallery Heino, Helsinki
2014-15 Helsinki Cathedral Parish
2013 Gallery Heino, Helsinki
2010 Varkaus Art Museum
2008 Gallery Heino, Helsinki
2007-12 ISS Services Oy, HomeOffice, Vantaa
2005 Art Space, Satama Interactive, Helsinki
2004 Gallery Heino, Helsinki
2002 The Gallery of Academy Of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1999 Varkaus City Library Gallery
1998 Käytävä! The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1998 Factory, Helsinki
1996 Puikkari, Savonlinna
1995 Varkaus City Library Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2022 Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Summer Weeks (upcoming)
2022 Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Sakura-Spring (upcoming)
2021 Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Summer Weeks
2020 Gallery Heino, Winter Collection, Helsinki
2020 Gallery Patina, Jyväskylä
2019 The Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju
2018 The Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju
2016 Gallery & Cafe Pikkurastas, Helsinki
2016 The Art Centre Villa Roosa, Orimattila
2014-15 Design museum, Helsinki
2014 Art Museum Of Hyvinkää, Heponauta
2009 The Finnish Association Finnish Printmakers, Helsinki
2009 Art hall of Porvoo, Kiven muisti
2009 Harkko Museum, Raisio
2007 Raiku Art Cafe, Helsinki
2004 The Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju
2002 The Young Artist of the Summer, The Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju
2002 Mikkeli Art Night
2002 Gallery-K, Huittinen
2000 Finnish National Gallery, Ateneum
2000 La Embaja de Finlandia, Mexico City
2000 Ex-hacienca San Pablo de Emmedio, Mexico City

ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Lappeenranta Art Museum’s Collection
Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Oulu Art Museum
Heino Art Foundation
Collections Varkaus Art Museum
Collections of the city of Varkaus
Art Center Salmela Collections
Collection of Mäntyharju municipality
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
Private Collections

GRANTS & SPONSORS

2022 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
2021 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
2020 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
2016 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
2015 Finnish Artists’ Association, grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture (Residency Grant)
2014 Myllyn Paras Oy and Lohikari Oy
2002 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
2002 Osuuskauppa Suur-Savon Grant
2001-02 Art Center Salmelas Scholarship
2001 The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Grant
2000 The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Grant

RECIDENCY PROGRAMS & ART EXCURSIONS

2019 Matera residency, Italy
2018 Casa Finlandese residency, Grassina, Italy
2016 Casa Finlandese residency, Grassina, Italy
2015 Casa Finlandese residency, Grassina, Italy
2001-02 Art Center Salmela residency program, Mäntyharju
2000 Tuscany, Italy (The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts Grant)

MEMBER SHIPS

The Association Of Finnish Printmakers
Kuvasto, Visual Arts’ Copyright Society

Visual designing

Some examples:

Dental Care Centre Hampaasi:

Brand identity, logo design, web design, all kind of media products such as advertising design in print and digital media.

Advertising agency Taivas:

Illustrations for Baltic Sea Action Group campaign eg. to (MTV3) Finnish commercial television adverts.

ISS Services, Metropolitan area:

Posters and flyers.

Classical music festival "Avauksia":

Festivals brand identity, webdesign and other graphic designing in print and digital media.

Suomen Laatutakuu Palvelut Oy:

Recruitment room interior design and execution.

Metropolia Polytechnic School:

Posters, Lay-out design for Student Guide, print and digital media design for Metropolia Polytechnic Spring concert.

Kyyhkynen magazine, Theological Student Faculty Association:

Frontcover illustrations

School of music in Lahti and Hyvinkää:

Posters and Adverts

HR Salonki:

Brand design for hair salon, webpage design, season posters and digital adverts.

Keski-Suomen Valokaapeliasennus Oy:

Brand design, webpage design, season adverds and car tapes, business cards and other graphic design work.

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

Illustration and lay-out design for study booklet.

Tango Sonorte & Harri Kaitila:

(CD) Compact disc lay-out and design.

(SHRIC) Supporting Human Rights in China & Finnish Falun Dafa association:

Posters and flyers, webpage design and layout design for fair tent.

City Library of Vantaa

Illustrations for children’s reading diploma.

VISUAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISING

Portraits | Graphic designing & Illustrations | Visual consulting
Interior design for private individuals | Business premises design for companies Decorating and styling | Party and event planning
Flower tying | Fantasy cakes | Teaching Art, Art courses and workshops

In addition

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE​

2018-20 Customer service, Staffpoint Shorte Oy
2016 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, Helsinki
2015 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, Helsinki
2014-15 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, Espoo
2013-14 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, Vantaa
2013-14 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, Helsinki
2012 Graphic Designer, Advertising Agency Valo, Vantaa
2008-12 Customer service, ISS Palvelut Oy, The metropolitan area
2004-05 Guide, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
2001 Assistant in Graphic Arts, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

TEACHING

2021-22 Art Teacher, Kids Art Classes, Community Centre in Kumpula, Helsinki
2004-05 Art Teacher, Art Teacher, Community Centre in Kumpula, Helsinki
2004 Western book binding, Community Centre in Kumpula, Helsinki
2003-04 Full-time teacher, Kalevankangas Junior High School, Mikkeli
2002-03 Teacher in Arts, Kalevankangas Secondary School, Mikkeli
2003-04 Part-time teacher, Mikkeli Vocational College, Culture Unit
2003 Teacher, Ristiina Folk High School, basic art education for adults
2003 Teacher, Kangasniemi Folk High School, Portrait drawing