CV

Born in Hamina, Finland 1961
Independent Textile Artist/Designer Maker since 1985

Education
1985 Kuopio Academy of Design
1983 Hamina Art, Craft and Design School
Matriculated 1980, Hamina Lukio

 

Public Collections
The National Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
The National Craft Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
Peijas Hospital, Child Psychiatric Unit, Vantaa, Finland
Abloy Ltd, Joensuu, Finland
The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT, Helsinki, Finland
Espoo City Libraries, Finland
Regional Council of North Karelia, Pielislinna, Joensuu, Finland
Salo Museum of Art, Finland
Helsinki City Library, Finland
Joensuu University, Joensuu, Finland

Private Collections
Various worldwide.

 

Work Experience
Since 1985 Independent Craft Artist
Since 2006 Felting Masterclasses in USA, Netherlands, Gotland, Latvia, Germany, Iceland, Denmark, Finland, France, Switzerland, Russia, the Altai Republic and Tibet
1994-2014 Arts and Craft Gallery OKRA Oy, founding member
Since 2004 Tohmajärvi Educational Institute, Feltmaking Instructor
1994-97 Valko Educational Institute Weaving Instructor
1990-92 Suomen Käsityön Ystävät Art Weaver

 

Grants
2014 Pohjois-Karjalan Taidetoimikunta, working grant.
2007 Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Karelia
2006 Karjalaisen Kulttuurin Edistämissäätiö
2006 The Arts Council of North Karelia
1996 Cultural Board of Pernaja

 

Selection of Exhibitions
2015 Stilnii Textile, Fine Arts Museum of the Karelian Republic, Petrozavodsk, Russia
2015 Hannesarholt, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 OKRA 20th anniversary exhibition, Lasipalatsi,Helsinki Finland
2014 Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale, Nantong, China
2012 Living Walls, Lasipalatsi Näyttely Gallery, Helsinki Finland
2011 Nomad, Atelier musée du Chapeau, Ranska
2009 Bellevue Arts museum Arts Fair, Bellevue, USA
2009 Fabricate by Invitation 2009,Melbourne, Australia
2009 International Felt exhibition, St.Petersburg, Russia
2008 Sovintola, Kesälahti, Finland
2008 Hovikelpoinen, Hämeenlinna Castle, Hämeenlinna 2008
2007 Crowning Glory, IFA Touring Exhibition, U.K, NL, Italy
2007 Royal Hats, Keukenhof, NL
2007 Fiber Art Center, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
2006 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA
2006 Marziart Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2005 Jämsä International Felt Exhibition, Finland
2005 North-Karelia Association of Arts and Crafts Summer Exhibition,
Joensuu
2004-06 On The Map, International Felt Association Touring Exhibition,
U.K, France, Spain
2004 Thee, made of felt, Budapest Museum of Contemporary Arts, Hungary
2004 Ahjo Gallery, Joensuu, Finland
2004 Growing Hats, Keukenhof, Holland
2003 Fiber Art Exhibition, Artists Museum, Washington,DC, USA
2002-03 Felt Impressed, International Felt Association Touring
Exhibition,U.K
2002 Fiber Art, Dillon, Montana, USA
2002 Felt –from-the-Edge, Gallery Bagarstugan, Mariehamn, Åland Islands
2001 Phantasmagoria, Gallery-Restaurant Mairea, Järvenpää, Finland
2000  Gallery Segerman, Loviisa, Finland
2000  Gallery Stoa, Vantaa, Finland
2000  Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland
2000 The Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland
2000  Craft Summer, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland
1999  Aikasauma, Keravan Museum of Art, Finland
1999  Gallery Bagarstugan, Mariehamn, Åland Islands
1998  Kiiala Manor Gallery, Porvoo, Finland
1998  Felt Art, The Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland
1998  Malmi House, Helsinki, Finland
1998  Verkaranta Gallery, Tampere, Finland
1996  Gallery Bagarstugan, Mariehamn, Åland Islands
1995  Many Faces of Ryijy, Laura Korpikaivo-Tammisen Museum,
Lappeenranta, Finland
1995  Gallery Jokotai, Tampere, Finland
1995  UNESCO 50 year Anniversary, Paris, France
1995  New Baroque, Verkaranta Gallery, Tampere, Finland
1993 Finnish Design, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland

 Memberships

ORNAMO-Taiko ry. (Finnish Association of Designers)
European Textile Network.
Värjärikilta ry. (Finnish natural dyers association)