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Taru Happonen
b. 1989, Lahti, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki

taru@taruhapponen.com
+358440810890

Taru Happonen
Photo: Lotta Blomberg

EDUCATION

2020–(2021)Master of Fine Arts, Painting,
University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts
2016Bachelor of Arts, Graphic design,
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland (upcoming)
2020Other-than-human, Gallery Huuto,
Helsinki, Finland
2019Organism, Gallery Uusi Kipinä,
Lahti, Finland
2018Organism, Gallery Rantakasarmi,
Helsinki, Finland
2017She, Kosminen Art Space,
Helsinki, Finland

SELECTED GROUP & JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2021Kuvan kevät, MFA Degree Show,
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland (upcoming)
2021Taru Happonen, Åsa Jungnelius, Hanna Kanto & Lotta Lampa,
Gallery Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland
(postponed due to covid-19)
2020Kosminen Salonki, Kosminen Art Space, Helsinki, Finland
2019Taru Happonen, Andrew Colbert,
Santeri Lehto, tm•gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2019Freedom to Roam, Kruunuvuori Forest,
Helsinki, Finland
2017The Finnish Art Agency: The Superwood Festival,
Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki, Finland
2017Enter and Encounter, GRMMXI,
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2016Soirée Graphique, GRMMXI,
Komet, Bern, Switzerland
2015Talkoot, GRMMXI, Gallery Kalleria,
Helsinki, Finland

RESIDENCIES

2021Ars Bioarctica, Finnish Bioart Society,
residency program, Kilpisjärvi, Finland (upcoming)
2019The Finnish Institute at Athens,
residency program, Athens, Greece

GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS

2020Working grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020Project grant, Grafia ry
2020Travel grant, Academy of Fine Arts
2019Travel grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2018Project grant, Grafia ry
2018Member of the Jury, Best of the Year: Publications
2017Project grant, Aalto University
2015Project grant (GRMMXI), Grafia ry

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2020
Private collections

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painters’ Union
Finnish Bioart Society
GRMMXI collective (2011–2017)
Grafia ry

PROJECTS

2019Marimekko Script, hand lettering for Marimekko’s script typeface,
collaboration with Helsinki Type Studio
2018Arts Promotion Centre Finland,
Millejä taiteelle, art work proposal (by invitation)
2017Museum Safary, Portrait workshop,
Finnish Art Agency & Natural History Museum, Finland