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

taru@taruhapponen.com
+358440810890


EDUCATION

2020–(2022) Master of Fine Arts, Painting,
University of the Arts Helsinki, Academy of Fine Arts
2011–2016 Bachelor of Arts, Graphic design,
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP & JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2021 Kuvan kevät, MFA Degree Show,
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland (upcoming)
  Taru Happonen, Åsa Jungnelius, Hanna Kanto & Lotta Lampa,
Gallery Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, Finland (upcoming)
2019 Taru Happonen, Andrew Colbert,
Santeri Lehto, tm•gallery, Helsinki, Finland
  Freedom to Roam, Kruunuvuori Forest,
Helsinki, Finland
2017 The Finnish Art Agency: The Superwood Festival,
Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki, Finland
  Enter and Encounter, GRMMXI,
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
  Salonkikelpoiset, Atski Gallery,
Helsinki, Finland
  BYOB, Lux, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Soirée Graphique, GRMMXI,
Komet, Bern, Switzerland
2015 Talkoot, GRMMXI, Gallery Kalleria,
Helsinki, Finland
  Vuoden lippulappuset, GRMMXI,
performance, Club Kaiku, Helsinki
2014 In Between, Somos Gallery,
Berlin, Germany
2010 Taide ja leikki, Atski Gallery,
Helsinki, Finland
  Inside Outside the Box, Kirjasto 10,
Helsinki, Finland

RESIDENCIES

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

MEMBERSHIPS

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

GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS

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

PROJECTS

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019 “Maalauksia eri tavoin”, Anne Honkanen, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, 30.5.2019
2018 Denna framtiden är vår, Astra 100 years publication,
Drawing “I am dominating your gaze”, Förlaget
  Näitkö 2018 — Näe 2019, Finnish Painters’ Union,
Yearly exhibition catalogue
2017 Leon magazine, Issue 4, paintings and drawings, Agency Leroy
2015 GRMMXI: Talkoot, self-published publication