CV

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


Education

2020-, MFA, Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)

2016, BA, Graphic design, Aalto University, Helsinki (FI)



Solo exhibitions

2022, Cosmic Zoom, Forum Box, Helsinki (FI)

2020, Other-than-human, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki (FI)

2019, Organism, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti (FI)

2018, Organism, Galleria Rantakasarmi, Helsinki (FI)

2017, She, Kosminen Art Space, Helsinki (FI)



Group and joint exhibitions
2022, Supermarket Art Fair, tm•galleria, Stockholm (SE)

2022, Synthesis, Saatchi Gallery, curated by Delphian Gallery, London, (UK)

2021, Ebb and Flow, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)

2021, Kiertokulku, Galleria Ronga, Tampere (FI)

2021, Dandelion, Delphian Gallery, Basel Art Fair, Basel (CH)

2021, For the Love of, Hakola Studio, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki (FI)

2021, Top 100, The Auction Collective, London (UK)

2021, Kuvan kevät – MFA Degree Show, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki (FI)

2021, Kosminen Spring Salon, Kosminen Art Space, Helsinki (FI)

2020, Kosminen Salon, Kosminen Art Space, Helsinki (FI)

2019, Andrew Colbert, Taru Happonen & Santeri Lehto, tm•galleria, Helsinki (FI)

2019, Freedom to Roam, Kruunuvuori forest, Helsinki (FI)

2017, Finnish Art Agency: The Superwood Festival, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki (FI)

2017, Enter and Encounter, with GRMMXI, Design Museum, Helsinki (FI)

2017, Salonkikelpoiset, Atski Galleria, Helsinki (FI)

2017,  BYOB, with Max Werner, Lux, Helsinki (FI)

2016, Soirée graphique N°9 Norden, with GRMMXI, KOMET, Bern (CH)

2015, Talkoot, with GRMMXI, Galleria Kalleria, Helsinki (FI)



Works in collections

Finnish State Art Deposit Collection
HUS Art Collection
Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2022
Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2020
Private collections in FI, UK and AUT



Residencies

2021, Ars Bioarctica, Finnish Bioart Society, residency program, Kilpisjärvi (FI)

2019, The Finnish Institute at Athens. residency program, Athens (GR)



Memberships

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



Projects and collaborations

2022, Hotel AX, paintings on display, curated by Niklas Hallman (FI)

2021-, Artist of the Finnish Painters project, finnishpainters.fi, Finnish Painters’ Union (FI)

2021, Art on a Postcard, Winter Auction, by invitation (UK)

2021, Two paintings in Aikuiset series, season 2, Yle (FI)

2018, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Millejä taiteelle, art work proposal, by invitation (FI)

2017, Museum Safary, Portrait workshop, Finnish Art Agency & Natural History Museum (FI)



Awards, grants and recognitions

2022, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, project grant (FI)

2022, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 1-year working grant (FI)

2022, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, half-year working grant (FI)

2022, Frame Finland, travel grant (FI)

2021, Winner of the Fine Art category, Arts Thread, Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci (UK)

2021, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, travel grant (FI)

2021,  Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 3-month working grant (FI)

2021,  Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 2-month working grant (FI)

2021, Academy of Fine Arts, project grant (FI)

2020, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, 1,5-month working grant (FI)

2020, Grafia ry, project grant (FI)

2020, Academy of Fine Art, travel grant (FI)

2019, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, travel grant (FI)

2018, Grafia ry, project grant(FI)

2018, Member of the Jury, Best of the Year: Publications (FI)

2017, Aalto University, project grant (FI)

2015, Grafia ry, project grant (GRMMXI) (FI)



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