CV

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


Education

2020–(2021), Master of Fine Arts,
Painting, University of the Arts Helsinki,
Academy of Fine Arts

2016, Bachelor of Arts,
Graphic design, Aalto University



Solo exhibitions

2022, Forum box, Helsinki, FI

2020, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki, FI

2019, Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, FI

2018, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, FI

2017, Kosminen Art Space, Helsinki, FI



Group & joint exhibitions

2022, Summer exhibition, TUO TUO, Curated by Riikka Thitz, Joutsa, FI

2021, Top 100, The Auction Collective, Curated by Benjamin Murphy, London, UK

2021, Kuvan kevät, MFA Degree Show, Helsinki, FI

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

2021, Gallery Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä, FI, (postponed due to covid-19)

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

2019, tm•galleria, Helsinki, FI

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


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

2017, Design museum, Enter and
Encounter, GRMMXI, Helsinki, FI


2017 Atski Gallery, Salonkikelpoiset, Helsinki, FI

2017 Lux, BYOB, Helsinki, FI

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


2015, Galleria Kalleria, GRMMXI, Helsinki, FI

2010, Atski Gallery, Taide ja leikki, Helsinki, FI

2010, Library 10, Inside outside the box, Helsinki, FI


Residencies

2021, Ars Bioarctica, Finnish Bioart Society, residency program, Kilpisjärvi, FI
2019, The Finnish Institute at Athens.
residency program, Athens, GR



Grants and recognitions

2021, Project grant, Academy of Fine Arts

2020, Working grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020, Project grant, Grafia ry

2020, Travel grant, Academy of Fine Arts

2019, Travel grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2018, Project grant, Grafia ry


2018, Member of the Jury,
Best of the Year: Publications

2017, Project grant, Aalto University

2015, Project grant (GRMMXI), Grafia ry



Works in collections

HUS collection

Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2020

Private collections


Memberships

Finnish Painters’ Union

Finnish Bioart Society

Kuvasto ry

Grafia ry

GRMMXI collective (2011–2017)



Projects & collaborations

2021, Two paintings in Aikuiset series, season 2, Yle

2020, KCM Script, hand lettering for  K-Citymarket’s script typeface, collaboration with Schick Toikka

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






© Taru Happonen 2021