CV

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


Education

2020–(2021), MFA, Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (FI)

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


Solo exhibitions

2022, Forum Box, Helsinki (FI) (upcoming)

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, Summer exhibition, TUO TUO, Joutsa, (FI) (upcoming)

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

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)

2021, Åsa Jungnelius, Taru Happonen, Hanna Kanto & Lotta Lampa, Galleria Kakslauttanen, Saariselkä (FI) (postponed due to covid-19)

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)

2010, Taide ja leikki, Atski Galleria, Helsinki (FI)

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


Works in collections

HUS art collection
Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2020
Private collections in FI, UK and AUT


Awards, grants and recognitions

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

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

2021, Working grant, 3 months, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (FI)

2021, Working grant, 2 months, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (FI)

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

2020, Working grant, 1,5 months, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (FI)

2020, Project grant, Grafia ry (FI)

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

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

2018, Project grant, Grafia ry (FI)

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

2017, Project grant, Aalto University (FI)

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


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
Grafia ry
GRMMXI collective (2011–2017)


Projects and collaborations

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)




© Taru Happonen 2021