Born: 1987, Helsinki, Finland
Working in: Hämeenkoski, Finland

Ongoing Exhibitions

Stockholm (SWE), Galerie Forsblom — solo exhibition “The Last Presence”
Vienna (AUSTRIA), with Collectors’s Agenda — solo exhibition “Madness Invited”

Art Studies

2013–2016 – Helsinki (FIN), University of the Arts Helsinki, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Painting, MFA Studies
2008–2012 – Turku (FIN), Turku University of Applied Sciences, ArtsAcademy, Fine Arts, Painting, BA
2008 – Helsinki (FIN), Valmennustiimi Eximia Oy, Art Training Course
2003–2006 – Espoo (FIN), Kaitaa High School, Fine Arts Faction, High School Graduated
2000–2003 – Espoo (FIN), Kaitaa Junior High School, Fine Arts Faction
1993–1999 – Espoo (FIN), Courses of Painting and Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions

2018 – Helsinki (FIN), Galerie Forsblom — “Beautiful Landscapes Inside Dead Bodies”
2016 – Helsinki (FIN), Galerie Forsblom — “Practice of Joy Before Death”

2015 – Helsinki (FIN), Galerie Forsblom — “Between Hope And Despair”
2014 – Helsinki (FIN), ‘TM-Gallery’ Finnish Painters’ Union Gallery — “Presence”
2013 – Turku (FIN), Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum of Contemporary Art, Takkahuone Gallery Space — “Black sheep”
2012 – Vaasa (FIN), Kuntsi Museum of Contemporary Art, Cafe Simo — “Nameless”
2012 – Turku (FIN), Gallery Joella — Final Work for Turku Arts Academy — “Aesthetics of Disappearing”
2011 – Turku (FIN), Gallery Vino, Turku Concert Hall — “Garbage Paper Mandala”
2010 – Turku (FIN), “Cafe Muusa — Way to Go”
2010 – Turku (FIN), Kerttuli Retirement Home — “Rootstock”

Group Exhibitions

2019 – Turku FIN, Makasiini Contemporary – “Summer 2019”
2019 – Berlin DE, Haus am Lützowplatz – “Mostly Happy”
2019 – Rovaniemi, FIN, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi – Wihuri Foundation’s Collection Exhibition “Mustaa Valkoisella”
2019 – Kraków, PL, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków MOCAK – “Nature in Art”
2018 – Vantaa, FIN, Vantaa Art Museum Artsi – “PAX – Puhutaan Rauhasta”
2017 – Helsinki, FIN, Galerie Forsblom – “Nature Morte”
2017 – Trieste, ITALY, Galleria Torbandena Projects – “Looking Forward”
2015 – Helsinki (FIN), Lisätila — Academy of Fine Arts MFA Exhibition “Kuvan Kevät”
2014 – Helsinki (FIN), Helsinki Music Centre — The Art of Basware — “Young Art Competition 2014”

2013 – Helsinki (FIN), Helsinki Music Centre — The Art of Basware — “Young Art Competition 2013”
2012 – New York (USA), The Jeffrey Leder Gallery — “Small works NYC”
2012 – Turku (FIN), Köysirata Gallery — “Turku Art Society year exhibition 2012”
2012 – London (UK), Gallery 27 — “2012 Cork Street Open Exhibition”
2012 – London (UK), Gallery 27 — Cork Street Open Exhibition — “Prize Winners’ Exhibtion”
2012 – Turku (FIN), Old liquor factory — “Manifest”
2012 – Helsinki (FIN), Pop-up Gallery Lauttasaari — “POP UP Art Show Helsinki”
2012 – Kustavi (FIN), Kustavin Kipinä — “Näyttely Kustavissa”
2011 – Turku (FIN), Köysirata Gallery — “2000 & 11 Self-Portraits”
2011 – Turku (FIN), Turbine Hall — “Create Preventive Works! Competition 2011”

2011 – Helsinki (FIN), Sanoma House, Media Piazza — The Art of Basware — “Young Art Competition 2011”
2010 – Helsinki (FIN), Aschan Cafe Jugend and Savonlinna (FIN), Sääminki Congregation Hall — “Israel Inspiration Art Competition”
2010 – London (UK), Cork Street Gallery — “2010 Cork Street Open Exhibition”
2009 – Turku (FIN), Köysirata Gallery — “At the Same Table”

Awards

2014 – Helsinki (FIN), First prize, The Art of Basware — “Young Art Competition 2014”
2012 – London (UK), Visitor’s Choice — “Cork Street Open Exhibition”
2010 – London (UK), Runner Up, Judges Choice — “2010 Cork Street Open Exhibition”

Artworks in Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków MOCAK PL
Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA FIN
Wihuri Foundation Art Collection FIN
Handelsbanken Art Society SWE
Saastamoinen Foundation FIN

Sara Hildén Art Museum FIN
Vantaa Art Museum FIN
Heino Art Collection FIN

City of Turku FIN
Kämp Group
Basware Art Collection

The Portrait of the President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, made together with 100 artists, The Collections of the Prime Ministers Office FIN

+International Private Collections

Grants, Scholarships

2019 – Grant, Greta And William Lehtinen Foundation — for a Solo Exhibition
2018 – Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland — for 5 month Artistic work
2017 – Grant, KONE Foundation — for 1 year Artistic work

2016 – Grant, The Finnish Cultural Foundation SKR — for 1 year Artistic work
2016 – Grant, Finnish Art Society, The Young Artist Grant — for a Solo Exhibition
2015 – Scholarship, Anita Snellman Foundation
2014 – Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, State Grant — for a Solo Exhibition
2013 – Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland — for 5 month Artistic work
2013 – Grant, City of Turku, Cultural Commitee — for a Solo Exhibition
2013 – Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, State Grant — for a Solo Exhibition
2013 – Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Southwest Region — for a Solo Exhibition
2012 – Scholarship, Wäinö Aaltonen Society and Turku Cooperative Bank
2012 – Grant, The Finnish Cultural Foundation SKR, Väinö Tanner Fund — for Thesis and Final Work, “Aesthetics of Disappearing”

Art Fairs

2018 – Miami, USA, Art Miami — Galerie Forsblom booth
2018 – Copenhagen, DENMARK, CHART Art Fair — “HEAVY” at Film Projects, artworks with Galerie Forsblom
2018 – New York, USA, The Armory Show — Galerie Forsblom booth
2017 – Miami, USA, Art Miami — Galerie Forsblom booth
2017 – Copenhagen, DENMARK, CHART Art Fair — “one-man-show” Galerie Forsblom booth
2017 – Brussels, BELGIUM, Art Brussels — Galerie Forsblom booth
2014 – Helsinki, (FIN), Art Helsinki— The Art of Basware booth

Residencies, Study trips

2014 – Saint Petersburg (RUS) — Study trip, (Manifesta 10 — The European Biennial of Contemporary Art), University of the Arts Helsinki, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2014 – Serbia — Study trip, Frontiers in Retreat, Helsinki international Artist Programme (HIAP), University of the Arts Helsinki, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2012 – Turku (FIN) — Artist Residency — Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Museum of History and Contemporary Art

Other Activities

2018 – (DENMARK-FIN), Film “HEAVY” about Toni R. Toivonen by Theo Bat Schandorff, Produced by Simon Nygaard
2012 – Helsinki (FIN), Pop-up Gallery, Joint Exhibition, idea, execution and marketing

2012 – Artist is Near Document Project, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Recording of Art Making, Interview and Photography. A Part of Recording and Collection Co-operation Projects of Finnish Museums (TAKO).
2011 – Young promises, 25 under 25 of age, CITY -magazine 9/2011
2011 – Turku (FIN), Brinkhall Manor, EU-funded Cooperation Project — “Ball Pool”
2011 – Turku (FIN), Köysirata Gallery — Joint Exhibition “Process”
2011 – Kaarina (FIN), Graffiti-Workshop for children and young adults”
2011 – Turku (FIN), Köysirata Gallery — Joint Exhibition “Dunce”
2010 – Turku (FIN), University of Applied Sciences, Arts Academy — Joint Exhibition “Head Exhibition”
2009 – Turku (FIN), Turku Art Museum and Turku (FIN), Turku Conservatoire, Turku (FIN) and Brinkhall Manor, EU-funded Cooperation Project — “Marjatta matalaneito”

2009 – Sysmä (FIN), Leader of an art course for children
2009 – Sysmä (FIN), Public space murals, Hyvän Olon Aurinkoniemi

Memberships

Finnish Painters’ Union
Turku Drawing Society
Kuvasto ry