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Photo: Ville Laaksonen

born in Turku, Finland 1977


2019-2022 Master of Fine Art / Painting major, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
2006 Master of Arts / Art Pedagogy major, University of Art and Design Helsinki
2002 Visual artist, Turku University of Applied Sciences, degree program in fine arts


2011-13 Doctoral studies in art, Aalto University, Theater Academy
2003-06 Teacher’s Pedagogical Studies (35 cr), UIAH / Department of Applied Education, University of Helsinki (included in the Master of Arts degree)
2005-06 Interdisciplinary studies of subjects taught in comprehensive schools (38 cr, MoA minor), University of Helsinki
2002-03 Lahti Institute of Design, pedagogical specialization studies for basic art teachers


upcoming 2022 Forum Box, Helsinki
2021 Canvases, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2019 Does the Funny Paintings Exist? Culture House Laikku, Studio, Tampere
2018 Mental Ghetto, Myymälä 2, Helsinki
2017 Nightingale and a Glasstube, Gallery Huuto, Jätkä 2, Helsinki
2014 Dirty Venetian blind, Galleria Mältinranta, Tampere
2014 Cutting edge soft painting, Galleria Katariina, Helsinki
2014 Hard feelings, soft paintings, Poriginal Galleria, Pori
2013 Need+Child+Mother, Galleria Titanik, Turku
2002 Whip, Turku Art Museum, Water Container (BA final exhibition)


2022 Polyphonic Compositions, Turku Art Hall (Aho, Saharla)
2019 Ruishelmi-festival, Logomo, Turku
2017 How Many Dots Does it Take to Form a Line, B-gallery, Turku (Aho, Dufva, Vainio)
2016 Bring in the Kitchen Sink, Gallery Pleiku, Berlin (Aho, Laaksonen)
2015 Deux ex Machina, Galery TOOLBOX, Berlin (Aho, Laaksonen)
2015 Folie à Deux, Gallery KONE, Hämeenlinna (Aho, Laaksonen)
2014 Running with Scissors / Electric Fingertips, gallery Aarni, Espoo (Aho, Laaksonen)
2014 Anthems of Reality Principle, Gallery Rajatila, Tampere (Aho, Laaksonen)
2013 Love, I ́m 24 hours open for you, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta (Aho, Laaksonen)


2022 XXVI Mänttä Art Festival (curator Markus Kåhre)
2021 Sielunmaisema, Glasshouse Helsinki
2020 Kuvan Kevät – MFA Graduation Show, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2019  95th Annual Exhibition of Turku Artists’ Association, Turku Art Hall (curator Terhi Tuomi)
2019 Kotka Art, Kotka (curator Aiju Salminen)
2017 94th Annual Exhibition of Turku Artists’ Association, Kaarina-house (curator Riikka Niemelä)
2018 Kerronta, Haihara Art Centre (curator Jarno Vesala)
2017 93rd Annual Exhibition of Turku Artists’ Association, gallery Å, Turku (curator Hertta Kiiski)
2017 Every Moment Is an Exception. Contemporary art from the collection of the State Art Commission, Riihimäki Old Glass Museum, Riihimäki (curator Marketta Haila)
2016 60th anniversary exhibition of Turkus Saskias, Cable Car Gallery, Turku
2015 OTOS. New Painting from Turku, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku (curator Jonni Saloluoma)
2015 West Wind, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki
2013 The Greates thing Is Love ? Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku (Aho, Laaksonen)
2012 SKjL’s annual exhibition, Hyvinkää Art Museum
2012 88th Annual Exhibition of the Turku Artists’ Association, Cable Car Gallery, Turku


Helsinki Art Museum/HAM

Finnish State Art Commission
Wäinö Aaltonen Museoum / Turku City
Finnish Art Society, lottery 2021, 2022
Turku AMK


2022 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2021 Turku Art Association
2021 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund, 1 year working grant
2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2020 Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
2019 TOP Foundation
2017 TOP Foundation (Aho, Dufva,Vainio)
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Aho, Laaksonen)
2015 Turku City
2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Aho, Laaksonen)
2014 Aalto University
2013 Turku City
2013 Turun Saskiat ry
2011 TOP Foundation
2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation
2010 Arts Promotion Centre Finland / regional grant


upcoming 2023 PADA studios, Barreiro, Portugal
2022 Aboa Vetus et Ars Nova, Turku
2016 Gallery Pleiku, Berlin, Germany (Aho, Laaksonen)
2013-14 Aboa Vetus et Ars Nova -museo/Matti Koivurinta Foundation, Turku (Aho, Laaksonen)
2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Genoa, Italy (Aho, Laaksonen)
2012 Sfakiotes (ResArtis), Lefkada, Greece (Aho, Laaksonen)


2006 Santailu. Dialogic-Hermeneutic Method in Encountering the Other (Master of Arts thesis published in Aalto University’s Synnyt art discipline forum)
2012 A Joint Painting, Visual Third Space. What Happens When We Paint Together? Presentation of a peer-reviewed academic paper at the conference: The Art of Research IV – Making, Reflecting and Understanding, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki


2019-2021 Recruitment Committee of the Academy of Fine Arts, student member
2020-2022 Academic Council of the Academy of Fine Arts, student member


Finnish Painters ‘Association, Turku Artists’ Association, Kuvasto


2021 assistant artist, Katharina Grosse, Helsinki