Short CV in English
Rovaniementie 1430 C10
99550 Aska, FINLAND
Several solo and collective exhibitions since 1988.
Artist lives and works in Sodankyla, in Lapland of Finland.
Date of birth Simo 15.2.1963
The Institute of Orivesi, visual art line 1983-84
Free Art School 1985-89
Finnish Painters´ Union
Art Association of Lapland (board member 1997-99, 2001-06, chairman 2004-05)
Union of Finnish Art Associations (board member 2005-06)
A number of solo exhibitions in Finland, for example 12 solo exhibitions in Helsinki, and a large solo exhibition Works in Rovaniemi Art Museum 2004.
Several solo exhibitions abroad, including Estonia 2008, Norway 2006, Hungary touring exhibition of 2005-07, Spain in 2000 and 2006, Australia in 2002, USA in 2002, Sweden in1999.
Participated in several collective exhibitions in Finland, for example The Magic of Lapland: Finland´s National Museum Ateneum in 2011 and Art Museum Korundi, Rovaniemi in 2012, Mänttä Art Festival: yy. 1995, 1997, 2002 and 2005, The Snowball Effect, Oulu Art Museum in 2012.
Participated in several collective exhibitions abroad, for example: Tallinn Drawing Triennial yy.
2009 and 2012, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm 2013, Rendez-vouz Europeén, Caunes-Minervois, France 2010, Muzeum stredniho Pootavi Strakonice, Czech Republic 2009
2018 Bjarne Holst Museum, Surrealism, joint exhibition, Nordkapp, Norway
2018 Hokkaido, Japan. Exhibition with japanese artist.
2017 Spirit of “North”, joint exhibition. Group Show of Contemporary Artists 2017, Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2017 Kemi Art Museum, Suo, kuokka ja taide. Joint exhibition
2017 Sensibilia, Art Association of Lapland, Galleria 5, Oulu. Together with Aino Suonio, Kari Tuisku and Ilona Kivijärvi.
2017 Fairly North. Scandinavian-Japanese exhibition in Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi
2017 Sininen ja valkoinen -yhdessä, Finland100 years, Art museum of Aine, Tornio
2017 Espoo Karatalo, solo exhibition
2015 Spirit of the ”North” / Vol.4, and a joint symposium. Exhibitions in Steps Gallery Tokyo and Kitakata, Japan, curated by Yoshiko Maruyama.
2015 Tuulianheli, a joint and cross-artistic event, Juminkeko, Kuhmo. Together with the sculptor Mia Hamari, writer Essi Kummu, actress Hanna Hautala and multimedia artist Jukka Tarkiainen.
2015 Lapland Artists’ 25th anniversary exhibition How to read in the dark, curated by Tanel Rander. Joensuu Art Museum, Kunstimaja Tartu, Estonia, Grimm Museum, Berlin, Germany
2014 Solo exhibition in Galleria G12, Helsinki
2014 Hallaa VI, Art Association of Lapland, Kittilä.
2013 Solo exhibition Natural Woman, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa
2013 Cool Art from Lapland, Luosto, Sodankylä.
2013 Lands of Art, Gallery Vanna Casati, Bergamo, Italy
2013 Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Solo exhibition Talisman, Gallery G12, Helsinki
2012 Solo exhibition Talisman, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2012 Drawing Triennial Dialoog 2012, Kullo Galerii, Tallinna, Eesti
2012 Art Museum of Aine, Tornio
2012 Lapland´s Magic, Korundi, Art Museum, Rovaniemi
Works in public collections
The Finnish State Collections, the City of Espoo Collections (EMMA), the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lapland Fund’s collection, the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Saastamoinen Foundation, the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland, Kemi Art Museum, the City of Rovaniemi, Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Oulu Art Museum, the newspaper Kaleva , Museum of Mátészalka, Hungary, Villa Török, Felsőörs, Hungary, Skellefteå hospital, Sweden, Norsjö municipality, Sweden, Västerbotten County, Sweden, Municipality of Sodankylä, the Helmikoti Foundation, Sodankylä
A number of scholarships, for example: 1-year grant of Lapland Culture Fund in 2014, three-year working grant of Lapland Arts Committee yy. 1998-2000 and Finland Art Committee working grants 2003-2005 and 2007-2009.
Culture prize of Sodankylä Municipality 1999
Lapland Art Prize 2013
Nominated in Carnegie Art Award exhibitions 2006 and 2008