CURRICULUM VITAE



1984 Born in Lappeenranta, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland


EDUCATION

2015 - M.A. Master's programme in Art Education, Aalto university, Helsinki, FI
2012 M.A. Master of Culture and Arts, Degree programme in Cultural Entrepreneurship (fine arts), focus in Jewellery,
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, FI
2011 Specialization studies in jewellery art, 3D Design and modelling, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, FI
2008 B.A. Degree programme in design, Stoneware and jewellery design, South Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, FI
2004 Basic Studies in Education, Open University of the University of Joensuu, FI


WORKING

2016 Collection - workshop, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Unit of Fine Arts, Department of Jewellery, Imatra, FI
2013-2014 Part time substitute teacher, Saimaa Vocational College SAMPO, Department of Crafts And Design, Lappeenranta, FI
2010-2011 Coordinator, South Karelia stone cluster project, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, FI
2009-2010 Jewellery art workshops, Finnish Cultural Foundations Myrsky project, Jäljet 28°, Lappeenranta City Cultural Office, Lappeenranta, FI
2008 Music as a starting point for jewellery - workshop, South Karelia Vocational College, Lappeenranta, FI


WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2017 The Collection of Finnish State Art Commission, FI
2013 International Collection of Contemporary jewellery, The Gallery Of Art in Legnica, PL
2010 Jewellery Art Association, FI


AWARDS

2009 First Prize, For You, Jewellery art contest accompanying in anniversary international Baltic jewellery show Amber Trip, Vilnius, LT
2008 First prize, Best graduation piece, Annual International Graduation Show 2008, Midora - Trade fair for watches and jewellery, Leipzig, DE
2008 Stipend, Jewellery Art Association, Lappeenranta, FI


GRANTS

2017 Travel grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2017 Grant for a group, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture and Design
2016 Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture and Design
2015 Travel grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2014 Working grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture and Design
2013 Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture and Design
2013 Art Grant, City of Lappeenranta, Board of Culture, Finland
2010 Working grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation
2010 Grant, The Arts Council of Finland, National Council for Design
2010 Working grant, Arts Council of Southeast, Finland
2009 Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund
2009 Art Grant, City of Lappeenranta, Board of Culture, Finland
2009 Travel grant, The Arts Council of Finland
2009 Grant, Arts Council of Southeast, Finland


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017 10th Cheongju Craft Biennale, Cheongju, KR
2017 VÄLITILA - Jewellery art and objects, working group Ahola / Knaapi / Sokura, Taidekeskus Ahjo / Kytö, Joensuu, FI
2017 Ajavahe. Time Difference, 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, EE
2017 Jewellery art associations art sale and exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Valssaamo, Helsinki, FI
2016 Korutaidetta taidelainaamossa, Galleria N:o 47, Lappeenranta, FI
2016 Korun päivä, Jewellery Art Associations collection, Majurska, Lappeenranta, FI
2016 ASUMUS - koruja ja objekteja, working goup Ahola / Knaapi / Sokura, Katariina, Lappeenranta, FI
2016 Jewellery art associations art sale and exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Valssaamo, Helsinki, FI
2015 - 2016 KORU5, Imatra Art Museum, FI | Vaasa Art Hall, FI | Kuopio Art Museum, FI
2015 Schmuck 2015, Munich, DE | Colorado Mansfeld Palace, Prague, CZ
2015 Jewellery art associations art sale and exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Valssaamo, Helsinki, FI
2014 Fifth European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery, BELGIUM-ITALY- FINLAND, Grand Hall of Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, BE
2014 Pieces of Jewellery - Pirkanmaa 5th Design Exhibition, Jewellery Art Associations collection, TR1 Art Hall, Tampere, FI
2014 Jewellery art associations art sale and exhibition, Kaapelitehdas, Valssaamo, Helsinki, FI
2014 TästäLähin, Galleria Laura, Lappeenranta, FI
2013 Kiosk of Jewellery Circuit du Bijoux, Paris, FR
2013 Jewelry o Identity, 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial, the World Art Museum China Millennium Monument, Beijing, CN
2013 In Dialogue with the Baroque, Galerie Handwerk in the Neue Schloß Schleißheim, Munich, DE
2013 Jewelry in Proximity, Gallery Re:View, Detroit, USA
2013 NuKu popup Gallery, Imatra, FI
2013 Summer gallery of Kaakon Taide, Fortress, Lappeenranta, FI
2013 Our Time, Copenhagen, DK
2013 This End Up -project, SNAG conference, Toronto, CA
2013 On Ne Hienoja! Jewellery art associations art sale and exhibition 2013, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, FI
2013 Galerie Marzee (NL) presents young Nordic jewellers, Søylegalleriet - Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, NO
2013 Meanwhile in Finland, Nutida Svenskt Silver, Stockholm, SE
2012 New Images, South Karelia artmuseum, Lappeenranta, FI
2012 Jewellery art association, Täky gallery, Lappeenranta,FI
2012 Tuhkaa ja timantteja, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, FI | Lahden Muotohuoltamo, Lahti, FinlaFIllery Platina, Stockholm, SE | WDC Helsinki 2012 Studio, Helsinki , FI
2011-2012 Spirit of stone, South Karelia museum, Lappeenranta, Finland | The Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg, RU | Villa Bengel Idar Oberstein, DE
2011-2012 Sexy, Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER, Gallery of Art, Legnica, PL | G old Silver Time Fair, Warsaw, PolaPLity Gallery BWA Leszno, PL | Inhorgenta Fair, München DE | Amberif Fair, Gdansk, PPLoland | Otwarta Gallery, Sandomierz, PL | N Gallery, Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ
2011 Pro Koru 3, Täky gallery, Lappeenranta, FI
2011 ArtHelsinki 2011, Contemporary Art fair, Fair centre, Helsinki, FI
2011 Ylamaa Mystique, spectrolite jewellery exhibition, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, FI
2011 FREES, A-Galerii, Tallinn, EE
2010 Taiteen Paikka, contemporary art sale and exhibition, Jyväskylä university, FI
2010 Premio Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, IT
2010 ArtHelsinki 2010, Contemporary Art fair, Fair centre, Helsinki, Finland
2010 I Care A Lot - Middle East Portable Discussion, Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, DE | Platina Gallery, Stockholm, SE | Gallery Articula, Lisbon, PT
2010 Pearls and Beads, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, DE
2010 Holownia, The Legnica Jewellery Festival Silver 2010, Galeria Corner, Legnica, PL
2010 Korut, Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, FI
2010 Internationale Hantwerksmesse 2010, Munich, DE
2009 Koruja; Ahola, Knaapi, Lehtinen, Rajakallio. Täky Gallery, Lappeenranta, FI
2009 ArtHelsinki 2009, Contemporary Art Fair, Wanha Satama, Helsinki, FinlFFIr>
2009 Talente 2009, Munich, DE
2009 For You, International Baltic Jewellery show Amber Trip, Vilnius, LT | The Legnica Festival of Silver 2009, Galeria Awans, Legnica, PL
2009 Stone Matters 2, Inhorgenta Europe 2009, Munich, DE
2008 ExChange 2, Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, DE
2008 Midora fair, represented by Galerie Marzee, Leipzig, DE
2008 Marzee International Graduation Show 2008, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2008 Jewellery artist of the month (solo), Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, FI
2008 Exam works, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, FI
2007 Inhorgenta Europe 2007, Munich, DE


PUBLICATIONS (selection)

2017 Ajavahe. Time Difference, 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial - catalogue, Tallinn, EE, ISBN:978-9949-9906-0-3
2016 Gemstone/Art. Renaissance to the Present. Wilhelm Lindemann (ed.), 2016. Arnoldsche Art Publishers: Stuttgart.
ISBN: 978-3-89790-465-1
2015 KORU5 - catalogue, Jewellery art association, Finland
2015 Schmuck 2015 - catalogue, Munich, Germany
2014 Art Jewelry Today: Europe. Catherine Mallette (edit.), Schiffer Publishing, UK, 2014, ISBN13: 9780764346781
2014 European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2014, World Crafts Council - Belgique francophone, asbl, Mons, BE,
ISBN: 978-2-87536-024-3
2013 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Zhan Binghong, Guo Qiang, Hu Jun (edit.) China.
ISBN 978-7-5180-0050-0
2013 Ateljeen ovet auki, Etelä-Saimaa 18.9.2013 (culture p.30-31), Riina Nokso-Koivisto, Finland
2013 This End Up - catalogue
2012 Tuhkaa ja timantteja - Aska och diamanter. Kiika Sarpola & Päivi Ruutiainen (edit.) Publication of Humanistic University of Applied Sciences, 2012. ISBN 978- 952- 456-139-6
2012 Ulla Ahola, Objects of Memory - catalogue. Saimaa University of Applied Sciences 2012, Imatra
2011 Pro Koru 3 - cataloque, Kaakkois-Suomen Taidekäsityöläiset Ry, Finland
2011 Glorian Antiikki 7/2011, sanoma magazine, AS Printall, Tallinn 2011
2011 Spirit Of Stone, Publication of Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Otava publishing co., Keuruu 2011, Finland.
ISBN 978-952-5714-47-0
2011 Sexy - catalogue, Galeria Sztuki w Legnicy, Legnica, Poland. ISBN 978-83-62534-07-4
2010 per il gioiello contemporaneo Fondazione Cominelli - cataloque, Italy
2010 Art Aurea, June 2010, Germany
2010 500 Gemstone jewels, 2010 Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York / London.
ISBN 978-1-60059-341-3
2009 Koru - catalogue, Jewellery Art Association, Finland
2009 ArtHelsinki 09 - catalogue, Finland
2009 Baltic Jewellery News, August 2009 (18th issue), Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers 2008, Andy Lim (edit.), Darling publications,
Cologne & New York
2009 Talente 2009 - catalogue, munich, Germany
2008 Marzee Magazine nr 63, Nijmegen, Netherlands


LECTURES

2017 Artist Talk, Ajavahe. Time Difference, 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Tallinn, EE
2016 Artist Talk, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Unit of Fine Arts, Department of Jewellery, Imatra, FI
2015 Artist Talk, KORU5 seminar, Imatra, FI
2014 Artist Talk, Jewellery art seminar, Designmuseum, Helsinki, FI
2013 Artist talk, Saimaa Vocational College SAMPO, Lappeenranta, FI
2011 Stone in jewellery art, Spirit of Stone lectures, Summer University of South Karelia/South Karelia museum,
Lappeenranta, FI
2011 A Hint of something familiar, Spirit Of Stone symposium, Lappeenranta, FI
2009 Artist talk, Täky Gallery's Design Autumn lecture evening, Lappeenranta, FI


RESIDENCIES

2007 Barcelona residence, Spain, Arts Council of Southeast, FI


MEMBERSHIPS

2008- Jewellery Art Association, FI