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EDUCATION 
1981 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland 
1975 Institute of Design, Lahti Polytechnic Lahti, Finland 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 
Jewelry, Cutlery, Bowls, Lightning Features, Weathervanes,
Tutoring, Workshops, Lectures, Exhibitions, Performance Art 

MEMBERSHIP 
Association of Finnish Designers Ornamo 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 
2017 Kuopion kaupungin hopeinen kunniamerkki 
2015 Kalevala Jewelry cultural foundations grant 
2012 First Class Medal of the Order of the White Rose of Finland with golden cross 
2009 Grant for Workshop, North Savo Arts Council 
2008 Artist Stipend, Arts Council of South Savo 
2004 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, Finland 
1998 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, Finland 
1991 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, New Mexico, USA 
1988 Grant for Exhibiting, Foundation of Culture, Finland 

COMPETITIONS 
2013 2nd prize in design competition, Kalevala Jewelry 
1985 Lapponia Jewelry, in collaboration with Riitta Aalto 
1984 3rd prize Turku Silver Jewelry 

WORKS IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS 
Museum of Handicraft, Jyväskylä, Finland 
Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 
2009 Pequin Jewelry for President of Finland, Tarja Halonen 

EXHIBITIONS - GROUP (SELECTED) 
2019 Northern light, CODA-Museo, Aperdoorn, Holland 2 
2019 Munich Jewellery Week, Munich 
2019 Caisa Galleria, Helsinki 
2018 Kuopio museo, Kuopio 
2015 Triple Parade Exhibition Teinzen China - Kuopio Finland - Antwerpen Holland 
2012 Café Kaneli, Kuopio, Finland 
2011 Galleria Werkstay-Laden, Switzerland 
2010 Glimten I ögat, Katrineholm, Sverige 
2009 Finnish Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 
2009 Scandinavian Reflections, Sydney, Australia 
2008 Ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany 
2008 Kielermesse, Kiel, Germany 
2008 The Lawrence-Eutin Connection, Lawrence, Kansas, USA 
2005 Finnisch-Iceland Exhibition, Savonlinna, Finland 
2005 “Timepath”, Gallery Hyvin Pieni, Rikhard’s Street Library, Helsinki, Finland 
2004-2005 Gold in Europa, France 
2001 “Flower”-Art and Design, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland 
1999 Metal Art, Museum of Applied Art, Riga, Latvia 
1998 “Elle&Doris”, Finnish Institute, Paris, France 
1997 Finnish Jewelry, Gallery Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain 
1996 Bijoux Contemporains en Images, Museum Cagnes-sur-Mer, France 
1996 “Artificum Arte Artificum” – Eight European Jewelry, Rome, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen 
1995 Finnish Design, Musee de l’Art Moderne et de l’Art Contemporaine, Nice, France 
1993 Finnish Jewelry Design, Center for International Contemporaty Art,New York,NY, USA 
1992 Triennale du Bijou, Musee des arts Decoratifs, Paris, France 
1992 “Helsinki – Taos”, Gallery Collins-Petit, Taos, New Mexico, USA 
1991 Schmuckszene ’91, Exhibition Hall Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany 
1983 AU AG, Gallery Grjot, Reykjavik, Iceland 3 

EXHIBITIONS - INDIVIDUAL (SELECTED) 
2018 Magic of Harvest, Täky Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland 
2015 40v. Kierrätystaidetta – 40 years of recycle art, Galleria Jangva, Helsinki, Finland 
2014 Kalevala Jewerly, Helsinki, Finland 
2003 Retro (spective), H. Syrjänen Studio-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 
2003 Variety, Artek Shop-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 
2002 Jewelry & Metal Art, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland 
1996 Housework, Kansas City Artists Collection, Kansas City, USA in collaboration with Carol Ann Carter 
1994 “Marble and Rocks” Installation, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland 
1988 Rubbish and Silver, Gallery Debray, Riihimäki, Finland 
1986 Birch Jewelry, A. Tillander Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 
1985 Dream Jewelry, Gallery 585, Helsinki, Finland 

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS 
2014 Itsenäisyyden Ajan Suomalainen Korukirja 
2009 Catalog “Years of Harakka”, Finland 
1998 “Elle&Doris” – Catalog, Finnish Institute, Paris, France 
1996 “Boat and Jewelry”, A.Tillander Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 1996 “Artificum Arte Artificum” – Catalog, Eight European Jewelry Artists Associazione Culturale Utopia 
1992 Triennale du Bijou – Catalog, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France 
1991 Schmuckszene ’91, Munich, Germany 

LECTURES 
2009 Gallery Overbeck, Lybeck, Germany 
2009 Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 
2000 Washington University, Sealttle, USA 
1996 Haskell Indian Nations University 
1996 University of Kansas, Lawrence , Kansas, USA 
1996 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Minnesota, USA 
1994 Konstfack National College of Art and Design, Stockholm, Sweden 
1994 Instituto des Artes Plasticas, Xalapa, Mexico 
1992 Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain 4 

1991 Pratt Institute, New York, USA 
1989 Crambrook Academy of Art, Bloombield Hills, Michigan, USA 
1984 Goldsmith School, Copenhagen, Denmark 

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS 
2015 Leader of seminar “Welcome back materials”, Leksand, Sweden 
2000 International Seminar, Ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany 
2000 “Ice Boat” – Ice Workshop for Children, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland 
2000-2001 “Air Ring” Travelling Exhibition (based on Weathervane International seminar travelled through 7 Galleries in 4 countries (Finland, Iceland, Spain, Germany 
1999 Weathervane International Seminar and Exhibition, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland 
1995 “Split Rock” Workshop, Duluth, Minnesota, USA – in collaboration with Carol Ann Carter 
1994 “Beach Works”, International Seminar, Barents Sea, Norway 
1991 “Jewelry of the Street”, publich yard near MOMA, New York, USA 
1990 “Sea Jewelry” Intervational seminar, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland – in collaboration with University of Industrial Arts Helsinki, Finland 

PERFORMANCE ART 
2005 “Fire and Ice”, Eutin, Germany 
2000 “Ice Boat”, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland 
1996 “Coming to America”, Ebb Flow, Kansas River, Sandbar, Lawrence, Kansas, USA 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS 
1996 School of Fine Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA 
1983-1992 University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland 

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