PRINTMAKER AND VISUAL ARTIST

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KAISA JUSSILA

Born 1979 in Vantaa, Finland

 

 

ART STUDIES

2000-2006               Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (The Department of Printmaking)

1999-2000               Pekka Halonen Academy, Järvenpää, Finland

1998-1999               Liminka Art School

 

OTHER STUDIES

2016                         The Experimental Colour Workshop for Babies, Porin lastenkulttuurikeskus

2010-2014                Graphic Designer, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024                          Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu

2024                          Gallery Joella, Turku

2023, 2022                Gallery Vivace, Savonlinna

2022                          Joensuu theatre

2022                          Window Gallery, Sokos, Joensuu

2021                          Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany

2021                          Gallery Huuto, Helsinki

2019                          Grafoteekki, Gallery G, Helsinki

2018                          Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu

2018                          Tohmajärvi Museum District

2017                          Gallery Ars Nova, Savonlinna

2014                          Gallery Arthur, Helsinki 

2011-2010                 Town, Tohmajärvi Library and Gallery Volga, Helsinki

2010-2009                 Forest Family in the City, Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu and Malmitalo gallery, Helsinki

2009                          Porvoo Art Hall (with Satu Rautiainen)

2008                          Porras-gallery, Helsinki

2008                          Gallery Huuto Viiskulma, Helsinki

2004                          Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki

2002                          Academy of Fine Arts Corridor-gallery, Helsinki

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023                          Liikkuva galleria, As.Nro 57, Puotila, Helsinki 

2023                          Makupaloja - Joensuu Printmaking workshop exhibition, Joensuu Main Library           

2023                          Sounds of Peace, Louhitalo, Eno

2023                          Matkalla, Näyttelykeskus, Kitee

2021                          Print Process, Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu

2021                          Mustan Kissan MUSEOPAMAUS,  Tohmajärvi Museum District

2020                          Cable Factory, Helsinki

2019                          Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2019                          PRINT, Printmaking from North Karelia, Taidekeskus Ahjo, Joensuu

2019                          Mustan Kissan KESÄPAMAUS, Onkamo, Tohmajärvi

2017                          Pimeä talo 10-years tour

2011, 2010                Vuokala, Piippuhalli, Savonranta

2010                          Seinäjoki Art Hall (with Petra Koivisto, Pia Salo and Satu Rautiainen)

2009                          Contemporary Art about Cats, Savonlinna museum Riihisaari

2009                          Finnish and Swedish printmaking, Hanasaari Cultural Centre, Espoo

2008                          Artlab Gallery (with Pentti Kaskipuro), Helsinki

2008, 2009                Uusi lehti - New Printmaking, Gallery G, Helsinki

2008                          Sunset Boulevard (Peltokatu 33 visits), Hämeentie 31, Helsinki

2008                          Wederzijds-festival, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

2008-2007                 4. Nordic Printmaking triennial and exhibition, Holbaek, Tanska

2008                          Artlab Gallery opening exhibition, Helsinki 

2007                          Movie theatre Orion, Helsinki

2008, 2007                Pimeä Talo, Peltokatu 33, Tampere

2007                          Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki

2007                          Myymälä2, Helsinki

2006                          Helsinki Biennale, Myymälä2, Helsinki

2006                          Lahden Taidepanimo

2005                          Tennispalatsi, Academy of Fine Arts Graduation exhibition, Helsinki

2004                          Kaiku gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

2003                          Transparent City, Kiasma and Academy of Fine Arts Corridor-gallery

2002                          Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Helsinki

2001                          Gallery K, Huittinen

2001                          Kerava Art Museum

2001                          Jyväskylä Art Museum

2001                          Saurofonia, Q-theatre, Helsinki

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Seinäjoki town

Kitee town

Rantasalmi town

Holbaek Kunstforening

Kuntsi Foundation

Jyväskylä Art Museum

Cuenca Art Academy, Spain

Private collections in Finland and abroad

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2022                         Arts Council of North Karelia

2022                         Arts Promotion Centre Finland (2 month corona grant)

2021                         The Finnish Cultural Foundation (mobility grant)

2021                         Arts Council of North Karelia (5 month grant)

2020                         Arts Promotion Centre Finland (corona grant)

2019                         Karjalaisen kulttuurin edistämissäätiö (1-year grant)

2018                         Tohmajärvi municipality

2017                         Arts Council of North Karelia

2016, 2009               The Finnish Cultural foundation in North Karelia (1-year grant)

2010, 2009               Kitee town grant

2008                         Oskar Öflund foundation

2007                         1. prize 4. Nordic Printmaking triennial, Holbaek, Denmark

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2023-                         Gallery Huuto

2008-                        Joensuu Art Society

2007-                        Kuvasto ry

2006-                        The Association of Finnish Printmakers

2006-                        Helsinki Art Society

2006-                        Finnish Art Society´s Union

 

JOURNEYS AND RESIDENCES

2023                         Valosag residency, Budapest, Hungary

2021                         Galerie Pleiku residency, Berlin, Germany

2004                         Estonia-project, Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki

2003-2002                Printmaking Department journeys to Italy, Sweden and Denmark

 

TEACHING

2023                         Estimations for art students, Riveria trade school, Joensuu

2019-2020                Art teacher, Pyhäselkä prison, Joensuu

2017-                        Joensuu adult education centre

2010-2019                Tohmajärvi  adult education centre

2008-2019                Keski-Karjala adult education centre 

2008-2015                Kitee children art school

2007                         Hämeenlinna children art school

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

2023                         Joensuu Printmaking Workshop administrator

2023                         Curator,  Joensuu Printmaking workshop jubilee exhibition

2023                         Member of SKJL board

2019-2021                Mustan Kissan KESÄ- and  MUSEOPAMAUS -exhibition coordinator

2018-                        Tohmajärvi artist residency´s administrator and member of a residence team

2010-2011                Member of Joensuu Art Societys Board

2008                         Member of Artlab Oy exhibition committee

 

PUBLICATIONS

2023                         Culture Magazine Iäni, artist of the cover page, 3/2023

2007                         Comic Book “Holiday in Wales”

2005                         Kuvataideakatemia Final Exhibition catalogue

 

OTHER ACTIONS

2018-                        Working in Joensuu printmakers workshop

2005                         Practical training in  Printmaking Workshop Himmelblau, Tampere

2002                         Venny tv series, performing Venny Soldan Brofeldt´s drawing hand, Yle 2003