Curriculum Vitae

Maija Helasvuo

Sculptor, MFA
b. 1968, Helsinki
Lives at Hyvinkää Finland

+358405819622
mhelasvuo(at)gmail.com
www.maijahelasvuo.com
www.artists.fi/sculptors
www.galerietoolbox.com
www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi


Art Education

2014-2016  MFA, Academy of Fine Arts
2013-2014 Turku Fine Art Academy
1990-1994 Lahti Institute of Fine Art
1990-1989 Hyvinkää Art School
1988 Matriculation Examination
1984-86 Joensuu Concervatoire , Orchestra musicians studies: violin.
2007-2008 Hamk Pedagogial Studies


Exhibition by Invitation

2020 Pacha Suomi, Organ Kritischer Kunst, Berlin
2019 Stocfors Art Fair 2019 Pyhtää
2019 ArtLaboratory, Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2019 Bureaucracy, Gallery Rankka Helsinki
2019 Fragile, Hyvinkää Art Museum Kaapo`s Gallery
2018,2019 Forest behind the corner Environmental Art Exhibiton Renko
2018 Maila Talvio Salong Hartola
2017 unfin(n)ished Galerie Nord Berlin
2017 Every moment is an exception, Works from State Art Collection Glass Factory Riihimäki
2017 Art Kaarisilta Biennal Villähde
2017 The Pious an the Pagans –Portravals of Humanity Finnish National Museum Castle of Häme
2017 100 years of Fine Art in Hyvinkää, Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2016 Hyvinkää Art School 50-year Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2016 HAJE Korundi Rovaniemi City Art Museum
2016 Maila Talvio-Salong, Hartola
2015 The Ultimate. Finnish Contemporary Art. Korundi, Rovaniemi City Art Museum
2015 Pinxhill 2015
2015 Free Art Space Helsinki
2014 Museum of New Generation, Jyväskylä
2014 Illusion, Riihimäki Glassfactory
2013 Gallery Knipsu Bergen
2012 Collage-Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2011 Mänttä Visual Art Exhibition
2011 Wäinö11! Gallery Maaret Finnberg Turku
2011 Nature forte Rovaniemi City Art Museum
2011 Ars Auttoinen
2010 Art Fair Helsinki
2010 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2010 Mänttä Visual Art Exhibition
2010 Kerava Art Museum
2010 Ludwig Museum, Koblenz Memory Traces
2009 Kivinokka Enviroment Exhibition 2009
2009 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2008 Jyväskylä  City Art Museum
2008 Espoo Modern Art Museum
2008 Galleria Manes Praha
2006 Exhibition of Uusimaa Art Council Helsinki
2006 TAJU Hyvinkää  City Art Museum
2006 Country and Urbane Lappeenranta
2004 Rauma City Art Museum
2003 Postpaces Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2003 Lönnström Art Museum
2003 Oulu City Art Museum
2003 Joensuu  City Art Museum
2003 Hämeenlinna City Art Museum
2003 Drops Högfors Art Factory Karkkila
2003 Päivää-guten Morgon Bad Hersfeldt Germany
2002 Visual Art Exhibition Mänttä
2002 Tuttlingen City Galleria Germany
1999 TAJU99 Hyvinkää
1999 Country and Urbane Lappeenranta
1998 Pirkanpohja Art Center
1997 The Finnish Glass Museum Riihimäki
1997 Hämeenlinna Culture Center
1997 Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
1996 Gallery Allinna Riihimäki
1996 Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
1995 Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association


Group Exhibition

2019 Riihimäki Glass Factory
2019 Only Echoes Passing Through the Night, Odetta Gallery, New York
2018 Riihimäki Glass Factory
2017 Meeting Point Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
2017 Nachtstein Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
2017 Emotional Circus, Art Space Undegun Wrexham, Wales U.K
2016 Emotional Circus Strumpfe Mannheim, Kunstverein und Kunsthaus Viernheim
2016 Degree Show of Academy of Fine Arts Gallery Forum Box Helsinki
2016 Five Rooms Kajaani City Art Museum
2015 Finlands Institut Stockholm
2015 What is to be done? Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2015 Gallery KONE, Hämeenlinna
2015 Five Rooms South-Karelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta
2014 Gallery 3B Wrexham U.K
2014 Sycharth Gallery Wrexham U.K
2014 motional Cirkus Studio44 Stockholm
2013 Oriel Wrecsam Gallery, Wrexham U.K.
2012 Social Box, Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
2011,2013,2017 Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm
2007 Kunsthalle Helsinki  Five Rooms
2006 KIC-Nord Art Rendsburg ,Germany
2005 TAJU05, part of Sculptor 05 Exhibition
2004  Wunderbaum Joensuu City Art Museum Jyväskylä City Art Museum
2003  Savonlinna City Art Museum
2001 The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Jyväskylä Museum of Middle –Finland
2000 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2000 Galleria Becker Jyväskylä
2000 Promenadi Gallery Hyvinkää
1997 Mältinranta Art Center Tampere
1997 Gallery Joella Turku
1996 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
1996 Exhibition hall of the Oulu Culture Center
1996 Porvoo Art Hall
1994 Lahti City Art Museum
1994 The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1993 Gallery of the Pori Artist Associations
1992 Keuruu City Art Museum
1992 The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists Karkkila
1992 Kerava City Art Museum, Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations
1992 Gallery Mutka Hyvinkää
1991 Gallery Artteli Joensuu
1990 Gallery Tyko Nurmes


Private Exhibition

2020 Gallery Live, Helsinki (Invitation)
2018 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2015 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2014 Galerie TOOLBOX,Berlin
2013 Gallery Sculptor Helsinki
2012 Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
2010 Kuma Gallerie Berlin
2010 Gallery Tyko Nurmes (Invitation)
2009 Gallery Sculptor Helsinki
2009 Gallery of Cityart Helsinki (Invitation)
2008 Hyvinkää City Art Museum
2007 Skanska Helsinki (Invitation)
2006 Gallery Mania Tampere (Invitation)
2001 Gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
2001 Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
2000 Gallery Titanik Turku
1999 Gallery Bakeliittibambi , Helsinki
1999 Gallery kipinä, Lahti
1997 Gallery Work Shop, Helsinki
1996 Mältinranta Art Center Tampere
1996 Hyvinkää  City Art Museum (Invitation)


Prizes

1999 Dukaatti-prize
2011 William Thuring-mainprize
2014 Hyvinkää City Art award


Works in Collections

  • Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum
  • Finnish National Gallery, State Art Collection
  • Finnish Art Society
  • Hyvinkää  City Art Museum
  • Hus Art Collection
  • Glyndwr University U.K
  • Heino Art Foundation>
  • Lutheran Congregation of Joensuu
  • Finnish Businessmans Business school
  • Private Collections

Public Work

  • In Garden Warbler`s wings, Hyvinkää Hospital
  • Mother, Hyvinkää Senior High School
  • Messenger, Studio Donner Hyvinkää
  • In the Great Hand, Hyvinkää Evangelical Luther Congregation Center
  • Mirror, Hyvinkää City Hall
  • Big Heart, Punaoja Kindergard Hyvinkää
  • 3-part terracotta sculpture in Wanha Villatehdas Co-operate whith Sculptor Anneli Sipiläinen
  • Terracotta Sculpture co-operate whith Sculptor Anneli Sipiläinen Villan Kahvila Hyvinkää

Grants

2013 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2010 State of Finland 5-years Artists Grant
2006,2019 State of Finland 3-year Grand
2005,2015 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Fund of Uusimaa
2012,2013,2014,2016 Frame
2004,2016 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year Grant
2009,2015 Public Display Grant for Visual Artists
2009,2015,2017 City of Hyvinkää
2003 State of Finland
2003 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
2002 Art Council of Uusimaa
2002 State of Finland
2002 City of Hyvinkää
2001 State of Finland
2000 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
1998 The Finnish Cultural Foundation
1997 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
1997 Art Council of Häme
1996 Art Council of Häme
1995 City of Riihimäki
1994 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Fund of Häme
1994 City of Riihimäki
1991 City of Riihimäki


Curating

  • Kaukaa yhdessä- Gyda`n Gilydd o Bell Galerie TOOLBOX, Berlin
  • Carusell of Memories, five Sculptors at Illusion 2015 Riihimäki
  • On the Edge- Sivulla Undegun Art Space Wrexham U.K
  • Llif: Flow:Virta Sycharth Gallery and Gallery 3B, Wrexham U.K
  • Three Sculptors: 3Räume at Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin 2013
  • Wales Contemporary Art in Kaapo´s Gallery Hyvinkää City Art Museum 2012
  • Kantri ja Urbaani annual Exhibition in Lappeenranta 2010
  • KATO Exhibition Vantaa City Art Museum 1998
  • Annual Art Exhibition of Hyvinkää Artists Association Hyvinkää City Art Museum 1998
  • Co-operate with Sculptor Anneli Sipiläinen
  • One of the Curators in the Gallery Allinna Riihimäki, co-operate whith City of Riihimäki and Riihimäki Artists Association 1990-1997

Other Artists Activities

  • DC Art Fair in Washington DC 2019
  • Mannerheim League for Child Welfare 100th anniversary Coin design competition, member of the jury 2019
  • AboAgora 2019 presentation with Carving Out Transformations- research project Group
  • Funeral Competition for President Mauno Koivisto, member of the jury 2018
  • “Shoes next to yours” Video intervention at Kamppi Chapel Helsinki 2016. Co-operate with Niina Räty, Lutheran Congregation of Helsinki and Academy of Fine Arts
  • Kalasatama Art Competition. HAM Helsinki City Art Museum, member of the Jury 2016
  • CD- album cover Design to Hyvinkää Salon Orchestra 2014
  • Ceramic & Space, Finnish Design Museum, member of the Jury 2014
  • Grosses Treffen, Scandinavian Artists meets German Curators, Nordic Embassy Berlin 2013
  • Jyväskylä City Rantaraitti Competition: Member of the Jury 2012
  • Take part invitated to Community Art program “Art to the people” in Turku European Capital city of culture 2011
  • Best presentation of Culture her own-diplom Ax festival Tomsk,Siberia,Russia 2011
  • Presentation in Art an Society-Symposium Berlin 2010
  • Replica of Finnish Animal-shaped/horse-shaped ornament whith bell pendants, part of PhD Riitta Rainio´s workgroup 2012-13
  • Replica of Finnish Iron Age bell and pellet bell, part of PhD Riitta Rainio`s workgroup.
  • 2011 Replicas are present in Finnish National Library and Klostret I Ystad 2016
  • Residence of Finnish Cultural Institute of New York 2008
  • Member of the Jury: Housing Fairs Vaasa 2007
  • Member of the Jury: Medal of The year 2007. The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland
  • Sculpture Symposium Germany 2002
  • Editor of the catalogue about professional artists working in the county of Kanta-Häme (finnish/English)

Memberships

  • The Association of Finnish Sculptors
  • Artists Cooperative TOOLBOX
  • Ars Häme
  • Arkadia Society (Culture Society of Finnish Parlament members and Artists)

Position of Trust

  • Serlachius Art Fund Member of the Board 2020-
  • Arkadia Society council 2018-
  • Member of the Gallery Sculptor exhibition committee 2017-
  • President of the display Compensation Board deputy 2016-2018
  • Co-operate Toolbox Member of The Board 2012-
  • Uusimaa Art Council 2013-2014
  • President of The Association of Finnish Sculptors 2009-2011, vice President 2012-2013
  • Member of the Forum Artists council, the national co-operaton organ for Finnish artits´ associations 2010- 2012
  • The Finnish Artists Association, vice president, 2009-2011
  • Visual Artists´ Support Foundation 2012-2014
  • Visual Expression Advisory Board Pekka Halonen Academy 2006-
  • Member of the Finnish Artists Studio Foundation council , vice chairman 2003-2008
  • Member of the Finnish Art magazine council 2003-2009
  • Wool Factory Development Group. City of Hyvinkää 2008-09
  • Chairman of the Finnish Artists Association Representatives 2002-2003
  • Member of the Finnish Sculptors Council 2000-2003, vice chairman 2003
  • Member of the Finnish Sculptors Exhibition Committee 2000-2001
  • Member of the Helsinki Art Hall council 2001-2003
  • Member of The Finnish Artists Association Representatives 1996-1998
  • Member of the Hyvinkää Artists Association council 1997-1998, 2000
  • Member of the Riihimäki Artists Association council 1990-1997, chairman 1990-1991

Work as an Art teacher

  • Final works mentor in Lahti Fine Art Institute, Saimaa Univercity of Applied Sciences, Hyvinkää Art School
  • Hyvinkää Art School 2002-2008, Hyria 2009-
  • Hyvinkää Adult Education Centre 2017-
  • Pekka Halonen Akademy 2000-2009
  • Riihimäki Art School for Children and Young people 1996-2009
  • Hyvinkää Art School for Children and Young people 1998-2005
  • Hausjärvi Adult Education Centre 1004-2000

Research material (selection)

TV & Radio:

  • Kuvastin, 2 finnish wooden Sculptors YLE 2005
  • YLE Radio 2015

Publication:

  • Year book of Finnish glass 2018, Association of Friends of the Finnish Glass Museum
  • The Pious and the Pagans, Finnish National Museum 2017
  • Kuvankevät16 2016, University of the Arts Helsinki
  • Maija Helasvuo, Sculptures Hyvinkää Art Museum 2015
  • wä1nö. Turku Museum Centre 2013
  • Together from Afar, Wales Arts Council 2013
  • Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin, Toolbox Books 2012
  • Respect your Mother and Father, Mänttä Visual Art Weeks 2011
  • Who is who in Finland 2011, Otava
  • Supermarket Issue Stocholm 2011, 2013,2017
  • Terrible Joy, Mänttä Visual Art Weeks 2010
  • Pain. Kerava Art Museum 2010
  • Memory Traces, Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Finnland, SilvanaEditoriale 2010.
  • Rovaniemi Art Museum, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection 2002-2008,2009 and 2009-2014
  • Wood in the hands of the Sculptor, Espoo Modern Art Museum 2008
  • Dukaatti,The Finnish Art Society 1846-2006
  • Rovaniemi Art Museum , Collection of Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation 2000
  • Machtproben , Gallerie der Stadt Tuttlingen 2002
  • Enviroments, Mänttä Visual Art Weeks, 2002
  • Tarinoita hitaudesta, Ars Häme 2003
  • Maija Helasvuo Veistoksia, Sculptures 2001
  • Five Rooms Helsinki Art Hall 2007
  • Made by wood, Metsä kustannus 2007

Magazines:

  • Mannheimer Morgen 15.9 2016
  • Berliner Morgen Post 22.4 2010,16.11 2012
  • Helsingin Sanomat 15.6 1997,13.6 1997,15.5 1999,25.1 2001,31.1 2004,1.7 2006,26.1 2007,25.4 2009,1.5 2009,28.11 2013
  • TAIDE (Finnish Art Magazine) 2/03, 4/06, 5/06,1/07,4/08,4/17
  • SontagsZeit 25.8 2002
  • Keski-Suomalainen 1.2 2000,20.3 2003
  • Karjalainen 23.10 2004,26.9 2003
  • Ny Tid 30.4 2008
  • Joensuun Ylioppilaslehti 9/2004
  • Karjalan Maa 19.9 2004
  • Pohjolan Sanomat 19.5 2005
  • Kaleva 3.7 2005
  • Satakunnan Kansa 7.4 2003
  • Hämeen Sanomat 10.5 1999,14.8 1997,12.3 2015
  • Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 11.9 1999
  • HySa 22.7 1997,5.8 2005
  • Metsälehti 8/2005
  • Aamulehti 24.3 2006
  • Anna nro 23 2006,11.1 2007
  • Aarre 10/2017

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • KERAMEGA2020 Voipaala Art Center 2020 (Invitation)
  • Evald Okase Museum Haapsalu Estonia (Invitation)
  • Galerie Toolbox Berlin, 2020
  • Five Rooms, Jyväskylä City Art Museum 2021