Curriculum Vitae

Maija Helasvuo
Sculptor

  • b.1968, Helsinki
  • Work at Hyvinkää Finland
  • +358405819622

www.maijahelasvuo.com
www.artists.fi/sculptors
www.galerietoolbox.com
www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi
www.yts.fi


Art Education

2014-   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

  • 2016
    Maila Talvio-Salong, Hartola
  • 2015
    The Ultimate. Finnish Contemporary Art. Korundi, Rovaniemi City Art Museum
    Pinxhill 2015
    Free Art Space Helsinki
  • 2014
    Museum of New Generation, Jyväskylä
    Illusion, Riihimäki Glassfactory
  • 2013
    Gallery Knipsu Bergen
  • 2012
    Collage-Hyvinkää City Art Museum
  • 2011
    Mänttä Visual Art Exhibition
    Wäinö11! Gallery Maaret Finnberg Turku
    Nature forte Rovaniemi City Art Museum
    Ars Auttoinen
  • 2010
    Art Fair Helsinki
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
    Mänttä Visual Art Exhibition
    Kerava Art Museum
    Ludwig Museum, Koblenz Memory Traces
  • 2009
    Kivinokka Enviroment Exhibition 2009
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
  • 2008
    Jyväskylä  City Art Museum
    Espoo Modern Art Museum
    Galleria Manes Praha
  • 2006 
    Exhibition of Uusimaa Art Council Helsinki
    TAJU Hyvinkää  City Art Museum
    Country and Urbane Lappeenranta
  • 2004
    Rauma City Art Museum
  • 2003
    Postpaces Hyvinkää City Art Museum
    Lönnström Art Museum
    Oulu City Art Museum
    Joensuu  City Art Museum
    Hämeenlinna City Art Museum
    Drops  Högfors Art Factory Karkkila
    Päivää-guten Morgon Bad Hersfeldt Germany
  • 2002
    Visual Art Exhibition Mänttä
    Tuttlingen City Galleria Germany
  • 1999
    TAJU99 Hyvinkää
    Country and Urbane Lappeenranta
  • 1998
    Pirkanpohja Art Center
  • 1997
    The Finnish Glass Museum Riihimäki
    Hämeenlinna Culture Center
    Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
  • 1996
    Gallery Allinna Riihimäki
    Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
  • 1995
    Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association

 


Group Exhibition

  • 2016
    Galerie TOOLBOX ,Berlin
    Degree Show of Academy of Fine Arts Gallery Forum Box Helsinki
    Five Rooms Kajaani City Art Museum
  • 2015
    Suomi-Ruotsi 3-3 Finlandsinstitut Tukholma
    What is to be done? Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
    Gallery KONE, Hämeenlinna
    Five Rooms South-Karelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta
  • 2014
    Gallery 3B Wrexham U.K
    Sycharth Gallery Wrexham U.K
    Emotional Cirkus Studio44 Stockholm
  • 2013
    Oriel Wrecsam Gallery, Wrexham U.K.
  • 2012
    Social Box, Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
  • 2011,2013
    Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm
  • 2007
    Kunsthalle Helsinki  Five Rooms
  • 2006
    KIC-Nord Art Rendsburg ,Germany
  • 2005
    TAJU05, part of Sculptor 05 Exhibition
    Wunderbaum Kemi City Art Museum
  • 2004 
    Wunderbaum Joensuu  City Art Museum
  • 2003 
    Wunderbaum Jyväskylä City Art Museum
    Savonlinna City Art Museum
  • 2001
    The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Jyväskylä Museum of midlle –Finland
  • 2000
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
    Galleria Becker Jyväskylä
    Promenadi Gallery Hyvinkää
  • 1997
    Mältinranta Art Center Tampere
    Gallery Joella Turku
  • 1996
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
    Exhibition hall of the Oulu Culture Center
    Gallery Marianportti Lahti
    Porvoo Art Hall
  • 1994
    Lahti City Art Museum
    The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki
  • 1993
    Gallery of  the Pori Artist Associations
  • 1992
    Keuruu  City Art Museum
    The Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists Karkkila
    Kerava City Art Museum, Annual Exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations
    Gallery Mutka Hyvinkää
  • 1991
    Gallery Artteli Joensuu
  • 1990
    Gallery Tyko Nurmes

Private Exhibition

  • 2015
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
  • 2014
    Galerie TOOLBOX,Berlin
  • 2013
    Gallery Sculptor Helsinki
  • 2012
    Galerie TOOLBOX Berlin
  • 2010
    Gallery Tyko Nurmes (Invitation)
    Kuma Gallerie Berlin
  • 2009
    Gallery of Cityart Helsinki (Invitation)
    Gallery Sculptor Helsinki
  • 2008
    Hyvinkää City Art Museum
  • 2007
    Skanska Helsinki (Invitation)
  • 2006
    Gallery Mania Tampere (Invitation)
  • 2001
    Gallery Bakeliittibambi , Helsinki
    Gallery of Hyvinkää Artists Association
  • 2000
    Gallery Titanik Turku
  • 1999
    Gallery Bakeliittibambi , Helsinki
    Gallery kipinä , Lahti
  • 1997
    Gallery Work Shop , Helsinki
  • 1996
    Mältinranta Art Center Tampere
    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
  • State Art Collection
  • Finnish Art Society
  • Hyvinkää  City Art Museum
  • Glyndwr University U.K
  • Lutheran Congregation of Joensuu
  • Finnish Businessmans Businessschool
  • Heino Collection
  • Private Collections

Public Work

  • Mother, Hyvinkää Senior High School
  • Messenger, Studio Donner Hyvinkää
  • In the Great Hand, Hyvinkää Evangelical Luther Congregation Centre
  • Mirror, Hyvinkää City Hall
  • Big Heart,  Punaoja Kindergard Hyvinkää
  • 3-part terracotta sculpture in Vanha Villatehdas  Hyvinkää co-operation whith Sculptor Anneli Sipiläinen
  • Terracotta sculpture Villan kahvila Hyvinkää co-operate whith Sculptor Anneli Sipiläinen

Grants

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

Curating

  • 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

  • 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

  • President of the display Compensation Board deputy 2016-
  • 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 magasine 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

 

Research material (selection)

TV:

  • Kuvastin, 2 finnish wooden Sculptors YLE 2005

Publication:

  • 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
  • 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:

  • 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 2 2003 1/07
  • 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

Forthcoming Exhibition

Kunstverein Vienheim 2016
Hyvinkää Art Museum 2016 (Invitation)
Castle of Tavastia 2017 (Invitation)
Undegun Art Space Wrexham Wales U.K 2017