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Curriculum Vitae

 
born 1982 Helsinki, Finland

Studies

2006

Specialization studies in Jewellery Art (20 credit units), South Carelia Polytechnic, Lappeenranta, Finland

2005

Supplementary working skills training for artists, artisans and designers (16 c.u.), Adult Education Centre of Tampere City, Finland

2004

The secondary education of jewellery and metalwork design, Tampere College of Crafts and Design, Finland

2003

Fine arts studies (17 c.u.), Adult Education College, Anjalankoski, Finland

Courses

2015

Relief printing, graphics studio of The Artists’ Association of South Karelia, Lappeenranta

Wet watercolour painting, studio of artist Anna Tereshenkova, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2009

3D-modelling and wax casting (3 c.u.), Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Lappeenranta, Finland

Enamel technics, Studio of jewellery artist Anna Tereshenkova, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Working

Since 2005 jewellery designer-maker, jewellery artist
2007-2010 work practice trainer of jewellery design students  

Solo exhibitions

2016         

House by the Sea, Imatra Art Museum, Imatra
Breath from the Sea, Bits of the Past, A-Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia

2015                   

Letters from The Island, Kuressaare Town Hall Gallery, Kuressaare, Estonia

2012                   

Letters from The Island, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Collected Tales (with Nikolai Balabin), A-Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia

2010

Unknown Path, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Crossing, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland

2009

Desert Paths, Masters’ Guild Art Gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Different Stories (with Johanna Halme), Craft Museum’s Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland

Different Stories (with Johanna Halme), Very Small Gallery, Library at Richardinkatu Street, Helsinki

2008

My Park (with Nikolai Balabin), Gallery Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Park (with Nikolai Balabin), Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland

Once upon a time, JonkGallery, Helsinki, Finland

Garden, Gallery O!, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Joint and group exhibitions

2016

Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Jewellery Art and Miniature Forms, BULTHAUP Design Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

KORU 2016, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki                    

2015

Treasures of St.Petersburg, jewellery art exhibition, House of Architects, St.Petersburg, Russia 

Jewelry • Boundless, 2015 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Innovation Park of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China 

2014

Artisaani Pop-Up, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki

20th anniversary Exhibition, A-Galerii, Safe, Tallinn, Estonia

Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2013

Marked for design & kunsthåndværk 2013, Design Fair, Aalborg, Denmark

JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES, Design Forum Shop, Helsinki

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2013, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Finnish Fashion and Design at New York Fashion Week, Paloni pop-up-shop, Ivana Helsinki Concept Store, New York, USA

2012

Jewellery Art, Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta

Rara Avis Group, Kouvola Art Museum, Gallery, Kouvola

Frue Plads Marked 2012, Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

korUral II, Finnish Jewellery at Urals, The Stone Cutting and Jewellery Art History Museum, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2012, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia 

2011

ArtHelsinki Contemporary Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association), Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre

pro.KORU II, finnish jewellery design (juried), Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland

30th Anniversary of Lappeenranta Saskias , Gallery Kaakaopapu, Lappeenranta

SAGĖ UNISEX, Galerija Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania

Rare Bird (group), Gallery Laura, Lappeenranta, Finland

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far, Gallery Norsu, Helsinki

Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

PARKS - TAKAS - VĒJŠ (with Nikolai Balabin and Anna Fanigina), Cēsis City Exhibition Hall, Cēsis, Latvia

2010

1 gr. Au, Galerija Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania

KORURAL, finnish jewellery art, Chelyabinsk Art Museum, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Helsinki Contemporary Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association),
Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre

FINNISH JEWELRY, Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

HOLOWNIA, The 19th International Silverart Competition MINIMUM, Corner Gallery, Legnica, Poland

KORUT, Galleria Norsu, Helsinki

NOW HERE Finland Design Exhibition 2010 (jury), Exhibition Hall of Seinäjoki, Finland

WHITE, Exhibition Hall of the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

New members, Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland

2009

FINNISH JEWELLERY 1600-2009, Design Museum, Helsinki

The 3th International Biennale of Amber Art “Alatyr 2009”, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia

GOOD WOOD, Gallery Vavilon, Samara, Russia

GOOD WOOD, Exhibition Hall of Moscow Art College, Moscow, Russia

GOOD WOOD, Geological FairManege Exhibition Hall (at The Geological Fair), St.-Petersburg, Russia

GOOD WOOD, Show Room of Parguet-Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Insideout, Galleri Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland

Three paths (group), Täky-galleria, Lappeenranta, Finland

2008

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2008, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Helsinki Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association), Wanha Satama, Helsinki

Jewellery Transit Helsinki-Saint-Petersburg-Moscow (group), Exhibition Hall of Moscow Art College, Moscow, Russia

Kokoelma, Jewellery Collection of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association, The Art Museum of    Lahti, Finland

On the borderlines – Jewellery Art, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland

pro.KORU II, finnish jewellery design, Gallery Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark

Winter Exhibition, Gallery Alternatives, Rome, Italy

2007

pro.KORU II, finnish jewellery design (juried), Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland

Kontti 2007, contemporary finnish jewellery (juried), Simonkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland

Image and Form 2007 Contest, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2006

Bijoux de noël, jewellery, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2006, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Garden, jewellery and paintings (group), Täky-gallery, Lappeenranta, Finland

Familiar unknown, students of jewellery art specialization studies, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland

The 2nd International Amber Artwork Prize of the Baltic Sea Countries, The German Amber Museum, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany

Silmukoin (juried), Craft and Arts Centre Verkaranta, Tampere, Finland

2005

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2005, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

Works in collections

The Finnish Jewellery Art Association, the German Amber Museum, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany, private collections in Finland, Russia, USA, Sweden, The Netherlands, Danmark, Australia

Catalogues

korUral II - Scandinavian Art Jewellery at Urals, Cheljabinsk Art Museum, Cheljabinsk, Russia, 2012

pro.KORU III, 21 finnish jewellery designers, Association of Southeast Finland designer-makers TÄKY, Lappeenranta 2011

KORURAL, Suomalaista korua Uralilla, Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu, Imatra 2010

Jewelry Olympus 2008-09, The World of Stone, Saint-Petersburg 2010

ALATYR 2009, Catalogue of the Third International Biennal of Amber Works of Art, Kaliningrad 2009

GOOD WOOD, Natalia Koigorodova, Parguet-Hall,  Saint-Petersburg 2009

pro.KORU II, Association of Southeast Finland designer-makers TÄKY, Lappeenranta 2007

KONTTI, Korutaide ry (Jewellery Art Association), Lappeenranta 2007

Periodicals

Stop in Finland, no 2, March 2014, p. 28, St.-Petersburg

Baltic Jewellery News (20), 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania

Baltic Jewellery News (18), 2009, Vilnius, Lithuania              

TAITO Magazine 2/2009, pages 12-16, Finland

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 1/2009

Russian Diamonds & Jewellery 4/2008

Awards, grants

2016

Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year working grant

2013

National Council for Architecture, Design and Environmental Art, travel grant (work group)
National Council for Design, one year state grant for artists

2012                   

Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund, half a year working grant

2011

Arts Council of Finland, Public Display Grant
Arts Council of Southeast Finland, half a year working grant

2009

Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund, half a year working grant 

2008

1st prize, ”Olympus 2008” Competition, nomination “Jewellery virtuosos / Innovation”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oleg Orkin´s prize, ”Olympus 2008” Competition, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
National Council for Design, travel grant (work group)
National Council for Design, quality support for design (work group)

2007

Finnish Cultural Foundation, grant
Arts Council of Southeast Finland, subsidy for a group exhibition

2006

28th prize in The Second International Amber Artwork Competition of the Baltic Sea Countries, The German Amber Museum, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany
Arts Council of Southeast Finland, subsidy for a group exhibition

Membership

Artists O, 2016 -
Finnish Association of Designers ORNAMO, 2008 -
Korutaide ry (Jewellery Art Association), Finland, 2006-2014
Southeast Finland Designer-Makers TÄKY, 2006 - 

 
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Melitina Balabin