CV / Resume

Curriculum Vitae
Miika Nyyssönen
31.12.1965, Mikkeli

Art studies
1988-93 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1987-88 MAA Art School, Helsinki
1984-85 Orivesi College of Fine Arts

Solo exhibitions
2022 Gallery A2, Helsinki
2021 Traveler’s Structures, Galleria Pogo, Helsinki
2019 Window exhibition, Kaken Kehys, Helsinki
2018 Symphony Landscape, Ainola, Järvenpää
2018 Painting trip, Cottage gallery, Kaarina
2016 Layer by Layer, Gallery G12, Kuopio
2011 8 Sculptures, Pori Art Museum
2010 Paintings and collages, Willa Mac, Tampere
2009 Lauma, Kerava Art Museum
2008 Cave Painter’s Cave, Studio K, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
2007 Half random, Galerie Air Garten, Berlin, Germany
2006 2×1, Pejan Oy’s exhibition space, Helsinki
2005 2×1, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
2004 Random Building, Forum Box, Helsinki
2003 M the Machine, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
2002 OfficeOffice, Profounders, Helsinki
2000 Paintings of Sculptures, Galleria Artina, Helsinki
1999 8 Sculptures, Artina Gallery, Helsinki
1999 Miika Nyyssönen Art High School, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Studio
1998 Finnish Paper Art Gallery, Kuusankoski
1998 Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
1997-98 Hospital-retro, Invalidisäätiö Hospital Orton, Helsinki
1997 Office, Annantalo Cultural Center, Helsinki
1995 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1995 Live in Art !, Stoa, Eastern Helsinki Cultural Center
1995 Galleria Just, Turku
1993 Galleria Marina, Helsinki
1992 Exhibition of Graduating Artists, Academy of Fine Arts
1992 Varkaus Art Museum
1991 Helsinki Railway Station
1990 Finnish Painters’ Association Gallery, Helsinki
1989 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1985 Varkaus
1985 O-Gallery, Orivesi

Group exhibitions
2021 Luontoja, Maritime Center Vellamo, Kymenlaakso Museum, Kotka
2021 Art wants you! Galleria Aarni, Espoo
2020 Luontoja, Poriginal Gallery, Pori
2019 In other countries, Taidelainaamo, Helsinki
2018 Satumaista, Taidelainaamo, Helsinki
2017 Wunderbaum Christmas Exhibition, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki2017 35mm Slide Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Texas, USA
2017 Tsiigaa Art goes Kapakka – exhibition series, Restaurant Rymy-Eetun showcases, Helsinki
2017 In children’s ovens, Gallery Vanha Smu, Merikarvia
2017 Topicality of Memory – Parallel Realities, Pori Art Museum
2017 Between the Past and the Future, part of the exhibition series State of the Art – State Art Commission 60 years, Mikkeli Art Museum and Headquarters Museum
2017 Wonderful Light, party hanging, Taidelainaamo, Helsinki
2016 Exhibition of Kalasatama art competition proposals, info and exhibition space Laituri, Helsinki
2015 OUTLET 2015, Sculptor Gallery, Helsinki
2013 Other Space, Painters’ Association’s 85th anniversary exhibition, EMMA, Espoo
2013 Sketchbook Project Tour: The Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON, Grants Block, Providence, RI, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden with GRO1000, Kernersville, NC, The Goat Farm Art Center, Atlanta, GA, The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL, The Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN, Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY, Chicago Arts District Second Friday, Chicago, IL, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago , IL, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR, SF Center for the Book, SF, CA, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, SB, CA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, SB, CA, iam8bit, LA, CA, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, Hammerpress, Kansas City, MO, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN , Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN,
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, Light Gray, Minneapolis, MN, Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, University of MO Kansas City, MO, The Dandy Lion, New Albany, IN, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus,OH, Penn State, Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA, Darling Foundry, Montreal, QC
2012 dATadA postal art exhibition, Haraka Island, Helsinki
2011 HanseArt Kunstmesse, Bremen, Germany
2011 Cardboardia, Ulyanovsk, Russia Updated 19 June
2011 Parallax AF, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom
2011 In the Gallery and at Home, Helsinki Art Museum
2011 Street Galleries 2011, Helsinki
2011 Sketchbook Project Tour: Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL, USA, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA, USA Form / Space Ateller, Seattle, WA , USA, 2011 Sketchbook Project, Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, USA, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, USA, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA, USA, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, USA, 29th St Ballroom at Spider House, Austin, TX, USA, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2011 Is this true? The World of Perspectives, Vantaa Art Museum
2011 KiC Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 Only life, Rauma Art Museum
2011 Finland Station, Loft ETAZH, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
2010 Snap to grid, LACDA, Los Angeles center for digital art, Los Angeles, USA
2010 HEAF – Helsinki Art Fair, Wanha Satama, Helsinki
2010 Let’s go to the forest, Suomenlinna Beach Barracks
2009 Place of Painting, Pori Art Museum
2007 Outvideo, Yekaterinburg, Russia
2007 Criteria :, Galeria Perdída, Schalter, Berlin, Germany
2007 Puska environmental art exhibition, Nurmijärvi
2007 Spring Salon.07, Energy Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canad
2007, iS.CaM, Turkey
2007 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, MACRO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Rosario, Argentina
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art, Naples, Italy
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, MAC – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santa Fe, Argentina
2006 Kauppala City Art Exhibition, Helsinki
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, OFFicyna art space, Szczecin, Poland
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, Al Kahf Art Gallery, Bethlehem, Palestine
2006 Intimate, Mänttä Fine Arts Weeks, Mänttä
2006 Poppaa, Art for children and young people, Portait Gallery, Pori
2006 Lights in a Black Box, Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
2005 WB05 – Web Biennial 2005, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
2005 Pixel Pops, City Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2005 II International Museum of Digital Orilla # 05, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo-UNL, Santa Fe, Argentina
2005 MULTIPLEX, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
2005 UnCON’T.ained inFORMATION, Fort9, Victoria, BC, Canada
2005 Web Biennial 2005, Turkey
2005 SoundLabChannel, http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org/schannel.htm
2004 Purnu, Road as an artist, Orivesi
2004 Artconcept, Eco-ArtClub, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 Exhibition of Ylistönrinne sculpture competition proposals, University of Jyväskylä
2003 PUTKI Festival, Fiskars
2003 Web Biennial 2003, Turkey
2003 Nanofestival, Zeroglab, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Summer carousel, Kulmagalleria, Helsinki
2002 ArtGenda, Hamburg, Germany
2002 PreSeason, NoName Gallery, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
2002 Mathematical Games in Fine Arts, Galleria Otso, Espoo
2001 Origami, Kaunas Branch Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2001 Coltd, Virtual gallery, http://www.coltd.nl
2001 II International Paper Symposium Origami, Ad Astrum, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001 Paper + Finland = Art, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2001 Single Room, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
2001 Mänttä Fine Arts Weeks, Mänttä
2001 Paper + Finland = Art, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Canada
2001 Paper + Finland = Art, Montcalme Gallery, Hull, Ottawa, Canada
2000 Paper + Finland = Art, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, USA
2000 Paper + Finland = Art, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Canada
2000 PURNU 2000, Orivesi
2000 Paper + Finland = Art, The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada 2000 Home for the Broken Mind, Tampere Library Building
1999 Paper Worlds, Musée De Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
1999 Home for the Broken Mind: Mental Health Fair, Old Harbor, Helsinki, Cultural Center, Raahe, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Kajaani Art Museum, Kuusamo Municipality Exhibition Hall, Oulu Art
Museum, Kiasma, Helsinki
1999 Paper + Finland = Art, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, USA
1999 Non-painters painting, Samtidskunstforum, Oslo, Norway
1999 Boxing, Myyrmäkitalo, Vantaa
1999 Non-painters painting, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
1998 Paper + Finland = Art, Shaumburg Museum, Chigaco, USA
1998 Créations sur Papier, Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
1998 Non-painters painting, Ocean 5, Chokladfabriken, Malmö, Sweden
1998 Non-painters painting, Galerie Berlintokyo, Berlin, Germany
1998 Paper + Finland = Art, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
1997 World exhibition, Galerie De Brieder, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1997 Europa, e Solo una Parola ?, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
1997 Sculptures at the Opera, Opera House, Helsinki
1997 Downwind, Kerava Art Museum
1997 Fiber, Fiskars
1996 HAPAX, Titanic, Turku
1996 Urban Art Event, Hyvinkää
1996 Comp-I-box, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1996 Metamorphoses of wood, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1996 2nd Triennale Internationale du Papier, Le Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey, Switzerland
1996 Mazzano Time, Helsinki Kunsthalle
1995 Urban Art Event, Hyvinkää
1993 Valkosaari shipyard hall art exhibition, Helsinki
1993 Gallery Mejan, Stockholm
1993 Exhibition of competition proposals for the Pasila project, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts
1992 Uusimaa County Regional Exhibition, Cable Factory, Helsinki
1991 Youth exhibition, Helsinki Kunsthalle
1991 South Karelian Artists’ Association summer exhibition, Fortress, Lappeenranta
1989 Bjurs Landscape Group, Academy of Fine Arts

Public works
2019 Color Sequences XV, painting, Itätuuli school staircase, exercise and learning center, Sampola, Pori
2010 Kartanonkoski school work group, Vantaa
2002 Jeans, Kindergarten Merituuli, Helsinki
1996 Environmental work National Costume Staircases, Kasperinkuja 15, Laajasalo, Helsinki
1995 Brick sculpture Exception, Ruoholahti, Helsinki
1994 Murals of the stairwells of Kivalterintie 16, Oulunkylä, Helsinki
1994 Murals Relation and Version, City of Helsinki Housing Production Office, Itä-Pasila

Teaching activities and lectures
University of the Arts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, University of Helsinki Department of Cultural Studies Museology, University of Helsinki Department of Art Research Art History, Lahti Institute of Design, Roanoke College, Virginia, USA, Minnesota State University, Minneapolis, USA, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Annantalo Cultural Center, Leisure School of Art, Tampere School of Art and Communication, School of Art MAA, American Craft Museum, NewYork

Awards
1997 Young Finland Art Prize, Ministry of Education 1990 Exhibition scholarship from the Finnish Painters’ Union and City magazine

Memberships
Association of Painters, Finnish Association of Sculptors, Helsinki Artists’ Association

Scholarships
2021 Target grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation (as part of the Nature Group); 2020 6
months Work grant, Art Promotion Center, Uusimaa Arts Council; 2020 6 months Work grant,Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Foundation; 2020 Target Grant, Art Promotion Center (as
part of the Nature Group); 2019 Mobility Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2018 Screening
Grant, Arts Promotion Center; 2016 Screening Grant, Arts Promotion Center; 2011 Finnish Cultural
Foundation; 2010 Alfred Kordelin Foundation; 2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation; 2009 1-year
work grant, State Fine Arts Commission; 2007 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 2007 Screening Grant;
2006 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 2006 1-year work grant; State Fine Arts Commission; 2005 Alfred
Kordelin Foundation (as part of the Hybridea Group) 2005 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 2005 Finnish
Cultural Foundation; 2003 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 2003 1-year work grant; State Fine Arts
Commission; 2002 target grant, Central Committee for the Arts; 2001 Alfred Kordelin Foundation;
2001 Travel allowance from the Central Committee for the Arts; 2001 FRAME; 2001 Screening
Grant; 2000 City of Helsinki; 2000 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2000 Oskar Öflund Foundation;
2000 work grant, Uusimaa Arts Council; 2000 target grant, Central Committee for the Arts; 1999 1-
year work grant, State Fine Arts Commission; 1997 Screening Grant; 1997 Travel allowance from
the Central Committee for the Arts; 1997 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 1996 Travel allowance from
the Central Committee for the Arts; 1996 Finnish Cultural Foundation; 1995 Alfred Kordelin
Foundation; 1995 Oskar Öflund Foundation; 1995 City of Helsinki project grant; 1994 Finnish
Cultural Foundation

Works in collections
Pori Art Museum, Finnish State Art Collection, Saastamoinen Foundation, South Karelia Art Museum, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Vantaa Art Museum, Willa Mac Collections, Kerava Art Museum, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy, Enso Art Collections, City of Varkaus, Orivesi College ,Helsinki Art Museum

Other
2021 Design of the layout of the book “Possible Worlds”, together with Rhinoceros Oy
2021 “On the state of art in public space” – designing the layout of the book, together with Rhinoceros Oy
2020 Nature – curator of the joint exhibition
2020-19 1 month residency work, Library residency, Eibau, Germany
2019 Painting trip to Kizhi Island, Lake Äänisjärvi
2015 Designed the logo of the Finnish Ancient Monuments Foundation
2015-2009 Planned covers for the publications of the Art History Research Book series 38-47 of the Art History Society
2012 Work proposal invited to the Länsimetro art project, Espoo
2011Member of the jury of the Cardboardia Cardboard Architecture Competition, Ulyanovsk, Russia
2009 Curator at the joint exhibition of the Helsinki metropolitan artists’ clubs “Never retire” In the Myyrmäkitalo of the Vantaa Art Museum
2005 Judge at the Tampere City Fashion Industry Environmental Art Competition as a
representative of the Finnish Association of Sculptors Second organizer and curator of the Hybridea environmental art event since 2005
2003 Participation in the invitation competition of the State Art Commission, Ylistönrinne, Jyväskylä
2002 Visiting Artist – Scholarship, Minnesota State University, USA

Website: http://www.paintingsandsculptures.net
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