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Maija Närhinen

b. 1967, Helsinki, Finland
Kirkkoherrantie 3 A 1,
00650 Helsinki
+358 (0)50 364 6611,
maija.narhinen@gmail.com

Education

Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki:
2006-            Department of Postgraduate Studies (doctorate studies)
1996-98        Department of Painting, Master of Fine Arts
1992-96        Dept. of Painting, Dept. of Sculpture, Bachelor of Fine Arts

1997-00        University of Art and Design Helsinki, studies in art education
1991-93        University of Helsinki, theoretical philosophy
1986-89        Art School Maa, Helsinki

Solo Exhibitions

Forthcoming:
2018              Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2017              Gallery Hippolyte/studio

2015              Kouvola Art Museum, Kouvola
2015              Gallery Muu, Helsinki
2012              Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2011              Gallery Forum Box/permanto, Helsinki
2010              Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
2007              Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2004              Gallery Artina, Helsinki
2001              Gallery Artina, Helsinki
2001              Gallery of Media Centre Lume, Helsinki
1999              TM Gallery, Helsinki
1998              Gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
1998              Gallery of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1991              Gallery Joella, Turku

Group Exhibitions

Forthcoming:
2017              Hillerød, Denmark

2016              Waterfall, Svendborg, Denmark
2015–16        The Adventure Can Begin, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden
2015              Skulptur, RBS Galleries, London, Great Britain
2015              Turku Biennial, Aboa Vetus Ars Nova; Museum of History and Contemporary Art, Turku
2015              Experimentality – Research Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2013-14        Thread and Paper, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2012-13        Reality Bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2012              Artists 2012 – The 117th annual exhibition of Finnish artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2012              The 7th Wave – Wihuri and Visual Art, Kunsthalle Helsinki – Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma – South-Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta
2012              Olemisen kevyt sietämättömyys, Ars Auttoinen
2012              Kollaasi, Hyvinkää Art Museum
2012              Pieces of Eight, PSL, Leeds, UK
2012-13        Löytöjä – Taidetta kampuksilta, Helsinki University Museum, Helsinki
2011              Nature forte, Korundi – Rovaniemi Art Museum
2011              Kantri & urbaani, Lappeenranta
2010              Highlights, Centenary Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku
2010              Playtime, Tjörn, Sweden
2009              Nordisk akvarel, Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Denmark
2008              Colours, Nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
2008              The Return of the Prodigal Son, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2008              Splätsh! – The Extensions of Water Colour, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2005              Silmänkääntäjät, Rauma Art Museum
2004              Mänttä Art Festival
2003              Virtaa, Art Factory, Porvoo
2002              Artists’ Association of Finland, 107th annual exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2002              Uniikki 2002, Fiskars
2001              Young Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2001              Taju, Hyvinkää
2001              Hockey Flowers, Helsinki
2000              Uni jossa osaan lentää, Espoo
1998              Artists’ Association of Finland, 103rd annual exhibition, Kerava Art Museum
1997              Degree show, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1996              Young Artists Exhibition, Espoo
1996              10 huonetta exhibition, Helsinki
1995              Uusimaa regional exhibition, Kerava Art Museum
1993              Sculptors from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Espoo
1992              Young Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1991              Young Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1990              Irti Maasta, Helsinki

Works in Collections

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
Saastamoinen Foundation
Helsinki Art Museum
University of Helsinki
Fine Arts Association of Finland
Nordic Watercolour Museum
City of Raisio
Swanljung Collection

Public Artworks

2002              University of Helsinki, Department of Sociology, painting
2000              Raisio Library, painting

Teaching Posts

2000-04        Art School Maa, Helsinki

Memberships

Association of Finnish Sculptors
Kiila ry

Grants and prizes

2016             Arts Promotion Centre Finland, project grant
2015             Winner of the audience award, Turku Biennial
2013-17        Arts Council of Finland, five-year artist grant
2012              Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year support grant
2012              Arts Council of Finland, project grant
2012-15        Åström studio stipend
2010              Anita Snellman Foundation stipend
2010              Oskar Öflund Foundation, project grant
2009              City of Helsinki, project grant
2009-11        Arts Council of Finland, three-year artist grant
2008              Arts Council of Finland, one-year artist grant
2007              Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year support grant
2007              Arts Council of Finland, project grant
2006              Arts Council of Finland, one-year artist grant
2005              Public display grant
2005              Arts Council of Finland, project grant
2004              Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund, support grant
2003              Arts Council of Uusimaa, project grant
2002              Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year support grant
2001              Public display grant
2001              Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund, support grant
1999              Kordelin Foundation, support grant
1999              Arts Council of Finland, project grant
1998              Finnish Cultural Foundation, support grant

Bibliography

Rabb, Synnöve: Läcker orimlighet. Hufvudstadsbladet 11 October 2015

Valjakka, Timo: Kaksitoista kysymystä Maija Närhiselle. Taide 5/2015

Skulptur. Contemporary Sculpture from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors. Hatje Cantz 2015

Iitiä Inkamaija: Off the Map. Turku Biennial 2015 The Unexpected Guest. Exhibition catalogue. 2015

Andersson, Pamela: Thread and Paper. Exhibition catalogue. 2013

Hacklin Saara: Opetus, asiakirja, näyte: dokumentin eri muodot nykytaiteessa. Tosi kyseessä – dokumentti nykytaiteessa. (toim. Aarnio, Eija, Nyberg, Patrik) Nykytaiteen museon julkaisuja. Exhibition catalogue. 2012

Valjakka, Timo: Mappi pursuaa muistiota. Helsingin Sanomat 17 December 2011

Niska, Rebeka: Havainnon uskottavuudesta. Taidemaalaus 4/2010

Sundell, Dan: Ett strimlat landskap. Hufvudstadsbladet 1 May 2010

Valjakka, Timo: Suunnistajan painajaisia, eksyjän unelmia. Helsingin Sanomat 6 May 2010

Närhinen Maija: The Painted Illusion. The Artist´s Knowledge 2. Research at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. (ed. Jan Kaila) Yliopistopaino 2008. pp.76–79

Peltonen, Riina: Tuhlaajapojan paluu. Exhibition catalogue.(ed. Anne-Maj Salin, Riina Peltonen) 2008 pp.126–127

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Rautio, Pessi: Uniikki 2002. Kuvataidetta Fiskarsissa. Exhibition catalogue. 2002 pp. 22–23

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Rautio, Pessi: Väri karkaa ja puu ryöppyää takuuvarmoissa näyttelyissä. Helsingin Sanomat 18 December 1999