Heikkinen Heli

Curriculum vitae

  • Born on 29th December, 1956 in Helsinki
  • Painter (The Finnish Painters’ Union)

Education

  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1981-85
  • The Free Art School, Helsinki 1980-81
  • The Orivesi Polytechnic of Arts 1979-80
  • Bachelor of Science (physics, mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical philosophy) University of Helsinki, 1978

Solo exhibitions

  • Taidesalonki 2017
  • Auran galleria, Turku 2015
  • Galleria Saskia, Tampere 2015
  • Taidesalonki, Helsinki 2014
  • Auran galleria, Turku 2013
  • Camden Art Gallery, London 2012
  • Taidesalonki, Helsinki 2011
  • Auran galleria, Turku 2010
  • Galleria 12, Kuopio 2009
  • Taidesalonki, Helsinki 2008
  • Willa Mac, Tampere, Finland 2008
  • Galleria Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, Finland 2006
  • Galleria Saskia, Tampere, Finland 2005
  • Galleria Johan S., Helsinki, Finland 2004
  • Galleria Katariina, Helsinki, Finland 2003
  • Kuopio Museum, Kuopio, Finland 2003
  • Galleria di City Bank Milano, Milan, Italy 1992
  • NuovoAleph. Studio D’Arte, Milan, Italy 1991
  • Kultturelli Gallery, Joensuu, Finland 1986
  • Galleria Strindberg, Helsinki, Finland 1986

Group exhibitions in Finland

  • Contemporary art from Collection Pyynikinlinna 2014
  • Äkkisyvää ja valoa, four artists in Orimattila Art Museum 2012
  • Maisema meissä, Luopioinen, 19.6.–31.8.2011
  • Cloud, The Gallen-Kallela Museum, 5 June- 13 September 2009
  • Taidekeskus Ihana, Heinola, Finland 2006-2007
  • Natures, Kouvola Art Museum, Kouvola 2006
  • Exhibition of three former teachers of The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 2005
  • Natures, Porvoo Art Hall 2005
  • Natures, Rauma Art Museum 2004
  • 150th Anniversary Exhibition of The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1998
  • 125th Anniversary Exhibition of The Finnish Society of Artists, Helsinki 1989
  • 90th Anniversary Exhibition of Galleria Strindberg, Helsinki 1988
  • Maila Talvio Salon, Hartola 1987
  • EXPOHJA, Fiskars 1987
  • Galleria Strindberg’s Summer Exhibition, Helsinki 1986
  • The Jyväskylä Winter Exhibition “84+”, Jyväskylä 1985
  • Finnish Artists’ exhibition, Helsinki Art Hall 1986
  • The Young Artists’ Exhibitions in Helsinki in 1986, 1985, 1984, 1982

Exhibitions abroad

  • Camden Art Gallery 2012
  • The Smithfield Gallery, London, 2009
  • Destination Finland, Selected Finnish Artists, Budapest 2009
  • Galleria di City Bank Milano, solo exhibition, Milan, Italy 1992
  • NuovoAleph, Studio D’Arte, two artists. Milan, Italy 1991
  • Ung Nordisk Kulturfestival, Stockholm, Sweden 1984
  • The Nordic Youth Exhibition “Utgaard”, Trondheim, Norway, 1984

Works in collections

  • University of Helsinki
  • The Finnish Art Society
  • The State of Finland
  • Helsinki City Art Museum
  • Aine Foundation of Fine Arts
  • Pyynikin Linna Art Museum
  • City of Rovaniemi
  • Sadolin Inc.
  • Trondheim Art Museum, Norway
  • Artes Inc.
  • Numerous private collections

Public work

  • Wall paintings, 1985, HOAS Conference room, Helsinki, present location University of Helsinki

Articles about the artist

  • Maaria Oikarinen: Metro, taivas ja meri, Taide 2005, N:o 1
  • FST, Mandart production: Konsten in naturen, TV 2, 28.3.2005
  • Ullamaria Pallasmaa: Gallerioissa nähtyä, Taide 2004, N:o 6
  • Seppo Heiskanen: Näkökulmia maisemaan. Heli Heikkisen, Nanna Suden ja Zao Wou-Kin taiteesta. Taide 2003, n:o 2
  • Timo Valjakka: Läpimurto. Helsingin Sanomat 9.1.1986
  • Sinikka Nopola: Taidemaalari Heli Heikkinen: ‘Maalaaminen on kuin juoppous’. HS 8.12.85

Articles and publications by the artist

  • Luontoja-Natures –catalogue, Kouvola Art Museum Publications no. 12, 2006
  • Heli Heikkinen, Riitta Turunen: Kuvioitten kuviot, Elanto 7-8, 1988
  • Heli Heikkinen: Maan korvessa. Nuori Voima 2, 1986
  • Heli Heikkinen: Haluan pitäytyä maalauksessa. Nuori Voima 1, 1986

Grants

  • Arts Council of Finland, 2012
  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 2008
  • Arts Council of Finland, 2007
  • Arts Council of Finland, 2006
  • The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2005
  • Arts Council of Finland (for the Natures Group), 2005
  • Arts Council of Finland (for the Natures Group), 2005
  • The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2004
  • City of Helsinki, 2003
  • The Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2000
  • Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation, 1991
  • State Grant to artists 1990
  • City of Helsinki, 1987
  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation, 1987
  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
  • Niilo Helander Foundation, 1985

Teaching

  • Critical Academy Art School, Head teacher, 2003
  • Planning of the “Katseen filosofia” (“Philosophy of Sight”) lecture series in association with the Critical Academy and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, 2003-
  • Creative Activities for the Disabled Association, Head teacher of drawing and painting, 1998-2003
  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Head of Department of General Studies, 1994-96
  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Lecturer for drawing and painting, 1991-96
  • The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Acting lecturer for drawing and painting 1990
  • Orivesi Polytechnic of Arts, Art teacher 1980-89, 1999

Posts of confidence

  • Critical Academy, Helsinki, president 2006-
  • Critical Academy, Helsinki, vice-president 2004
  • Critical Academy, Helsinki, member of the board, 1998-
  • Creative Activities for the Disabled Association, member of the board 2004
  • Creative Activities for the Disabled Association, president 1998–2003

Exhibitions in Konstsalongen

Heli Heikkinen – 2017