Mäenpää Kaija

Curriculum Vitae

born 1960 in Helsinki
lives and works in Helsinki

ART STUDIES

  • Basic studies for photography (GFU – Grundkurs för fotografisk utbildning), Stockholm 1983
  • The Institute of Drawing in Helsinki University  1983-1985
  • Finnish Academy of Fine Arts,  Helsinki  1985-1989, 1996-1998 (MFA)

PERSONAL SHOWS

  • 1991   The Katariina Art Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1993   The Kluuvi Art Gallery, Helsinki
  • 1997   Gallery G, Helsinki
  • 1998   Gallery Leena Kuumola
  • 1999   Vitrine, Art Hall Club, Helsinki
  • 2002   Gallery G, Helsinki
  • Installation, St Pauls church, Helsinki2003   Gallery Konsta, Porvoo
  • 2004   tm-gallery, Helsinki
  • 2006  St Henrys ecumenical chapel, Turku, installation
  • 2008  Galleria Aarni, WeeGee, Espoo
  • 2009  Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
  • Gallery Nefret, Turku
  • Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki
  • 2011  Gallery G, Helsinki

GROUP SHOWS

  • 1988   The Exhibition of Young Artists, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1989   View to the 90´s, The Mikkola & Rislakki Art Gallery
  • 1990   The Mikkola & Rislakki Art Gallery
  • Finland in Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
  • The Pyynikinlinna Exhibition Hall, Tampere
  • 1991   The Art Gallery of Maila Talvio, Hartola
  • 1992   The Exhibition of Young Artists, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • Aquarian Art, Helsinki
  • Regional Exhibition, Cablefactory, Helsinki
  • 1993   The Exhibition of Finnish Artists Union, Karkkila
  • Temporaali Art Gallery,  Joensuu Art Museum
  • Choices, Sara Hildén Art Museum
  • Künstlerinnen-Bücher-Messe, Frauenmuseum, Bonn
  • 1994   The Exhibition of Finnish Artists Union, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1995   Regional Exhibition, Kerava Art Museum
  • ‘With the wind 2’, Hanko
  • 1996   ‘Time in Mazzano’, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1997   The 30 years jubilee exhibition of the Helsinki Artists Association, Cablefactory
  • 1998   The Exhibition of the Helsinki Artists Association, Suomenlinna/Sveaborg
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Salles déxposition, Paris
  • The third biennale of aquarelle in Mexico
  • 1999   ‘I feel’, The Science House, Helsinki
  • 2000   The Exhibition of Finnish Artists Union, Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 2001   ‘Draw’, The Cable Gallery, Helsinki
  • Wihuri Foundation exhibition, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki; Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum,
  • Turku; Oulu Art Museum
  • 2004  ‘Mini’, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
  • 2006  Now and then, Gallery G 18, Helsinki
  • 2007  Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna
  • Galleria Ulisse, Bogliasco, Genova, Italy
  • 2009  Museum Papiermühle, Homburg, Germany
  • 2010  Kaapelin puristamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki
  • 2012  Scoletta della Bragora, Venezia, Italy
  • Kallio Kunsthalle, Helsinki
  • 2013  Book Art, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

WORKS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF

  • The Finnish State
  • City of Espoo
  • Helsinki Art Museum
  • The Wihuri Foundation/Rovaniemi Art Museum
  • The Ponkala Foundation
  • Art collection Lars Swanljung
  • Book-Art Collection, The Helsinki Library

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Finnish Painters’ Union
  • Helsinki Artists’ Association

PUBLICATION

  • Kuvat vaeltavat (Images are wandering) – poems from 1994-2002 (own edition 2004)

READING-PERFORMANCE

  • Situation between image and poem, tm-gallery, Helsinki, 2004
  • Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, Rome, 2004
  • Hippolyte Studio, Helsinki, 2009