Wardi Rafael

  • Date of birth 5.7.1928, Helsinki
  • Spouse Insurance mathematician Anna Reeta Wardi maden name Karjalainen d.16.11.2001
  • Children: Eva (Elisa) Wardi, 1956
  • Parents Isak Waprinsky and Riko Lea Waprinsky maden name Sribnik

Professional Status and Memberships

  • Painter, Visual Artist
  • Finnish Painters’ Union, Full Membership
  • The Finnish Artist Association
  • The Finnish Painters Union
  • The Line and Coulour Artists
  • The Artists´Union 58

Honorary memberships

  • The Honorary member of The Finnish Painters´Union
  • The Honorary member of the Finnish Art Therapy Association

Art education

  • Painter, 1949 The Finnish Art Academy
  • 1945 The Central School of Applied Art
  • 1947-48 The Free Art School
  • 1946-49 The Finnish Art Academy
  • 1940s´ under teacher Sam Vanni

Art representations and appointments

  • Member or client of Kuvasto ry

Hobbies

  • Literature, music

Artistic work (Résumé)

  • Artistic debut: 1947; Debut, Young Artists´ Exhibition, Helsinki with painting with harbour motive(;)
  • 2017 Private Exhibition Taidesalonki, Bäcksbacka, Helsinki
  • 2017 Included Tuomo Seppo Art Collection Review, in Ateneum/National Gallery
  • 25.9.2015-10.1.2016 Included Taidesalonki 100 vuotta katselmuksessa, HAM Helsingin kaupungin taidemuseoTennispalatsi
  • 2015 Satavuotisen toiminnan jälkiä- Taidesalonki 1915-2015 juhlajulkaisu, jossa Rafael Wardi      edustettuna
  • 2015 Private ExhibitionTaidesalonki, Bäcksbacka, Helsinki
  • 2014 Portrait of  the director of Heureka  Anneli Pauli, Heureka Tiedekeskus
  • 2013 12.12.-2.3.2014 Rafael Wardi Retrospektiv Exhibition, Ateneum/National Gallery , Helsinki
  • 2013 Private ExhibitonTaidesalonki, Bäcksbacka, Helsinki
  • 2012 Heinävesi Church Art Review  Heinävesi
  • 2011 Private ExhibitonTaidesalonki, Bäcksbacka, Helsinki
  • 2009 Rafael Wardi The Soul of Colour, Solo Exhibition, the Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, Helsinki, (Invited)
  • 2009 Solo Exhibition, Cable Gallery, Helsinki
  • 2006, Visualisation and dresses to the Mozarts´ Zaide opera.The Finnish National Opera
  • 2005 Carnegie Art Award 2006 exhibition at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Hövkodden, Norway(29.9.2005)
  • 2005 Visualisation and dresses to the Mozarts´Opera Bastien & Bastienne,The Finnish Opera Society,The Finnish National Opera
  • 2005 An Artbook by Martti Anhava:`Joy of Colour´The Art of Rafael Wardi, Publisher WSOY (October)
  • 2005 The Retrospective exhibition at the Art Museum of Joensuu,Joensuu
  • 2004 Visualisation to the Mozarts´Magic Flute opera, Tampereen Työväenteatteri,Tampere
  • 2003 Galerie Anhava private exhibition,Helsinki
  • 2003 Galleria 2003 private exhibition Manus – Life Script,Helsinki
  • 2003 The presenation of the Portrait of the President of the Republic made by Rafael Wardi at the Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
  • 2002 The Portrait of the President of the Republic to the Council of State
  • 2002 The exhibition ´Free Sample´at the Jukka Male Museum at Cable Factory,Helsinki
  • 2002 The exhibition of Verner Thomé, Pekka Halonen,Rafael Wardi at the Museum of Halosenniemi, Tuusula
  • 2001 The Biennale of Baltic Sea Countries,Vässby,Sweden
  • 2001 Galerie Anhava private exhibition,Helsinki
  • 2000 The Era of Freedom-Art of 1950s´at Helsinki Art Hall, at the Art Museum of Oulu and at the Art Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
  • 2000 The Weeks of the Visual Arts at Mänttä, An Image of Man
  • 1999 The Exhibition of the Helsinki Festival ´The Human light´at the Helsinki Art Hall, Helsinki
  • 1999 Holocoust Memorial with sculptor Niels Haukeland to the City of Helsinki
  • 1998 AVESTA, Review of Scandinavian Art, Sweden
  • 1997 Galerie Anhava private exhibition,Helsinki
  • 1995 Jerusalem Artists House the private exhibition as representative of the Finnish Painter´s Union, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1984 The Artist of the Year 1984 of Helsinki Festival exhibition at the Helsinki Art Hall

Group exhibitions, festivals and group works

  • 2005 The Art Museum of Hämeenlinna within the presentation´Art as Passion´as the Vexi Salmi Art Collection, Hämeenlinna
  • 2005 The Alvar Aalto Museum within the presentation of impressionistic art,Turku
  • 1998 The exhibition´Puristus´ Press at the Cable Factory,Helsinki
  • 1996 The summer exhibition at the Art Center Salmela,Mäntyharju
  • 1994 Kimmo Kaivanto,Ukri Merikanto,Leena Luostarinen, Rafael Wardi at the Art Museum of Kerava
  • 1993 Kimmo Kaivanto,Ernst-Mether Borgström,Rafael Wardi at the Art Center Salmela,Mäntyharju
  • 1991 Bengt Lindström and Rafael Wardi at the Art Museum of Aland,Mariehamn
  • 1991 The exhibition ´Watercolour´at the Helsinki Art Hall,Helsinki
  • 1989 The exhibition´Southern light´ at the Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
  • 1988 The exhibition Artist as an Teacher at the Art Museum of Tampere,Tampere
  • 1983 The summer exhibition of the Finnish Painters´Union at the Glass Museum of Riihimäki
  • 1983 The exhibition´The Four Painters: Erik Granfelt,Anitra Lucander,Per Stenius,Rafael Wardi at the Art Museum of Pori
  • 1981 The exhibition of the Finnish Painters´Union
  • 1980 The opening exhibition of the Gallery of the Fininish Painters´Union with Reino Hietanen,Kauko Lehtinen,Tapani Raittila, Rafael Wardi,Helsinki
  • 1978 The celebration exhibition ´Ideal Museum´at the Helsinki Art Hall covering art between 1928-1978
  • 1977 The exhibition 77,The Helsinki Art Hall
  • 1961 ARS-61,Helsinki at the Museum of Ateneum,Helsinki
  • 1950 Galerie Artek, Erik Granfelt,Lars Gunnar Nordström,Per Stenius,Rafael Wardi,Helsinki
  • The Academy of Fine Arts Triennial Exhibitions 1953, 1956, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1971
  • The Academy of Fine Arts Touring Exhibitions 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1964
  • The Finnish Painters´Union Exhibitions since 1958

Private exhibitions, individual art work and individual performances

  • 2014 Hymyilevät kädet, Rafael Wardi & Raisa Vennamo & Maija Karhunen& Marouf Fajidi  Performance of art, dance and music about the theme of  ”Distant Love”. Ateneum Chamber/National Gallery
  • 2012 Hymyilevät kädet: Yhteisötanssi festical. Dnce to All. Sisä-Suomen tanssin aluekeskus, Tampere
  • 2012 Hymyilevät kädet art exhibition about visualisationt to the performance by Rafael Wardi Galleria Emil Studio, Tampere
  • 2011 Hymyilevät kädet, Kaapelitehdas Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth, Helsinki
  • 2011 Solo Exhibition,Taidesalonki, Helsinki
  • 2013 Solo Exhibition,Taidesalonki, Helsinki
  • 2015 Solo Exhibition, Taidesalonki, Helsinki
  • 2009 Rafael Wardi The Soul of Colour, Solo Exhibition, The Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture, Helsinki (Invited)
  • 2009 Solo Exhibition, Cable Gallery, Helsinki
  • 2005 Solo exhibition, Galerie Anhava,Helsinki
  • 2005 Retrospective exhibition, The Art Museum of Joensuu,Joensuu
  • 2003 Solo exhibition, Galerie Anhava,Helsinki
  • 2003 Solo exhibition `Manus the Script of Life`, Gallerie 2003,Helsinki
  • 2003 The presentation of the official portrait of the republic of Finland at the Finnish National Gallery
  • 2001 Solo exhibition, Galerie Anhava,Helsinki
  • 1999 Solo exhibition `The Human Light´as the artist of the Helsinki Festival 1999, The Art Hall of Helsinki,Helsinki
  • 1999 Solo exhibition, The Art Museum of Kajana
  • 1997 Solo exhibition, Galerie Anhava,Helsinki
  • 1995 Solo exhibition at Jerusalem Artists House,Israel representing The Finnish Painter´s Union
  • 1994 Solo exhibition, Galerie Kaj Forsblom,Helsinki and Turku
  • 1993 Solo exhibition at Tikanoja Art Museum,Vaasa
  • 1992 Solo exhibition, Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki and Turku
  • 1991 Watercolour exhibition at the Studio of The Art Hall of Helsinki
  • 1990 Paintings from 1980s solo exhibition at the Sara Hildén Art Museum
  • 1987 Solo exhibition, Galerie Harry Bergman Mariehamn
  • 1986 Solo exhibition, Taidesalonki,Helsinki
  • 1984 The Artist of the Year 1984 of Helsinki Festival exhibition at the Helsinki Art Hall
  • 1982 Watercolour exhibition at the Studio of The Art Hall of Helsinki
  • 1980 Solo exhibition, Galerie Phergus,Helsinki
  • 1979 Solo exhibition, Taidesalonki,Helsinki
  • 1978 Solo exhibition, Galerie Artek,Helsinki
  • 1972 Solo exhibition at the Central Finland Jyväskylä Art Museum
  • 1971 Retrospective exhibition at the Art Hall of Helsinki
  • 1969 Solo exhibition, Taidesalonki,Helsinki
  • 1962 Solo exhibition, Galerie Pinx,Helsinki
  • 1957 Solo exhibition, Galerie Artek,Helsinki
  • 1954 Solo exhibition, Galerie Artek,Helsinki

International exhibitions, shows and projects

  • 2011- 2012 Rafael Wardi in Baltic Countries 2011-2012 (Vilna-Riga-Tallinn) by Ministery of Education of Finland and Ministery of Foreign Affairs in Finland, Donelaitis Association (Coming)
  • 2005 Carnegie Art Award 2006 touring exhibition, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Reykjavik, Nice, London, Kopenhagen
  • 2001 The Biennial of the Baltic Sea countries,Vässby,Sweden
  • 1998 AVESTA review for Nordic Art,Sweden
  • 1995 Representas the Finnish Artists´s Association in Israel,Jerusalem
  • 1994 The Art Fair of Gent,Belgium
  • 1994 Stockholm Art Fair 11.Stockholm,Sweden
  • 1993 Stockholm Art Fair 10.Stockholm,Sweden
  • 1992 NICAF Yokohama International Art Fair,Tokio, Japan
  • 1989 Stockholm Art Fair 9.with Gue Frisk and Chris af Enehjelm
  • 1988 Stockholm Art Fair 8. with Guy Frisk and Chris af Enehjelm
  • 1987 Joint exhibition at the Maison des Nations, Paris France
  • 1985 Azerbaijan,Baku the exhibition of Contemporary Finnish art
  • 1983 BDR,Rostock Baltic countires Biennale
  • 1981 Soviet Union,Moscow
  • 1980 The Contemporary Finnish Art Skagen,Denmark
  • 1979 Galerie Viktoria, Oslo, Norway
  • 1977 Contemporary Finnish Art,Moss,Norway
  • 1976 Denmark Kopenhagen,BDR Berlin, Finland Today exhibition
  • 1976 The art of 20th century, Czechoslovakia,Prague,Brno,Kosice Sundsvall Sweden
  • 1975 ´Facettes de Finland´, Ten years of Finnish Art Galerie Galliéra,Paris,France and Irland, Dublin and Belfast
  • 1971 Finnish Contemporary Art, West Germany, Netherlands, Hässelby,Sweden
  • 1971 Vasastadens Konstsalong,Göteborg,Sweden
  • 1970 Belgium,Bryssels
  • 1968 Presents Finland at the Biennial of Sao Paolo,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil and joins the exhibition of Finnish Art in Tallinn,Estonia
  • 1966 Review of Nordic Art Art BRD,Hannover
  • 1965 Review of Nordic Art New York US,Belgrade Yugoslavia,Poland,Hungary, Sweden, Hässelby and Stockholm
  • 1964 ´Six painters from Helsinki´at the Konstnärshuset,Stockholm and joins an exhibition of Finnish art in Galerie Charpantier,Paris,France
  • 1960 Young artists exhibition,Oslo Norway
  • 1959 Presents Finland at the Biennial of Paris,France, joins the exhibition of Nordic art in Odense,Denmark
  • 1958 Joins the exhibitions of Contemporay Finnish Art in the Soviet Union, China,Romania,Bukarest
  • 1957 Joins the exhibition of Contemporary Finnish Art in Lund,Sweden

Collections

  • The Ateneum Museum of Finnish Art Collection
  • Amos Anderson Art Museum Collection
  • Didrichsen Art Museum Collection
  • Helsinki City Art Museum Collection
  • Finnish State Collection
  • In Finnish Embassies and Recidents abroad (State/National Gallery)
  • Sara Hildén Art Museum Collection
  • Tuomo Seppo Art Collection/National Gallery
  • Hämeenlinna Art Museum Collection
  • Museum of Central Finland Jyväskylä Collection
  • Alvar Aalto Museum Collection
  • Ostrobothnia Museum Collection
  • Joensuu Art Museum Collection
  • Tampere Museum of Modern Art Collection
  • Art Musem of Kainuu Collection
  • Oulu Art Museum Collection
  • Aland Art Museum Collection
  • Turku Art Museum Collection
  • Kuopio Art Museum Collection
  • Kouvola Art Museum Collection
  • Imatra Art Museum Collection
  • Pori Art Museum Collection
  • Rovaniemi Art Museum Collection
  • City of Kerava Art Museum Collection
  • Bäcksbacka Collection
  • Alko Art Collection
  • Maire Gullichsen Art Collection
  • Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection
  • Kordelin Foundation Art Collection
  • Taucher Art Collection
  • Kuntsi Art Collection
  • Aine Art Museum Collection
  • SKOP-Bank Art Collection
  • Kansallis Banking Group Art Collection(currently NORDEA)
  • The Union Bank of Finland Art Collection
  • The Industrial Bank Art Collection
  • Kouri Art Collection
  • Welcome to Finland Art Collection
  • Stiina Krook Foundation Art Collection
  • Pro Artibus Foundation Art Collection
  • The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland Art Collection
  • Tikanoja Foundation Art Collection,Vaasa
  • Stockman Art Collection
  • Altia Group Art Collection
  • K.H.Renlund Museum Art Collection
  • EMMA Art Collection
  • Olavi Turtiainen Art Collection
  • WORKS ABROAD
  • Statens Museum För Kunst,Denmark
  • Museét för Modern Kunst Art Collection,Denmark
  • Collection of the Swedish Board of Education,Sweden
  • Simone Corchini Collection,Rome,Italy
  • Anna Cohen-Korchini Collection,Philadelphia,USA
  • Karl Katz Art Collection New York,USA
  • Boijmans van Boyningen Museum Art Collection,Rotterdam,Netherlands
  • Albertina Museum Art Collection,Vienna,Austria
  • Galleria Degli Uffizi Art Collection,Florence,Italy

Commisions and public art works

  • 2002 The Official Portrait of the President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen
  • 2009 The Portrait of Minister Kaj Engeström to the Lauttasaari Church, Helsinki
  • Paintings at the Elderly House of Kontula, Helsinki
  • 1985 Larger painting with the Sun motive for Lutheran Congregations Central office,Helsinki
  • Larger painting for the Headquaters of IVO,Helsinki
  • 1993 Design a label for the art wine series of Alko the Finnish state liquor monopoly

Awards, titles and honorable awards

  • 1957 Fourth Prize in State Art Competition
  • 1958 Second Prize in State Art Competition
  • 1960 First Prize in State Art Competition
  • 1973 Pro Finlandia Medal
  • 1982 Stina Krook Foundation Award
  • 1983 Karl Bergström Foundation Award
  • 1984 The Artist of the year at the 1984 Helsinki Festival
  • 1986 State Visual Arts Prize
  • 1991 A Honorary Member of the Finnish Painter´s Union
  • 1996 Appointed Knight Commander of the order of the White Rose of Finland
  • 1998 The Honorary Prize of the Finnish Art Society
  • 1998 Honoray Prize of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  • 1999 Honorary Prize of the Stiina Krook Foundation
  • 1999 Finland Prize
  • 1999 Articum Cultori Prize
  • 1999 The Artist of the Year 1999 of Helsinki Festival
  • 2004 Duodecim Societys Cultural Prize

Own publications

  • 1994 An article: La Tradition Philosophique du Judaisme, published in the french scholary series Borealis no 58/61
  • 2010 ART Magazine 1/2010, Credo, Rafael Wardi, The Truth is a Process of Time that Image relates, exposed by Drawing.

Catalogues and documentaries

  • 2010 Muistojeni Lauttasaari, an interview of Rafael Wardi and Ruth Fågelberg-Kaila by Phd. Kimmo Sarje, Lauttasaari Society, Helsinki. DVD
  • 2009 The Soul of Colour – The Art of Rafael Wardi. A Film by Rax Rinnekangas.Bad Taste.Ltd. Didrichsen Museum of Art and Culture
  • 2009 Rafael Wardi The Soul of Colour, A Catalogue Book with Preface by Timo Valjakka
  • 2009 Apteekkarin resetti Olavi Turtiaisen taidekokoelma, Joensuu Art Museum Publications 1/2009
  • 2008 Finnish Modernism, Forselles-Collection, Joensuu Art Museum Publications 1/2008
  • 2002- 2008 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection
  • 2008 Pitkältä tieltä vanhemenemisen ja vanhuuden kohtaamisia. Tampere Art Museum
  • 2007 It´s about the Art of our Time. Maire Gullichsen 100 years 2007.Pori Art Museum Publications 85
  • 2007 Artist´s Studios, Jussi Tiainen. Preface by Otso Kantokorpi. Tammer-Paino Oy, Tampere
  • 2006 Carnagie Art Award 2006, Artists Portraits DVD 30 min, @Carnagie Art Award, Kraakbacken Film & Television AB. Dolby Digital
  • 2006 Värin Lumo (Bäcksbackan kokoelma, Meilahden Taidemuseossa dvd, kuvaus ja ohjaus Eva Wardi. Esitysoikeudet ostanut Helsingin Kaupungin taidemuseo
  • 2005 ´Joy of Colour´Rafael Wardis´art by Martti Anhava, publisher, WSOY
  • 2005 ´Colour is the Gift from God`text to the introductory booklet for Mozart´s opera Bastien&Bastienne by Barbro Holmberg, The Finnish National Opera The Finnish Opera Society
  • 2003 ´Everyday and Sublime´an essay of Otso Kantokorpi for the publication ´Kosketuspintoja´publisher, TAIDE Kustannus oy
  • 2003, Yrjölä Ritva-Liisa, Värin ja kuvan ulottuvuuksia Rafael Wardin maalauksissa: tekijän ja katsojan koettuja näkökulmia. Muu
  • 2003 Rafael Wardi`Light in the Shade`, Maija Paavilainen, publisher, Kirjapaja Oy, Karisto
  • 2001 Kaapeli 10 vuotta, 10 years 1991-2001 Ohj. Hannu Peltomaa, Elovalkia oy
  • 2000 TV dokumentti Rafael Wardi, NordDeutsche Rundfunk
  • 1999 ´Seeing Fingers´by Elina Vieru as a text for the catalogue of the exhibition´The Human Light´for the Helsinki Festival exhibition
  • 1994 Rafael Wardi ´Five Decades`. Juhani Pallasmaa, Eva Wardi, Rafael Wardi, publisher, Publiscan, Helsinki
  • 1992 Monopolin taide, Markku Valkonen, WSOY
  • 1990 Art of the Pohjola Group, Lindholm,Tiilikainen,Valkonen O
  • 1989 The catalogue text by Timo Vuorikoski for the art exhibition of Rafael Wardis´ 1980s´ painting, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
  • 1989 The catalogue introduction by Karl Katz for the art exhibition of Rafael Wardis´1980s painting, Sara Hildén Museum,Tampere
  • 1987 ´Art and Man´, Paula Tuomikoski, publisher Hanki ja Jää
  • 1987 The University of Helsinki,Faculty of Art Hisotry Undergraduate thesis on Rafael Wardis´landscape painting, Mäkelä Anja
  • 1986 Rovaniemi Art Museum Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection, Peltola L,Kiiski,Pallasmaa J
  • 1985 Suomen ja maailman taide 5, Valkonen Markku ja Valkonen Olli, WSOY
  • 1984 The catalague text by Leena Peltola for the exhibition of the Artist of the Year 1984 by Helsinki Festival
  • 1984 An article of Rafael Wardi by C J af Forselles for the Helsinki Festival publication
  • 1983 The catalogue text by C J af Forselles for the exhibition of Erik Granfelt,Anitra Lucander, Per Stenius and Rafael Wardi at the Pori Art Museum
  • 1981 The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Art History: Art historical study of Rafael Wardi’s art, Mäkelä Anja
  • 1981 The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland Art Collection, edit. by Bengt von Bonsdorf
  • 1981 The Collections of Wihuri Foundation, Hukkila K
  • 1980 Photoseries of Rafael Wardi and by meetings together in Rovaniemi, Finland in 1980s
  • 1978 Konsten i Finland Suomen taide /Art in Finland during 1955-54 by Göran von Bonsdorf, Schildts
  • 1978 Målare/Painters by Åke Gulin, Södeströms
  • 1978 Skop Art, Peltola-Murtonen-Honkanen
  • 1977 Suomen taidetta /Art in Finland during 1940-1975 by Istvan Racz and Leena Peltola, Otava
  • 1971 Catalogue text by C J af Forselles for the retrospective exhibition of Rafael Wardi at the Helsinki Art Hall
  • 1969 University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH. Art historical study of Rafael Wardi’s production, Raikamo Sirkka
  • Articles of art magazine Taide: 1992/6 Seppo Niinivaara, 1984/5 C J af Forselles, 1981/3 Tarja Stranden, 1979/5 Rafael Wardi: Bonnard,master of pen and brush, 1978/6, Juha Tanttu, 1970/3 Timo Vuorikoski

Henkilöhistoriallisia mainintoja muussa kotimaisessa kirjallisuudessa

  • 2015  Paavo Haavikko isä, Heikki Haavikko, Teos, 2015 s. 222.
  • 2013 Paavo Haavikko memoires from 1931-1995, Vuosien aurinkoiset varjot, Prospero, Art House, 2013, s. 239
  • 2012 Helena Ruuska, Marja-Liisa Vartio Kuin linnun kirkaisu.WSOY, 2012 ss. 258, 379, 380, 381, 390, 455 ja 456
  • 2011 Arto Mansala Suomen Liikkumavara. SKS s. 208

Television/broadcasting

  • 2004 YLE/TV 1 Documentary, dir.Ria Karhila
  • 2000 YLE /TV 1 Tosi tarina Suurin niistä on rakkaus, documntary, dir.Tarja Tallqvist
  • 1994 YLE/FST/TV 2, ´Inte så tokiga`, documentary, dir Birgitta Wegelius
  • 1984 YLE/FST/TV 2, `Colour and Light`, dir. Peggy Gullichsen and C G Willebarndt
  • 1980 YLE/TV 1, documentary ´Little Sun´s`by Tarja Stranden

Opinnäytteet

  • 2014 Anita Schadeviz, Pro Gradu tutkielma Rafael Wardin taiteesta, Jyväskylän University
  • 2000- Ritva-Liisa Yrjölä, Pro Gardu tutkielma taidehistoria, Rafael Wardin – -University of Helsinki
  • 1986 Anja Mäkelä, Pro Gradu tutkielma about Landscapes in Rafael Wardi´s art. University of Helsinki
  • 1969 Sirkka Raikamo, taidehistorian loppututkielma, about the early art production of Rafael Wardi, (UIAH) Taideteollinen korkeakoulu

Foreign exhibition publications

  • 1959 Exposita de Arta Plastica Contemporana Finlandeza
  • 1972 Heden Daagse Finse Kunst Deze Tentoonstellning Staat Inder Beschermvrouwschap van Hare Majeaesteit Koningin Juliana Holland
  • 1976 Facettes de Finlande: 10 ans d´art Finlandais Musée Galliera Paris France
  • 1976 Finnische Kunst: Malerei, Graphik, Plastik Neuen Berliner Galerei Berlin DDR
  • 1978 Les artistes FinlandaiS dans les collctions Belgique Belgique
  • 1980 Finsk nutidskonst: maleri, skulptor, grafik Grenen Museet, Danmark
  • 1981 Suomen taiteen näyttely Moskovassa Uusi Tretjakovin galleria NL
  • 1983 Biennale de Östseeländer, malerei, plastik, Graphik, Kunsthalle Rostock DDR
  • 1986 22 Finnish Painters Jerusalem Theater Israel
  • 1988 8. Konstmässan Stockholm Art Fair Sollentuna katalog
  • 1989 9. Konstmässan Stockholm Art Fair Sollentuna katalog
  • 1992 NICAF Yokohama “92 International Contemporary Art Fair, Japan Catalogue
  • 1994 Konstmässan Stockholm Art Fair Sollentuna katalog
  • 1994 Gent Art Fair Belgium Catalogue
  • 2001 Väsby Konsthall katalog

Art teaching

  • 1977-78 University of Art and Design,Helsinki UIAH
  • 1979-1984 The Finnish Art Academy

Other work

  • 1959-1970s´ a twenty-year involvement with art therapy as a painter as head of the drawing club at the Nikkilä Mental Hospital. Wardi is regarded as a trailblazer of art therapy in Finland.

Exhibitions in Konstsalongen

Rafael Wardi – 2017