Kristiina Uusitalo

Born 1959, Sulkava, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland
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Education

1988 MFA, Painting, Fulbright Scholar, Tyler School of Art / Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1978–82 The School of Fine Arts Academy of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)
1975–78 Savonlinna Special High School for the Arts (Savonlinna, Finland)

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2016 Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2016 Sulkava Church and Belltower, Sulkava, Finland
2014 Auran Galleria, Turku, Finland
2013 Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, Finland
2010 Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Gallery Ama, Turku, Finland
2007 Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, Finland
2007 Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Nelimarkka Art Museum, Alajärvi, Finland
2005 Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2004 Gallery Husa, Tampere, Finland
2004 Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Artina Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Gallery Husa, Tampere, Finland
2000 Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland
1999 Artina Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1998 South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
1996 Unibank Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA
1995 Kaj Forsblom Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Synchronicity Space, New York, N.Y., USA
1995 Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
1995 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA
1994 Westminster College Gallery, New Wilmington, PA, USA (with Hirotsune Tashima)
1994 Pohjola, Helsinki, Finland
1994 Imatra Public Library, Imatra, Finland
1993 D’Arte Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Savonlinna Art Museum, Savonlinna, Finland
1991 D’Arte Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1990 Pelin Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1989 Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1989 Uusikuva Gallery, Kotka, Finland
1987 Sculptor Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Katariina Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1984 Katariina Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 From Heino with Love, HAM, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Women’s Weapons: Lipstick and Tears?, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2014 My Water, Kuusisto Art Manor, Kaarina, Finland
2014 Festen, 15th anniversary of Gallery Forum Box and Artist co-op, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Art Paris 13, Paris, France
2012 Little Languages / Coded Pictures, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2012 Taiteen Vuoksi – Saimaa Kuvataiteessa, Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland,
Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
2011 Metsä, Selachius Art Museum, Mänttä, Finland
2011 Taiteen Vuoksi – Saimaa Kuvataiteessa, South Carelian Art Museum,
Lappeenranta, Finland
2011 Pyhäniemen kesä, Hollola, Finland
2010 Export-Import, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Artparis, Paris, France
2010 Naturalia, Villa Roosa, Orimattila, Finland
2010 Contemporary Finnish Art, Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
2009 Heijastuksia, Wäinö Aaltosen taidemuseo, Turku, Finland
2009 Maalaamisen arvoista, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Kicks! Galleria Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Maila Talvio Salonki, Hartola, Finland
2008 Häikäisevää, Kuntsin Modernin Taiteen Museo, Vaasa, Finland
2008 Proviola-Värähtelyä, Danielson-Kalmari Museum, Vääksy, Finland
2008 3rd International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
2007 Idän taju, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
2007 Idän taju, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
2006 Intiimi,Contemporary Finnish Art, Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
2006 The Artist and the Spectator, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
2005 The Second International Beijing Biennale, China
2004 Stream of Seeing, Amos Anderson’s Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2004 Contemporary Art from Finland, Alex Gallery, Washington DC, USA
2003 Mystiikan Portit, Tampere Museum for Contemporary Art, Finland
2003 Na Vode, The Museum of Russian Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
2002 Northern Borders, Perimeter College Fine Art Gallery, Clarkston, GA, USA
and West Georgia University Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
2002 Landscape in Time, Heinola Art Museum, Heinola, Finland
2001 Fatherland and Mothertongue in Finnish Contemporary Art,
Oulu Art Museum, Oulu Finland
2000 The Realm of the Senses, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
1999 70th Anniversary show, The Finnish Painters Union, Amos Anderson’s Art Museum,
Helsinki, Finland
1999 Villa Wegelius, Ikaalinen, Finland
1999 Time – Contemporary Finnish Art, Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
1998 Paastosta Pääsiäiseen, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
1997 Contemporary Finnish Art, Mäntän Kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
1997 Tiloja – Spaces, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Kärsimys ja Paratiisi, South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
1994 Contemporary Exchanges, Quartair Gallery, Den Haag, Holland
1994 Crossing Over – Changing Places, Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
1994 International Ceramic Festival, Tokoname, Japan
1993 Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1993 Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1992 International Ceramic Workshop, Tokoname, Japan
1991 Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1990 The Young Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1989 Jessica Berwind Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1989 Scandinavian Drawing Trienial, Skellefteå, Sweden
1989 The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1989 Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibition
1988 Pauhaus Exhibition, Mikkeli Art Museum and Savonlinna Art Museum, Finland
1988 Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1988 The Young Artists’ Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1988 Hedelmiä, Helsinki Art Hall, Finland
1986 Finnish Artists’ annual Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1986 The Young Artists’ Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1983 Finnish Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1983 The Young Artists’ Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1982 Feminist Union in Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Public Commissions

2013 Wall painting at Malmi Hospital Lobby, City of Helsinki
1997 1st prize in Tainionkoski Church altarpiece competition, Imatra, Finland.
The altarpiece was commissioned and executed the same year.

Collections

Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ahlstrom Company, Helsinki, Finland
Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
Alko Company, Finland
ESY Company, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki Evangelic Lutheran Congregations, Finland
Imatra Art Museum, Finland
Imatran Voima Company, Finland
Joensuu Art Museum, Finland
KOP Bank, Finland
Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland
Oulu Art Museum, Finland
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
Saastamoinen Collection, Espoo, Finland
Savonlinna Art Museum, Finland
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
SYP Bank, Finland
The Museum of Contemporary Art of the City of Tampere, Finland
The Museum of Contemporary Art (Kiasma), Helsinki, Finland
The State of Finland
The University of Tampere, Finland
Turku Art Museum, Finland
Paulo Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
Pohjola Insurance Company, Finland
Pori Art Museum, Finland
Tapiola Insurance Company, Finland
VVO-Group, Finland
Wihuri Foundation, Helsinki, Finland

Selected bibliography

Björn Springfeldt: Meeting a Gaze, Kristiina Uusitalo, Monograph, Parvs Publishing, Helsinki, Bookwell Oy, Porvoo 2015
Juha-Heikki Tihinen: Palimpsests, Landscapes and Revelations – On Kristiina Uusitalo’s Paintings, Kristiina Uusitalo, Monograph, Parvs Publishing, Helsinki, Bookwell Oy, Porvoo 2015
Riitta Ojanperä: Taidetta vesien ääreltä. Taiteen Vuoksi, South Karelia Art Museum , Karisto, Hämeenlinna 2011
Mikko Oranen: Paljaaseen kätketty, Pyhäniemi, EsaPrint Lahti, 2011
Maija Koskinen: Export–Import, Die welt als lebensart, Finnischer Kunstverein, Erweko, Helsinki, 2010
Pessi Rautio: Time Without Duration – Why Does the Wind Scatter Snow? Catalogue essay for a One-person show at Gallery Heino, Artprint, Helsinki, 2007
Elina Vieru: Like the Long Shores of the Clouds, Catalogue essay for a One-person-show at the Oulu Art Museum, Kalevaprint, Oulu 2005
Otso Kantokorpi: Gift of Grace – Maalaus armolahjana, Catalogue essay for a One-person-show at Gallery Forum Box,Helsinki, 2004
Marja Sakari: Tyhjyyden täyteyttä – Buddhism in Finnish Art, Mystiikan portit Exhibition catalogue, Tampere Art Museum, 2003
Helena Sederholm: Pinx 3, Painting in Finland/Maalta kaupunkiin, Vesi on peili, Weilin&Göös, Bookwell, Porvoo, Finland, 2002
Helena Sederholm/Elina Vieru: Pinx 4, Painting in Finland/Siveltimenvetoja, Dekoraatio taiteessa, Weilin&Göös, Bookwell, Porvoo Finland, 2003
Helena Sederholm, Maiseman jäljillä, Catalogue Essay for a Two-person show at Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, 2000
Marja-Terttu Kivirinta: A lifetime in a moment – Yhdessä hetkessä näkyy koko elämä,
A Landscape from Finland, South Karelia Art Museum, Aksidenssi, Helsinki 1998
The Crisis of Ecclesiastical Fine Arts from the Eastern and Western Viewpoints,
Henna-Riitta Toivanen, Theological Magazine 5/1998, Helsinki University

Published essays

Selected writings, Kristiina Uusitalo, Monograph, Parvs Publishing, Helsinki 2015, Bookwell Oy, Porvoo, 2015
Tätä laulua ei ole vielä laulettu, ikääntyminen on kuolema nuorena; Tehkää tilaa taiteelle, Galleria Forum Box, Printon Trukikoda, Tallinn 2014
Häikäisevä pimeys, Purnu, Oriveden Kirjapaino 2003
Taide-lehti 5/1999, Taidemaalaripäivät, Kustannus oy Taide
Veden kuvia, Villa Wegelius, Ikaalinen 1999
The Deeper the Roots, the Taller the Tree; Living Embers-Coursing Images, Er Paino, Lievestuore 1995