KAIJA  KIURU

KAIJA KIURU


1959, Sodankylä
Visual Artist
Aska, Sodankylä
040-7059265
kkiuru(at)gmail.com
http://www.kaijakiuru.net/
Bio    Artist’s Statement 

The visual artist Kaija Kiuru (born 1959 in Sodankylä) lives and works in the Aska village in Sodankylä municipality, Finnish Lapland. She has studied sculpture in The Institute of Fine Arts in Lahti 1987–1991. The relationship with nature in her childhood and youth together with studies of environmental protection and education in the 1990’s created the ground on which Kiuru´s art is based even today.

Solo exhibitions in Finland, Norway, Scotland and Czech Republic.
Group exhibitions in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Russia, Germany, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, France, Albania, Turkey, Poland and Italy.

Works in public collections in Finland: State Art Collection; Kemi, Oulu, Rovaniemi and Turku City Art Collection; Aine, Kemi and Oulu Art Museum Collection; Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection; The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Lapland Regional Fund Collection

Public works in Finland: Central Hospital of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Hahtisaari Park in Kemi, Kuivasranta Kindergarten in Oulu, Pallas-Ylläs National Park, The Rautionsaari and Hirvas Schools in Rovaniemi

Member of The Association of Finnish Sculptors, MUU Artists' Association and The Artists’ Association of Lapland



News

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

- Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland 17.9. - 5.10.2014, solo exhibition

- Frost VI, Artists\' Association of Lapland Exhibition in 20 municipalities of the Province 3. - 29.10.2014

Vulnerable, 2012
- wood and mixed method
- 3 parts, each 215 x 40 x 300 cm
- photo Arto Liiti / Rovaniemi Art Museum