MIRKKA TIIRINEN

MIRKKA TIIRINEN


1969,
Visual Artist
Helsinki
mirkka.tiirinen@gmail.com
http://www.mirkkatiirinen.net
Bio    Artist’s Statement 

Mirkka Tiirinen
born 1969
lives and works in Imatra, Finland

EDUCATION / ARTIST TRAINING

2004—2008
South Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (Imatra, Finland), Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Specialisation of Painting

2007
Russian Academy of Arts, State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education, Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of St. Petersburg, Russia, winter term

2007
Saint Petersburg’s Center of Visual Arts, Project Academia: course of drawing, composition and art history, St. Petersburg, Russia

2005
Summer course of painting together with Russian Academy of Arts, Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Institute of Fine Arts) and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design

2000—2004
University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Institute For Art Research, Drawing Department
Additional Education

2008—2009
Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, Specialisation in Art Pedagogy

1989—1996
University of Helsinki, Master’s degree, General Phonetics; University of Tampere, Department of Speech Communication and Voice Research


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Artist of the Month, Artotheque of Harjavalta

2011 Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta

2011 AVA Gallery, Helsinki

2010 Artotheque’s Artist of the Month in Imatra, Lappeenranta, Kotka, Kouvola, Karhula, Kuusankoski; Art Link, regional project of Arts Council of Southeast Finland, Artists’ Association of South Karelia and Artists’ Association of Kotka

2010 Emil Cedercreutz Museum, Harjavalta, invited

2010 Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2008 Muuntamo, Kokemäki

2006 Castle Hotel Rantasipi / Imatran Valtionhotelli, Meeting and Congress Centre, Imatra

2006 Imatran Tietotalo, Imatra

2006 Sõru Muuseum, Emmaste, Hiiumaa, Estonia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Artists’ Association of South Karelia New Members, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Finland

2011 Dream Pictures, exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations (SKjL), juried, invited, curator Samuli Heimonen, Saarijärvi Museum

2010 From Another Reality, Art Photography from Southeast Finland, Imatra Art Museum

2010 South Karelia Regional Exhibition 2010, Photography Centre of Southeast Finland, Lappeenranta

2010 Haihara 10 – Home, Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, invited, juried

2009 Risk Group, Cable Factory, Puristamo, Helsinki

2007 Stockfors, Pyhtää

2004 Cygnaeus Gallery, Helsinki


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2008 article 'Todellisuuden uudelleen luomisesta' ('About Recreating Reality') by Mirkka Tiirinen in art publication Taide 5/08, pages 36—37.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painters’ Union, aspirant membership
Artists’ Association of South Karelia
Kuvasto ry, copyright administrator



News

2012
BELA biennial of European and Latin American Contemporary Art 2012, Galeria do Palácio, Porto, Portugal, March 31—June 3

2012
Gallery Rantakasarmi, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland, April 26—May 20

2012
Käytävägalleria, Kulttuuritalo Virta, Imatra, Finland, July 31—Aug 31

oil on MDF; 2009