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MARKKU PÄÄKKÖNEN
 

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Born June 21st, 1955 in Kuhmo, Finland

ART EDUCATION
Vapaa taidekoulu, Helsinki 1977-81 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
”Do Not Forsake me...”
105 charcoal drawings 
in Roihuvuori Church, 2005
"Transparent wall", the studio of Alvar Aalto museum, Jyväskylä 2004
Galleria K, Huittinen 2002
Galleria 2, Turku 2001
Järvenpää House, invited by Järvenpää Town Council 10/2000
Galleria Allinna, invited by Riihimäki Town Council 9/2000
netgallery proArtists 2000-2012
Galleria Johan S., Helsinki 1996
Promenadi galleria, Hyvinkää 1995
Ruutli galerii, Tarto, Estonia 1994
Deco Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia 1993, 1995
Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki 1993
Galleria Vintti, Kuopio 1992
Galleria Bronda 1990
Kajaani Art Hall 1983
The Gallery of the Finnish Painters Union 1982, 1984
The Gallery of Riihimäki Fine Arts Society 1979, 1986

PUBLIC ART
”Kinememearabia”,
project will be completed in 2005, 
light and glass work to Arabianranta, Helsinki
"The Seeds", 2003, altarpiece, The Chapel of  Olari, Espoo
”Gabriel’s Wing”, 2002, mural, light/glass art, 
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Pakila, Helsinki
”Light, Grace, Consolation”, 1992, mural, 
The Church of St. John, Männistö, Kuopio
”The King’s Shield: Satis”, painting, relief, 
Peijas-Rekola Hospital, Vantaa
”Sisters of Time”, 1987, painting, light sculpture, 
Mikkeli Town Hall Extension
”One morning I woke up and found myself alone”, 1987, mural, light sculpture, The Helsinki Court of Appeal

COLOUR SCHEME DESIGNS
”Transitions”, 2002, a proposal for a colour scheme for the new Raisio Central Town Plan
“Intervals 1 and 2 and 3”, 1999-2002, colour scheme for a façade, Kiinteistö OY, Pikipruukki/Poikkikuja (Europan 4), Vaasa
 “Angel’s Ladder” 1998, colour scheme for a façade, Mustakivi block of houses, Vuosaari, Helsinki

AWARDS
1st Prize (architect Mauri Korkka’s Team), (invited entry) competition for Alakiventie Project, Myllypuro 2000
Honorary Prize, Road & Environmental Art Competition, Vaasa 1994
Joint 2nd Prize, Peace Memorial Competition, Turku Market Square 1989
Ducat Prize, Young Artists 1986
Honorary Prize for the Sculpture Competition, Hakaniemi, Helsinki 1986
1st Prize, (invited entry) painting competition for the central foyer of The Helsinki Court of Appeal 1985
Second (Honorary) Prize, Colour Scheme Design for exterior walls of Tikkurila Paint Factory 1983
Second Prize, Art Competition for the Community Centre of Helsinki Itäkeskus 1981

GRANTS AND BURSARIES
Finnish Cultural Foundation  2004, 1997, 1994, 1988, 1985, 1982,
The Government Five-year Artist’s Grant 1999-2003
Display Remuneration Grant 1998
Greta and William Lehtinen Foundation 1994
The Government Three-year Artist’s Grant 1990-1992
Uusimaa County Council 1988, 1995
Tuusula County Council 1986
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa County Fund 1986
Helsinki City Council 1996, 1993, 1985
The Government Project Grant 1996,  1985, 1983
Paulo Foundation 1983
Alfred Kordelin Foundation 1982

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND
Exhibition of Finnish Artists, 1991, 1989,1986,1985,1983,1982
Young Artists 1986, 1980
The Academy of Finland, AKT-83, Ateneum Art Museum 1983
The Union of Finnish Art Associations 1979

 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Exhibition of Lallukka Artists in Vanha Kerttu, Sysmä 1999
Exhibition of Lallukka Artists in Gallerie Oljemark 1999
Art School MAA in Pärnu Contemporary Art Museum, Estonia 1998
KUU, Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna 1998
The Silence of the Earth (MAA), Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku 1996
The Spirit of the Earth (MAA), Helsinki Art Hall 1993
Tallinn-group, Kioski Galleria 1992
The 125th Anniversary Exhibition of the Artists Association of Finland, Ateneum Art Museum 1989
Curious Road, Helsinki Art Hall 1989
Bosjökloster, Höör, Sweden 1988
Artist as a Teacher, Tampere Art Museum 1988
The Touch, Helsinki Art Hall 1988
Light and Substance, Helsinki City Art Museum 1987
New Earth Pictures, touring exhibition, 1987
The 20th Anniversary Exhibition of Helsinki Artists Association, Helsinki 1987
The 50th Anniversary Exhibition of Vapaa Taidekoulu, Helsinki 1985 and Pori 1986
Galerie Artek, Helsinki 1985
Down by the River, Pori Art Museum 1983
Regional Art of Greater Helsinki 1981, 1983
The Gallery of the Finnish Painters Union, Helsinki 1981
Art-Gall, Pori 1980
Taika Group, Helsinki and Turku 1979

EXHIBITIONS OF FINNISH ART ABROAD
Finland i da’ 92, Stockholm, Sweden 1992
Young Finnish Artists, Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1988

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Ristmik Project, Tarto, Estonia 1995, 1996
Tallinn Architectural Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia 1990
Aurora 2, Suomenlinna, Finland 1987

WORK REPRESENTED IN THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS
The State Art Collection of Finland
Helsinki Town Council Municipal Collection
Espoo Town Council Municipal Collection
Mikkeli Town Council Municipal Collection
Järvenpää Town Council Municipal Collection
Tuusula County Council Municipal Collection
Pori Art Museum, Maire Gullichsen Art Foundation
Vantaa Parish Consortium
Espoo Parish Consortium
Catholic Church of Finland
Nordea
Nokia
Finland Post Corporation
The Union of Technical Employees
Aamulehti
Kiasma, the National Museum of Contemporary Art

TEACHING POSITIONS
Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture, lecturer in Colour Theory 2001-2002
Nordic Art School, Kokkola, lecturer in Colour Theory 1995-2002
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, lecturer in Painting 1989-1990
University of Art and Design, Helsinki, lecturer in Colour Theory 1987-1998
Art School MAA, founder member, lecturer in Painting and Colour Theory 1986-1999, principal 1998-1999
Vapaa Taidekoulu, Helsinki, lecturer 1981-1984

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST
Member of Finnish Painters Union and Helsinki Artists Association
Finnish Painters Union, member of Board of Management 1986-89
Member of State Art Acquisition Committee 1993-1995

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