Kukka Pitkänen – Curriculum vitae

Born in 1989, Askola, Finland

kukkapitkanen@gmail.com

Lives and works in Hämeenlinna

Education

2016 – 2018 University of Helsinki, art history, MA
2009 – 2013 Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Visual artist, BA
2011 – 2012 National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 – 2008 Linnankoski High School, Porvoo

Memberships

2016 – Finnish Woodcut Artists Society
2015 – Kuvasto ry
2013 – Union of Finnish Printmakers
2013 – Hämeenlinna Artist Union
2013 – Ars Häme association
2013 – Artist group Kuvankaivajat
2012 – Printmaking society Paperihuone ry, Hämeenlinna
2010 – ENDEGRA: The European Network for Development and Education in Printmaking

Group Exhibitions

2018 “Nexo”, Edition/Basel 2018, Kaskadenkondensator Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2018 Ars Kuvansi 2018, Joroinen
2018 “Emme olleet yksi” “We were not one”, Ars Häme association’s group exhibition, Old Glass Factory, Riihimäki
2018 “Taidegrafiikka”, “Art graphic”, group exhibition of Paperihuone ry, Taidepensionaatti, Virrat
2018 “Viiva- Line”, Hämeenlinna Art museum, Hämeenlinna
2017 Ars Kuvansi, Joroinen
2017 “Tuulen kaikuja”, Varikko Gallery, Seinäjoki
2017 “Lasikatto” (Glass roof), exhibitions in Hämeenlinna, Hauho and Tuusula
2017 “Olemisen vuorovesi”, with Ella Kettunen and Annamari Kinnunen, Gallery Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna
2016 “Paperinohuita päiviä”, Gallery Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna
2016 “Mysterious forest”, group exhibition of Finnish Woodcut Artists Society, Kyoto,Japan
2016 “Pinnanalaisia havaintoja” with Anna Kolehmainen and Elina Salonen, Voipaala Art centre, Sääksmäki
2016 Endegra Pop up, Gallery Koski, Imatra
2016
Group exhibition with Ella Kettunen and Annamari Kinnunen, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany
2015 “Paperin huumaa”, Gallery Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna
2015 The XII Baltic States Biennale od Graphic Art, Kaliningrad, Russia
2015 Summer exhibition, Gallery Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna
2015 “Kaunosielut-Skönsjälar” group exhibition with Ella Kettunen and Annamari Kinnunen, Tupakkamakasiini, Pietarsaari
2015 “Due to Sound” Ars Häme association 40 year anniversary exhibition, Hämeenlinna Art Museum
2014 ”Internationell grafik”, Rosa Huset, Skövde, Ruotsi
2014 ”Perimmäistä olevaa”, Galleria Ratamo, Jyväskylä,Group exhibition with Ella Kettunen and Annamari Kinnunen
2014 ”OUTO” Theme exhibition of Hämeenlinna Artist Union, GalleryTärinä, Riihimäki
2013 Ars Häme, Work transmission exhibition, Gallery Kone, Hämeenlinna
2013 ”Unta vai valvettako?”, Group exhibition of Paperihuone ry, Gallery Emil, Tampere
2013 ”Puolisattumanvaraisesti” Imatran Art Museum
2013 ”Taidegrafiikkaa”, Group exhibition with Ella Kettunen and Annamari Kinnunen,Gallery Hoi Sie, Lappeenranta
2011 ”NEGS”, Danish Media Museum, Odense, Denmark
2011 ”NEGS”, Fyns Grafiske Verkstad, Odense, Denmark
2011 ”Kesän Kuvia”, Tietotalo, Imatra
2009 ”Huurretta”, Cultural Centre, Imatra

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Artist of the Month, Printmakers’ Association Paperihuone, Hämeenlinna
2018 Art centre Mältinranta, Studio, Tampere
2017 Finnish Printmaking Union’s Artist of the month, Grafoteekki, Helsinki
2016 “Metsämielin”, Galleria Paperihuone, graphic workshop, Hämeenlinna
2015 “Pysyy, putoaa”, Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
2015 solo exhibition, Nooran Viinibaari, Hämeenlinna
2014 Hämeenlinna Art Union’s  Kohtaamisia-Meetings-project’s exhibition of young artist, Hämeenlinna Library
2013 ”Varjotanssia”, Wetterhoff House’s gallery, Hämeenlinna

Upcoming exhibitions

11/2018 Printti VI, Nokia
12/2018 Gallery Raamidaamit, Hämeenlinna (solo show)
03/2019 Young Art from Northern Europe, Ahrenshoop, Germany

Grants

2017 Hämeen maakuntarahasto, grant for artistic work
2014 Finnish-Swedish cultural fund, travelling grant
2014 Hämeen maakuntarahasto, grant for artistic work
2013 Etelä-Karjalan ammattillisen koulutuksen tukisäätiö, grant for accomplishing graduation work
2011 Ester ja William Otsakorpi fund, grant for exchange studies

Courses and artist residencies

2018 WAAW Artists’ Residency, Saint-Louis, Senegal
2017 Åland’s Archipelago Guest Artist Atelie, Kökar, Finland
2016 8th international Endegra meeting, Imatra, Finland
2014 ”Journeyman’s walk”, Printmaking union ENDEGRA’s workshop week, Tidaholm, Sweden
2013 ”Topography and typography”, Printmaking union ENDEGRA’s workshop week , Dresden, Germany
2012 ”Border Borderless”-artworkshop in Imatra in collaboration with art- and designstudents from St Petersburg, Russia
2011 “NEGS”, North European Graphic Symposeum, Odense, Denmark
2010 Landscapepainting course, with professors Gennadi Manasherov and Vladimir Pesikov

Other Artistic Activities

2017-2018 Art project in a preschool, Hauho, Hämeenlinna
2017 Lecture in Finnish Woodcut art, Päivälehti Museum, Helsinki
2013-2017 Poster designing for several projects and exhibitions
2017 Illustration, Käkriäinen 01/17
2016 Clay workshop, Iittala reception centre
2015 Teaching a course in woodcut techniques, Hämeenlinna
2015 Designing the invitations and poster for international book- and post art exhibitions in theme Jean Sibelius 150 years
2015 Painting workshop for high school students during Youth Biennale, Hämeenlinna
2015, 2014 Vehkajärven korvissa soi- festival’s photography competition, jury member
2016, 2015, 2014 Teaching a course in acrylic painting, Vehkajärvi
2010 Gallery work, Galleria Human Culture, Imatra
2008 – 2009 Planning and leading a weekly artistic workshop for students, Wroclaw, Poland

Works in Collections

Danske Mediemuseet, Denmark
Fyns Grafiske Verkstad, Odense, Denmark
HUS
City of Nokia
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
Palace Side Hotel, Kyoto, Japan
Private collections in Finland and abroad