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Sakari Peltola

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b. June 7, 1972, in Littoinen, Southwest Finland.

 

STUDIES: 1994-1998 Kankaanpää Art School / Sculpture department.

TECHNIQUE:

1980 –  Drawing, painting.

1990 –  Materials in sculpting: wood, bronze, stone and photography.

1996 –  and continuing: main material granite.

 

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS:

2014 -   Changsha International Sculpture Festival, China

2014 -   Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, Australia

2010 -   Cerisy La Foret, Normandia, France 

2009 -   Ruse, Bulgaria

2008 -  Dubai, International Art Symposium, United Arab-Emirates

2008 -  Ilhan Koman Int. Marble Sculpture Symposium, Edirne, Turkey

2008 -  Vetsplits International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Latvia

2007 -  Icheon 10th International Sculpture Symposium, South-Korea

2007 -  Boryeong International Stone Sculpture Symposium, Mosan Art Museum, South-Korea

2006 -  Korea Young Artists Biennale, Daegu-City, South-Korea.

2006 -  Minnesotarocks - International Stone Carving Symposium, St.Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

2000, 1997, 1995 - Nordic and International Stone Sculpture Symposiums in Kankaanpää, Finland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011 -  2013  Botanical Garden of Turku University on the Island of Ruissalo.

2010 -  2013  Nakkila, Finland ( since 2008 )

2006 -  Head quarters of Skanska, Helsinki

2005 -  2009  - Dog park projeckt, Alppipuisto, Helsinki

2005 -  Haikko, Porvoo

2004 -  Tomukaste (Ash Baptism), Galleria Nefret, Turku.

2002 -  ( also 2003 - 2007 ) Kuivuri (Dryer Gallery), Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park, Loimaa.

2001 -  Hiiden väki (Hell’s People), in the media market square of Sanoma Oy Ltd,

           and at the old railyard storehouse square, Helsinki.

2000 -  Botanical Garden of Turku University on the Island of Ruissalo.

           Janhua Orchid Garden, Uusikaupunki.

1999 -  Crusell Culture Centre, Uusikaupunki.

1995 -  Library of Vehmaa. Gallery of Lieto Art Society.

1994 -  Brahe Gallery, Turku.

1993 -  Tampere University.

1992 -  Lintuaho Framing Shop, Rusko.

 

GROUP AND JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

2013 -  Force Majeure, together with Laura Lehenkari. Artcenter Mältinranta, Tampere

2012 -  Poriginal Gallery, together with Laura Lehenkari, Pori 

2010 -  Rautila Center, Vehmaa, Western Finland

2009 -  Summer exhibition in the town of Kankaanpää, Finland

2007 -  Villilä - summer exhibition, Nakkila,Finland,

           UNIKAT Gallery, Kaarst, Germany

2005 - 2013 Linnanmäki - Amusement park, Helsinki

2004 -  80th Anniversary Exhibition of Turku Art Society, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku

2003 -  Virasto (Bureau), urban happening / Arte reg. soc., Turku.

           Kulturhuset Pavillonen, Grenå, Denmark.

           Pisaroita (Drops), exhibition in Karkkila.

2002 -  Summer exhibition of the Union of Finnish Art Associations, Hämeenlinna.

2000 -  Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum.

1998 -  Graduation exhibition at Kankaanpää Art School, also in Tampere.

1996 -  Parainen Municipal House.

1995 -  Luolart (Caveart), group exhibition, Night of the Arts in Turku.

 

GRANTS AND STIPENDS:

2013 -  Finnish Central Art Counsil / together with Laura Lehenkari

2012 -  Finnish Central Art Council / grant for materials

2011 -  Finnish Cultural Foundation

2010 -  Finnish Central Art Counsil / Travel Grant in to Normandia, France

2007 -  Finnish Cultural Foundation / Southwest Finland Regional Fund.

2006 -  Finnish Central Art Counsil / Travel Grant in to South-Korea

2005 -  Finnish Art Association / Young Artist's Grant

2003 -  Finnish Cultural Foundation / Southwest Finland Regional Fund.

2002 -  Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

2000 -  Nifca / Sleipnir. TOP Found. Rauma Biennale Balticum stipend/ Eeva & Alpo Sarava Fund.

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Cerisy La Foret / Normandia, France

Ruse / Bulgaria

Dubai / United Arab-Emirates

Edirne / Turkey

Venstplilts / Latvia

St. Anthony / Minnesota, U.S.A.

Daegu / South-Korea

Art collections of the City of Turku / Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art

Turku-Kaarina Congregation

Provincial Government of Western Finland

Botanical Garden of Turku University on the Island of Ruissalo

Satakunta Central Hospital, Pori

Kankaanpää Town

Kankaanpää Congregation

Uusikaupunki Town

Loimaa Town

Laitila Brewery

Palin Granit Oy Ltd.

Private collections.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Kivenkantaja (Stonebearer), bound book, 2004

My Stone Age, picture book, 1999

Writings in e.g. the Rauma Biennale Balticum 2000 exhibition catalog

and the Turpahöylä (Gob Plane) exhibition catalog of Turku Art Museum

Interview in the 80th Anniversary Book of Turku Art Society

Other exhibition catalogs, postcards, posters

Magazine and newspaper articles in numerous publications and periodicals

 

STUDY TRAVELS: Iceland, Estonia, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, Egypt, Bulgaria

HOBBIES: Skiing, swimming, sauna.

 

© Copyright 2009 Sakari Peltola