CV/Resume

Curriculum Vitae / resume

Miika Nyyssönen

born 31.12.1965, Mikkeli, Finland

Art studies

1988-93 Academy of fine arts, Helsinki, Finland
1987-88 Art school Maa, Helsinki, Finland
1984-85 Orivesi Institute

Solo exhibitions

2016 Layer by Layer, Galleria G12, Kuopio, Finland
2011 8 Sculptures, Pori Art Museum, Finland
2010 Paintings and collages, Willa Mac Museum, Tampere, Finland
2009 Lauma, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
2008 Cavepainters’ cave, Studio K, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Half random, Galerie Air Garten, Berlin, Germany
2006 2×1, Pejan Oy’s exhibition space, Helsinki
2005 2×1, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2004 Random Building, Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki
2003 M the Machine, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
2002 OfficeOffice, Profounders, Helsinki
2000 Paintings of sculptures, Galleria Artina, Helsinki
1999 8 Sculptures, Galleria Artina, Helsinki
1999 Miika Nyyssönen Art High School, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Studio
1998 Finnish paper art gallery, Kuusankoski
1998 Borey Art Gallery ,St. Petersburg, Russia
1997-98 Hospital-retro, Hospital Orton, Helsinki
1997 Office, Annantalo cultural center, Helsinki
1995 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1995 Live in art!, Stoa, East Helsinki cultural center
1995 Galleria Just, Turku
1993 Galleria Marina, Helsinki
1992 The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1992 Art museum of Varkaus
1991 Helsinki Railway Station
1990 The Gallery of the Painters Association, Helsinki
1989 The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1985 Varkaus, Finland
1985 O-gallery, Orivesi, Finland

Group Exhibitions

2015 OUTLET 2015, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2013 Another Space – Six Perspectives On Contemporary Painting, EMMA- Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
2013 Sketchbook Project Tour: The Distillery Historic District, Toronto, ON, Grants Block, Providence, RI, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden with GRO1000, Kernersville, NC, The Goat Farm Art Center, Atlanta, GA, The Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando, FL, The Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN, Mellwood Art Center, Louisville, KY, Chicago Arts District Second Friday, Chicago, IL, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR, S.F Center for the Book, S.F, CA, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, S.B, CA, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, S.B, CA, iam8bit, L.A, CA, The Nelson-Atkins museum of Art, Kansas City, MO, Hammerpress, Kansas City, MO, Art St. Louis, St.Louis, MO, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, Watkins College of Art and Design, Nashville, TN,
Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI, Light Grey, Minneapolis, MN, Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD, Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS, University of MO Kansas City, MO, The Dandy Lion, New Albany, IN, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, Penn State, Market Square, Pittsburgh, PA, Darling Foundry, Montreal, QC
2012 dAtAdAdA mail art exhibition, Harakka island, Helsinki, Finland
2011 HanseArt Kunstmesse, Bremen, Germany
2011 Cardboardia, Ulyanovsk, Russia
2011 Parallax AF, La Galleria Pall Mall, London, Great Britain
2011 In the Gallery and Home, Helsinki Art Museum
2011 Street galleries 2011, Helsinki
2011 Sketchbook Project, Full Sail University (Full Sail Live auditorium),Winter Park, FL, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Form/Space Ateller, Seattle, WA, USA
2011 This is true? World of views. Vantaa Art Museum, Finland
2011 KiC Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2011 Just life, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
2011 Sketchbook Project, Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, SPACE Gallery, Portland, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, 29th St Ballroom at Spider House, Austin, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, USA
2011 Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, USA
2011 Finland-station, Loft ETAZH, St.Petersburg, Russia
2011 An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art , USA
2010 Snap to grid, LACDA, Los Angeles center for digital art, Los Angeles, USA
2010 HEAF – Helsinki Art Fair, Wanha Satama, Helsinki
2010 Mennään metsään, Helsinki
2009 Site of the painting, Pori Art Museum, Finland
2007 Criteria:, Galeria Perdída, Schalter, Berlin, Germany
2007 Spring Salon.07, Energy Gallery, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2007 Web Biennial 2007, iS.CaM, www.webbiennial.org, Turkey
2007 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem,MACRO – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Rosario, Argentina
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, MAC – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santa Fe, Argentina
2006 Kauppala-city art show, Helsinki
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, OFFicyna art space, Szczecin, Poland
2006 Selfportrait – A Show for Bethlehem, Al Kahf Art Gallery, Betlehem, Palestina
2006 Mänttä Art Weeks, Mänttä, Finland
2006 Poppaa, Portait Galleria, Pori, Finland
2006 Lights in a Black Box, Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
2005 WB05 – Web Biennial 2005, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
2005 Pixel Pops, City Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2005 II International exhibit of digital art Orilla#05, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo UNL, Santa Fe, Argentina
2005 Multiplex, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
2005 UnCONT’ained inFORMATION, Fort9, Victoria, BC, Canada, www.fort9.net
2005 Web Biennial 2005, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, www.webbiennial.org, Turkey
2005 SoundLabChannel, http://rrf2005.newmediafest.org/schannel.htm
2004 Purnu, Orivesi, Finland
2004 Artconcept, Eco-ArtClub, St.Petersburg, Russia
2003 Exhibition of Ylistönrinne sculpture contest proposals, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2003 PUTKI-festival, Fiskars, Finland
2003 Web Biennial 2003, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, www.webbiennial.org, Turkey
2003 Nanofestival, Zeroglab, Rotterdam, Holland
2003 Summer carousel, Corner Gallery, Helsinki
2002 ArtGenda 2002, Hamburg, Germany
2002 PreSeason, No Name Exhibitions, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA
2002 Mathematical games in art, Gallery Otso, Espoo, Finland
2001 Origami, Kauno skyriaus galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania
2001 Origami Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001 Coltd, Virtual gallery www.coltd.nl, Netherlands
2001 Paper+Finland=Art, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2001 Single Room, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
2001 Mänttä Art Weeks, Mänttä, Finland
2001 Paper+Finland=Art, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
2001 Paper+Finland=Art, Galerie Montcalme, Hull, Ottawa, Canada
2000 Paper+Finland=Art, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, USA
2000 Paper+Finland=Art, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Canada
2000 PURNU 2000, Orivesi, Finland
2000 Paper+Finland=Art, The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
2000 Home for the broken mind, Tampere library, Finland
1999 Paper Worlds, Musée De Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
1999 Home for the broken mind , Old harbour, Helsinki
1999 Home for the broken mind, Raahe cultural center
1999 Home for the broken mind, Jyväskylä art museum
1999 Home for the broken mind, Kajaani art museum
1999 Paper+Finland=Art, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, USA
1999 Non-painters painting, Samtidskunstforum, Oslo, Norway
1999 Home for the broken mind, Communal Art space, Kuusamo
1999 Home for the broken mind, Oulu art museum
1999 Home for the broken mind, Kiasma, Helsinki
1999 Boxing, Myyrmäkitalo, Vantaa, Finland
1999 Non-painters painting, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb,Croatia
1998 Paper+Finland=Art, Shaumburg-museum, Chigaco, USA
1998 Créations sur Papier, Institut Finlandais, Paris, France
1998 Non-painters painting, Ocean 5, Chokladfabriken, Malmö, Sweden
1998 Non-painters painting, Galerie Berlintokyo, Berlin, Germany
1998 Paper+Finland=Art, American Craft Museum, New York, USA
1997 World exhibition, Galerie De Brieder, Rotterdam, Netherlands
1997 Europa, e solo una parola?, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
1997 Sculptures at the Opera, Opera house, Helsinki
1997 With the wind, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
1997 Fiber, Fiskars
1996 HAPAX, Titanik, Turku
1996 City Art Happening, Hyvinkää
1996 Comp-I-box, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1996 The Metamorphoses of Wood, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki
1996 2e Triennale Internationale du Papier, Le Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey, Switzerland
1996 Time in Mazzano, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
1995 City Art Happening, Hyvinkää
1993 Valkosaari art exhibition , Helsinki
1993 Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 Pasila-project, The academy of Fine Arts Helsinki
1992 Uusimaa province exhibition, Cable factory, Helsinki
1991 The Young Artists’ exhibition, Kunsthalle, Helsinki
1991 Summer Exhibition of the Artists` Society of South Karelia, Fortress, Lappeenranta
1989 Bjurs-landscapegroup, The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki

Public Works

2010 Group of works at Kartanonkoski School, Vantaa, Finland
2002 “Jeans”, Kindergarten Merituuli, Helsinki
1996 Environmental work “National costume corridors”, Laajasalo, Helsinki
1995 Brick sculpture “Exception”, Ruoholahti, Helsinki
1994 Wall paintings in corridors, Oulunkylä, Helsinki
1994 Wall paintings “Relation” and “Version” in Helsinki City Housing Department

Teaching and lecturing

Helsinki university, Roanoke College, Virginia, USA, Minnesota State University, Minneapolis, USA, Lahti Art Institute, Orivesi Institute, Imatra Art School, University of Art and Design Helsinki , Annantalo cultural center, Free Art School Helsinki, Tampere Art and Media School, Art School Maa, The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki, American Craft Museum, New York

Prizes

1997 Young Finland Award, Ministry of Education of Finland
1990 Exhibition grant, the Painters’ Association and City magazin
Memberships

Finnish Painters’ Union, Helsinki Artist Association, Association of Finnish Sculptors, Rhizome.org

Works In Collections

South Karelian Art Museum, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Vantaa Art Museum, Willa Mac-collections, Pori Art Museum, Kerava Art Museum, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy, State of Finland, Enso, Orivesi Institute, Varkaus Art Museum, Rostock Kunsthalle, Helsinki City Art Museum