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Name: Maaria Märkälä
Birth place: Helsinki
Town: Espoo

Education
  • School of Free Arts 1999-2000, 2002- 2003
  • Academy of Pekka Halonen 1997-1998, 2000-2002
Selected solo exhibitions
  • Paintings, Kakslauttanen Art Gallery (with Mia Hamari) Arctic resort, Lapland Finland 2018
  • Forbidden Paintings and Destroyed Photos, AVA gallery, Helsinki, Finland October 2017
  • Hello Sunshine- Antidote to Melancholy, Kondas’ Museum, Viljandi, Estonia 2016
  • The Apocalyptica Pictures, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland 2016
  • There are so many Ways to Kiss the Earth, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain 2016
  • Es gibt so Viele Wege die Erde zu Küssen, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin Germany 2015
  • There are so many Ways to Kiss the Earth, Gallery Jangva Helsinki, Finland 2014
  • Denk ich an Berlin, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin Germany 2013
  • Cést la Vie - I've been painting Light, Hyvinkää ArtMuseum, Finland 2012
  • River deep, Mountain high- I've been painting Light, Gallery Aarni, Espoo 2011
  • Kari Hakli cycles the Forum pass- and other Helsinki-paintings, AVA gallery, Helsinki, Finland 2010
  • Dreaming about Berlin, Varkaus ArtMuseum, Finland 2010
  • Dreaming about Berlin, Kouvola Art Museum, Finland 2008-2009
  • Helsinki-Paintings, Finnland-Zentrum, Berlin Germany 2009
  • Helsinki- Paintings, Fundacao Dr. Luiz Araujo Galeria, Porto, Portugal 2008
  • From Russia with Love, Drawings from Siberia, South Karelia Art Museum, Finland 2008
  • Paintings, Gallery BE 19 Helsinki, Finland 2007
  • Dreaming about Berlin, The Hall of Art in Seinäjoki, Finland 2007
  • Paintings, Landscapes from Rio and Helsinki, AVA gallery, Helsinki Finland 2006
  • Helsinki- Paintings,  The Gallery of Casa de Cultura Laura Alvin Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2005
  • Dreaming about Berlin, The Hall of Art in Porvoo, Finland 2005
  • Paintings of Berlin, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland 2004
  • Paintings and Drawings of Berlin, Malmitalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki 2003
  • Paintings of Love, Zaza, Helsinki Art Association’s Exhibition space Helsinki, Finland 2001
  • Paintings of Love, Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki Finland 2000
Selected group exhibitions
  • Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki, Finland 2016
  • Fresh Legs, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany 2016
  • C_A Gallery Helsinki Finland 2015
  • Novosibirsk Art Museum, 6th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk, Russia 2009
  • EKT 40 years, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi, Finland 2009
  • Skjl08, Mikkeli Art Museum,  Mikkeli, Finland 2008-2009
  • MUBE, Museu Brasileiro Da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil 2008
  • Finland-Portugal Art Festival Casa de Cultura de Gaia, Porto, Portugal 2007
  • Arte vida Arte, Museu Texeira Lopes, Porto, Portugal 2007
  • Arte vida Arte, Galleria 9 Colonne, Bologna, Italy 2007
  • Arte vida Arte, Galerie Mansart, Paris, France 2007
  • Arte vida arte, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 2007
  • Arte vida Arte, Galeria Porto Vivo, Porto, Portugal 2006
  • Centro Cultural Justica Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2006
  • Arte vida Arte, Espaco Cultural Candido Mendes Grande Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2005
  • Nordtrondelag Fylkesgalleri 2004, Namsos, Norway 2004
  • Telemark Fylkesgalleri, Notodden, Norway 2003
  • Veszprém, Alsöörs and Balatonfüred, Hungary 2002 (Painters' Union)
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Abstract in Painting and The Space, OOO-Group, Gallery Lapinlahti, Helsinki 2018
  • Travel-altar, Altar- Group, Hyvinkää Art Museum 2018
  • Wanderers, Drawing Class-Group, Gallery Kellokas (Lappi Artists Association) Ylläs, Lapland, Finland 2017
  • Alltogether, Drawing Class-Group, Kondas’ Museum, Viljandi, Estonia 2016
  • Abstract in Painting and The Space, OOO-Group, Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland 2016
  • Abstract in Painting and The Space, OOO-Group, Gallery HUUTO Jätkäsaari, Helsinki Finland 2016
  • At the Altar of Contemporary Art, Tuusula Art Museum, Nykytaiteen alttarilla, Tuusula Finland 2014-2015
  • Drawing Class-Group, Palikkaooppera, Curatored by Kristian Smeds, Kerava Art Museum, Finland 2012
  • Moscow State Exhibition Hall New Manege the House of Chekhov, Art Ugra-Group, Moscow, Russia 2008
  • TM-gallery, Drawing Class-Group, Helsinki, Finland 2005
  • Pro Kapteenskanmäki, Malmitalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki 2002
Funding and awards (selected)
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year working grant 2016
  • Alfred Kordelin Foundation 2015
  • Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project Grant 2014
  • Espoo City Cultural Council 2014
  • Arts Council of Finland: Public Display Grants for Visual Artists 2012
  • Arts Council of Finland, Project Grant 2012
  • Espoo City Cultural Council 2011
  • Arts Council of Finland: Public Display Grants for Visual Artists 2010
  • Oscar Öflund Foundation 2010
  • Arts Council of Uusimaa 2009
  • Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)  2009
  • Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME)  2008
  • Arts Council of Finland, Travel Grants 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Arts Council of Finland: Public Display Grants for Visual Artists 2007
  • Laureate of Originality, Khanty-Mansiisk, Western-Siberia, Russia 2007
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year working grant 2005
  • Oscar Öflund Foundation 2005
  • Hollos Foundation 2005
  • Oscar Öflund Foundation 2004
  • Working Grant for Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Finnish Cultural Foundation 2004
Memberships
  • Finnish Painters' Union: 2001- (President 2008-2016)
  • The Artists' Association of Finland , Board 2010-2016
  • Finnish State Art Commission 2008
  • Helsinki Artists' Association 2000- (Board 2004-, vice chairman 2005- 2008)
  • Espoo Visual artists, member 2006-
  • Akseli Gallen-Kallela Museum Foundation, Board 2017-
Artworks in collections (selection)
  • Finnish National Gallery 2016
  • The Finnish State Art Collection 2007, 2009
  • The State Art Collection in Portugal
  • HAM, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
  • Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
  • Kerava Art Museum, Finland
  • Tuusula Art Museum, Finland
  • Fundacao Dr. Luiz Araujo, Portugal
  • Museu Texeira Lopes, Porto, Portugal
  • The Igoshev Art Museum, Khanty- Mansiisk, Western-Siberia, Russia
  • The Native Museum of Narikary, Western-Siberia, Russia
  • Stiftung des Kulturfonds, Germany
  • Museum of Laczkó Dezsö, Vesprém, Hungary
  • Jussi Eiramo Foundation, Lapland, Finland,
  • Ari Kupsus Collection, Hungary
  • Intrum Justitia Collection, Finland
  • Novo Nordic Collection (several), Finland