Merja Salonen

Visual artist, MA
b. 1973 in Tampere, Finland

EDUCATION

1997-1999 University of Art and Design, Pallas MA program, Helsinki
1998 SACI, School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy
1993-1997 Imatra School of Fine Arts
1995 Tartu School of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department, Estonia
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Painters´ Union, Finland, ordinary membership
Association of the Artists in Helsinki
Kuvasto (Autors´rights)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Taidesalonki / Konstsalongen, Helsinki

2010 Lapinlahti Museum of Art

2007 Malmitalo Gallery, Helsinki

2007 Kitchen philosophy, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki

2005 Gallery Kapriisi, Kuopio
2005 Gallery Uusitalo, Helsinki
2004 Gallery of Malmitalo Cultural Center, Helsinki
2004 Gallery Kipinä, Lahti
2002 Gallery Avanti, Joensuu
2001 Gallery Saskia, Tampere
2000 Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2000 Florence in Helsinki
1999 Gallery Atski, Helsinki
1999 Helsinki in Florence, Italy
1999 Tampere Maja, Tartu, Estonia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 HTS Rantakasarmi, Helsinki2008-2009

5th Miniature Biennal in Poland

2005-2006 The Holy Trinity, Finland

2003 Duuni, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2003 The Best of Analyste, Helsinki
2002 Sampo, Poleeni, Pieksämäki Cultural Center
2001 Suunta, Art Hall Of Seinäjoki
2001 Artminor 2001, Naantalin Taidehuone, Naantali
2001 The XIII International Poster Biennale in Lahti Museum of Art
2000 University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania
2000 Mini, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
1999 Pallas, Gallery Otso, Espoo
1999 The Park of The Future, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1999 The City, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
1998 Miti, leggende e storia nella nascita di una città, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italy
1998 25th Salon of Young Artists, Zagreb, Croatia
1998 Life and Esthetics, Gallery Valssaamo, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
1998 Arabianranta, Gallery Atski, Helsinki
1995, 1996 Imatra Association of Art, Imatra Art Museum
1995 48. National Young Astists’ Exhibition, Art Hall of Helsinki
1994 Exhibition of prints, Imatra Culture Center
1993 Ilotila, Emil-sali, Tampere

PUBLIC WORKS

2000 Garden / The Yard of The Hotel Radisson SAS Plaza
2004 Morning / Restaurant Vege, Helsinki

PUBLIC GROUP WORKS

2007 Bridges, Arba-group, Helsinki
2005 Memory tracks, Arba-group, Helsinki
1997 Extension, Tunnel Painting in Konnnunsuo Prison, Joutseno
1996 Imatra, Underpass Painting with Jouni ViIjakainen, Imatra
1995 Three Seasons, Wall Painting at Sienimäki Primary School, Imatra

PUBLICATIONS

2003
Helsinki in Florence, Florence in Helsinki,
ISBN 952-91-6165-4

COLLECTIONS

The Cultural and Information Center of The City of Tampere in Tartu, Estonia
Gui Systems Oy
Kinder garden of Hipposkylä, Tampere
The Summer University, Imatra
Imatra School of Fine Arts
Lahti Museum of Art
Netrekat
Central Museum of Labour in Finland, Tampere
Mercuri Urval Oy
Okopankki, Helsinki
Oriveden Opisto
Polyomed Oy
Royal Hotels Oy/SOKOTEL Helsinki
University of Art and Design, UIAH, Helsinki
Private collections