SIRPA SÄRKIJÄRVI – CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Muonio, Lapland, Finland 1974. Lives and works in Turku, Finland

 

STUDIES

1993-1997, The Turku School of Fine Arts, Finland (nowadays known as Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences), 1992-1993, Lapland School of Arts, Tornio, Finland , 1991-1992, The Art School of Liminka, Finland

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2022 Galleria Ama, Helsinki
2024 Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

 

SELECTED SOLOEXHIBITIONS

2022 (to) reason | (to) sense, Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
2020 The Artifact and Living, Hotelli Punkaharju
2019 I AM YOU, Gallery Ama, Helsinki

2019 Joseph Nease Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota, USA (22.3. - 1.6.2019)

2017 Gallery Aura, Turku, Finland

2016 Gallery Ama, Helsinki, 

2015 Gallery 5, Oulu

2013 Gallery Ama, Helsinki, Finland

2013 Costume Play, The Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

2013 Gallery Pleiku, Berlin

2012 Gallery Aura, Turku, Finland

2012 Mältinranta Art center, Tampere, Finland

2011 Turku Art Museum, Studio, Turku, Finland

2010 Gallery Ama, Helsinki, Finland

2008 Gallery Ama, Turku, Finland

2007 Informal Life, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2005 Gallery Huuto, Helsinki, Finland

2003 Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland 

2002 Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland

2000 Lessons in love, with Kati Immonen, Gallery Joella, Turku, Finland

1997 Gallery Joella, Turku, Finland 

 

SELECTED GROUPEXHIBITIONS

2020- A Few Words About Collecting, collection exhibition at Turku Art Museum, Finland
2020 Line of Life, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Korundi House of Culture, Finland
2020 New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, 120 works by various artists from the City of Turku's art
collection will be displayed in a digital exhibition in gallery space and on advertising screens in a street scene
in Wellington, New Zealand.

2018 Four elements, the new collection exhibition at Turku Art Museum, Finland

2018 Sanoinkuvaamatonta! – WSOY 140 -vuotta, Halosenniemi Museum, Tuusula, Finland

2017 "Kasvotusten/ Face to Face " Pinxinmäki Summer exhibition, Sysmä, Finland
2017 “Yhtä Juhla! / Real Celebration!”, Rovaniemi Art Museum celebrates its 30 year journey with an exhibition from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation collection, Korundi House of Culture, Finland

2015 Dark Days, Bright Nights Contemporary Paintings from Finland, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

2015 New and Newest - Finnish Contemporary Art, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi House of Culture, Finland

2015 OTOS/ SAMPLES, the latest contemporary paintings from Turku, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland

2014 What´s life anyway? Works from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation collection, Tromsø Kunstforening / Romssa Dáiddasiida, Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art,  Norway

2014 HETKINEN, XIX Mänttä Art festival, Mänttä, Finland 

2014 The Adidas Man and the Strongwoman, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland

2012 Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, The 7th Wave - WIHURI AND VISUAL ART, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Rovaniemi Art Museum Korundi House of Culture, Finland

2011 HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHERE, XVI Mänttä Art festival, Mänttä, Finland

2011 Flux Aura 2011, The international environmental art event, Turku 2011 European Capital of Culture

2010 The 115th Finnish Artists´Exhibition, Artists' Association of Finland, TR1 Art Hall, Tampere, Finland

2009 The 115 th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists "Youth 2009”, Artists' Association of Finland, Kunsthalle Helsinki

2009 Turhan Tärkeys, 85th Anniversary of Artists’ Association of Turku, Turku Art Museum, Finland

2009 Art Vilnius ´09, Vilnius Art Fair, Vilnius 2009 European Capital of Culture, AMA Gallery, Lithuania

2009 Childhood images, Serlachius Museums, The Gösta Serlachius Museum of Fine Arts, Mänttä, Finland

2009 Minun Pohjoiseni, Nordic Art Association in Finland, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland 

2009 Loose, five artists from Artists’ Association of Turku, The Finnish Cultural Institute in Madrid, Spain

2008 North-Easr from Kakola, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland

2006 The Exhibition of young artists, The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2005 Biennial of Turku, Museum of Ars Nova & Aboa Vetus, Turku, Finland

2005 Tidaholms Museum of Lithographic Art, Sweden

2005 66th The Annual Juried Exhibition, Union of  Finnish Art Associations, Rovaniemi Art Museum

2004 A LAND SHARED, Contemporary Art of Nordic Peoples, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland 

2003 Gallery Osnova and in Center for Graphic Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

2003 GRR Turku Printmakers Association 70th Jubilee Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland 

2003 Gallery IX, with Juhani Vikainen, Juha Joro and Hannu Hämäläinen, Budapest, Hungary

2002 Cultural Center Gallery, Summer exhibition of Union of  Finnish Art Associations,  Hämeenlinna, Finland

2002 The 107th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland

2001 The 106th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, The Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland

2001 The Association of Turku Printmakers in Art Museum of Åland Islands, Finland

1999 Uudishankintoja ja lahjoituksia, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland

1998 11th Tallinn Print triennal, Tallinn, Estonia

1998 Artgenda -biennal, Cultural Center, Stockholm, Sweden 

1997 Sex, Snack’n Pop, Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland

1997 Debutante/Debytantit, the exhibition for three graduating graphic artists student, national competition

Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Malmö Art Museum, Sweden

State Art Collection, Finland

The Finnish Artists' Foundation

Turku Art Museum, Finland

Tampere Art Museum, Finland

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection/ Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art/City of Turku, Finland

Oulu Art Museum, Finland

Parliament of Finland

Miettinen Collection

Artemy Troitsky Collection, Russia

The Viljo Hurme Foundation, Salo Art Museum, Finland

The Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

The Turku School of Fine Arts Collection, Turku, Finland

VMP Croup Collection, Finland

 

PUBLIC WORKS

Latest: 2021 Finnish Cultural Foundation's Lapland Fund donates two paintings by Sirpa Särkijärvi to
Muonio Welfare Center, Finland

Keroputaa Hospital, Tornio, Finland

Topeliuksen koulu,(Public School), Turku, Finland 

University hospital of Turku, T-Hospital, Finland

Normaalikoulu,(Public School) Turku, Finland

 

PUBLICATIONS

2018, TURUN TAIDEMUSEO – ÅBO KONSTMUSEUM, editor Mia Haltia, ISBN 978-952-9576-48-7

2017, Opción, número 201. Opción is the ITAM cultural magazine. ITAM is a private, secular, non profit Mexican institution of higher education. Since 1980 it has been a periodical publication by a content based on free critical thinking and creativity. Director Carlos Alejandro, Art Editor for Opción Alejandra López Villegas, ISSN:1665-4161

2015, Dark Days, Bright Nights: Contemporary Paintings from Finland, Published by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, ISBN: 978-0-9962728-1-0

2014, XIX MÄNTÄN KUVATAIDEVIIKOT, editor Minna Joenniemi, ISSN 1238-478X

2012, 7. AALTO – KUVATAITEEN WIHURI, THE 7th WAVE – WIHURI AND VISUAL ART, Jenny ja Antti Wihurin rahasto, editor Pirkko Tuukkanen, ISBN 978-952-9554-45-4

2012, FLUX AURA 2011, editor Tonja Goldblatt & Milla Järvipetäjä, ISBN 978-952-93-0205-5

2011, SIRPA SÄRKIJÄRVI, Maalauksia / Paintings 2006 - 2011, ISBN 978-952-92-9959-1

2011, KUNNIOITA ISÄÄSI JA ÄITIÄSI / HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHERE / XVI MÄNTÄN KUVATAIDEVIIKOT / XVI MÄNTTÄ ART FESTIFAL, editor Otso Kantokorpi, ISSN 1238-478X

2005, TURKU BIENNAALI 2005 / TURKU BIENNIAL 2005, ISBN 952-99532-1-6

2003, GRR - TURUN TAIDEGRAAFIKOT 70 VUOTTA, ISBN 952-9565-38-0

1998, TALLINNA XI GRAAFIKATRIENNAAL / 11TH TALLINN PRINT TRIENNIAL, ISBN 9985-60-510-1

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painters´Union, The Association of Finnish Printmakers, Artists’ Association of Turku, The Association of Turku Printmakers

 

GRANTS

2022 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE, Covid 19-Grant
2022 City of Turku, Artist Grant
2021 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Project grant
2021 Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2020 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant
2019 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
2019 City of Turku, Artist Grant
2018 Alfred Kordelinin Foundation, Artist Grant
2018 Turku Art Society, Project grant
2017 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Project grant
2017 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2017 City of Turku, Artist Grant

2016 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional fund, Artist Grant
2015 Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2015 Alfred Kordelinin Foundation
2015 Greta ja William Lehtinen Foundation
2015 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
2014 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant
2014 City of Turku, Artist Grant
2013 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE, State Grant to Artists
2012 Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2012 City of Turku, Artist Grant
2012 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE, Project grant
2011 Turku Art Society, Artist Grant
2011 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional fund, Artist Grant
2010 The Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2010 The Association of Turku Saskiat
2010 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, TAIKE, Project grant
2010 The Arts Council of Finland with Erika Adamsson, TAIKE, Project grant
2009 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant
2009 City of Turku, Project grant
2008 The Board for Public Display Grants to Visual Artists, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2008 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
2006 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Artist Grant
2006 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2005 City of Turku, project grant
2004 The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Art group Panika, TAIKE, Project grant
2003 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Artist Grant
2002 City of Turku, Project grant
2000 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Artist Grant
1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Varsinais-Suomi Regional fund, Art group Triadi, TAIKE, Project grant
1998 Arts Council of Varsinais-Suomi, TAIKE, Project grant
1997 The Association of Turku Saskiat, project grant