MERJA KUPARI      
              Paatsamakuja 4 B 22
01360 VANTAA, FINLAND
Telephone:(+358) 407708038

email:merja.kupari@gmail.com
www.merjakupari.com
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Curriculum vitae          



Merja Kupari
Born 1959

 

Studies:


2002
Pekka Halonen Academy, Basic vocational qualification in communications, Art and Media culture, Visual Artist

1978 Upper secondary school of Riihimäen lukio


Members:

2005 - 2008 Cabinet member/secretary of Vantaa Artists Association 

2002 - Member of Union of Finnish Art Associations

2013 Aspirant member of Finnish Painters´ Union

2002 Ordinary member of Vantaa Artists Association

2007 Member of client of Kuvasto ry: yes

 

 

Coming solo exhibitions:

                                     
Solo exhibitions:

2017                                                Paintings,  7.dream Gallery, Helsinki

2016- 17                                         Touring exhibitions, Cultural services, Vantaa

2017                                                What´s my soul singing,  Höyry Gallery, Korpilahti Harbour, Jyväskylä

2016                                                Paintings, Gallery Kapriisi, Tampere (Gallery was closed in Summer  2016)

2015                                                There´s due time for everything, Gallery Samuli Paronen, Riihimäki

2015                                                There´s due time for everything, Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti

2014                                                 Pastoral, Hospital Peijas, Vantaa

2014                                                 Heirloom, Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä

2014                                                 Selective Colours,  Gallery Jänis, Turku

2014                                                 Heirloom, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2013                                                 Touring ekshibitions, Cultural services, Vantaa

2012                                                 Paintings,  Gallery Laurea, Vantaa

2012                                                 Yes, it was so, Gallery Kapriisi, Tampere

2011                                                 Was it after all, Gallery Viileä Punainen, Helsinki

2010                                                 Let´s have fun, Pisto-gallery, Vantaa

2009                                                 Sidottuni, Ava Gallery, Helsinki

2009                                                 Tiger lily, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2009                                                 Traces and tails, Järnät, Järvenpää Hall

2008                                                 Teardrops and smile, Suopursu, Vantaa

2006                                                 Medulla, Gallery Stoa, Helsinki

2006                                                 Paintings, Hospital Peijas, Vantaa

2006                                                 Metulla, Gallery Nunes, Helsinki

2003                                                 What is it in a woman, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2003                                                 Momentary drama, ABB Inc, Finland


                                                       
Juried foreign group exhibitions:

2016                                                 A Midsummer Night´s Dreams 2016, Gallery K, Vantaa Art Museum, Tikkurila

2016                                                My Blue, My Yellow, Wenngarn Slott Sigtuna, Sweden

2015                                                 Group Exhibition, Gallery Kitai, Tokyo, Japan   

2015                                                 A Midsummer Night´s Dreams 2015, Brechtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria   

2014                                                 Carrousel du Louvre, Contemporary Art Fair 2014, Paris 

2009                                                 II Artfestival, Galeria do Palácio, Porto, Portugal

2008                                                 The Art Career, Forja, Valencia, Spain                 

2006                                                 The third meeting – International Art Show the art gallery of Xiamen University, China
                                                      

2005                                                
Something else, Group exhibition of Cable Factory Artists and Vantaa Artists Association,  

                                                          Fengersfors, Sweden
                                                                                                     

                            

Juried group exhibitions:

2014                                               20 - Anniversary Art Exhibition,  Group exhibition of Vantaa Artists Association, Gallery K, 

                                                        Vantaa Art Museum, Tikkurila

2014                                               Colours, Gallery Artika, Helsinki

2013                                               Group exhibition of Vantaa Artists Association, PMC Polarteknic Oy, Vantaa

2012-11                                          Artforum, Fair Center, Helsinki

2012                                                Dreams into Reality, Gallery Fogga, Helsinki

2010                                                Early dreams, Gallery Férin, Helsinki

2008                                                The Art Career, Ava Gallery, Helsinki

2007                                                Group exhibition of Ars Jok´vars 07, Jämsä

2005                                                Eyes Open, Group exhibition of Vantaa Artists

                                                          Association, Vantaa Art Museum, Myyrmäki

2003                                                Taidemylly, Kerava Art Museum

Group exhibitions:                                                                                                                              

2017                                               Detective exhibition II, Glub Warkaus, Varkaus

2014                                               Happy Xmas Group exhibition , Gallery Jänis, Turku

2013                                               Happy End, Group exhibition of Vantaa Artists Association, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2012-02                                         Group exhibitions of Vantaa Artists Association, Gallery Gjutars, Vantaa

2011                                                Around, Group exhibition of Vantaa Artists Association, Flamingo, Vantaa

2011                                                There is nobody here, The Problem Group, Gallery Vuotalo, Helsinki

2010                                                There is nobody here, The Problem Group, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka

2008                                                Shadow and light, color and white, Taidepanimo,  Lahti

2004-02                                          Group exhibitions of Artport, Viitasaari

2003                                                 With LoveThe Problem Group, Gallery Kanneltalo, Helsinki

2002                                                The treasure seekers, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2002                                                Final project exhibition by Pekka Halonen Academy, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2000                                                 Emotional human being, The Problem Group, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka

 

Presented in Collections:

 

                                                          The Evangelical Lutherab congregation of Vantaa

                                                          Private collections


Artist Grants:   

 

2008                                                Travel Grant for Groups, Arts Council of Finland

2010, 08, 05                                   Artist Grant of the Comittee for Leisure and Recreation

                                                          in Vantaa          

Prize contest:

2002                                                 The second prize in design contest by Tuusula, Finland