CV

TOPI RUOTSALAINEN – Curriculum Vitae

Born in Kuopio, Finland 20.11. 1979

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

Education

2006-2009 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

1998-2005 Master of Arts (MA), University of Art & Design, Helsinki

2001 Studio Art Centers Intemational (SACI), Florence

Memberships

Finnish Painters Union

Helsinki Artists Association

Kuopio Artists Association (Ars Libera)

Kuvasto ry

Teosto ry

Solo exhibitions

2016 Elementary, Galleria Pato, Kuusankoski

2016 Holy Day, Another Day, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2014 Brief case, Showroom Berliini, Berlin

2014 News & Reruns (directors cut), G12, Kuopio

2013 Possessions & Positions, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2011 Jingle all the way, S-ikkunagalleria, Helsinki

2010 Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World, Galleria Heino, Helsinki

2007 Insiders, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2006 GalleriAri, Mikkeli

2005 Looking for mango, Tower, Museum of Kuopio

2005 Big boys, small men, Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki

Group exhibitions

2015 Ensilumi, Taarasti Art Centre, Lahti

2015 Vanha Pappila, Kuopio (with Antti Immonen)

2015 I got a membercard, Luovien alojen keskus Mylly, Kuopio

2015 Fade in! Fade out! A C Gallery, Helsinki

2014 Art Paris art fair, Grand Palais, Paris

2012 Toden tuntuista / Reality bites, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

2012 Art Copenhagen, Forum, Copenhagen

2012 Art centre Salmela, Mäntyharju

2012 Avesta Art 2012, Verket, Avesta, Sweden

2012 Discoveries – art on campus, Arppeanum, Helsinki

2011 Portrait, Köysiratagalleria, Turku

2011 Art Hamptons art fair, Bridgehampton, New York

2011 Haute couture, Honkahovi, Mänttä

2011 Market art fair, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm

2010 Fast Art @ Factory Superstars, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2010 Olotila OK! Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere

2010 Arabian Allstars / Night time, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki

2009 Young Artists 2009, Kunsthalle, Helsinki

2009 Home Today, Aine Art Museum, Tornio

2009 Art Centre Salmela, Mäntyharju

2009 Taiteen kurssi, gallery Nefret, Turku

2008 Art Copenhagen, The Nordic Art Fair 2008, Forum, Copenhagen

2008 Art Centre Salmela, Mäntyharju

2008 Kuva’s spring show, Art Museum Tennispalatsi, Helsinki

2008 New painting, Art Museum of Lahti

2008 New works, Gallery FaFa, Helsinki

2007 What’s on second?, Royal Academy Schools gallery, London

2007 Art Centre Salmela, Mäntyharju

2007 Selfportrait, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2007 Masters of the University, Gallery Fafa, Helsinki

2006 Art Centre Lovely, Heinola

2006 Trygve Lie Gallery, New York

2004 Media Centre Lume, Helsinki

2004,-05,-06 Peippola Art Summer, Elimäki

2003 AH-NE, Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu, Tallinn

2003 Lumen taju, Media Centre Lume, Helsinki

2002 Gallery Atski, Helsinki

2001 End af term undergraduate students show, SACI, Florence

2001,-02,-03,-04,-06 The Art of BasWare/The Art of Analyste, Media piazza of the Sanoma house / Cable factory (2001), Helsinki

2001 Annantalo, Helsinki

1997 Kraft der Bilder, neue Schloß, Stuttgart

Artistic activities

2015 Pro Sophie Christmas window, MaxMara, Helsinki

2015 Once upon a time on Hämeentie live painting, Arabia street festival, Helsinki

2014-2016 Lakkisakki Childbook illustration, Kustannus Mäkelä Oy

2013 Member of jury, Visual arts competition for young artists, Art Centre Salmela

2011 Animalia 50 years, Art Auction, Bio Rex, Helsinki

2010 Member of jury, Sammon tekijät – Finnish Government Prize

2010 Building a soccer wall, Wall painting, Somero

2009 Panelist, SuomiAreena, Pori

2002-2005 Guide, Finnish national gallery, Ateneum Art Museum

2000 Underpass painting projekt, Itkonniemi, Kuopio

1998- Substitute art teaching

1997 New York guidebook illustration, The Finnish Travel Association, Tammerpaino Oy

Grants

2013 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2012 Arts Council of Finland

2011 North Savo regional fund

2011 Finnish Art Foundation

2011 Arts Council of Finland

2010 Arts Council of Uusimaa

2009 City of Helsinki

2009 Arts Council of Finland

2008 Veikkaus OY / Art Centre Salmela’s young artist of the year

Works in collections

Aine Fine Art Foundation, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Galleria Academica, Heino Art Foundation, Heinola Art Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kuopio Art Museum, Muncipality of Mäntyharju, Saastamoinen Foundation, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Art Centre Salmela, Tampere Art Museum, Private collections