CURRICULUM VITAE 2018

Saana Riikka Kristiina Murtti

b. 1974, Helsinki, Finland

www.saanamurtti.com

saanamurtti@hotmail.com

www.finnishdesigners.fi/portfolio/saana.murtti

www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/fi/taiteilijat/3518

Education

2005-2013 Master of Arts, Aalto-University, Department of Art (Helsinki, Finland)

2000-2002 Master of Arts in Ceramics, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (U.K)

1997-1998 Institute of Art Ceramics, Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany)

1995-1999 Ceramic Artisan, Kuopio Institute of Art and Design (Finland)

2012-2013 Arabia Art Department Society, visiting Artist

 

Awards

2014 Honorable Mention, the 10th International Ceramics Festival´14 Mino, Japan

Private Exhibitions

2016 Laajasalo church (Helsinki, Finland)

2013 Gallery Arabia (Helsinki, Finland): Beyond presence

2012 Gallery Huuto, Uudenmaankatu (Helsinki, Finland): Disappearances

         Gallery Lume (Helsinki, Finland)

2005 Gallery Arabia (Helsinki, Finland)

2003 Gallery Septaria Cable Factory (Helsinki, Finland)

2000 Gallery Toukokuu (Helsinki, Finland): with Karoliina Tuovinen

Collective Exhibitions

2018 

Inter-Nordic HINT project, Aarhus, Denmark

About Clay – Exhibition of European Ceramic Art in Fiskars,  Finland

Pyhäniemi Major Art Exhibition, Hollola, Finland

2017

State of the Art – Mikkeli and Riihimäki, Finland

Galleria Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

Varkauden taidemuseo, Varkaus, Finland

Oregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark: Olo-Maerkbart

2016

Varkaus Artmuseum (Contemporary Ceramic Art and Textile Art)

Galleria Art Kaarisilta

Kouvolan taidemuseo, Poikilo: Olo-Maerkbart

2015

Handwerksform, Hannover, Germany: Angewandte Kunst aus Finnland

Vendyssel Kunst Museum, Hjorring, Denmark: ScanCeramConference,

Gallery K (Gjutars), Vantaa, Finland

Gallery Officinet, Copenhagen, Denmark: Contemporary Ceramic Art from Denmark and Finland

Galleria Pentik, Posio, Arctic Clay 2015

Révélations, Grand Palais Paris: Magic language/game of whispers

Maila Talvio salonki, Hartola, Finland

2014

The 10th International Ceramics Festival ´14 Mino, Japan

XXIIIrd International Biennal of Vallauris, France: Contemporary Creation and Ceramic

Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland: Ceramics & Space – Finnish Ceramic Art Exhibition

Bukowskis presents – The Art and Design of tomorrow, Helsinki, Finland

Fiskarsin Ruukin Kuparipaja, Fiskars, Finland: ´Blurred Lines´

Ars Auttoinen, Auttoinen, Finland

Untamala Culture Centre, Untamala, Finland

Gallery Kappalainen´s House (Porvoo, Finland): Artists O – Out and About

Gallery Arabia (Helsinki, Finland): Arabia Art Department Society 10th anniversary exhibition

2013

Gallery Johan S. (Helsinki, Finland): Contemporary Ceramic Art from Denmark and Finland

Nuutajärvi, Vanhan hytin halli, Nuutajärvi, Finland: ´Juhlat´, Nuutajärvi and Arabia Art Departments

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Tallinn, Estonia): Artists O – Out and About

Mältinranta Artcenter/Tampere Artist´s Association (Tampere, Finland)

2012

Gallery Arabia (Helsinki, Finland): group exhibition with Arabia Art Department Society

Annantalo Arts Centre (Helsinki, Finland): with Elisa Rovamo

Lahti Art Museum (Lahti, Finland): Metamorphosis´12 - New Finnish Design

Voipaala Art Centre (Valkeakoski, Finland): Ceramega 12

2011

Gallery Maaret Finnberg (Turku, Finland): with Tiia Matikainen and Tytti Korin

Gallery Art Kaarisilta (Helsinki, Finland)

2009

Gallery Flow (London, U.K): Signals

2007

Åland Art Museum (Åland)

Gallery Pictor (Nummela, Finland)

2006

Gallery Elverket (Tammisaari, Finland)

Gallery Sinne (Helsinki, Finland)

2005

Porvoo Art Factory (Porvoo, Finland)

2004

Craft Museum of Finland (Jyväskylä, Finland)

2003

The National Museum of Finland (Helsinki, Finland)

2002

Howard Gardens Gallery (Cardiff, U.K)

2000

Hantwerkskammer Koblenz (Koblenz, Germany)

Craft Museum of Lappeenranta( Lappeenranta, Finland)

1999

Hantwerkskammer Koblenz (Koblenz, Germany)

Design Forum (Helsinki, Finland)

Gallery 5 (Oulu, Finland)

1998

Gallery Taitemia (Kuopio, Finland)

Gallery Into (Helsinki, Finland)

1997

Gallery Formhaus ( Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany)

Collections

Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan

The State Art Collection of Finland

Suomen Taideyhdistys (Finland)

Arabia Art Department Society´s Collection

Private collections

Memberships

Association of Finnish Sculptors

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

Artists O

Kuvasto ry

 

Grants

 

2017

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant

2014

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant

2013

Ornamo-foundation, Kaarina Aho´s fund, project grant

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, exhibition costs (work group)

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, exhibition costs (work group)

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant

2012

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, working grant

2011

Uudenmaan taidetoimikunta, exhibition costs (work group)

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, exhibition costs (work group)

2010

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, working grant

2008

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, working grant

2007

Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Public display grant

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant

2006

The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, , travel grant

2003

Gallery Septaria, exhibition stipend

2002

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Master of Art studies in U.K.

2000

The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Master of Art studies in U.K.

2001

Professional Classes Aid Council London

Residences

2010 Källskär, Åland

2006 Kökar, Åland

Publications, the media

- Politiken, Lars Hedebo, Utställningen `Definition`, 8.1.2015, (Denmark)

- Exhibition publication, Ceramics & Space, 2014, p. 58-59

- Exhibition publication, The 10th International Ceramics Competition, Mino,

Japan, 2014, p. 113

- Exhibition publication, The 10th Internationale Création Contemporaine et

Céramique, Vallauris 2014, p. 66-67, 167-168

- www.scandinaviandesign.com, Ceramics & Space exhibition Designmuseet, 1.10.2014

- Hufvudstadsbladet, Synnove Rabb, Keramiken tar stolt plats, 1.11.2014

- Aamulehti, Katri Kovasiipi, Tee taidematka Padasjoelle ja näe näkymätön, 4.8.2014

- Uudenkaupungin Sanomat, Juhani Marttala, Kiviset kankaat valloittavat

Untamalassa, 14.6.2014

- Laitilan Sanomat, Ville Juuti, Taiteen moninaisuutta hienossa kulttuuriympäristössä,

10.6.2014

- Västra Nyland, Camilla Lindberg, I gränslandet föds det nya, 17.5.2014

- Borgåbladet, Egil Green, Materialbaserad konst förenar kvinnosextett, 8.5.2014

- Uusimaa, Samu Karvala, Hengenheimolaisten näkökulmia elämään, Kuuden

monipuolisen taiteilijan teokset luovat puhuttelevan kokonaisuuden, 10.5.2014

- Glorian koti, Anna Aromaa, ´Savisten polkujen tallaaja´, August 2013

- http://uudised.err.ee/index.php?06276855 (Eestin kulttuuriuutiset), Gerli Nomm, Eesti

Tarbekunsti- ja Disainmuuseumis avatakse homme Soome tarbekunsti rühmituse Artists

O näitus ´´Out and About´´, 11.4.2013

- Aamulehti, Helsinkiläisten näyttely on leikkisä, monimielinen kokonaisuus, 8.2.2013

- http://nokkonen.wordpress.com, Raisa Jäntti, Häijyä tekemässä 1.2.2013

- Turun Sanomat, Sinikka Eskola, Kenkiä, kuplia ja kielikukkasia 6.7.2011

- Turun Sanomat, Nina Suni, Pehmeää kuin äidin syli 12.7.2011

-Crafts Magazine, Pamela Buxton, Beyond function and decoration, March/April 2009

- Ålands Tidning, 18.10.2007

- Nya Åland, 20.10.2007

- Västra Nyland, 3.11.2006

- Helsingin Sanomat, Jukka Yli-Lassila, Muutoksia iholla ja pinnoilla 29.1.2005

- Hbl, Åsa Hellman, Lera som andas 17.2.2005

- Helsingin Sanomat, Hannu Pöppönen, Nykytaidekäsityö astui Kansallismuseoon

17.9.2003

Other

Keramiikkaa kellon ympäri, Juhana Manner, dokumentary film

Teaching

2014 The Animakers – an interactive animation exhibition, Annantalo Arts Center,

Helsinki 21.8.2014 – 18.1.2015.

2012 Pohjois - Haaga Primary School (Finland): ceramic workshops

(Hesan Nuorten Ääni-Cultural activities)

2011 Saint Petersburg Institute ( Russia): Portrait workshop for children

and their parents

2009- Annantalo Arts Centre (Helsinki, Finland): teacher in ceramics

2006-07 Vihti Visual Arts School ( Nummela, Finland) teacher in ceramics

2007 The Finnish Deafblind Association (Helsinki, Finland): teacher

in ceramics course

2005-06 The Helsinki Association for Visually Impaired (HUN) (Helsinki, Finland):

teacher in ceramics/

exhibition organizer

2003-2006 Vocational Institute Sydväst ( Tammisaari, Finland): teacher in ceramics