Saana Riikka Kristiina Murtti

b. 1974, Helsinki, Finland, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

www.saanamurtti.com

www.finnishdesigners.fi/portfolio/saana.murtti

 

 

Education

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Artists Talks

 

Nordic Hands, Symposium, Artist talk, Saana Murtti, MA Ceramic artist, On her artistic work in a phenomenological perspective, 22.9.2018, Godsbanen Art – and Culture Centre, Aarhus, Denmark (www.hintproject.dk)

 

 

Upcoming 2019 - 2020

 

Handwerksform Hannover: Handmade in Europe, 21.3. – 25.4.2020, Hannover, Germany

 

Gallery G12, Helsinki, Finland groupexhibition with  Kirsi Kivivirta, Arni Aromaa, Aura Kajas, Katja Kotikoski, Johanna Ojanen and Tiina Tarvainen, August 2020

 

3.10.2019 Book launch in Pompidou Centre, Paris ´CERAMIQUE 90 ARTISTES CONTEMPORAINS´, Pyramyd, Maison d´édition consacree au design, á la création et á la culture visuelle, Parutions rentrée 2019. Kirjoittajat: Charlotte Vannier, Véronique Pettit Laforet. (www.pyramyd-editions.com)

 

2019 ´Blanc de Chine´ International Ceramic Art Award exhibition, 23.6. – 31.7.2019, Peking, China

http://en.blancdechineicaa.com/game2019/works.html

http://en.blancdechineicaa.com/#page2

 

2019 ´Human Approach´, Aalto-University Art collection, Finland

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

 

2016      Laajasalo Church (Helsinki), Kiviset kankaat (Invitational Exhibition)

 

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)

 

 

Collective Exhibitions

 

2018  

 

Nordic Hands, Hint Project, Inter-Nordic dialogue about art and the creative processes, exhibition, artists meeting and experimental collaboration, 16 - 23.9.2018 in Godsbanen Art – and culture Centre, Aarhus Tanska (www.hintproject.dk)

 

About Clay, European Ceramic Art Exhibition, 13.5.- 2.9.2018, Fiskars Village, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland (Invitational Exhibition)

 

Asuurkeraamika, Loewenschede Tower, Tallinn, Estonia: Muinaisjutud ja tõsilood, (Group Exhibition)

 

Pyhäniemi summer exhibition 2018, Hollola, Finland

 

 

2017         

 

Oregaard Museum (Hellerup, Denmark): Olo-Maerkbart

 

Gallery Lokal (Helsinki, Finland): Oi Suomi, katso!

 

Varkaus Artmuseum (Varkaus, Finland): Out and About

 

Päämajamuseo, Mikkeli, Finland: State of the Art –

The State Art Collection 60 years.

          

The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland: State of the Art –

Contemporary Art, The State Art Collection, Finland

           

 

2016          

 

Kouvola Artmuseum Poikilo, ( Kouvola.Finland):  Olo Maekbart

    

Gallery Art Kaarisilta, Helsinki: Koskettavin veistos 2016 (by

 

 

2015         

 

Gallery Pentik, (Posio, Finland): Arctic Clay 2015 International exhibition

                 

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

                 

Gallery K, (Vantaa, Finland): Out and About

                 

Gallery Officinet ,(Copenhagen, Denmark): Contemporary Ceramic Art from

Denmark and Finland

                 

Handwerksform, (Hannover, Germany): Tervetuloa! Angewandte Kunst aus Finnland

                 

Vendyssel Kunst Museum, (Hjorring, Denmark): Scandinavian Ceramic Exhibition

                 

Maila Talvio salonki, Vanha-Koskipään kartano, (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): ´Tyhjä täyttä täydempää´

                   

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): with Tiia Matikainen 

and  Tytti Korin

 

 

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)

 

 

Public Collections

             

              Aalto-University Art Collection, Finland

              Helsinki University Hospital Art Collection

              Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan

              The State Art Collection of Finland

              Finnish Art Society Art collection

              Arabia Art Department Society´s Collection

              Arctic Clay Collection

              Private collections

 

Memberships

 

               Association of Finnish Sculptors

               Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

               Artists O

               Kuvasto ry

               Pot Viapori ry

 

Grants

 

2019  The Swedish Cultural Foundation, project grant

2017  The Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant

2016  Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Uudenmaan rahasto, working grant / 3 months

 

2015  The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, travel grant / the International Ceramic

          Symposium, Posio, Finland

 

2014  The Finnish Cultural Foundation, working grant

          Greta and William Lehtisen säätiö, project grant

          The Finnish-Danish Cultural Foundation, project grant

          Arts Promotion Centre, project 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

 

2015 The 6th Arctic Clay Symposium, International Ceramic Symposium, Posio                  

2010 Källskär, Åland

2006 Kökar, Åland

 

 

Publications, the media

 

Book: CERAMIQUE 90 ARTISTES CONTEMPORAINS, Pyramyd, Maison d´édition consacree au design, á la création et á la culture visuelle, Parutions rentrée 2019. Kirjoittajat: Charlotte Vannier, Véronique Pettit Laforet, 2019, s. 332 – 337 (www.pyramyd-editions.com)  

 

CGTN FRANCAIS, Le Journal: L´exposition des oeuvres du deuxiéme concours international de céramique intitule ´Blanc de Chine, Concours international d´art céramique à Beijing´, 23.6.2019

https://video.h5.weibo.cn/1034:4386301319795777/4386368807647935?from=singlemessage&isappinstalled=0

 

Ceramics Monthly, issue September 2018, s.18

"Originally published in September 2018 issue of Ceramics Monthly, pages 18. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission."

 

Publication: Nordic Hands, Published on the occasion of the laboratorium, symposium and exhibition NORDIC HANDS, Denmark 2018

 

Exhibition Publication, About Clay, European Ceramic Art, Curator Erna Aaltonen, 2018, p. 56-57

 

Exhibition Publication, Pyhäniemi 2018, Curator Riikka Latva-Somppi, 2018, p. 50-51

 

Hämeen Sanomat, Ursula Ryynänen, Riihimäen Vanha Lasitehdas sulautuu nykytaiteeseen, 28.6.2017

 

Warkauden lehti, Sirpa Ylönen, Teokset kommentoivat nykymenoa, Vakavia ja hauskoja huomioita itsestä ja yhteiskunnasta, 26.1.2017

 

Publication in Internet, Olo-Maerkbart Exhibition, Kouvola Artmuseum Poikilo 29.9.2016 – 8.1.2017, p.72 – 73,  https://issuu.com/artists-o/docs/olo-maekbart-nayttelyluettelo

 

Ornamo Magazine nr 2/2016, The Artist of  the Month, Saana Murtti, April 2016, p.40

 

Kunsthåndverk, The Nordic Issue, Marianne Zamecznic, Game of Whispers, volume 35/ issue 137/no 3, 2015, p.4-9,

 

Exhibition publication, magic language / game of whispers, Contemporary craft from Denmark,   Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, Nordic Craft Pavilion Révelations Grand Palais 2015, Paris, Object 13 Changing perception, by Saana Murtti, Finland

 

Lapin Kansa, Anu Jormalainen, Kansainvälinen keramiikka Posion pauloissa, 22.8.2015

 

 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

 

  • Tidning, 18.10.2007

 

Nya Åland, 20.10.2007

 

Västra Nyland, 3.11.2006

 

  • 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

 

2018            Espoo School of Art (Espoo, Finland): teacher in ceramics

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