Education:                                                                                                                                                                             

2005      - EDGE – Program, Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington

2000      - BFA in painting, School of Art and Media, Tampere, Finland

1991      - MA in regional planning, University of Tampere, Finland


Awards, Grants & Residencies:                                                                        

-       2013 Artist Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

-       2013 Artist Residency at McCanna House, by North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota

-       2014 Professional Development Grant, North Dakota Council on the Arts

-       2014 Artist Residency at Willapa Bay AiR, Oysterville, Washington

-       2014 Artist Residency at Berlin, Germany by Tampere Artists´Association, Finland

-       2015 Artist Residency at Marbella, Spain by The Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation

-       2015 Artist Residency at Mänttä, Finland,  by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival

-       2015 Travel Grant, Finnish Artists’ Association


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

               2014      - Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

               2013      - HoDo, Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, North Dakota

               2011      - Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, North Dakota

               2010      - Governor’s Office, Bismarck, North Dakota

              2008      - Gallery 63Eleven, Seattle, Washington

              2003      - Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington

              2002      - Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland


Selected Exhibition with One or Two Artists:                                                                                      

              2010      - Vanhan Raatihuoneen Galleria, Turku, Finland

             2007      - Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington

             2004      - Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum, Tacoma, Washington

             2003      - Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington


Selected Group Exhibitions:      

            2017      - Magnitude Seven, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

                          - Red River Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, Minnesota

            2014      - Represented by UpTown Gallery, Fargo, North Dakota until 2015

            2012      - Art on the Plains XI, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota

           2011       -Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, North Dakota (also 2010)

           2009      - North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota

                         - Touring Exhibition, North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota

           2008      - North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington

                          - UpFront[art], Issaquah, Washington

                          - Gallery 63Eleven, Seattle, Washington

           2007      - BallardWorks, Seattle, Washington

                         - UpFront[art], Issaquah, Washington

                         - Gallery 63Eleven, Seattle, Washington

           2006    - Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, Washington

                        - Annual Juried Fine Art Competition, Kent, Washington

           2005    - New York Fashion Academy’s Gallery, Seattle, Washington

        - Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle,  Washington

        - Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, Washington

           2004    - Gallery 63 Eleven, Seattle, Washington

                        - The Jeffersons Arts Alliance and Port Townsend Arts Commissions 6thAnnual Art Exhibition, Washington

       - ”3rdRecycled Art Show”, Seattle, Washington

       - Northwest College of Art, Poulsbo, Washington

          2000     - Art Center Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland

         - Finnish Institute, Paris, France

         - Finnish Institute, Berlin, Germany

          1999      - University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

         - White Gallery, Tampere, Finland

         1998       - Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland

         1997       - University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland