Curriculum vitae

Sirpa Marita Miettinen
1962, Maaninka

Minna Canthin katu 4
70100 Kuopio
Finland

Phone: 040-539 81 45
email: miettinen.sirpa(at)dnainternet.net

Lecturer, Visual Arts and Communication, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Studies

Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Art and Music undergraduate, 1981
Liminka Art School 1983-84
Lahti Art Institute 1984-88
Lahti Institute of Design / Department of Teacher Education (Jyväskylä), art educator

Awards, recognitions and grants

* Arenys de Mar Artist’s residency, Spain 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
* Grant for Artist’s residency in Arenys de Mar from Taike 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
* Project grant for exhibition, North Savo Regional arts council, 2014
* Kuopio Airport Environmental Art Competition’s Recognition Award for work proposition “Hyvän Tiedon Puu” (“The Tree of Good Knowledge”)
* Grant for Artistic Work 2010. Finnish Cultural Foundation.
* Kuopio’ s Saaristokaupunki’ s SAGA 3, 1.st prize. 2009
* The Island Gallery Art Competition of Kuopio, SAGA 2, The traffic circle of Kaivannonlahti, 3.rd prize. 2009.
* Western Puijo and Rypysuo Environmental Art Competition, shared 2nd Prize, 2004
* Koli Environmental Art Competition, work Nett, Koli 2000
* Landscape Gallery, Environmental Art Competition of Road 5, Pirate Radio -frequency, 2000
* Taiteen tuki registered association scholarship, graduation work of Lahti Art Institute

Private Exhibitions

Prints
2004 Tänään kotona (Home Today), woodcuts and prints, Kuopio Art Museum

Environmental / Community Art
2004 Mandala, communal environmental art, regional exhibition of Northern Savo Rotinat, Iisalmi
2001 Devotion I -community artwork, Art Department Store, Kuopio Theatre
2000 Environmental artwork “Nett” at group exhibition “Path of Atonement”, Koli
2000 Devotion I -community artwork, Shopping Center Minna, Kuopio
1996 Sunflower – environmental artwork, lighted yard of the North, Lahti
1994 Sunflower -94, environmental artwork, inner yard of Turo, Kuopio
1993 40 – Sunflowers -environmental artwork, Kuopio Art Museum

Installation Art
1993 Christmas, Gallery Kapriisi, Kuopio
1998 Spot Sirpa, Varkaus Art Museum
1997 Spot Sirpa, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki

Visual Art
2019-2020 ”Scarves of the Holy Mother”, Pelsynera, Riera Bisbe Pol.87, Arenys de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
2017 Skjl Gallery SEINÄ’s artist of march.
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Exhibitions in Restaurant Urban, Kuopio
2015, 2014, 2013 Art Nou Millenni Galleria, Barcelona
2011 Paintings, Gallery G12, Helsinki
2011 Paintings, Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki
2009 Paintings, Gallery Duetto, Helsinki.
2009 Weusi Rangi, Savonlinna Hall’s Onnellisten Ateljee
2008 Hypothesis, Gallery Osuma, Helsinki
2007 Gallery Carree, Kuopio
1997 Clinic of Fear, Kuopio Pelho Clinic
1996 Double life and tradition, Gallery Marian Portti, Lahti
1995 Keine Angst Rosmarin, Artsi, Siilinjärvi
1993 So Small Is the Human Heart, Savon Sanomat Gallery
1992 Ulla Laitinen and Sirpa Miettinen, Varkaus Art Museum
1992 Ulla Laitinen and Sirpa Miettinen, Joensuu Art Museum
1992 New Works III, Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio
1989 Frames, Studio Galleria Vintti, Kuopio
1988 Graduation Work of Lahti, Kuopio City Library
1983 Debut, Library of Maaninka

Group Exhibitions

2019 LIIKKUVAT MUODOT, Kuopio Art Museum
2017 Dream!, Kuopio Art Museum
2016 Hiljaisuuden ääni – My Silence, Kuopio Art Museum
2015 Mitjanit, Arenys de Mar, Spain
2013 Ars Libera ÄLLIKKÄ, Joensuu, Finland
2012 Ars Mars, Savonranta, Finland
2012 Barcelona Showcase, Barcelona
2012 The International Artists At Home & Abroad: January 2012, Broadway Gallery, New York
2011 ArtHelsinki 2011
2011 Familiar and Odd birds, Kuopio Art Museum
2011 Ars Libera Kalma, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka
2009 Ars Libera Kalma, Culture Center Poleeni, Pieksamäki.
2009 Art Loan Exhibition of Ars Libera. Gallery Carree, Kuopio.
2008 Regional Exhibition of Eastern Finland, PitsiHole, The Old Mine of Outokumpu
2008 Regional exhibition of Southern Savo, Cultural Center Poleeni, Pieksämäki
2004 Rotinat regional exhibition of Northern Savo, Iisalmi, Mandala, Iisalmi
2004 Huiluu -exhibition, Maaninka
2004 24 Doors, communal environmental art Christmas Calendar, Fiskars
2000 Path of Atonement, Koli
1995 Artists from Kuopio, Gallery Midas, Kuopio
1995 Regional Exhibition, Varkaus Art Museum
1994 Hovering, Kuopio Art Museum
1993 Ars Libera – exchange exhibition of the Artists’ Association of Hyvinkää, Promenade Gallery, Hyvinkää
1993 Birth, Kuopio, Tampere, Joensuu, Oulu
1992 Regional Exhibition, Kuopio Art Museum
1990 Annual Exhibition of Ars Libera, Kuopio Art Museum
1990 Childish Ones, Studio Gallery Vintti
1990, 1989 Ars Libera Art Rental Shop Exhibitions
1989 Regional Exhibition, Lapinlahti Art Museum
1989 Savo Sinuksi, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
1988 Lahti Art Institute graduation work exhibition
1986 4 Art Students, Lahti Theatre

Public Art Works

2019 Design of “Bruno Nordberg Trophy”
2014-2019, 2011 Design of “The Metso Award” -prize series
2011 Tiedonpuu, “The tree of knowledge”, Metso Head Office
2010 Meri lahjoitti sen meille (The Sea Gifted It To Us), Kuopio’s Saaristokaupunki, Siltavahtikuja

Artworks in Collections

* Private collections
* Kuopio Art Museum
* Kuopio University Hospital

Publications

2012 NY Arts Magazine Spring 2012, Vol.21. Link to the article.
2012 International Contemporary Masters Vol. IV. Publisher’s website.

Memberships

– Member of the Board in Arenys de Mar Artist’s Residency 2016-2019 www.residenssibarcelona.com
– Finnish Artists’ Association
– Ars Libera, Member of the Board 1999, 1998, 1993, 1992
– Kuvasto
– Artists’ association MUU
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