IRMA TUULIKKI TONTERI
Born. 9.8.1955, Janakkala, Finland
Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

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Art Studies:

1998
Lahti Polytechnic/ Institute of Fine Arts in Lahti, BA degree in Fine Arts
1993-1994
Lahti Polytechnic/ Institute of Fine Arts, Lahti, postgraduate studies in Graphic Art
1990-1994
University of Industrial Arts and Design, Helsinki (UIAH), Diploma of Art in Education for practising artists
1985-1987, 1988-1989
Soviet Academy of Art, the Repin Institute, Leningrad, USSR. Department of Graphic Art, postgraduate studies
1985
University of Industrial Arts and Design, Helsinki (UIAH), Diploma in Fine Arts

Other Activities and Studies in Printmaking:

2010
Digital printing, Summer Academy for printmakers, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2001
"Hanji", Korean Papermaking Workshop at Tervakoski Mills, Finland
2000
Non-toxic Intaglio techniques, Arabianranta Printmakers, Helsinki, Finland
Nepalese Lokta-paper Workshop in Bhaktapur, Nepal
1999
IMPACT1, International Printmaking Conference, UWE, Bristol, England
1997, 1999, 2006
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki; Further Education Courses for practising artists

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
Gallery Kone, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2015
Gallery "G", Helsinki, Finland
2011
Gallery "G", Helsinki, Finland
RikArt, Collection of Artists' Books at The Rikhardinkatu Library, Helsinki
2006
Gallery Hinku, Riihimäki, Finland
2003
Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
2002
Gallery Avant, Joensuu, Finland
1999
Gallery Kipinä, Lahti, Finland
1998
Gallery of Järvenpää Town Hall, Finland
1997
Gallery Valööri, Helsinki, Finland
Gallery Ripustus, Hämeenlinna, Finland
1990
Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio, Finland
1988
"I glide, I fly", Turenki, Finland
1987
Gallery of the Academy of Arts, Leningrad (USSR)

Group and Joint Exhibitions (selective):

2018
8th International Artist's Book Triennial, National Library, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017
Artist's Book Exhibition II, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
Kyoto Art Festival, Kyoto Muncipal Art Museum Annex, Japan (KBS-Kyoto award)
2016
"Distance", Gallery Ratamo, Jyväskylä, Finland, Irma Tonteri and Laura Vainikka
2015
Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland, Raakel Kuukka, Christina Holmlund and Irma Tonteri
GraN - Graphic Nordica, Akureyris Kunstmuseeum, Icland
2014
"Observations" Gallery Antares, Finland, Timo Partanen, Irma Tonteri, Laura Vainikka
2013
"The 11 Baltic states Biennale of Graphic Arts, "Kaliningrad - Koeningsberg 2013", Russia
Artist's Book Exhibition I, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki , Finland
2010
"Slowly Burning Heart" Digital Prints in Gallery Kaiku, Helsinki
2009
Prints from Finland and Sweden, Hanasaari, Espoo
"Summer Salon" Muu Gallery, Helsinki
2008
Gallery Carree, Kuopio, Finland, Marja Friberg, Timo Partanen, Irma Tonteri
Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki, Marja Friberg, Timo Partanen, Irma Tonteri
2008-2014
""New Print" Gallery G, Printmakers' summer exhibitions, Helsinki, Finland
2006
“Kirjahduksia” Artist book exhibition, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
"The 75 Printmakers" Gallery G, Finland
2005
"The little -g - National Miniprints" Gallery Joella, Turku, Finland
“Kalmankukka” 110 years Finnish printmaking, Taidepanimo, Lahti, Finland
2004
"Uudet Maan Kuvat" Porvoo Art Factory, Finland
Contemporary Finnish Graphic Art, Nordic House, Cracow, Poland
”Finland in Nepal”, Gallery Moksh, Kathmandu, Nepal
2003
"Art Mill" Art Museum of Kerava, Finland
Skjl 65th Annual exhibition, Art Museum of Varkaus, Finland
2003 Lessedra 4th Word Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria
1999
Mini print International 19th Cadaqués, Barcelona, Spain
Artists of the world/Save the children, Mauritius
1995
Second International Miniprint Graphic Triennale, Lahti
Regional Exhibition of Greater Helsinki and Uusimaa, Kerava Art Museum, Finland
”2X3” Galleria Ars Libera, Kuopio
1994
"At the Railway junction" Gallery Allinna, Riihimäki, Finland
1989
"Snow White and the eight siblings" touring exhibition in the regions of Häme and Karelia, organised by the Art Museums of Hämeenlinna and Joensuu, Finland
1987
"2 Bulgarians and a Finn" Gallery of the Academy of Art, Leningrad (USSR)

Other Activities, selective:

2018
Impact 10. International Printmaking Conference, Santander, Spain
2013
Finladn-Mexico Cultural Exhange Residency in Mexico, Oaxaca
IMPACT 8. International Printmaking Conference, University of Dundee, Scotland
2012
Awagami visiting Artist Program, Residency, Tokushima, Japan
Sekishu Washiii Center, Japanese paper (Washi) center, Hamada, Japan
"Chess book" International Portfolio, organized by Chhaap, India/Gujarat
2010
"Snakes and ladders" International Portfolio, organized by Chhaap, India/Gujarat
Finnish Intitute at Athens
2009
IMPACT 6. International Printmaking Conference, UWE, Bristol, England
Chhaap Printmaking Workshop, Artist in Residency, Vadodara, India
Lalit Kala Academy Studios, Delhi, India
2009, 2001
Ragini Art Village, Artist in Residency, Nepal
2008
"Gunjifa" International Portfolio, organized by Chhaap, India/Gujarat
2007
IMPACT 5. International Printmaking Conference, Tallinn, Estonia
2005
IMPACT 4. International Printmaking Conference, Berlin/Poznan, Germany, Poland
2001
IIMPACT 2. International Printmaking Conference, UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
2000
Artists' Association of Finland Studio Foundation, Florence, Italy

Memberships:

Since 2007
Board member of Visual Artists’ Copyright Society, Kuvasto
2011
Finnish Printmakers Association, 2nd Vice Chairman
2008-2010
Board member of The Helsinki Art Hall Foundation
2008-2009
Chairman of The Exhibition committee of Finnish Printmakers Association
2004-2007
Board member of Finnish Printmakers Association
2005
Member of the Exhibition Committee of Finnish Printmakers Association
2005
Member of the Jury for the 110th Finnish Artists' Exhibition, The Helsinki Artists' Association, The Pritmakers Association, Finland, Visual Artists' Copyright Society, Kuvasto

Teaching Activities:

Since 1995
Teacher and supervisor of final works for students majoring in Printmaking at Pekka Halonen Academy
2012
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Visiting lecturer for Intaglio Printmaking
2003-2010
Head of The Department of Fine Arts at Pekka Halonen Academy
2007, 2009
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Printmaking Department, Visiting lecturer
1990-2009
Fine Art teacher at Helsinki Finnish Adult Education Institute

Works in Public Collections:


The Parliament of Finland
The State Art Collection of Finland
Finnish Printmakers Collection, Jyväskylä Art museum
Fingrid Oyj
RikArt, Collection of Artists' Books at Helsinki city library, Helsinki
Muncipal Collection of Janakkala
Private Collections

Grants:

2017
Public display Grant for visual Artists
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Project Grant
2015
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Fund, Project Grant
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Aritsts grant
2014
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Fund, Project Grant
2012
The Kordelin Foundation, Project Grants
Public display Grant for visual Artists
Arts Council of Finland, Project Grant
2009
The Kordelin Foundation, Project Grants
2008
Public display Grant for visual Artists