ANU TUOMINEN

1961

Born in Lemi, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

ART STUDIES

1990-95

Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki, Master of Fine Arts

1984-92

University of Art and Design UIAH, Helsinki, Department of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Master of Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017

Between Black and White, Gallery Ville, Nurmijärvi Finland

2016

October, Window Gallery, Emmaus Vallila, Helsinki Finland
Nearest Horizon,
Gislaved Art Hall, Gislaved Sweden
Flies, Butterflies
, Gallery Vanha Savu, Merikarvia Finland
Transparente Blanche
, Söderlångvik Manor, Kimitoön Finland

2015

Vintergrönt (Evergreen), Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Stockholm Sweden

2014

Practical Theories,Gallery Factory, Seoul Korea
FÄRG/VÄRI, Art Hall Märsta, Sigtuna kommun, Sweden
Léo-Ayotte Exhibition Center, Shawinigan Quebec Canada

2013

Isvattenfärger (Icewatercolours), Art Hall, Luleå Sweden
Apelsinsol Morotsland, Tobaksmagasinet, Jakobstad Finland
I Found a Mountain, I Found a Bread
, Forum Box, Helsinki Finland

2012

Nectar de couleurs, Johanna Gullichsen, Paris France
Fingerprints, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä Finland
Write Red in Blue, The Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhamn Sweden

2011

Blue, Gallery Art-U room, Tokyo Japan
KYLA värme, Gallery Mårtenson&Persson, Stockholm Sweden

2010

Punaisia lankoja, Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku Finland
Kevadega kõrvu - Kevään korvalla, Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu Arthouse, Tartu Estonia
Igijää, Tallinn Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn Estonia

2009

Recreation, Art-U room, Tokyo Japan
Työn tila I, Työn tila II, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi Finland
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2008

Thinkables, bookshop Flammarion Centre in the Pompidou Center, Paris
Finlandsinstitutet, Stockholm Sweden
Gallery Orton, Helsinki
Forester, Art-U room, Tokyo Japan

2007

On olemassa, Heinola Town Museum, Finland

2006-07

Kesäpäivät talviunta, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland

2006

Kitchen, Art-U room, Tokyo Japan
Galerie Anhava, projectroom, Helsinki

2005

Sur le chemin de l’école, Finnish Institute in Paris, France
Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Båstad Sweden
Kajaani Art Museum (with Kari Cavén), Kajaani Finland

2004

Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels Belgium
Gallery Het Vijfde Huis, Antwerpen Belgium

2003

Ars Fennica, Aine Art Museum, Tornio and Amos Anderson Art Museum,
Helsinki and Salo Art Museum, Finland

2002

Gallery AMA, Turku Finland

2001

Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen Denmark
Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger Norway
Galerie Anhava, Helsinki

2000

Forum Box, Helsinki

1999

Real Colour Circles, Café Ateneum, Helsinki

1998-99

South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta Finland

1998

Galerie Artek, Helsinki
Push Firma Beige, Helsinki
Petite Galerie, Paris France

1997

Gallery Titanik, Turku Finland
Voipaala Cultural Center for Children, Valkeakoski Finland

1996

Galerie Artek

1995

Finnish Forest Museum Lusto, Punkaharju Finland
Ministry of Education, Helsinki Finland

1994

Galerie Artek, Helsinki

1993

Artek, Helsinki

1992

Cube, Diploma Work Exhibition, University of Art and Design UIAH, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2017

Classics, Helsinki Contemporary and WSOY
Artist’s Book Exhibition II
, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki Finland

2016

Gallery Orton, Helsinki Finland
Colours and Patterns, Almgrens Silkmill and Museum, Stockholm Sweden
Draw Now!,
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi Finland

2015

Draw Now! Lahti Art Museum Lahti Finland
Occupy Space! Rovaniemi Art Museum Rovaniemi Finland

2014

Kimpassa (Together), Marimekko&Kiasma, Kiasma, Helsinki

2013

trois fois rien, Le 19 CRAC, Montbéliard France

2012

Life and Design in Finland, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo Japan
Nordic Day: Scandinavian Design in Everyday Life, KF Gallery, Seoul Korea

2011

The Servant Nature, Logens Konsthall, Kisa Sweden
Pulp Spirit / Sense of Wood, Promenadigalleria, Hyvinkää Finland
XVI Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä Finland

2010

MUJI CHAIR, BAL gallery 33, Kobe and YURAKUCHO MUJI, Tokyo Japan
Luvassa lämpenevää, Joensuu Art Museum, Finland
Tähtihetkiä, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku Finland
On Paper, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Sonnerup, Denmark
REWIND, PLAY/FORWARD, Verzameld Werk, Gent Belgium

2009

Fly me to the Moen, 44 Moen, Askeby Denmark
Ei saa peittää - Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden
Värähtelyä, Danielson-Kalmari Museum, Vääksy Finland
The XIV Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä Finland

2008-09

All Colors Permitted As Long As They Don´t Interfere With Business,
BWA Katowice and National Museum in Szczecin, Poland

2008

Against-The-Light, Jubilee exhibition 60 years, Zuiderzee Museum,
the Netherlands

2007

SLOW, Z33, Hasselt Belgium

2007-2008

Pewna Finlandia, BWA Katowice and BWA Wroclaw and CRP Oronsko, Poland

2007-2008

Strikknikk Knitnic, The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art (Bergen) and
National Museum of Art - the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Oslo) and Gallery Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall (Arendal), Norway

2007

Thread, Gallery of Fine Arts Koroska, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Everyday Lines, Gallery 51, MCLA, Massachusetts USA

2006

Art, Life & Confusion, 47th October Salon, Belgrade Serbia
CHECK-IN EUROPE. Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, EPO, Munich Germany Remix, Fiskars, Finland
Sokerina pohjalla, Rauma Art Museum, Finland

2005

Une Certaine Finlande, Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels Belgium
On The Road, Museu da ?qua, Lisboa Portugal
Mouvement intuitif bis, Atelier 340 Muzeum
Kabusa Art Hall, Köpingebro Sweden

2004-05

Ars Fennica 1991-2003, Marble Palace, St.Petersburg Russia
37.3 grader C, Vikingsberg, Helsingborg Sweden
Vasta Maalattu - Peinture Fraiche!, Le Triage, Nanterre France

2003

Forum Box, Helsinki
GOKANN, Kyoto Japan

2002

Fluxus und die Folgen, Wiesbaden Germany
Basic Elements, Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum, Finland
Unique 2002, Fiskars Finland

2000

L’Art dans le Monde, Pont Alexandre III, Paris

1999

Umedalen Skulptur, Sweden
Laterna Nordica, AIFACS, New Delhi, India
Aquarium, Museum of Architecture, Tallinn Estonia

1998

Purnu, Orivesi, Finland
Stone Sculptures, Galerie Artek, Helsinki

1997

Sex, Snack’n Pop, Galleria Titanik, Turku Finland
Var Dag, Gävle Art Center, Gävle Sweden
Muuntamo, Helsinki
Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Art Hall, Helsinki

1995

Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä Finland

1994

Forest and Mountain Project, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery and Gallery Wang, Oslo Norway

1993

Wunderkammer, children’s exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

1992

Nordic Drawing Triennial, Sweden

1992, 1991, 1989

The Young Artists’ Exhibition, Art Hall, Helsinki

1989

Ekobäng, Old Student House, Helsinki

1986

Nordic Furniture Design, Form/Design Center, Malmö Sweden
Young Sketches, Furniture Fair, Copenhagen Denmark

PRIZES

2003

Ars Fennica, Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation

1999

Aquarium, Tallinn, Association of Estonian Sculptors

1995

Mänttä Art Festival, Grand Prize

1992

Wood Product Competition, 1st prize, Finnish Crafts Organization

1990

Art competition for the main entrance of the University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, 1st prize

1986

Furniture design competition, 2nd prize, Finnish Furniture Exporters and UIAH

1986

Grave monument competition, 1st prize and honourable mention, Church House, SKSK, Union of Helsinki Evangelic-Lutheran Parishes, Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

REPRESENTED

Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki; Helsinki City Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; City of Espoo; City of Tampere; Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere; Henna and Pertti Niemistö Contemporary Art Collection; Heino Art Foundation; Hämeenlinna Art Museum; Oulu Art Museum; Salo Art Museum; Aine Art Museum, Tornio; Wihuri Foundation; Saastamoinen Foundation; Collection Swanljung/Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa; Vexi Salmi´s Art Collection; Finnish Art Association; Kajaani Art Museum; The Finnish State Art Collection; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku; Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
Abroad: Sammlung Block, Germany; Stalke Collection, Denmark; Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels, Belgium; Zuiderzee Museum, The Netherlands
Sweden: National Public Art Council; Nordic Water Colour Museum; Malmö Art Museum; Art Association of Apoteksbolaget; Provincial Administration (Landstinget), Gävle; Gävle Municipality; Provincial Museum of Gävleborg; Collection Källemo; Uppsala Art Museum; Carnegie Konstförening; Sigtuna Museum

PUBLIC COMISSIONS

Ministry of Education, Helsinki 2008

Voutila Senior Home, Hämeenlinna 2006

Arabianaukio Square, Helsinki 2006

Kaakkuri School, Oulu 2004

Mariner of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International 2003

Children´s Clinic, HYKS, Helsinki 2000

Veräjälaakso School, Helsinki 1999

OTHER

book cover, Minna Canth: Työmiehen vaimo, WSOY 2017 (1885)

Caroline Strubbe: Lost Persons Area-movie 2009 ("some of Tessa’s creations were inspired by the work of Anu Tuominen")

www.vimeo.com/38090210  /  The Nordic Watercolour Museum 2012

PUBLICATIONS

anu tuominen - write red in blue; The Nordic Watercolour Museum 2012

Anu Tuominen: Naturally!; Art-U room and Anu Tuominen 2011

Anu Tuominen: Thinkables; Anu Tuominen 2009, Art-U room, Galerie Anhava,
    Anu Tuominen 2008

Ars Fennica 2003 - Anu Tuominen; Ars Fennica Art Foundation and Like 2003;
    Anu Tuominen 2006, 2008

Anu Tuominen: Kuvan sijamuotoja; Anu Tuominen 2009, Jack-in-the Box 2001