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Matti Mattsson - Resume

 

EDUCATION
1981 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
1975 Institute of Design, Lahti Polytechnic Lahti, Finland

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Jewelry, Cutlery, Bowls, Lightning Features, Weathervanes, Tutoring,
Workshops, Lectures, Exhibitions, Performance Art

MEMBERSHIP
Association of Finnish Designers Ornamo

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2009 Grant for Workshop, North Savo Arts Council
2008 Artist Stipend, Arts Council of South Savo
2004 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, Finland
1998 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, Finland
1991 Grant for Exhibiting, Arts Council of Finland, New Mexico, USA
1988 Grant for Exhibiting, Foundation of Culture, Finland
1978 Blacksmith apprenticeship, Hame County, Finland

COMPETITIONS
1985 Lapponia Jewelry, 2nd prize in collaboration with Riitta Aalto
1984 Turku Silver Jewelry, 3rd prize

WORKS IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Museum of Handicraft, Jyväskylä, Finland
Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Penguin Jewelry for President of Finland, Tarja Halonen

EXHIBITIONS – GROUP (SELECTED)
2012 Cafe Kaneli, Kuopio, Finland
I am host, Lahti, Finland
Suomi-Tukholma Instituutti, Sweden
2011 Galleria Werkstay-Laden, Switzerland
2010 Glimten i ögat, Katrineholm, Sverige
2009 Finnish Jewelry, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Scandinavian Reflections, Sydney, Australia
2008 Ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany
2008 Weihnachtsmarkt, Lybek, Germany
2008 Kielermesse, Kiel, Germany
2008 The Lawrence-Eutin Connection, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
2005 Finnish-Iceland Exhibition, Savonlinna, Finland
2005 Ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany
2005 “Timepath”, Gallery Hyvin Pieni, Rikhard’s Street Library, Helsinki, Finland
2004-2005 Gold in Europa, France
2003 Kunsthandwerk im Museum, ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany
2001 “Flower”- Art nad Design, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Metal Art, Museum of Applied Art, Riga, Latvia
1998 “Elle&Doris”, Finnish Institute, Paris, France
1997 Finnish Jewelry, Gallery Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain
1996 Bijoux Contemporains en Images, Museum Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
1996 “Artificum Arte Artificum” – Eight European Jewelry
ArtistsAssociazione Culturale Utopia, Rome, Italy
A.Tillander Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Gallery Metallum, Stockholm, Sverige
Kunsthallen Brandts Klaederabrik, Copenhagen, Denmark
1995 Finnish Design, Musee de l’Art Moderne et de l’Art Contemporaine, Nice, France
1992 Triennale du Bijou, Musee des arts Decoratifs, paris, France
1993 Finnish Jewelry Design, Center for International Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA
1992 “Helsinki – Taos”, Gallery Collins-Petit, Taos, New Mexico, USA
1991 Schmuckszene ’91, Exhibition Hall Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany
1983 AU AG, Gallery Grjot, Reykjavik, Iceland

EXHIBITIONS – INDIVIDUAL (SELECTED)
2003 Retro (spective), H.Syrjänen Studio-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2003 Variety, Artek Shop-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Jewelry & Metal Art, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland
1999 Variety, Artek Shop-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Housework, Kansas City Artists Collection, Kansas City, USA. In collaboration with Carol Ann Carter.
1994 “Marble and Rocks” Installation, Gallery Jangva, Helsinki, Finland. In collaboration with Juha Markkula.
1988 Rubbish and Silver, Gallery Debray, Riihimäki, Finland
1986 Birch Jewelry, A.Tillander Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Dream Jewelry, Gallery 585, Helsinki, Finland

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
2009 Catalog “Years of Harakka”, Finland
1998 “Elle&Doris” – Catalog, Finnish Institute, Paris, France
1996 “Artificum Arte Artificum” – Catalog, Eight European Jewelry ArtistsAssociazione Culturale Utopia
1992 Triennale du Bijou – Catalog, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1991 Schmuckszene ’91, Munich, Germany

LECTURES
2009 Gallery Overbeck, Lybek, Germany
2009 Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Washington University, Seattle, USA
1996 Haskell Indian Nations University
1996 University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
1996 University og Michigan, Ann Arbor, Minnesota, USA
1994 Konstfack National College of Art and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Instituto des Artes Plasticas, Xalapa, Mexico
1992 Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain
1991 Pratt Institute, New York, USA
1989 Crambrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
1984 Goldsmith School, Copenhagen, Denmark

WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
2000 International Seminar, Ostholstein Museum, Eutin, Germany
2000 “Ice Boat” – Ice Workshop for Children, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland
2000-2001 “Air Ring” Travelling Exhibition (based on Weathervane International Seminar) travelled through 7 Galleries in 4 countries (Finland, Iceland, Spain, Germany).
1999 Weathervane International Seminar and Exhibition, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland
1995 “Split Rock” Workshop, Duluth, Minnesota, USA – in collaboration with Carol Ann Carter
1994 “Beach Works”, International Seminar, Barents Sea, Norway
1990 “Sea Jewelry” International Seminar, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland – in collaboration with University of Industrial Arts Helsinki, Finland

PERFORMANCE ART
2000 “Ice Boat”, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland
1996 “Coming to America”, Ebb Flow, Kansas River, Sandbar, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
1996 “Boat and Jewelry”, A.Tillander Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1991 “Jewelry of the Street”, public yard near MOMA, New York, New York, USA

ART – VARIOUS
Environmental Sculpture – recycled materials, Harakka Island, Helsinki,
Finland (Spring 1989, Winter 1990, Autumn 1991). An improvisation process of free dialogue with Ze’ev Lipan

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
1996 School of Fine Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
1983-1992 University of Art & Design, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

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