Born 1953 in Renko, Finland
. Lives and works in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

Education
1998 Master of Arts in Photography, University of Art and Design (now Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Helsinki, FI
1983 International Center of Photography, New York, USA
1977-87 Degree in photography, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, FI

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Episodes, Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu, FI
2012 The Line of Myth, South-Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, FI
2011 The Line of Myth, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, FI
2011 Kimono, Gallery Taik, Berlin, DE
2011 A fleur de peau, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, FR
2010 Kimono, Gallery Heino, Helsinki, FI
2010 Mythes et glyphes - Secrets de lʼ Art Rupestre de Carelie Orientale, Finnish Institute in France, Paris, FR
2010 Venice - The Feast of Masks, Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2007 Lumière de la Terre, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, FR
2007 Solitude of Deep Space, Nordic ArtWorks Gallery, London, UK
2006 Maan valoa - Light of the Earth, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2006 Maan valoa - Light of the Earth, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
2005 Lumière de la Terre, Galerie Aquatinte, Strasbourg, FR
2005 Jordens ljus, Konstens hus, Luleå, SE
2004 Photo Art, lʼUsine Galerie, Brussels, BE
2003 The Princesses of The Bewitched Camera: Sleeping Beauty, multimedia and dance performance with dancer Reijo Kela, Häme Castle, Hämeenlinna, FI
2003 Sydämellä on syynsä (The heart has its reasons) exhibition on the light advertisement boards, Hämeenlinna, FI
2003 Tarinoita hitaudesta (Tales of Slowness) exhibition on the light advertising boards, Hämeenlinna, FI
2003 Maan valoa, Ama Gallery, Turku, FI
2002 Juuri (Root), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
2000 The Artist of the Month, Cultural Centre Hämeenlinna, FI
1999 Juuri nyt!, Gallery Gʼs Studio, Helsinki, FI
1999 Växternas världe (The Realm of Plants), Gallery Aurora, Porvoo, FI
1998 Avlagringar (Layers), Mariehamnsgalleriet, Mariehamn, FI
1997 Alkemistin salkusta (From the Satchel of an Alchemist), Gallery Pintura, Helsinki, FI
1996 Hommage à Ester Helenius, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1996 Muistatko? (Do you remember?), together with Päivi Nieminen, Laterna Magica, Helsinki, FI
1992 Hommage à Ester Helenius, The Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
1992 Taxi, sound and slides performance, Hämeenlinna City Theatre, Hämeenlinna, FI
1991 Commedia dell´Arte, open air slideshow, Night Festival, Hämeenlinna, FI
1990 Den Magiska trädgården (The Magic Garden), Photographic Gallery Irwing, Malmö, SE
1990 Maaginen puutarha (The Magic Garden) Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1985 Commedia dellʼArte, Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1984 Commedia dellʼArte, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
1982 Nahkurit (Tanners), together with Anja Filppula, Hämeenlinna Historical Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 Runokuvien ilmaantuminen, Riihigalleria, Kuhmoinen, FI
2017 Green Land - Blooming City, Sinkka, Kerava, FI
2017 Tulkittu maisema, Taidekeskus Mältinranta, Tampere, FI
2016 Täyttä ainetta 30 vuotta, Aineen taidemuseo, Torino, FI
2015 Pimiö, Suomen valokuvataiteen, Helsinki, FI
2015 Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, FI
2014 Photography into Art. The Hannula & Hinkka Collection, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Museum of History and Contemporary Art, Turku, FI
2013 Museum Bad Arolsen "Blütenzauber – Fotografien und Installationen internationaler Künstler”,
2013 Kukan kieli – Blomsterspråk, (The Lanquage of a Flower), Gallery Vanha kappalaisen talo, Porvoo, FI
2013 Photography into Art. The Hannula & Hinkka Collection, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2012 Helsinki Abstract, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AU
2012 Keidas ja Kelluvat Puutarhat (Oasis and Floating Gardens), Kuparipaja, Fiskars, FI
2011 Galerie Confluence, Nantes, FR
2011 Hommage, Villa Roosa, Orimattila, FI
2009 Töitä, tekoja (Works, Deeds), Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2009 3 ème Foire à la Photo, Galerie Confluence, Nantes, FR
2008 Distinctively Nordic, Christieʼs, London, UK
2008 Paris Photo, Gallery Taik, Carousel du Louvre, Paris, FR
2008 Yhdessä (Together), Villa Roosa, Orimattila, FI
2007 The Helsinki School, Sternesen Museum, Oslo, NO
2007 Transparent, Fiskars, FI
2007 Design and Photo from Finland, circulating exhibition in European countries
2007 Kirjasto kivessä (The Library on a Stone), Gallery Arx, Hämeenlinna FI
2007 The Sixth International Conference on Environmental Aesthetics, Koli, FI
2007 Secret Messages of Stone Age, IMPACT 5th International Printmaking Conference, Estonian     History Museum, EE
2006 Talvimaa - Winterland, Triennale of Finnish Photography, Salo Art Museum, Salo, FI
2006 The Helsinki School - Finnish Photography from the 21th century, City Hall of Brussels, BE
2005 To Look or to See - In Search of Meaning in Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2004 The Helsinki School - 30 by TaiK, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
2004 Best of 5, lʼUsine Galerie, Brussels, BE
2004 Tarinoita hitaudesta (Stories of Slowness), Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
2003 Lähiön kasvot - kasvot lähiössä (Face of a Suburb - Faces in a Suburb), Community Art Project together with Raakel Kuukka, Childrenʼs and Young Peopleʼs Art Festival, Hämeenlinna, FI
2002 Pågående, Panhuset vid Röda sten, Gothenburg, SE
2001 Natursyndrom im Norden, Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen, DE
2000 Material meaning, IMPACT 2nd International Printmaking Conference, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, FI
2000 Otpechatki - Imprint 2000, Petroskoi, RU
1999 Svensk Bokkonst 1998, Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm; Grafiska museet, Helsingborg, SE
1996 Momentum - Finnish Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1996 The 101st Finnish Artistsʼ Exhibition, Hyvinkää, FI
1996 Primavera, Flowers in Art, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti, FI
1996 Rakeita (Hailstone), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI
1996 Gorilla No 1, Zone-galleria, Helsinki, FI
1995 The Photography Exhibition of the Arts Council of Häme Province, Tampere House, Tampere, FI
1995 Gallery Häme, Lahti, FI
1994 Yhtä aikaa kaikki on (Everything at the Same Time) - Contemporary Art from Hämeenlinna, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI; The Tver Art Museum, Tver, RU
1992-94 Decennium - Finnish Photography in the 1980ʼs, circulating exhibition for the jubilee year of the independence of Finland and the jubilee year of Finnish photography, organized by Finnish Ministry for foreign affairs, European countries
1992 Luvallanne (By Your Leave) Art Exhibition of the Arts Council of Häme, Voipaala, Sääksmäki, FI
1992 Kateus (Envy), light and sound installation, Night Festival, Hämeenlinna, FI
1991 Oodi vaijerille ja aaltopellille, (Ode for Wire Rope and Corrugated Iron), light and sound installation, Night Festival, Hämeenlinna, FI
1989 Musta Valkea Magenta (Black White Magenta), Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
1988 Lentävä Eros (Flying Eros), Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, FI
1986 Wanajan äärellä (By Lake Wanaja), Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI
1984 26 valokuvaajaa (26 Photographers), Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, FI; Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, FI; Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuu, FI; Wäino Aaltonen Museum, Turku, FI; Canon Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
1983 Cyanotypes and Gum Printings, Educational Gallery of ICP, New York, USA
1982 Henkilökohtaista (Something Personal), together with Ulla Jokisalo, Paula Kukkonen, Armi Laukia, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
1981 Miehiä (Men), together with Ulla Jokisalo, Paula Kukkonen, Armi Laukia, Culture Café, Helsinki, FI

Publications
2011 The Helsinki School, Vol. IV - A Female View, Hatje Cantz, DE
2010 Kimono, essay Harri Laakso, graphic design Olli Kuopila, Gallery Heino/Marjukka Vainio, Helsinki, FI
2007 The Helsinki School - New Photography with TaiK, Hatje Cantz, DE
2006 Maan valoa - Light of the Earth - Lumière de la Terre - Jordens ljus, essay Olli Jalonen, graphic design Sakari Tiikkaja, Hämeenlinna, FI
2005 The Helsinki School, Photography by TaiK, Hatje Cantz, DE
1998 Hommage à Ester Helenius, poems Bo Carpelan, layout Ritva Kovalainen and Marjukka Vainio, editions in Finnish, Swedish, English and French
1994 Portfolios The Land of Vanai and The Town of Vanai, poems Riitta and Olli Jalonen, layout Päivi Poropudas, Hämeenlinna, FI

Awards
2009-2014 Artist Professorship
2006 Art Award of the Arts Council of Häme, FI
2007 Finest Books of The Year 2006, The Finnish Book Arts Committee, Helsinki, FI
2003 Suomi Prize, the State of Finland, FI
1999 Svensk Bokkonst 1998 (Award of Swedish Book Art), Stockholm, SE
1995 Photography Art Award of the Arts Council of Häme, FI

Honorary posts
2004-2009 Board for Compensation Grants to Visual Artists, FI
2004-2006
 Vicechairman of National Council for Photographic Art, FI
2000-2003 Appointed representative of National Council for Photographic Art, FI
1998-2003 Appointed representative of Arts Council of Häme, FI
1998-2003 Board of Ars-Häme, Hämeenlinna, FI

Memberships
The Association of Ars Häme, Hämeenlinna, FI
The Finnish Association for Ancient Art, FI
The Union of Artist Photographers, FI
The Union of Journalists in Finland, FI

Public art works
2010 Myyttinen viiva (The Line of Myth), Kirkonkulma School, Hämeenlinna, FI
2009
 Metsän salaisuus (The Secrets of the Forest), the glass wall of Ahvenisto School, Hämeenlinna, FI
2004 Linjaali, street graphics flagstones, together Riitta and Olli Jalonen, the Pedestrian Street of Raatihuone, Hämeenlinna, FI

Works in Collections
Art Collections of the State of Finland, FI
City of Espoo, FI
City of Hämeenlinna, FI
City of Luleå, SE
Central Hospital of Kanta-Häme, Hämeenlinna, FI
Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, FI
Hannula & Hinkka Collection, Helsinki, FI
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna FI
Parliament of Finland, Helsinki, FI
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection, Rovaniemi, FI
Private Collections in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, Finland,
Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and USA

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