Curriculum Vitae

Born:

Education:

Nurmijarvi, Finland

Textile Arts Education, University of Helsinki, Finland Art History, University of Helsinki, Finland

Painting, Academia Paulista de Belas Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
History of Textiles, Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C, Canada.

Selected Exhibitions:

2018

Bear; Dweller of the Wilderness, solo exhibit, The Langham Cultural Centre Gallery, Kaslo, BC

2017

(In)finite spiritual conversations in cloth, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver

2017

Textures of Land and Sea, Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island,, Vancouver

2015

Opposite Attracts, Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver

2015

Of Clay, Wattle and Cloth, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, BC.

2014

ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennale, Museum of Textiles, San Hose, California

2013

Sea Level to Tree Line, (2person), Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver

2013

40 Years and Beyond, Circle Craft Anniversary Exhibit, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver

2012

World of Threads Festival, Gallery West, Toronto, Ontario

2012

Progressions, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC

2012

TEXT-iles, The Silk Weaving Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

2011

Through The Looking Glass, Seymour Art Gallery. North Vancouver,BC

2010

The Game: Exquisite corpse, Leigh Square Art Centre, Port Coquitlam,BC

2010

By Hand: Fine Craft from BC and Yukon, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver BC

2009

Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, South Korea

2009

Fibre,Naturally, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver.BC

2008

Natural Images: Bear Encounters, Solo show, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver,BC

2008

Excellence Within Diversity: Contemporary BC Craft, Vancouver Museum, BC

2006

Between The Hand And The Loom,Digital Weaving, (2 person)Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

2005

Salmon Tales, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver, B.C

2004

Creative Link, The Grace Barrand Design Centre, London, England American Tapestry Biennial 5, Center for Visual Arts, Denver, Colorado

2003

This is Circle Craft, 30th anniversary exhibit, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver,B.C.

2002

If Images Speak a Thousand Words, Contemporary Canadian textiles, HGA’s Convergence 2002, The Roundhouse Gallery,Vancouver,B.C.

Flax, Cultural Center for Contemporary Art, Brie-Comte-Robert, France (touring)

2001

Threads of Life, The Roundhouse gallery, Vancouver,B.C.

2000

American Tapestry Biennial III, Main Art Gallery, Northern Kentucky University

1999

Variations of Threads: Miniatures, National Museum of Folk Arts and Traditions, Paris, France

1998

The Soft Wall, Manitoba Crafts Council gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Weaving Between The Lines, B.C.tapestry exhibition sponsored by The Canadian Craft Museum and B.C.Society of Tapestry Artists (touring)
The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver,B.C.

1997

7th Annual Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham ITNET 3 – Tapestry Exhibition on The Internet

1996

Passages; Tapestries of The Northwest, HGA’s Convergence ’96 Oregon History Centre, Portland, OR.

1995

White Nights Symposium & European Textile Network Conference Exhibition of participants’ works, St. Petersburg, Russia

6th Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham,WA

1994

Fabrications, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.

1993

Canadian Tapestry, Making a Place for Tapestry Symposium, Vancouver, B.C. Northern Lights, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA

Northwest Tapestry, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, B.C. (touring)

1990

Tapestry from The Western Edge, Four British Columbia Artists The Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ontario (touring)

Risk Factors, Tapestry Weavers West juried exhibition, Littman Gallery, Portland, OR

1989

Tapestry from The Western Edge, Cartwright Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Maweety Gallery, Portland, OR.

Porvoo Art Museum, Porvoo, Finland

1987

Suvi Pinx Gallery, Sysma, Finland

1986-89

Lount’s Tapestry Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

1982

Salao De Novos, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Selected Teaching Experience:

Weaving Instructor, Capilano University, North Vancouver,BC.
Tapestry Weaving Instructor, Place des Ars, Coquitlam,BC.

Selected awards & grants:

2002

The City of Seattle Arts Commission Award “ Contemporary Textiles Purchase”

2001

B.C. Arts Council Professional Development Assistance Grant for a course on computer

assisted Jacquard weaving

Selected commissions & collections:

Nokia Oy, Helsinki, Finland
Allied Blower & Sheet Metal, New Westminster,B.C. Robert Allan Ltd, Vancouver, B.C.
Consulate of Finland, Vancouver, B.C.

Selected Bibliography:

2015

Vapaa Sana, Finnish-Canadian newspaper in Toronto, interview

2014

Artists of British Columbia, Volume 4

2013

Invested?40, Craft Council of BC 40th Anniversary Exhibit catalogue

2010

By Hand, Contemporary Craft from BC and Yukon

2009

Unity & Diversity, Cheongju International Craft Biennale catalogue

2006

B.C.Homes magazine, Design Ideas Loom Large, interview

2003

Fiberarts Design Book Seven , Lark Books

2002

The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Fibre artists weave power in tactile form, interview

2001

Fiberarts, American Tapestry Biennial III-2000, review

2000

Thread By Thread, American Tapestry Biennial III-2000, catalogue

Weaving Between The Lines; B.C.Tapestry book, B.C.STARS publication

1999

Fiberarts Design Book Six, Lark Books. NY

1994

Fiberarts, review

1992

The Magic of Linen, book by Linda Heindrich, Orca Book Publishers

1991

Fiberarts Design Book Four, Lark Books, NY

1990

Sheer Delight – Hand-woven Transparencies, book by Doramay Keasby,

Stellar Publishing House Inc, CA

1987

Fiberarts Design Book Three, Lark Books, NY