CV Maaria Märkälä

Art Studies

1999–2000, 2002–2003 School of Free Arts in Helsinki
1997–1998, 2000–2002 Pekka Halonen academy

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2022 Auran Galleria, Turku, Finland

2021 AVA gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2020 Starry Night, Vellamo, The Kymenlaakso Museum, Kotka, Finland

2020 Traveling With Maaria Märkälä, Gallery A2, Helsinki, Finland

2019 Some More Champagne, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, Finland

2019 Noch Etwas Mehr Champagner, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany

2019 Some More Champagne, Gallery Saskia, Tampere, Finland

2018 Pink Birch, Gallery A 2, Helsinki, Finland

2017 Forbidden Paintings and Destroyed Photos, AVA gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2016 Antidote to Melancholy, Kondas’ Museum, Viljandi, Estonia

2016 The Apocalyptical Paintings, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland

2016 There are so many Ways to Kiss the Earth, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain

2015 Es gibt so Viele Wege die Erde zu Küssen, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany

2014 There are so many Ways to Kiss the Earth, Gallery Jangva Helsinki, Finland

2013 Denk ich an Berlin, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany

2012 Cést la Vie – I’ve been painting Light, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland

2011 River deep – Mountain high – I’ve been painting Light, Gallery Aarni, Espoo, Finland

2010 Kari Hakli cycling past Forum and other paintings of Helsinki, AVA gallery, Helsinki

2010 Dreaming about Berlin, Varkaus Art Museum, Finland

2008–2009 Dreaming about Berlin, Kouvola Art Museum, Finland

2009 Helsinki-Paintings, Finnland-Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

2008 Helsinki-Paintings, Fundacao Dr. Luiz Araujo Galeria, Porto, Portugal

2008 From Russia with Love, Drawings from Siberia, South Karelia Art Museum, Finland

2007 Wild, sweeping dreams, Gallery BE 19 Helsinki, Finland

2007 Dreaming about Berlin, The Hall of Art in Seinäjoki, Finland

2006 Landscapes from Rio and Helsinki, AVA gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2005 Helsinki-Paintings, The Gallery of Casa de Cultura Laura Alvin Museum, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2005 Dreaming about Berlin, The Hall of Art in Porvoo, Finland

2004 Paintings of Berlin, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki, Finland

2003 About Berlin – Paintings and Drawings, Malmitalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland

2000 About Love, Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki, Finland

Duo Exhibition

2018 with sculptor Mia Hamari, Kakslauttanen Art Gallery, Arctic resort, Lapland, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Galerie Starnberger See with Vesalahti–Willberg–Öhrnberg, München, Germany

2021 Galerie am Rathaus with Vesalahti–Willberg–Öhrnberg, München, Germany

2020 Flakes, R-2014, Kuprugalleria, Fiskars, Finland

2022, 2020 Pink October, AVA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2019 Finland Art Month, Art Hub -Gallery with Vesalahti–Willberg–Öhrnberg, Abu Dabhi, UAE

2019 Maila Talvio Salonki, Hartola, Finland

2019 New York -Travellers II, AVA Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Summer exhibition, ARTakatie, Pello, Lapland, Finland

2018 OOO-Group, Galleria Lapinlahti, Helsinki

2017 Drawing Class -Group, Gallery Kellokas, Lapland, Finland

2016 OOO-Group, Gallery HUUTO Jätkäsaari, Helsinki Finland

2016 Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki

2016 Fresh Legs, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany

2016 Drawing Class -Group, Kondas’ Museum, Viljandi, Estonia

2016 OOO-Group, Gallery Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland

2015-2015 Nykytaiteen alttarilla – The Altar, Tuusula Art Museum, Finland

2014 Breaking down the borders of drawing, Poriginal Gallery, Pori, Finland

2012 Sinkka, Kerava Art Museum, Palikkaooppera (Curatored by Kristian Smeds), Finland

2009 EKT 40 years (Curatored by Juhani Tuominen), Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

2009 6th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia

2008-2009 Skjl08, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland

2008 Art Ugra, Moscow State Exhibition Hall New Manege the House of Chekhov, Moscow 2008 MUBE, Museu Brasileiro Da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil

2007 The Finnish Art, Galleria 9 Colonne, Bologna, Italy

2007 The Finnish Art, Galerie Mansart, Paris, France

2007 Sininen–Blå–Blue- exhibition, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2006 30 days of Artist’s life, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Igoshev Art Museum, Khanty-Mansiysk, Western Siberia, Russia

2006 Centro Cultural Justica Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2006 Galeria Porto Vivo, Porto, Portugal

2005 Espaco Cultural Candido Mendes Grande Galeria, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2004 ”Uutta!” – New pictures of The Land, Art Factory, Porvoo, Finland

Grants

2020–2021 Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Covid-19 grant

2020 Espoo City Cultural Council

2020 Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Covid-19 grant

2016, 2005 Finnish Cultural Foundation, one-year working grant

2015 Alfred Kordelin Foundation

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Project Grant

2014, 2011 Espoo City Cultural Council 2012, 2010, 2007 Arts Council of Finland: Public Display Grants for Visual Artists

2012 Arts Council of Finland, Project Grant

2010, 2005, 2004 Oscar Öflund Foundation

Works in Public Collections

HAM, Helsinki Art Museum, Finland

The Museum of Kymenlaakso collections, Kotka, Finland

Finnish National Gallery

Rafaela Seppälä’s Foundation

Stiftung des Kulturfonds, Germany

Jussi Eiramo’s Foundation, Sodankylä

The Finnish State Art Collection

Ministry of Finance, Finland

The State Art Collection in Portugal

Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland

Kerava Art Museum, Finland

Tuusula Art Museum, Finland

The Art HUB Collection, UAE

Fundacao Dr. Luiz Araujo, Portugal

Lähisanomat Collection, Finland

Museu Texeira Lopes, Porto, Portugal

The Igoshev Art Museum, Khanty-Mansiisk, Western-Siberia, Russia

The Native Museum of Narikary, Western-Siberia, Russia

Museum of Laczkó Dezsö, Vesprém, Hungary

Works in Private Collections

Australia(Yarralumla)

Belgium (Brussels)

Czech.Rep (Brono, Prag)

Denmark (Copenhagen)

Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Leipzig)

Greece (Athen)

Finland (Espoo, Eura, Helsinki, Kemi, Kotka, Lappeenranta, Tampere, Sipoo, Uusikaupunki, Vantaa)

Hong Kong

Poland (Warsov)

Russia (Altay, Ekateringburg, Khanty-Mansiisk, Kurgan, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Surgut)

Tunis (El Kantau)

USA (Los Angeles, New York)

Memberships

2017– The Akseli Gallen-Kallela Museum Foundation, Board member

2001– Finnish Painters’ Union: (The Chairperson 2008–2016)

2008–2016 The Artists’ Association of Finland, Board member

2008 Finnish State Art Commission

2000– Helsinki Artists’ Association (Board member 2004–, The Vice-Chairperson 2005–2008)

2006– Espoo Visual artists, member

Puplications

2021 Book: Some More Champagne, Parus Verus publishing
2014 Book: Places For Being Happy, Parvs publishing