Curriculum Vitae

Minna Markkanen
Born at Ruokolahti, FINLAND, 1989   
Living and working in Kuopio, North-Savo (FIN)
                        
Studies
2016-2018 MFA in Gemstone and Jewelry, Idar-Oberstein (GER)
2012 Bachelor in Visual arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences (FIN)

Solo exhibitions
2022 Skin Flora, Taidekeskus Itä, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2017 Of Bones, solo exhibition, Käytävägalleria, Imatra (FIN)

Group exhibitions 
2022 ”Oozing Natural Skill”, Powerlong Art Center, Nanjing (ROC)
2022 The Finnish Jewellery Art Association’s sale/exhibit, Kaapelitehdas (FIN)
2021  "Jäsennäyttely", by the Finnish Jewelry Art Association, Art Centre East, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2021 "The Collection", by the Finnish Jewelry Art Association, Lappeenranta(FIN)
2021  The Finnish Jewelry Art Association's sale exhibition, online
2020  “Contemporary Jewelry Brazil-Finland: Polarities”, A CASA Museu do Objeto Brasileiro, São Paulo (BRA)
2020 The Finnish Jewellery Art Association’s sale/exhibit, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki (FIN)
2019- 2021 Recent selected graduates from Galerie Marzee, INTRO gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2019  “Body Control”, Museum Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
2019  “Jewelry and Anatomy”, Tincal Lab, Porto (PT)
2019  “Marzee Graduates @CODA”, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Apeldoorn (NL)
2019 “Northern Light – Jewellery from Finland”, CODA Museum Apeldoorn (NL)
2018  “Marzee International Graduate Show”, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2018  “KORU + Itä”, Taidekeskus ITÄ, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2017  ”Rockstars”, Sieraad International Jewellery Art Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 “NSAIO6”  Schmuckdenken, Gemstone campus, Idar-Oberstein (GER)
2015 HOME, Space CRAFT, Belfast (IRE)
2015  HOME, Taidebunkkeri, Imatra (FIN)
2015  POP-UP exhibition during the KORU5- week, Imatra (FIN)
2015  The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2015
2015  Artist group TROPHY, Gallery Martti, Turku (FIN) 
2015  Artist group TROPHY, the City Library of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä (FIN)
2015  Schmuckgalerie Brigitte Berndt, Regensburg (GER)
2015  The Finnish Jewellery Art Association’s sale/exhibit, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki (FIN)
2014  The Finnish Jewellery Art Association’s Collection at show, Tampere (FIN)
2014  Artist group TROPHY, the City Library of Ruokolahti, Ruokolahti (FIN)                     
2014  Artist group TROPHY, Window-gallery Hytti, Helsinki (FIN)
2014  Artist group 55100, "Kohtaamisia", Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki (FIN)
2014  Artist group TROPHY, "TROPHY", Gallery24/7, Pori (FIN)
2013  Galleria Jänis, the Christmas calendar, Turku (FIN)
2013  Artist group TROPHY, "TROPHY", Vantaa + Kerava, Galleria Jänis (FIN)
2013  ”Kiosk of Jewellery”, Paris (FRA)
2013  ”Jewellery in Proximity”, Re:View Gallery, Detroit (USA)
2013  "This End Up", SNAG, Toronto (CAN)
2012  Thesis exhibition "Mitä ikinä haluat", the City museum of Art, Imatra (FIN)
2012- 2013 Connecting Identities - travelling student-work exhibition (GER, SLO, BEL, UK, FIN)
2012  "Spirit of Stone", St.Petersburg (RUS)
2011  "Neljän ruuhka"- jewelry art exhibition, Rantapaja, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2011  Kankaanpää exchange exhibition, (FIN)
2011  "Spirit of Stone"- contest's exhibition, The South Karelia museum (FIN)

Grants, Prices
2022  6-month grant for artistic work, 12 000 €, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (TAIKE)
2021  6-month grant for artistic work, 13 000 €, The Finnish Cultural foundation (SKR)
2020  Covid-19 support grant for artistic work, 4 000 €, Arts Promotion Centre Finland (TAIKE)

Collections, Publications
2021  work in a private collection, (NL)
2021  3 works in State Art Deposit Collection (FIN)
2018  work in a private collection, (NL)
2012  work in the collection of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association, (FIN)
2015  “The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2015” - book
2013  “This End Up” - book
2013  “Connecting Identities, An International Jewellery Project” - book
2011  “Spirit of Stone” - book
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