Curriculum Vitae
Minna Markkanen
Born at Ruokolahti, FINLAND, 1989   
Living and working in Varkaus, 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    UPCOMING Taidekeskus Itä, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2017    Of Bones, solo exhibition, Käytävägalleria, Imatra (FIN)

Group exhibitions
2021   "Jäsennäyttely", by the Finnish Jewelry Art Association, Art Centre East, Lappeenranta (FIN)
2021    "The Collection", by the Finnish Jewelry Art Association, Valtakatu 36, 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  collection of 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, 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" jewelry art-photography exhibition, Gallery24/7, Pori (FIN)
2013    Galleria Jänis, the Christmas calendar, Turku (FIN)
2013     Artist group TROPHY, "TROPHY" travelling jewelry art exhibition at 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"- at 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, Lappeenranta (FIN)
 
Grants, Prices
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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