CV

Born Turku, Finland

Lives and works in London

Education

2014 – 2015    Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA), Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2011 – 2014    Turku Arts Academy, Turku, Finland

Exhibitions

2019

Elevate 02, Group Exhibition, The Shard, London, UK

Continuum, Group Exhibition, The Folded Space Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK

ArtCan Group Exhibition, 44 Hallam Street venue, London, UK 

Boundaries & Beyond, Group Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK 

Solo exhibition, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands curated by Lisette Schumacher

2018

Summer Salon 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

Summer Salon 2018,Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

Anamnesis, Studio Seine, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017

Angel Christmas Fair salon exhibition, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

401½ Studios Pop-up exhibition, Circus West Village, London, UK

A Letter In Mind, Callery OXO, London, UK

Summer Salon 2017,Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

Matter of time, Cacaofabriek – group, Helmond, the Netherlands

2016 

Group Exhibition, Candid Arts, London, UK

Meet the Artist Pop-up Exhibition, Meet the Artist Pop-up Gallery, London, UK  

Emerging Art Now – 2ª edição, Galeria Emergentes dst, Braga, Portugal

Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Fringe Arts Bath – group, Bath, UK

New thing 2, Next Gallery, Piacenza, Italy 

Transmogrify, Assembled by Root – group, Duo exhibition with Mark Vrinzen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

That Missing thing, Art Week Rotterdam, Assembled by Root – group, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2015  

A Spacebetween, The Stone Space Gallery, London, UK

Platform for Emerging Arts #8, Leyden Gallery, London, UK

Go and get’em, WDK Finals, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Echoes from the Guest House, Duo exhibition with Lisette Schumacher,

Niffo Project Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2014  

Public & Private, Group exhibition, Gelderseplein 46, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

A B.A.D Social Club, Group exhibition, Foundation b.a.d, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2013    

Rajamailla, Duo exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland

2012    

Rakenteilla, Group exhibition, Köysirata Gallery, Turku, Finland

Skin, Solo exhibition, Turku Book Café, Turku, Finland

Residencies

2016    Art Camp Residency, Maine, USA

Prize/Nomination

2016

Shortlisted Blooom Award

2nd Prize, Bath Open Art Prize, Bath, UK

Projects

2014     

Walking in your mind; Community art project, Laurens Binneweg, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2013   

In-House Artist; Design and creation of a multi-wall painting, Theater Toivo, Helsinki, Finland

Taidelma; Community art project. Turku’s Mental Health Society (ITU ry), Turku, Finland

Synthesis; Art Collaboration, Somero Kivimeijeri Gallery, Somero, Finland

Work experience

2015     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK

2014     Summer art trainee, Bold Tendencies, London, UK

05/2013 – 08/2013      Artist Assistant to Eemyun Kang,  London, UK

Web publicatios

2016   

assembledbyroot.com. Root Interview|Meeting Maria Kokkonen, 18-01-2016

2015 

flaneur.me.uk. Platform for Emerging Artists #8 at @LeydenGallery, 15-10- 2015

lost-painters.nl, Eindexamen Expositie; Willem de Kooning Academie, 11-07-2015

blikvangen.nl, ‘NIFFO – Maria Kokkonen / Lisette Schumacher’, 26-05-2015