Elina Tuhkanen’s CV

EDUCATION

Currently attending MFA program at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
(Kuvataideakatemia), expected graduation date is 05/01/2010.

2001
B.F.A. Painting University of Georgia Honors Graduate Cum Laude

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
The Discovery of a Lifetime, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, Norway
Go There, Gallery KIT(Kunstakademiet i Trondheim), Trondheim, Norway

2008
Beast, KUVA Gallery(Kuvataideakatemian Galleria), Helsinki, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010
Shadow + Sunlight, EAST/WEST Project Berlin, galleryHOMELAND, Berlin, Germany

2009
Hämärässä, Galleria Utu, Jyväskylä
Ilvesjoki Artist Residency Exhibition, Jalasjärvi Museum, Jalasjärvi,Finland
My Strawberry Roan – New Art from America (Curated), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts(FAFA) Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
One Hundred Years, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Ilmaista Piirakkaa, KUVA Gallery(Kuvataideakatemian Galleria), Helsinki, Finland
TASE, Ruutelkonna Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Paperin Jäljet, Skanska Headquarters, Helsinki, Finland
Degree Show of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, FAFA Gallery Helsinki, Finland
Elämän Etsijät, (Searchers for Life), Kaiku Galleria, Helsinki, Finland

2008
No Power, No Pop, Kaiku Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
Emma, Elina, Erno & Sarah, VISU Gallery, Kokkola, Finland
Master Class, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (FAFA) Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2007
Kuvataideakatemian Piirustusluokka, Tyhjä on Täysi, (Empty is Full), Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland
Ihan Pihalla, (Out There), Rautilakeskus, Vehmaa, Finland
MOCA GA Salutes the Young Movers & Shakers of the Georgia Art Scene, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, USA

2006
Näkymätön Sarja, (the Unseen Series), Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivuori, Finland

2005
Dedicated to You, Pacific Switchboard, Portland, OR, USA

2004
It’s Been a Long, Hot Summer, Pacific Switchboard, Portland, OR, USA

2003
Miniature Show, Pacific Switchboard, Portland, OR, USA
Star, Pacific Switchboard, Portland, OR, USA

2001
The Most Recent Show on Earth, University of Georgia Gallery, Athens, GA, USA

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2000
Juried Lyndon House Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, USA

1999
University of Georgia Annual juried Printmaking Exhibition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Artist-in-Residence

2009
Created and took part in the international Ilvesjoki Artist Residency in Ilvesjoki, Finland. Funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation- South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, E.M. Tarkkanen Fund

2006
Saksala ArtRadius, Haukivuori, Finland

GRANTS AND HONORS

2009
Grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation- South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, E.M. Tarkkanen Fund
Kesko Award, Finland
Grant from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts

2008
Grant from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts