MARI RANTANEN Born 1956 in Espoo, Finland Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 1996–2005 Lives and works in Stockholm,Sweden and Tammmela,Finland Education 1982–83 Pratt Institute, New York, USA 1975–79 School of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

MARI RANTANEN

Born 1956 in Espoo, Finland

Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, 1996–2005

Lives and works in Stockholm,Sweden and Tammmela,Finland

Education

1982–83 Pratt Institute, New York, USA

1975–79 School of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Monographs

2015 Traces of Desire, exhibition katalog #123 Hishult Konsthall, Sweden

2012 Mari Rantanen Portraits and Paintings,”Everything is Illuminated”text by Frida Cornell.Published by Korjaamo Galleria Finland

2007 Mari Rantanen Paintings 1986–2007Code of Color, place for Emotions. Hot color, Wavering lightWalking with Mari Rantanen´s paintings, text by Marja-Terttu Kivirinta. Spaces and Places for Emotions. A conversation between Mari Rantanen and Timo Valjakka. Published by LIKE, Finland.

2005 Swedish pictures. Mari Rantanen: Skiktningar och sammanfältningar, text by Håkan Nilsson. Published in Stockholm Sweden.

2001 ”Public / Private” Mari ­Rantanen.” Lived Space in Color” text by Leena-Maija Rossi. Published in Helsinki, Finland.

1997 Exhibition catalog Ystad Art Museum. Text by Thomas Millroth.

1990 Exhibition catalog Galerie Artek, ”Inside the Cloud-Chamber” text by Steven R. Dixon. Published in Helsinki, Finland.

1990 Mari Rantanen, Exhibition catalog Nordic Artcenter publication nr 4. Texts by Halldór Björn Runólfsson and Steven R. Dixon.

1985 Exhibition catalog Galerie Kaj Forsblom. Text by Timo Valjakka. Published in Helsinki, Finland.

Exhibition Catalogs and Books selection

015 Dark Days, Bright Nights, Contemporary painting from Finland, published by Kemper Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, USA. Text by Timo Vaijakka and Barbara O`Brian ISBN.978-0-9962728-1-0

2011 Muutosten Pyörteissä, text by Maaretta Jaukkuri, Finnish Literature Society, SKST 1333/Tieto, Helsinki, Finland.

2010 Raqsh & Naqsh, exhibition catalog, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE.

2009 Måleriets rum, Håkan Nilsson (Mari Rantanen:Rumsbilder), Axl Books, Stockholm, Sweden.

2008 Sam Vanni, opettaja ja esikuva, exhibition catalog, text by Tuula Karjalainen and Mari Rantanen, Helsinki City Art

Museum’s Publication no. 103, Finland.

2008 Sijainteja – Locations, exhibition catalog, text by Mikko Paakkola, Aboa Vetus & Arts Nova, Finland.

2007 Yhdeksän taiteilijaa, Text by Marja-Terttu Kivirinta, (Värit Muuttuvat Valoksi), WS Bookwell Oy, Finland.

2006 Connecting People, Publication of the Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway.

2005 Turku Art Museum – 101 Years of Contemporary Art, Turku Art Museum Publications 1/2005, Finland.

2005 Orientalismi – orientens lockelse, Tikanoja Art Museum Publications 2/2005, Finland.

2004 Young Artist of the year, text by Marja-Liisa Linder (1989: Mari Rantanen, Drama and Order), Tampere Art Museum 

Publications 116, Finland.

2002 Uniikki 2002, exhibition catalog, text by Pessi Rautio, Visual arts in Fiskars, Onoma, Finland.

2002 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland.

2002 Måleri & Måleri, exhibition catalog, text by Fred Andersson, Kristinehamns Art Museum, Sweden.

2001 Today’s Future, exhibiton catalog, Vantaa City museum/Visual Arts publications no. 7, Finland.

2000 Pensselit Padassa, Mirja Von Knorring, (Mari Rantanen ja Meksikon maut), Otava, Finland.

2001 Samtidskonst i Akademiska Hus, texts by Christina Rogestam and Katarina Swanström, Akademiska Hus AB, Sweden.

2000 Statens Konstråds Årskatalog, Statens Konstråd, Stockholm, Sweden.

1999 Taide Vallassa, Leena-Maija Rossi, Kustannus Oy Taide, Finland.

1999 Mäntän kuvataideviikot, exhibition catalog, Mäntän Kuvataiteen ystävät ry, Finland.

1998 Sette Artisti Scandinavi A Scafati, Paulina Sokolow, Grafica Fonsor, Palazzo, Italy.

1997 Collection of the Aine Pictorial Art Foundation, Katriina Pietilä-Juntura, Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland

1997 Collection of Contemporary Art, Henna and Pertti Niemistö, Hämeenlinna Art Museum publication 4/1997, Finland.

1995 Taidetta – Samtidskonst från Finland (Mari Rantanen), text by Tom Sandqvist, Stockholm, Sweden.

1995 Viipula Vaapula Vot, Katriina Pietilä-Juntura, Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland.

1995 Skapelser for 26 Churchs i Götene, Lidköping, Mariestad, Skara, exhibition catalog, text by Thomas Millroth, Sweden.

1994 Art in Parliament House, Painatuskeskus Oy, Helsinki, Finland.

1994 Modernia vai postmodernia, Asko Mäkelä, City of Vantaa, Finland.

1994 2+8, Modern Art From Finland, Leo Malinen, Published by Maailman sivu Oy, Finland.

1993 Real, text by Peter Herbstreuth and Timo Valjakka, (Mari Rantanen), Nordic Arts Center, Finland.

1993 Museum of Contemporary art Guide, Kaija Kaitavuori, Helsinki, Finland.

1993 Transit, exhibition catalog, texts by Timo Valjakka ja Minna Tarkka, Vesanpaino Oy, Helsinki.

1992 Rovaniemi Art Museum. Finland.

1992 I like it!, exhibition catalog, Lahti Art Museum, Finland.

1991 Kunst Europa, Kulturbühne Europa 1991, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Kunstvereine, Deutschland

1991 Koko hajanainen kuva – Suomalaisen taiteen 80-luku, Marja-Terttu Kivirinta ja Leena-Maija Rossi, WSOY, Finland.

1990 Rauma Biennale Balticum, Distances, text by Timo Valjakka, (Mari Rantanen), Rauma Art Museum, Finland.

1990 Art of the Pohjola Group, Algraphics Oy, Tampere, Finland.

1989 Vuoden nuori taiteilija, texts by Maaretta Jaukkuri and Stephen Westfall, Tampere Art Museum Publication XXV(I1) Finland

1986 Suomen Taide / 6, Markku Valkonen, Olli Valkonen, published by WSOY, Finland.

1986 Contacts/Contrasts 4 by the river, text by Tiina Nyrhinen Pori Art museum Publications 10. Pori, Finland.

1986 Den Älskades Bild, exhibition catalog, Gertrud Sandqvist, Pyynikinlinna Publications, Finland.

1986 Attituder: Attitudes, exhibition catalog, the Artist Association of Finland, text by Timo Valjakka, Finland.

1986 Hearing, exhibition catalog, text by Altti Kuusamo and Mari Rantanen, The Artist Union of Finland Publications,

1985 Aurora, text by Timo Valjakka, (Mari Rantanen), Nordic Arts Center Publications, Helsinki, Finland.

1982 XIV Festival International de la Peinture, exhibition catalog, France.

1981 Art Today Sapporo Triennale, exhibition catalog, Sapporo, Japan.

Awards

Honorary Prize of Paul Hedqvist Foundation, Sweden 2012

Honorary Prize of Maire Gullichsen Foundation, Finland 1997

Young Finnish Artist of the Year, 1989

Third prize, mural painting competition for the Oulu Music Center, Finland 1983

 

MARI RANTANEN  RESUME

 Solo Exhibitions

2016 Pictor Galleria Vihdin Kunta Karhumäenpolku 5 Nummela, Finland
Hangmen Projects Together with Axel Liber Ringvägen 86 Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Distance-Absence ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY USA
 Traces of Desire Hishult Art Hall, Sweden
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 4420 Wawick Bulevard,kansas City, USA

2014 Art Helix, Bushwick, New York USA
 Old Flames-New Frieds, Kungssbacka art hall Kungsbacka, Sweden

2012 Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
 Norrtälje Arthall, Norrtälje, Sweden

2011 Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland

2010 DaDa Post, Berlin, Germany
 Bror Hjorths Hus, Uppsala, Sweden
 Institut Finlandais, Paris ,France
 Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland

2008 Västerås Art Museum, Västerås, Sweden
 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Art Museum, Turku, Finland with Yves Zurstrassen
 Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Båstad, Sweden

2007 Skövde Arthall, Skövde, Sweden
 Finsk-Norsk Institute, Oslo, Norway
 Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
 Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

2006 Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
 Örebro Arthall, Örebro Sweden

2005 Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland
 Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
 Uddvalla Arthall, Bohusläns Art Museum, Sweden
 Millesgården Arthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2004 Länsmuseet Gävle, Sweden, with My Ekman
 Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland

2003 Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Eskilstuna, Sweden
 Galleri Mårtenson&Persson, Båstad, Sweden

2002 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

2001 Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland
 Galerie Forsblom Turku, Finland

2000 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
 Konstnärshuset, Grafik Galeriet, Stockholm, Sweden

1998 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1997 Ystad Art Museum, Ystad, Sweden

1996 Galleri Pintura, Helsinki, Finland
 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1995 Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
 Rantagalleria, Turku, Finland
 Galerie Van der Tann, Berlin, Germany

1994 Galerie Artek Helsinki, Finland
 Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland

1993 Pyynikinlinna, Tampere, Finland
 Taidesalonki Bell’arte, Turku, Finland
 Gallerie von der Tann, Berlin, Germany

1992 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1991 Anette Gullberg Galleri, Cologne, Germany
 North-Norwegian Art Museum, Tromso, Norway
 Taidesalonki Bellárte, Turku, Finland with Jon Arne Mogstad, Finland

1990 Nordic House, Faroe Islands, Denmark
 Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
 Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland

1989 Galleria Valkoinen Huone, Tampere, Finland
 Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

1988 Galleri Contur, Stockholm, Sweden

1987 Taidesalonki Husa, Tampere, Finland
 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
 Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway

1986 Galleria Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland

1985 Hanasaaren Kulttuurikeskus, Espoo, Finland
 Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
 Galleri Lång, Malmö, Sweden

1984 Galerie Ackermann, Helsinki, Finland

1983 Galleri Sankt Olof, Norrköping, Sweden
 Painters Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1981 Painters Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1979 Niemelän Kartano, Heinola, Finland

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2016 Dark Days-Bright Nights Contemporary Art From Finland Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 4420 Wawick Bulevard,kansas City, USA

2015 Grande finale, Korjaamo Galleria Helsinki, Finland
Postmodernism 1980-1995 Desing Museo Korkeavuorenkatu 23, Helsinki, Finland

2014 Kiasma goes to Taidehalli, Helsinki art hall, Finland

2013 “Blue Velvet”, Aboa Vetus-Ars Nova, Turku,Finland
 Pyhäniemen Kartano ,Pyhäniemi, Finland
 Vuoden Nuoret Taiteilijat,Gumbostrand konst & form,Söderkulla,Finland

2012 Vuoropuheluja Samtal,Tikanojan Taidekoti Vaasa,Finland

2011 Baltic – Paintings From Five Cities, Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland
Spatial Places: The Poetics of place, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland
 5 Konst professor, Danart, Simrishamn, Sweden

2010 Naqsh & Raqsh, 13 session of Islamic Art Festival, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
 Cool Water, Korjaamo Galleria, Helsinki, Finland

2009 Galleri Mårtensson & Persson, Stockholm, Sweden
 Galleri Mårtensson & Persson, Båstad, Sweden
 Art in Office, Stockholm, Sweden

2008 Sam Vanni, Teacher and Master, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2007 Taidekeskus Salmela, Mäntyharju, Finland
 Monotypi-Typ, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden

2006 Bara Färg, Göteborgs Museum of Art, Sweden
 Connecting People, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norge

2005 Joulutähti, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
 Orientalisim, Tikanoja Art Museum, Vaasa and Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
 The Armory Show, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, New York, USA

2004 Landscape of Power, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere Finland
 The Armory Show, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, New York, USA

2003 The Expanded Book, Färgfabriken, Stockholm

2002 ISCP Open Studios, New York, USA
 Unique 2002, Fiskars Village, Finland

2001 Love and Freedom, Pyynikinlinna, Tampere, Finland
 Todays Future, Vantaa City Art Museum, Vantaa, Finland
 The Wihuri Art Collection, Kunsthalle Helsinki and Galerie Skulptor, Helsinki, Finland
 Painting about Painting, Kristinehamns Art Museum, Kristinehamn, Sweden
 Eukabeut-Event, CMU Art Musem, Chiangmai, Thailand

2000 Konstnärsböcker, Galleri Neon, Brösarp, Sweden
 Nordic Postmodernism, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
 Stockholm Art Fair, Galerie Forsblom, Sweden

1999 Art Biennal of Finnish Art, Mänttä, Finland
 Teachers R Us, Bror Hjorts Hus, Uppsala, Sweden
 Junge Europäische Kunst Finland, Aschersleber Kunst & Kultur­verein, Germany

1998 7:1, Arte Skandia, Galeria de Arte Moderna di Scafate Provinca di Salerno, Campania, Italy

1997 Oulu Museum of Art, Oulu, Finland
 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

1996, 97 Taidetta, Norrköpings Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden
 Båtmanskasarena Karlskrona, Skövde Art Hall, Sweden
 Västerås Art museum, Sundsvalls Art Museum, Sweden
 KUB Kulturcentrum, Helsingborg, Sweden
 Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden

1996 Önske Utställning, Ystads Artmuseum, Ystad, Sweden

1995 Varkaus City Art Museum, Varkaus, Finland
 Voralbergisches Landes­museum, Bregenz, Austria
 Stadtmuseum Nordico, Linz, Austria
 Galerie Bassi, Remagen, Germany
 Galerie Welt Sastbory, Austria
 Galerie im Taxis Palais, Innsbruck, Austria
 Skapelser, Churches at Skaraborgs County, Sweden

1994 Crossing Over, Changing Places, Helsinki City Art Museum, ­Helsinki, Finland
 Galleri Bergman, Gothenburg, Sweden
 To Read, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland
 Nicolas Aleksander Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 Postmodern or Modern, From the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Myyrmaki Center, Vantaa, Finland
 Gallerie Von Der Tann, Berlin, Germany
 Galerie Johans S, Porvoo, Finland
 13th International fair of Prints, Grechen, Germany
 Galerie im Kreishaus, Cuxhaven, Germany

1993 Galerie im Bildumngszentrum, Wolfenrutel, Germany
 Galleria Andromeda, Mikkeli, Finland
 Rathaus-galerie, Leverkusen, Germany
 Galerie M Kreishaus, Celle, Germany
 Transit, National Gallery of Finland, Helsinki, Finland
 Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Turku, Finland
 Saga Print Fair, Paris, France
 Real, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland; and Kunstv. Lune, Dormund, Germany
 Paintings, Graham Modern Gallery, New York, USA

1992 Local Fauna, New York, USA
 Norrsken 92, Biennale for Young Artists, Gothenburg Art Museum, Sweden
 I Like It, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
 Galleria Sirius, Jyväskylä, Finland
 Galleria Duetto, Helsinki, Finland

1991 Pleasure, Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York, USA
 Kunst Europa 91, Rosendahl Kunstverein, Munchen, Germany
 Nordic Art / New York, Frank Bustamente Gallery, New York, USA

1990 Galleria Valkoinen Huone, Tampere, Finland
 Baltic Biennale, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
 Purnu, Orivesi, Finland

1989 The 125th Anniversary of the Artists Association of Finland,
 National Art Museum of Finland; Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland
 Small Scale Abstraction, Art in General, New York, USA
 Five New Painters, John Davis Gallery, New York, USA
 Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

1988 John Davis Gallery, New York, New York, USA  
 Alex Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

1987 Drawn Out, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, USA
 Galleri Contur, Stockholm, Sweden
 Fruit, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
 Taidesalonki Bell’arte, Turku, Finland
 By the River, Contemporary Finnish Art, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

1986 Attitudes, Aalborg Art Museum, Denmark; Art Hall of Södertälje, Sweden; Kjarvalstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland
 New Finnish Art of the 1980’s, Gallery OTSO, Espoo; Oulu Museum of Art; Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland
 Contacts / Contrasts, Pori Art Museum, Finland

1986 Purnu, Orivesi, Finland
 Picture of the Beloved, Pyynikinlinna, Tampere, Finland
 Listening, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland

1985 Aurora, Nordic Art Center, Helsinki, Finland
 Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland
 Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

1984 ”Infallvinklar”, Länsmuseet, Örebro, Sweden

1984 Stockholm Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

1984 Finnish Art, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

1983 By the River, New Finnish Art, Pori Art Museum
 Three Artists, Helsinki City Art Gallery, Finland

1982 XIV Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes-sur Mer, France

1981 Nine Finnish Artists – Travelling Exhibition in Sweden
 Triennale of Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan

1980, 84 State Exhibition, Helsinki, Finland

1978–84Exhibition of the Young Artists’, Helsinki Art Hall, Finland

1979, 81, 83, 85 Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists’, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland

1979 7 Young Artists Galleri G, Helsinki, Finland

Collections:

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Art Museum, Turku, Finland
 Aine Art Museum, Tornio, Finland
 Amos Andersson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
 Borås Art Museum, Sweden
 Eskilstuna Museum of Art, Sweden
 Göteborg Museum of Art, Sweden
 Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland
 Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
 Imatra Art Museum, Finland
 Kajaani Art Museum, Finland
 Kouvola Art Museum, Finland
 Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
 Lahti Art Museum, Finland
 Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
 Norrköping Art Museum, Sweden
 Oulu Museum of Art, Finland
 Pori Art Museum, Finland
 Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
 Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
 Skövde Art Museum, Sweden
 Tampere Art Museum, Finland
 Turku Art Museum, Finland
 Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
 Västerås Art Museum, Sweden
 Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
 Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, the Netherlands
 Alko Oy, Finland
 Barkleys Bank DLC, London, England
 City of Espoo, Finland
 City of Kotka, Finland
 City of Lahti, Finland
 City of Kuopio, Finland
 City of Malmo, Sweden
 City of Norrköping, Sweden
 City of Oslo, Norway
 City of Salo, Finland
 City of Stockholm, Sweden
 City of Tampere, Finland
 City of Turku, Finland
 City of Vantaa, Finland
 City of Örebro, Sweden
 State of Finland
 State of Sweden
 Ev. Lutherian Parish of Helsinki, Finland
 Ev. Lutherian Parish of Mikkeli, Finland
 Ev. Lutherian Parish of Turku, Finland
 Insurance Company of Kansa, Finland
 Insurance Company of Pohjola, Finland
 Konst i Länet, The municipality of Uppsala, Sweden
 KOP Bank Collection, Finland
 Next Collection, Sweden
 OKO Bank Collection, New York, USA
 Provinzial Art Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
 Paulo Foundation Finland
 Saastamoinen Art Collection, Finland
 SKOP Bank Collection, Finland
 The municipality of Nacka, Sweden
 Turun Alueen Säästöpankki Collection, Finland