CURRICULUM VITAE


ELINA FÖRSTI
Born in Evijärvi in 1971, lives and works in Alajärvi.

http://www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/fi/taiteilijat/3570
http://www.painters.fi/galleria/elina-forsti/


EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

2008-2013

Art Education, University of Jyväskylä
(30 cu)
2001-2002

How is culture marketed? Course in the Marketing of Culture (20 cu)
1996-2000

B.A. Fine Art, Free Art School, Helsinki
1998-1999

Graphic Art Studies, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
1994-1995

Drawing and painting courses I-III, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
1991-1996

B.A. Crafts and Design School, Kuopio
1990

Secondary School, Evijärvi


EXHIBITIONS since 1998


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015-2016 Saarijärvi museum, Saarijärvi (FI)
2015

Kortesjärvi Secondary School, Kortesjärvi (FI) (Invited)
2015

Gallery Bronda, Helsinki (FI)
2015

Ostrobothnian Museum, Vaasa (FI) (invited)
2014

Gallery Rikhard, Helsinki (FI)
2013

Nelimarkka Museum, Villa of Eero Nelimarkka, Alajärvi (FI) (invited)
2012

European Parliament,  Galerie Caféteria, Brussel, Belgium (BE) (invited)
2010

Spa Gallery, Naantali (FI) (invited)
2009

Elina Försti and Kari Ovaska, Lapua Art Museum, Lapua (FI) (invited)
2009

tm.gallery, (Painters Union Gallery) Helsinki (FI)
2006

Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi (FI) (invited)
2006

Finnish institute in Estonia, Tallinn (EE) (invited)
2003

Galleria BE’19, Helsinki (FI)


JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND


2013

Spiraali, regional exhibition, Union of Finnish Art Associations SKJL, Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi
2011

Tässä ajassa, Ostrobothnian Artists’ Association, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa
2011

New Finnish Romantic Nationalism, Äkkigalleria, Jyväskylä (invited)
2010

Valoa, regional exhibition, Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi
2010

Honkahovi summer exhibition, Mänttä (invited)
2008

113th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Art
2007

Deep purple, summer exhibition of Union of Finnish Art Associations SKJL, Lapinlahti Art Museum, Lapinlahti (invited)
2005

Häikäistyä, regional exhibition, Ostrobothnian Museum,Vaasa
2003 Exhibition of Finnish paper art, Haihara Art centre, Tampere
2002, 2003

64th and 65th annual exhibition of Union of Finnish Art Associations, Art Hall, Seinäjoki, Art Museum, Varkaus
2000

Muoto, kuva, muotokuva, regional exhibition, Ostrobothnian Museum, Vaasa


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND


2016 Monet, Art Center Harri, Alavus
2016 The landscape of Ruovesi, Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi
2015

Mylly Summer exhibition, Kuopio (invited)
2014

Dialogue Landscape, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki
2014, 2015, 2016

Granary Gallery, Ruovesi, (invited)
2014 The landscape of Ruovesi, tm. galleria, Helsinki
2012

Group Ostrobothnian Artists’,
Gallery Johan S, Helsinki
2011

From Free art school 2000 graduates, Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki
2011

Finnish- Bulgaria Paper Art Symposium, Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi
2008

Försti, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, Cultural Centre Caisa, Helsinki
2008

Försti, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, Finnish Paper Art Gallery,  Kuusankoski
2005

““Winds of seas”, group exhibition and artist symposium, Nelimarkka Museum Alajärvi (invited)
2004

Försti, Hyypiä, Kokki and Leppikangas, Jetty Barraccks Gallery, Helsinki
2003

Försti, Hyypiä, Kokki and Leppikangas, Poriginal Gallery, Pori


SELECTED INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS ABROAD


2016

Nord Art, Büdelsdorf (DE)
2013

Sofia international Paper Art Biennale, Sofia (BG)
2013

Galerie Alte Schule, Berlin (DE)
2012

Bulgarian- Finnish Art Project, Art Museum Georgi Velchev, Varna (BG)
2012

Bulgarian- Finnish Art project, Cultural Center Bratstvo, Pavlikeni (BG)
2009

Försti, Koskela, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, Lessedra Art Gallery, Sofia (BG)
2009

Försti, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, Ministery of Culture exhibition hall, Sofia (BG)
2008

Försti, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, Art Gallery Dobrich, Dobrich (BG)
2008

Försti, Malkamo, Todorova & Todorov, National Art Gallery, Sofia (BG)
2005

“Winds and sea”, group exhibition and artist symposium, Infra Gallery, Upplands Västby (SE)
2003

“Winds of seas”, group exhibition and artist symposium, Karlskrona (SE)


MEMBERSHIPS



The Finnish Painters´ Union (TML)
The Ostrobothnian Artists’ Association 
The Helsinki Artists`Associaton 
The Society of Evijärvi Artists


SOLO GRANTS


2016 Culture grant From Evijärvi town
2015

The Finnish Cultural foundation, South Ostrobothnia Regional fund, ½ year scholarship
2010, 2012

National art council, 1-year scholarship
2009

Art council of Ostrobothnia, 1-year scholarship
2008, 2009

National art council, grant for travelling costs
2007

Culture grant From Alajärvi city
2007, 2015

Art council of Ostrobothnia, ½ year scholarship
2006, 2013, 2016

Public display grants for visual artists
2005

Finnish Art Foundation’s grant for young artists
2004, 2012

Artists’ Association of Finland, travel grant
2003

Art council of Ostrobothnia
2003, 2009

National art council
2002, 2006

Development foundation of Regional council of South Ostrobothnia
2002

Nordic institute for contemporary art, Sleipnir travel grant to Lithuania
2002

The Majaoja foundation
2001, 2003, 2016

City of Alajärvi
2001

The Finnish Cultural foundation, South  Ostrobothnia Regional fund
2000

The cultural board of Evijärvi
1997, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2016

The Järviseutu foundation


COLLECTIONS



City of Alajärvi
Hotel Torni, Helsinki
City of Kannus
Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi
The Paulo Foundation, Helsinki
City of Seinäjoki
City of Vaasa
Mäkelä Alu Oy, Luoma-aho
Y- talo, Seinäjoki




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