About

Marjo Hallila, visual artist, Finland.

I am fascinated by expressions created with minimal elements. I am also curious to play with different materials and simple elements such as line squares, points or circles. Abstract way of working has always been characteristic for me. Furthermore, my main interests include installations, concepts and conceptual art. Experimental work and multi-materiality are essential parts of my working methods; the unpredictable processes are intriguing. Various possibilities and combinations lead to think that perhaps the question is always, in the end, about creating and finding opportunities. Intuition, feelings and impressions have an important role in my working processes. In general, I am interested in such concepts as time, space, light and layers.

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts with distinction (Graphic Arts and Painting) Academy of Fine Arts In Warsaw, Poland, 2017
  • Master of Arts, (Textile Design and Futures Studies) Aalto School of Arts Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu, Finland, 1998

NEXT EXHIBITION COMING SOON Afterimages 2.0, Höyry Gallery, Jyväskylä

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2021

  • Gallery G , Helsinki
  • Vakiopaine, Jyväskylä
  • Galerie Pleiku, Berlin
  • Kouta Gallery, Kouvola
  • Saarijärvi Museum, Saarijärvi

UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2021

  • M_itä? Biennale, Mikkeli Art Museum

 EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 Afterimages (A short edition because of the covid-19), Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä (solo)
  • 2019 Graphical Objects and Abstract Paintings, Gallery Laikku, Tampere (solo)
  • 2019 Graphical Objects, Höyry Gallery, Jyväskylä (solo)
  • 2019 After Leaving, Before Return, Hoikkassali, Äänekoski (solo)
  • 2018 The 12th International Poster Triennial, Toyama, Japan
  • 2018 Notes of Emotions, Höyry Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland (solo)
  • 2018 The 10th Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia
  • 2018 Body to Mind, Lufcik Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017, The 4th Imprint, International Graphic Art Triennial, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017 The 8th Splitgraphic, International Graphic Art Biennial, Split, Croatia
  • 2017, 2018 Finnish Landscapes, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
  • 2016 Kroki, Pracownia 6, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
  • 2013 The 67th Annual Exhibition, the Artist Association in Jyväskylä, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2012 Textile Graphics, Gallery Ruutikellari, Hamina, Finland (solo)
  • 2011 The Spring of Athens, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 2011 The 66th Annual Exhibition, the Artist Association in Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
  • 2010 Nowhere Finland, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki, Finland, 2010
  • 2009 Led by Form – Production in Series, Marjo Hallila / Valtimo Design, Fiskars, Finland
  • 2009 Weaving’09, Taitokortteli, Joensuu, Finland
  • 2008 Käspaikka. Now. The Republic of Karelia Art Museum, Petrozavodsk, Russia;  2007 Forssa Art Museum, Forssa, Finland;  2006 Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuu,Finland
  • 2001 Marjo Hallila. Design Forum Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
  • 2001 Reflections. Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu, Finland (solo)
  • 1999 Textile Space. Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 Talente 99, International exhibition for young designers, representative of Finland, Munich, Germany
  • 1998 Form by all Means, Joensuu Art Museum, Finland

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

  • Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland
  • Toyama Museum Of Art And Design, Japan
  • Jan Koniarek Gallery, Slovakia
  • Splitgraphic Collection, International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia
  • Keski-Suomen sairaanhoitopiirin kuntayhtymän taidekokoelma, Jyväskylä, Finland

AWARDS

  • 2010 Nowhere Finland, (honorable mention),  Seinäjoki Art Hall, Finland
  • 2001 Target Light Art Award (finalist), Florence, Italy
  • 1998 Talente ’99 ( 1st award), Textile Space, Munich, Germany

PERSONAL GRANTS

  • 2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
  • 2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Central Finland Regional Fund
  • 2019 VISEK, Centre for the Promotion of Visual Art
  • 2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Branch Office of Jyväskylä
  • 2010 Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Karelia Regional Fund
  • 2003 Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
  • 2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation, North Karelia Regional Fund
  • 2000 Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • 1999 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Branch Office of Joensuu
  • 1999 Alfred Kordelin Foundation

RESIDENCES

  • 2011 Athens, Finnish Institute in Athens, Greece
  • 2005, 2010 Arenys de Mar, North Karelia Arts Council residency, Spain

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Finnish Painters’ Union (Taidemaalariliitto)
  • The Association of Finnish Printmakers (Suomen Taidegraafikot ry)
  • Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseura, the Artist Association in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Joensuun Taiteilijaseura, the Artist Association in Joensuu, Finland

The OTHER DESIGN & EDUCATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE  

  • 2011– 2013 Project manager, service design, visual marketing: Toivolan Vanha Piha, Jyväskylä, Finland. 2011– 2013 Lecturer: Jyväskylä Institute of Adult Education, Jyväskylä, Finland. 2007 ­– 2010 Project manager,  service and product design, visual marketing: Taito Pohjois-Karjala, Joensuu, Finland. Several periods during 1998 – 2007 Project Manager, coordinator, designer and lecturer: D’ART Design Resource Centre, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Joensuu, Finland. Freelance graphic and textile designs since 2000.

See also Marjo Hallila in Instagram