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.


  • 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


  • Galleria G, Helsinki 2021
  • Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, 2020
  • Gallery Laikku, Tampere, 2019


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 2019 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Central Finland Regional Fund
  • 2018 VISEK, Centre for the Promotion of Visual Art
  • 2017 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


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


  • Artist Register / Kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli
  • Ornamo, the Finnish Association of Designers, Helsinki, Finland
  • Jyväskylän Taiteilijaseura, the Artist Association in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Joensuun Taiteilijaseura, the Artist Association in Joensuu, Finland


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

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