CURRICULUM VITAE

MÄKILÄ, IRMELI KAARIN ANNELI
PAINTER / VISUAL ARTIST
BORN 1957, TURENKI, FINLAND
LIVES AND WORKS IN PORNAINEN, FINLAND

JÄRVENPÄÄNTIE 181
07170 PORNAINEN
FINLAND
irmeli.makila(at)gmail.com
www.irmelimakila.fi


ART STUDIES

2011  Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Unit of Visual Arts, MFA
1999  Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Fine Arts, BA
1981  Kankaanpää Institute of Art, Diploma of Painting


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Galleria G, Helsinki
2014  Galleria Kulma, The Art Factory, Porvoo
2013  tm-galleria, Helsinki
2007  Galleria G, Helsinki
2007  Galleria Saskia, Tampere
2007  Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo
2005  Willa Mac, Tampere
2004  Porvoo Art Hall
2004  tm-galleria, Helsinki
2000  Porvoo Art Hall
1998  tm-galleria, Helsinki
1997  Galeria Pintura, Helsinki
1996  Galleria Valkoinen Huone, Tampere
1993  Studio G, Helsinki
1992  Galleria Valkoinen Huone, Tampere
1991  Finnish Painters' Union Gallery, Helsinki
1989  Galleria Valkoinen Huone, Tampere
1987  Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere
1984  Galleria Saskia, Tampere


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015  LINK-Ystävyys-Friendship, The Art Factory, Porvoo / Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo
2014  Everything has its beauty, Auran galleria, Turku
2012  Finders keepers, The XVII Mänttä Art Festival 2012
2011  Onko totta? Is This for Real? The 80th Anniversary Exhibition of Tampere Art Museum, Tampere
2011  Acht Szenen aus Finnland / White Horizon, Gallery Laine-Art and Galerie Mastul, Berlin, Germany
2010  Eight Scenes from Finland / White Horizon, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia
2010  ARTISTS 2010, The 115th Finnish Artists' Exhibition, TR1 Art Hall, Tampere
2010  VIII International Festival of Experimental Art, Manege, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2010  Ajatusten puutarha,Staffas 2010, Porvoo 2009  Taabor 09, Välillä Väriä - Värillä Väliä, Nurmijärvi
2009  Arkki-Kovcheg, Contemporary Finnish and Russian art, Russian Centre for Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, Helsinki
2007  Virtauksia, Tampere Art Museum
2007  KUUMA, Kerava Art Museum
2007  Punainen, Porvoo Artists' Union, Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere
2006  Punainen, Porvoo Artists' Union, The Art Factory, Porvoo
2006  Juhlanäyttely, The 40th Anniversary Exhibition of The Porvoo Art Association, The Art Factory, Porvoo
2002  Juoru / Skvaller, Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo
2001  Kunnon taidetta, Museum of Contemporary Art / Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere
2000  Tête à tête (kahden kesken), À Sa Place, Roquebrun, France
2000  Kohtaamisia / Pornainen - Roquebrun 2000, Pornainen
1999  Aikamuoto, Tampere Art Museum
1997  Maila Talvio -salonki, Hartola
1997  Leikkaus 102, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1996  101st Exhibition of Finnish Artists, The Villatehdas, Hyvinkää
1996  Golden Girls, Galleria Saskia, Tampere
1995  Vuosia, Otso Gallery, Espoo
1995  Vaeltajan fantasiat, Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere
1994  Ikkunakuvia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere
1994  Tartu Suvi, Contemporary Art From Tampere, Sebra Gallerie, Tartu, Estonia
1993  Views and Visions - Contemporary Art From Tampere, Design Works Foundation, Newcastle, England
1993  Potretti 10, Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere
1993  Views and Visions, Tampere Art Museum
1992  Viimeinen kesä, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere
1991  Contemporary Finnish Art From Tampere, Gallery Akhenaten, Cairo, Egypt
1990  Seisova pöytä, a selection of art of the 1980's from Tampere, Tampere Art Museum
1990  The 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Kankaanpää Art School, Pori Art Museum
1990  95th Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1987  Contemporary Finnish Art From Tampere, Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc, Hungary
1987  Ten Artists from Tampere, Emil Aaltonen Museum, Pyynikinlinna, Tampere
1986  Majakanvartijat, Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere
1982  Vaasa City Art Hall
1981  Exhibition of The Satakunta Cultural Foundation, Rauma Art Museum
1981  Exhibition of the Young, Kunsthalle Helsinki



SCREENINGS

2013   Open Studio Helsinki, Gallery Laine-Art, Berlin, Germany / Irmeli Mäkilä & Jukka Mikkola
           Generative sound installation: Words - Worlds, 60'43"

2010   ARTISTS 2010, TR1 Taidehalli, Tampere, Finland / Irmeli Mäkilä & Jukka Mikkola
           Generative sound installation: valikoin unia näön / valoin näinkö unia, 2010

2010   VIII International Festival of Experimental Art, Manege 2010, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
           Five Minute Death, video, remix 2010, 5'35"

1997   Leikkaus, 102nd Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
           Viiden minuutin kuolema, video, 7'35"

           Maila Talvio -salonki, Hartola, Finland
           Viiden minuutin kuolema, video, 7'35"

1996   Golden Girls, Galleria Saskia, Tampere, Finland
           Viiden minuutin kuolema, video, 7'35"

1995   Vuosia, Näyttelytila Otso, Espoo, Finland
           Nään tähtiä ympärilläin, video installation, 1994

1994   Ikkunakuvia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere, Finland
           Nään tähtiä ympärilläin, video installation, 1994


POSITIONS OF TRUST

The State Art Collection, member 2011 - 2013
The State Art Collection, deputy member 2005 - 2007

The Artists' Association of Finland, deputy member of the board 2005, 2006 - 2007

Finnish Painters' Union, vice-chairman of the board 2005 - 2006
Finnish Painters' Union, member of the board 2003 - 2004
Finnish Painters' Union, member of membership jury 2004, 2005

Tampere Artists' Association, member of the exhibition committee 1992 - 1993
Tampere Artists' Association, member of the board 1988 - 1991


AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016   Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Arts Council of Uusimaa
2015   Trust Found of Alfred Kordelin
2014   Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Public Display Grant For Visual Artists
2013   Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2012   Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
2011   Arts Council of Finland, The Public Display Grant For Visual Artists
2011   Arts Council of Finland
2011   The Trust Found of William ans Ester Otsakorpi
2010   FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
2007   Finnish Cultural Foundation / Uusimaa Regional Fund
2007   Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
2006   Arts Council of Finland, The Public Display Grant For Visual Artists
2001   Arts Council of Finland, The Public Display Grant For Visual Artists
2000   Finnish Cultural Foundation / Uusimaa Regional Fund
2000   Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region
1998   Finnish Cultural Foundation
1997   Trust Found of Alfred Kordelin
1997   The Art Committee of the Department of Uusimaa
1996   ½-year grant of The Art Committee of the Department of Häme
1993   ½-year grant of The Art Committee of the Department of Häme
1991   One-year grant of the City of Tampere
1989   The Trust Found of Alli and Allan Salo
1989   Special Award of The Finnish Saskias Association
1987   Award of the City of Tampere for Young Artists
1986   The Trust Found of Alli and Allan Salo
1985   City of Tampere
1984   The Art Committee of the Department of Häme


SELECTED WORKS IN COLLECTIONS, PUBLIC WORKS

The State Art Collection of Finland
The City of Tampere
The Lutheran Church of Tampere
Tampereen Saskiat ry.
MAC -collection
Raimo Anttila Art Foundation
The Community of Jyväskylä
The Community of Pornainen
The City of Kankaanpää
University of Oulu
University of Tampere
Varkaus Conference and Cultural Center
Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art
Panostaja Oy
Validia Services, Tampere
Nielsen Shipping, Helsinki


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

2012  Finders keepers, The XVII Mänttä Art Festival 2012
2010  VIII International Festival of Experimental Art, Manege 2010, Saint-Peterburg
2008  Spatia Inspirantia - Architecture and Art at the University of Oulu, University of Oulu publication, 2008
2007  Virtauksia, Tampere Art Museum publication 127
2004  Näitkö 2004, Finnish Painters' Union Gallery and Finnish Painters' Union publication
1999  Aikamuoto - Kuvataiteen 1990-luku Tampereella, Tampere Art Museum publication 87
1993  Näkökulmia maisemaan, Kankaanpää Art School Publication
1993  Views and Visions - Contemporary Art from Tampere, Tampere Art Museum publication 47
1990  Seisova pöytä - valikoima tamperelaista 1980-luvun taidetta, Tampere Art Museum publication 34


MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painters' Union


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Visiting teacher (selection)

2009 - 2013  Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Unit of Visual Arts
2008 - 2012  Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Faculty Busines and Culture, Kankaanpää
2004             Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Fine Arts, final work advisor
2000             The Nordic Art School, Kokkola
1999 - 2003  Tampere Polytechnic/School of Art and Media
1996 - 2002  Kankaanpää Art School/Satakunta Polytechnic
1996 - 1999  Tampere Polytechnic/School of Art and Media, final work advisor/visiting teacher
1993 - 1995  Tampere School of Art and Communication, full-time teacher of painting,
                     lecturer of painting 1993 - 1995, final work adivisor 1995
1990 - 1993  Kankaanpää Art School/Satakunta Polytechnic, full-time teacher

Curator with Jukka Mikkola

2000  Kohtaamisia, Summer Exhibition, Pornainen / Lahankoski Mill, and a Finnish-French art work exchange happening Pornainen - Roquebrun 2000, Tête à tête - a project cooperation with À SA PLACE, Roquebrun, France (Kohtaamisia group: Lauri Anttila, Tuomo Blomqvist, Minna Heikinaho, Markku Kivinen, Irmeli Mäkilä, Joël Renard, Tülay Schakir, Ann Sundholm)

1998  Kohinaa exhibition, Pornainen / Lahankoski Mill (Kohinaa group: Petri Hytönen, Hilkka Kanervikko, Tarja Pitkänen-Walter, Heli Ryhänen, Ossi Somma)


Irmeli Mäkilä © Kuvasto 2018

Technical implementation © Petteri Heino 2018