Merja Winqvist

s. 1949, Karkkila
Sculptor, Paper Artist
Residence: HELSINKI

Contact information

Phone number: 040 832 4614

Artist’s Statement

Taiteen avulla yritän järjestää luonnon näennäistä kaaosta. Töitteni olennaista sisältöä on luonnon rakenteet, evoluution muovaamat muodot, materian ja muodon funktio...
Teokseni ovat materiaalin ehdoin syntyneitä historiallisia muistumia ja samalla nykypäivän veistoksia.
Hidas tekotapa viestii ajan etenemisestä ja on ihmisen käden jälki.
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Current information

Sculptures as Reliefs, Gallery Arthur, Rikhardinkatu 4, Helsinki, 5.-30.6.2015

Outlet 2015, Gallery Sculptor, Eteläranta 12, Helsinki, 1.-25.7.2015

Fish Eye Installation, Gallery Katariina Studio, Kalevankatu 16, Helsinki, 9.12.2015-3.1.2016

Bio

Female, born 1949 in Karkkila.
Studies at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki 1977-82, MA.
Solo exhibitions since 1986 in Finland, Italy, Germany and United States. Participates yearly in exhibitions since 1981, latest Paper Art Biennial in Sofia, Bulgary, In the Middle of Art and Design exhibition in Soul, Korea and Material Art group exhibition in Porvoo, Finland.
Works in several public and private collections - Finnish State Collections of Art, Collections of Parliament of Finland and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Collections of Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Collections of Eila Kivekäs etc.
Prizes in art competitions - the 2nd prize in art competition for Seinäjoki Y Building in 2011 etc.
Memberships in committees of art organisations and juries 1984-2011.