Emma Peura

s. 1988, Kauhava
artist, printmaker
Residence: Helsinki

Artist’s Statement

I mainly work on the field of printmaking but also animation and public art. My main technique in printmaking is drypoint. The public sculpture Secret Garden was published in Jorvi hospital in 2017.
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Current information

2019 Kuvan Kevät, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki

Bio

EDUCATION
2016– Master of Fine Arts MFA, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
08–12 Bachelor of Culture and Arts BFA, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Finland
2011 Visual art studies: Summer semester in Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
07–08 Visual art studies in Orivesi Folk High School, Finland

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2018 Paulo Foundation stipendium exhibition grant
2018 Project grant for an experimental film work as part of a dance performance, Uniarts Helsinki
2017 Project grant for a group show in Berlin, Uniarts Helsinki
2017 Travel grant for a printmaking conference in The United States, Uniarts Helsinki
2016 Project grant, Uniarts Helsinki
2015 Project grant, recreation board of Kauhava
2014 The Eero Rantanen’s grant for a young printmaker
2014 Mobility grant to Sweden, group ENDEGRA Finland, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation
2013 Project grant, The Karelian Culture Promotion Foundation
2013 Project grant, artist group Krimistit, South-East Finland Art Committee
2012 Scholarship, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences
2012 Thesis grant, South Carelia Vocational Training Foundation
2011 Student exchange grant, William and Ester Otsakorpi Foundation
2008 Course scholarship, Orivesi Folk High School

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS & PUBLIC WORKS
The Portrait of the President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, made together with 100 artists, The Collection of The Prime Ministers Office Finland
Secret Garden, public sculpture, Jorvi Hospital
Brandts Mediemuseet, Media Museum, Odense, Denmark
City of Kauhava, FI
Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, FI
Kotiinkuljetus -series, South Karelia Central Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Lappeenranta, FI

MEMBERSHIPS
2015– The Association of Finnish Printmakers, aspirant member
2015– Kuvasto ry
2014– Arabian Taidegraafikot ry – The Printmakers of Arabia
2014– Art Association of Helsinki
2012– Art Association of South Karelia
2012– Artist group Krimistit
2010– ENDEGRA: The European Network for Development and Education in Printmaking

SOLO EXHIBITIONS, SELECTION
2018 Skaala, Art Center Krimi, Imatra
2016 Mielikuvia, Raisio’s museum Harkko / Raisio City Hall (invited)
2015 ATMOSPHERES, Ylihärmän Taidetalo, Kauhava (invited)
2013 Imaginary Portraits, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany
2013 ATMOSPHERES, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland
2013 ATMOSPHERES, Gallery Uusi Kipinä’s Kirnu space, Lahti, Finland

JURIED JOINT AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SELECTION
2018 The Paulo Foundation invitational exhibition, The Immaterial Quality of Distance, Project Room, Helsinki, FI
2018 Portrait of the President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, FI
2017 Screening: Constellations in Move, SIC, Helsinki, FI
2016 8th international printmaking biennial of Douro, Portugal
2016 Yhteys2, Art Centre Järvilinna, Vihtavuori, FI
2015 2nd Global Print, international printmaking exhibition, Douro, Portugal
2014 NUORI TAIDE – UNG KONST – YOUNG ART, Kunsthalle Vaasa (jury: Anssi Kasitonni)
2014 In Graafika: Pöhjala Jäljed, Nordic printmaking festival, Pärnu muuseum, Viro
2014 Miniprint Finland 2014, triennale and competition for small scale printmaking, Hyvinkää Art Museum
2013 Pohjoinen rakkaus, Nordic Art Association in Finland, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa, FI
2012 Täällä on kaikki mi kallista on, The Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä, Fi
2012 A4 Printmakers: International Contemporary Printmakers’ Competition, Cornwall, England
2010 TRANSPARENCY, Art of Basware: competition for young artists, Sanomatalon Mediatori, Helsinki

OTHER JOINT AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS, SELECTION
2018 Rajallisia tilaisuuksia, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2017 Suomi 100: Critical Map, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki
2017 SYSTEMS IV, Space for Free Arts, Helsinki
2017 THRESHOLDS, KASKL, Berlin
2017 Videoart at Kontufolk festival, Joutseno
2017 THRESHOLDS, Space for Free Arts, Helsinki
2016 Põhjaveed, Peura, Hinkula, Holmström & Nykänen, Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu Kunstimaja, Estonia
2016 Arabian Taidegraafikot: Viivaa ja väriä,Espoo Cultural centre, FIN
2015 Environmental art at Kontufolk festival, Konnunsuo, Joutseno, FIN
2014 Internationell Grafik, ENDEGRA:n yhteisnäyttely, Rosa Huset, Skövde, Sweden
2014 Environmental art at Kontufolk festival, Konnunsuo, Joutseno, FIN
2014 55100, Artist group 55100, Puristamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki, FIN
2014 ITÄÄ, Peura, Holmström, Hinkula and Nykänen, Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, FIN
2014 Krimin sadut, Artist group Krimistit, Imatra Art Museum, FIN
2013 ENDEGRA, Galerie Einhorn, Dresden, Germany
2013 Taloyhtiön kokous, Artist group Krimistit, Cultural Poleeni, Pieksämäki, FIN
2012 Mitä ikinä haluat, the thesis exhibition of Saimaa UoAS, Imatra Art Museum, Imatra, FIN
2011 TYPE IMPRESSIONS, Danmarks Mediemuseum, Odense, Denmark
2011 NEGS, Fyns Grafiske Vaerksted, Odense, Denmark