Ulla Pohjola

Kuvataiteilija

Visual Artist

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Ulla Pohjola, visual artist, textile artist
born 1963 in Juuka, Finland. Associations: Finnish Painters` Union, Ornamo (Textile Artists TEXO and Artists O), Tampere Artists` Association

Education

2018 Icon painting course, Valamo Folk School, Heinävesi
2004,-05,-06,-08 Courses in gold embroidery, Valamo Folk School, Heinävesi
1988-95 University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH, Master of arts, textile design
1994 Kunsthåndvaerkerskolen, Kolding, Denmark, 5 months, Nordplus scholarship
1993 The National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, 5 months, Erasmus scholarship
1985-87 Handicraft School of Tammela, Weaving
1982 Secondary School of Juuka, Graduate

Acknowledgements

The Jury Prize 2016, 18th International Minitextile Exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia
2006 Art prize of the year, Arts council of Pirkanmaa
1996 Young Textile Artist of the Year

Professional working experience

2003- 2007 Visiting teacher in creative embroidery, Art education centre in Ylöjärvi
2003 Visiting teacher in creative embroidery, Art education centre in Tampere
1997- Workshops and lectures in creative embroidery, numerous all over Finland
1995- Full-time artistic working
1993 Practical training in Finlayson, Tampere: designing furnishing fabrics, 2 months
1986 Practical training in Finlayson, Forssa: designing clothing fabrics, 1 months

Public works

2004 Antependium of Nupuri Chapel, Espoo
1999 Textile art work in the parish meeting hall of the Kytäjä church, Hyvinkää

Solo exhibitions in Finland

2018 Memento, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2017 Landscape of Changing Mind, gallery Duetto, Helsinki
2016 Nature Observations II, gallery Colmio, Porvoo
2016 Nature Observations I, gallery Jänis, Turku
2015-16 Hidden thoughts, RIISA, Orthodox Museum of Finland, Kuopio
2013 Colour is cover, gallery Duetto, Helsinki
2013 The Distance Covered, Studio, Joensuu Art Museum
2012 Cache, Hiekka Art Museum, Tampere
2011 gallery Becker, Jyväskylä
2011 Library House, Nurmijärvi
2010 Caput Mortuum, gallery Johan S, Helsinki
2010 Art Park Forssa, Forssa
2008-09 Memorials, embroideries, Glims House Museum, Espoo
2008 Memorials, embroideries, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2007 In shadow and light, embroideries, Salo Art Museum
2006 Embroideries and painted objects, Ulla Pohjola and Diana Brunstein, Kemi Art Museum
2005 Embroideries, Rovaniemi Art Museum
2005 Embroideries, gallery Bakeliittibambi, Project Room
2005 Embroideries, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
2004 Embroideries, Paper Room, Hämeenlinna
2004 Embroideries, Studio of Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
2003 ”Spring hands”, embroideries, gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
2002 Embroideries, Aurora Home for the Aged, Espoo
2001 Embroideries, House of Handicrafts "Loftet", Vaasa
2001 Embroideries, Culture gallery Kraft, Turku
2001 Embroideries, Art Centre Ahjo, Joensuu
2000 Embroideries 1993-2000, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2000 ”Marked with a star”, embroidery works, gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
2000 Embroidery works, Studio of Art Hall, Helsinki
1999 ”On the thread”, embroidery works, gallery Pihagalleria, Lahti
1998 Handmade books, Tikkurila Library, Vantaa
1998 ”The Journey of the Soul”, embroidery works, gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
1997 Embroideries, Center of visual arts, Oulu
1997 Books and embroideries, Malmi-house, Helsinki
1997 Embroideries, gallery Pictor, Nummela
1996 The secret depths of the heart, embroideries, gallery Oma Huone, Helsinki, gallery Räikkälä, Kankaanpää
1996 The thread of life, embroideries; circulating exhibition of Finnish Evangelic-Lutheran Church Art Library: Theological faculty of Helsinki University, Punkalaidun Library, Library of Jyväskylä University, Church of Holy Cross in Rauma, Congregational Centre of Uusikaupunki, Church of Saint Laureus in Lohja, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Administrative building of Espoo, Congregational Centre of Joensuu
1995 Bone Orchard, embroideries, Crypt of the Museum of applied arts, Helsinki
1993 Dublin-exhibition, embroideries, University of Art and Design, Helsinki

Solo exhibitions abroad

2017 The Jury Prize 2016 -Exhibition (18th International Minitextile Exhibition 2016), galeria Umelka, Bratislava, Slovakia
2004 Embroideries, Tampere House, Tartu, Estonia
1999 Broderad skulptur, Textilia, Göteborg, Sweden

National or regional exhibitions in Finland

2018 Yarn Visions, Kajaani Art Museum
2016-17 Yarn Visions, Kerava Art Museum
2016 Olo-Maerkbart -The Joint Nordic Art and Travelling Exhibition in Finland and Denmark, Kouvola Art Museum Poikilo
2016 Pyhäniemi 2016 - art exhibition, Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola
2016 Faces of Christ, Lahti Art Museum
2015-16 Union of Finnish Art Associations, "Exhibition of the Year 2015", Seinäjoki Art Hall
2015 "Make Yourself at Home", 6. Triennial of Pirkanmaa 2015, Regional Exhibition of Pirkanmaa Area, gallery Saskia, Tampere
2014-15, Union of Finnish Art Associations, "Exhibition of the Year 2014", The Imatra Art Museum
2014 The Artist without name, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2013 Wha' ? - 9. Textile Art Triennial, Joensuu Art Museum
2012 Wha' ? - 9. Textile Art Triennial, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku
2012 Ornament - Minitextile exhibition, The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2012 Ornament - Minitextile exhibition, Lasipalatsi, Helsinki
2011 Pyhäniemi 2011 - art exhibition, Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola
2011 Kuopio Art Museum
2011 Exhibition by Union of Finnish Art Associations, Saarijärvi Museum
2010 Summer art exhibition, Art Centre Honkahovi, Mänttä
2010 90th jubilee exhibition of Tampere Artists' Association, Mältinranta Artcenter, Tampere
2010-2013 Red, The Display of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA
2010 Gl`Amour - exhibition: Anna-Maija Aarras, Klaus Haapaniemi, Ulla Pohjola, Caroline Slotte, Virpi Vesanen-Laukkanen, Art Museum of Oulu
2009 Textile art now, Textile Triennial 8, Designmuseum, Helsinki
2009 "Kasvinkumppanit"-group exhibition: Maija Albrecht, Johanna Kiivaskoski, Inari Krohn, Ulla Liuhala, Pirkko Nukari, Ulla Pohjola, Metta Savolainen and Maria Sibylla Merian, Aboa Vetus& Ars Nova Museum, Turku
2009 "Minun pohjoiseni" - exhibition organized by the Nordic Art Association in Finland, Jetty Barracks gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2008-09 R.ASIA - art ehxibition, Kuparipaja, Fiskars
2008-2011 Entre chien et loup - at dusk, The Display of the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA
2006 Hands and all, Textile Triennial 7, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2004-06 Stream of Seeing, Far Eastern Influences in Finnish Contemporary Art:
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, 2004
Kiskon Kivimakasiini (Kisko Stone Storehouse), Toija, 2005
Voipaala Art Centre, Sääksmäki, 2006
2003 Devotional Pictures II, Kankaanpää Church
2002-03 Textile Artists of the Year 1992-2002: Museum of South-Carelia, Lappeenranta, Art Museum of Oulu, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland
2002 Devotional Pictures, Kankaanpää Church
2002 Findesignnow 02, Design Forum, Helsinki
2001 Happiness, art textile exhibition, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
2001 Hokkarikukkia, works from the Collection of Jenny and Antti Wihuri´s Fund in Rovaniemi Art Museum, Art Hall, Helsinki
1999 Princess - a dream come true, Hämeenlinna Art Museum and Tikanoja Art House, Vaasa
1999 Pyhäniemi Manor House, Hollola
1999 Textile Triennial 5, Museum of Applied Arts
1998 Finnish Design 10, Design Forum, Helsinki
1996 Creative hands, Art Museum of Kerava
1996 Woman as an artist - breaking the barriers in fine arts, Art Museum of Lönnström, Rauma
1995 48th exhibition of the Young Artists, Art Hall, Helsinki
1991 The meter of 90's, Amer-gallery, Helsinki

Group exhibitions in Finland

2017 Connotations - Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula, gallery Saskia, Tampere
2017 Connotations - Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula, Valve-gallery, Oulu
2017 II Rö(ö)lä Biennale, textile art from Iceland and Finland: Helga Palina Brynjolfsdottir, Arnthrudur Osp Karlsdottir, Svanborg Matthiasdottir and Ulla Pohjola. Harbour of Culture Röölä, Sillitie 2, Röölä, Finland
2016 Christmas Calendar, gallery Jänis, Turku
2016 Connotations - Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula, gallery Malmitalo, Helsinki
2016 Miracles of the Moment, Minna Eloranta, Kiti Miller, Merja Osanen and Ulla Pohjola, gallery Ronga, Tampere
2016 MINItextile Exhibition by Textile Artists Association of Finland, The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2015 MINItextile Exhibition by Textile Artists Association of Finland, Verkaranta, Tampere
2015 Connotations - Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula, Poriginal Gallery, Pori, Finland
2014 Tuula Ahonen, Ulla Pohjola, Juha Taskinen and Jarmo Vellonen, Norppa Art-gallery, Haukiniemi, Savonlinna
2013 Humour Exhibition, Hirvitalo - Contemporary Art Center of Pispala, Tampere
2009 Summer art exhibition, Villa Roosa, Orimattila
2008 "Take Away" -summer art exhibition, gallery Johan S., Helsinki
2008 "Invitation for two", Art Museum of Kerava
2008 "Together", textile- and visual art exhibition, Villa Roosa, Orimattila
2006-07 On the edge. Synnöve Dickhoff, Sari Hedman, Helena Kaikkonen, Riikka Kokko, Tarja Pitkänen and Ulla Pohjola:
Art Museum of Kouvola 2007 and Jetty Barracks gallery, Helsinki, 2006
2006-07 Käspaikka - modern textile art, Joensuu Art Museum
2006 Works, nordic contemporary craft:
Exhibition Centre TR 1, Tampere and Design Forum, Helsinki
2006 "True feelings", textile art exhibition, Villa Roosa, Orimattila
2006 "Pick-ups", textile art exhibition, Library of Rikhardinkatu, Helsinki
2005 Silence, Finnish textile art, Verkaranta, Tampere
2005 Crochet-exhibition, House of Handicrafts "Loftet", Vaasa
2005 Pirkanmaa Design I, Exhibition Centre TR 1, Tampere
2005 The Roots of my Skills - from children´s projects to embroideries of the world, Kouvola Art Museum
2004-05 "Kasvinkumppanit" -group: Maija Albrecht, Inari Krohn, Ulla Liuhala, Ulla Pohjola and Metta Savolainen:
Gallery Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo, 2004
Tikanoja Art House, Vaasa, 2004
Gallery Saskia, Tampere, 2005
2004-05 Six points of view. Synnöve Dickhoff, Sari Hedman, Helena Kaikkonen, Riikka
Kokko, Tarja Pitkänen and Ulla Pohjola:
Järvenpää House, 2005 and Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, 2004
2004 Drawn with stitches - painted with threads, embroidery exhibitions, Verkaranta, Tampere
2003-06 Semplice - simply, coverlets for a rocking chair:
Exhibition hall in Oulu City Library, 2003
Museum of History in Kemi, 2004
Lusto Information Centre of Forestry, Punkaharju, 2004
Villa Roosa, Orimattila, 2004
Kanneltalo House, Helsinki, 2005
Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 2005
Finnish Museum of Handicrafts, Jyväskylä, 2006
2003 Pearls! Pearls! Pearls!, Verkaranta, Tampere and House of Handigrafts "Loftet", Vaasa
2003 Exhibition of Textile art, gallery of the Turku Art School
2002 IHA KUI VAA, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki
2002 Art Circle 2002, 15 textile artists at the centre quarters of the town, Kankaanpää
2002 Embroideries exhibition, Mikkeli
2000 Handiwork from Juuka - textiles, Juuka library
2000 Rugs from Northern Karelia, Crypt of the Dome Church, Helsinki
1999 Rococo with love, Verkaranta, Tampere
1998 Angels, gnomes, gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
1998 One Hundred works from floor to ceiling, gallery Pintura, Helsinki
1998 Conspicuous, exhibition of embroideries, Kannel House, Helsinki
1997 The Christmas of my memories, Villa Roma, Ruissalo, Turku
1997 Barbie art, Argos-hall, Stockmann, Helsinki
1997 Textile art in the crypt, Crypt of the Dome Church, Helsinki
1997 The memory of the angel, Handicraft Museum of Laura Korpikaivo-Tamminen, Lappeenranta
1996 Pictures by needle and brush, Handicraft Museum of Laura Korpikaivo-Tamminen, Lappeenranta
1995 ”Puu-Juuan Piennaali” -exhibition, Juuka
1995 Baroque-exhibition, Verkaranta, Tampere
1994 Tex Pori - exhibition of students of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Poriginal gallery and City Hall of Pori
1993 Skin-exhibition - art textile exhibition between Nordic countries, the University of Art and Design Helsinki
1992 Weekday-exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki

Group exhibitions in foreign countries

2018 Connotations - Synnöve Dickhoff, Helena Kaikkonen, Ulla Pohjola and Kaija Poijula, gallery Tampere-maja, Tartu, Estonia
2017 "Visioning Future through Craft and Design", Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South-Korea
2017 Olo-Maerkbart, The Joint Nordic Art and Design Travelling Exhibition in Finland and Denmark, Oregaard Museum, Hellerup, Denmark
2017 Mini-textile art exhibition, gallery HAWAR, Oldeberkoop, Netherlands
2017 Mini-textile art exhibition, Grote Kerk, Veere, Netherlands
2016 "Face to Face", 18th International Minitextile Exhibition, Gallery SVU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 "Memory of Textile", 17th International Minitextile Exhibition, Gallery Diamant, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 "Memory of Textile", 17th International Minitextile Exhibition, Gallery SVU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 "Diversity & Unity", 5th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial, the Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2014 "Sorprendeme!", aDa Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2014 "Textiles over Gold", the 16. Minitextile Exhibition, gallery SVU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 Banality and Grace, the 14. Minitextile Exhibition, University Library of Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 Banality and Grace, the 14. Minitextile Exhibition, Gallery SVU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 Eunique 2012 arts & crafts, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 Between tradition and future, Experimental craft and contemporary design from Finland. Cheongju, South-Korea
2010 Hommage a Textilia, Röhsska museet, Göteborg, Sweden
2008 Käspaikka - modern textile art, Art Museum of Petroskoi, Soviet Union
2007 Works, nordic contemporary craft, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway
2005 "Kasvinkumppanit" -group: Maija Albrecht, Inari Krohn, Ulla Liuhala, Ulla Pohjola and Metta Savolainen, gallery Cupido, Stockholm, Sweden
2004-05 International Lace Biennial, Contemporary art:
King Bauduin Space, Bryssel, Belgium, 2004-05
Max Berk Museum, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005
2004-05 Fourth Fiber Art Biennial ”Trame d´Autore”:
Chieri, Italy 2004
Textilemuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2005
2004 2nd European Triennial Textile and Fibre Art ”Tradition & Innovation”, Riga, Latvia
2003 Fourth International Textile Art Exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania
2002 Small Works in Fiber:
LongHouse Reserve, New York. U.S.A.
Sofa, Chicago, U.S.A.
MDS (Issey Miyake´s gallery), Tokyo, Japan
2001 Visions from the nature, exhibition of Finnish textile art:
International Fashion Center, Daegu, South Korea
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Soul, South Korea
1998 In Loco 1998, 4 fra Norden, Risor Kunstforening, Norway
1998 Northern Vibrations, Scuola de Arte la Palma, Madrid, Spain
1998 Hand-binded books, gallery Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain
1997 3 triennale internationale de Tournai, Tournai, Belgium
1997 Art of the stitch, Embroiderers´ Guild Open Exhibition:
Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, London, England
Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley, W. Yorkshire, England
1997 Useless Things, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Museum of Applied Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
1996-97 Anchor Award for European Embroidery Design:
Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan, Italy
Nederlands Centrum Voor Handwerken, Breda, Holland
Voirrey Embroidery Centre, Brimstage, England
Museum im Ritterhaus, Offenburg, Germany
1992 Skin-exhibition, art textile exhibition in Nordic countries, Sardinfabrikken, Bergen, Norway

Grants

2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pirkanmaa Regional Fund, 1-year grant for artistic work
2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, target grant for solo exhibitions costs
2017 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, group grant for exhibition costs
2016 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, group grant for exhibition costs
2013 National Council for Design, target grant for updating the web site
2012-16 National Council for Design, 5-year grant for artistic work
2011 National Council for Design, target grant for exhibition costs
2010 City of Tampere, for artistic work
2010 Ministry of Education, Board of Compensation Grants to Visual Artists
2010 National Council for Design, target grant for exhibition costs
2008 Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year grant for artistic work
2008 Oskar Öflund Fund, for further education
2008 National Council for Design, for private exhibition costs
2008 National Council for Design,target grant, group grant for exhibition costs
2005-07 National Council for Design, 3-year grant for artistic work
2007 Oskar Öflund Fund, for residence costs
2007 National Council for Visual Arts, support for publications of visual artists
2007 National Council for Design, group grant for "On the edge"-exhibition
2006 Ornamo-foundation, group grant for "On the edge"-exhibition
2006 City of Tampere, for further education
2006 Ministry of Education, Board of Compensation Grants to Visual Artists, for the group Kasvinkumppanit
2006 Arts Council of Uudenmaa, group grant for "On the edge"-exhibition
2005 Finnish-Swedish Cultural Fund, for the group Kasvinkumppanit for exhibition costs
2005 National Council for Visual Arts, for the group Kasvinkumppanit for exhibition costs
2005 National Council for Design, group grant for Six Points of view -exhibition
2004 City of Tampere, for further education
2004 Arts Council of Pirkanmaa, target grant
2003 Oskar Öflund Fund, for private exhibition costs
2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation, for artistic work
2002 City of Tampere, for artistic work
2002 Greta and William Lehtinen Fund, for artistic work
2001 Ministry of Education, Board of Compensation Grants to Visual Artists
2001 National Council for Design, target grant
2000 Arts Council of Pirkanmaa, half-year grant for atistic work
1999 City of Tampere, for artistic work
1998 The Central Arts Counci, target grant
1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation, for artistic work
1997 Ministry of Education, Board of Compensation Grants to Visual Artists
1996 Art Council of State, target grant
1995 Alfred Kordelin Foundation, target grant
1991, -94, -95 Grant of the University of Art and Design Helsinki

Scholarships

1995 University of Art and Design Helsinki, graduated with highest remarks, Honorary award
1994 Nordplus-scholarship
1993 Erasmus-scholarship
1990 The University of Art and Design Helsinki, group scholarship for the shared 1st prize in the school curtain competition

Residencies

2015 Casa Finlandese, Florence, Italy, one month
2014 Söro ry., 2-week residence in Berlin, Germany
2008 2-week residence in the Prague, in the premises of Arts Council of Pirkanmaa
2007 Casa Finlandese, Florence, Italy, two months
2006 Skandinaviska Föreningens Konstnärkollegium, Italy, one month
2001 2-week residence in the Prague, in the premises of Arts Council of Pirkanmaa
2000 Finnish-Swedish Cultural Fund, one week grant for visiting Stockholm

Works in collections

Art Museum of Sorland, Kristiansand, Norway 1998
Finland: Art museum of Oulu 2010
Hiekka Art museum, Tampere 2012
The Collection of Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Rovaniemi Art Museum 1998, 2000, 2006
The Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo Museum of Modern Art 1998, 2003, 2017
Art collection of the State 1997, 2010, 2013, 2017
Design museum Helsinki 1995
Art Museum of Lönnström Rauma 1996
Art Collection of Seppo Fränti
Art Collection of Tampere-maja, Tartu, Estonia 2004, 2018
Collection of Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä 1999, 2018
City of Tampere 2002
Art Collection of the City of Salo 2003 and 2007
the Evangelic-Lutheran concregation of Tampere 2004
the Evangelic-Lutheran concregation of Joensuu 2006
the Municipal of Nurmijärvi 2011
private collections

Others

2011 Artwork of the Season, representative of Tampere Artists´ Association, Tampere Hall
2005 Embroideries, Sara Hilden Academy, Tampere
2004 Artwork of the Season, representative of Tampere Artists´ Association, Tampere Hall
2001 Design work for two patterned knit sweaters commissioned by Pirkanmaan Kotityö Ry.
Ryijy-project in the municipality of Pohjois-Karjala:
1999-2000 I designed a Municipality-rug, a woollen sweater and a knitted cap for Juuka on invitation
1997-98 I designed a Municipality-rug and a small textile for Juuka on invitation

Bibliography

Ulla Pohjola, In Shadow and light, Salo Art Museum publication series 9 (2007)
Ikonimaalari 1/2005, an article by Anne Valkonen " Pisto suoraan sydämeen"
Itkonen, Satu: Enkelin kosketus, ikkuna suomalaiseen kuvataiteeseen (Kirjapaja Oy, Hki 2002)
Poutasuo, Tuula (ed.): Tekstiilin taidetta Suomesta (Akatiimi Oy, Hamina 2001)