CV

Born in Kuopio, Finland 1980
Lives and works in Tampere, Finland
E-mail:tk.kuvat(at)gmail.com
Internet:www.teemukangas.com
 

Studies

2013-15  M.F.A. Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki – Department of Painting
2013-      Solution Focused Art Therapy, Alfa Partners Academy, Helsinki
2009-10 Pedagogical studies, Tampere Open University
2000-2004 B.F.A. SAMK Fine Arts Kankaanpää – Department of Sculpture
1999-2000 Orivesi college, Field of Fine Arts
 

Exchange studies

2003 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU). Studio of Intermedia
 

Solo exhibitions (selected)

2016 True Nature – Todellinen luonto, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
2013 Coincidence of Order, Gallery AARNI, WeeGee Exhibition Center, Espoo
2012 Systematic Coincidence, Gallery Berner, Turku
2010 Nameless−Paintings, Helsinki Art Museum’s Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
2008 Canon of Coincidence, Arts’ Centre Mältinranta Studio Mältinranta, Tampere
2007 Rasa−Paintings, Gallery Huuto Uudenmaankatu, Helsinki
2005-02 Several solo exhibitions
 

Joint/Group exhibitions (selected)

2017 Greetings from Suomi, Kuparipaja, Fiskars
2016 Syyt, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa
2015 Galleria Saariaho Järvenpää Pick Up, Helsinki
2015 Kuvan Kevät, M.F.A exhibition of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
2012 Billnäs Young Artists 2012, Karjaa (jury)
2011 Haute Couture, Honkahovi, Mänttä
2011 Sphere – Young Painting from Tampere, Tr1 Kunsthalle Vooninkisali, Tampere
2009 Skjl 09, Kouvola Art Museum (jury)
2009 Maalaamisen arvoista – Worth Painting, Finnish Painters’ Unions 80-year jubileum exhibition, Amos
Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
2007 The Art of Basware, Sanomatalo, Helsinki (jury)
2007 Käsittämätöntä mutta totta – Uusia teoksia kokoelmista, Art Museum Meilahti, Helsinki
2006 Teemu Kangas, Jussi Matilainen, Janne Rahkila, Rauma Art Museum
2006 Young Artists 2006, The 111th Annual Exhibition of the Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki (jury)
2005 Intohimoisesti, Rauma Art Museum (jury)
2005 Intohimoisesti, gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki (jury)
2005 Sata palaa, sata satakuntalaista taiteilijaa, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
2004-02 Several group exhibitions
 

Awards

2012 Hononary distinction in Billnäs Young Artists 2012
2004 1.st prize in Porin promenadi ry’s ice sculpture competition (with Anna Hyrkkänen).
2004 Hononary distinction in Kuopio’s West-Puijo’s and Rypysuo’s enviromental art competition
 

Grants and stipends

2016 Paulon Säätiö
2015 Kordelinin Säätiö
2015 Anita Snellman Foundation
2015 Arts Promotion Centre Finland
2014 Finnish Artist’s Association, Young Artist’s Grant
2013 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2013 Arts Counsil of Pirkanmaa
2012 Arts Counsil of Finland
2012 Tampere City
2011 Arts Counsil of Finland
2011 The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa (1-year grant)
2010 The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa
2008 The Arts Council of Pirkanmaa (½-year grant)
2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pirkanmaa regional fund
2005 Arts Council of Satakunta
 

Collections

Helsinki Museum of Art
HUS
Nokia oyj
Wihuri Fund
Private collections
 

Memberships

Finnish Sculptors Union, Finnish Painters Union (2006-2016)
 

Educational work

2013-      Alfa Partners, teacher of visual arts in Solution Focused Art-program
2012-13 Teacher at the Pirkan Opistot college.
2017, 2010-09 SAMK Field of Fine Arts. Courses in installation art and in the design of public/enviromental sculpture