CURRICULUM VITAE
Mikko Juhani Kirjavainen
kirjavainen.mikko@gmail.com
www.lapinlahdentaidekoulu.com
www.dreamstateinnovation.com
www.residenssibarcelona.com


Education
2010                              Entrepreneur Examination, Aalto University, Helsinki
1995                              Master of Arts Degree Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1993 - 1994                    Exchange Student, Carnegie Mellon University, Fine Art
                                     Department, Pittsburgh, USA
1988 - 1989                    Orivesi Art School, Orivesi

Ownership
2019 - 2020                   Dream State Innovation / Art Consulting Lapinlahti, trade name

Memberships                 Arenys de Mar Association, Helsinki Artist´s Association, Lapinlahden lähde
                                     Oy, Venice building tenants spokesperson, Wünderchild Band

Current teachings
2019 - 2020                    Headmaster, Lapinlahden taidekoulu
2017 - 2020                    Oil Painting Masterclass, Helsinki Art Association School
2010 - 2020                    Omnia / Espoo Workers Institute
2013 - 2020                    Paint Big courses, colour courses Espoo Workers Institute, Helsinki
                                      Art Association, Espoo Art Association

Previous teachings

2020                              Landscape painting course, Lapinlahti, Helsinki
2019                               Landscape painting course Arenys de Mar, Barcelona
2006 - 2019                    Vantaa Adult Institute
2016 - 2018                     Helsinki Summer University
2006 - 2014                    Helsinki Workers Institute
2012 - 2013                     Three Steps To Innovation course, Helsinki Workers institute
2007 - 2008                    Vantaa Art School
2005 - 2010                     Helsinki Art School

Business education
2016 - 2017                      Teacher, Fortum
2014 - 2015                      Educator, S - Group
2015                                Innovation day, Aalto Art University

Associations
2018 - 2020                     Arenys De Mar Association, Fund Manager
2016 - 2018                      Arenys De Mar Association, Chairman
2000 - 2010                     Kultapuu Association Helsinki, Chairman / Organizer


Awards and Grants
2005                              Arts Council Finland grant, Bellini Academy Mexico exhibition
2003                              Swedish Cultural Foundation, Bellini Academy Öland, Sweden
2000                              Finnish Cultural Foundation grant for Children Culture
2001                               Arts Council Finland grant for Children Culture
1998                               Helsinki City grant for Children Culture
1993                               First prize with Janel Johnson, Riihimäki City Sculpture
                                      Competition, Dragon sculpture, Glass Factory Primary School
1993                               Fine Art Academy travel grant, USA
2005                               Frame travel grant, Bellini Academy, Mexico                            

 

Private Exhibitions
2016                                Love Wish Clouds, Onda Gallery restaurant, Helsinki
2012                                Tar and Skies, Tervaa ja taivaita, Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo
2011                                 Ritmo dei Colori, Sokos Hotel Aleksanteri, Helsinki
2011                                 Flow, Virtaus, Gallery Pirkko-Liisa Topelius, Helsinki
2010                                Sign, Signum, Bar Café No 9, Helsinki
2009                               X Dream Flow, Rööperi Art Gallery, Helsinki
2007                               Spring, Kevät, Art Salon Gallery, Taidesalonki, Helsinki
2003                               Secred of White, Valkoisen salaisuus, Art Salon Gallery, Helsinki
2003                               Morning Reveal, Aamupaljastus, Harakka Gallery, Helsinki
2002                               Swan, Joutsen, Harakka Gallery, Helsinki
1999                                Ai kas valo tai vaan beibi, Gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
1996                                Tosielämää etsimässä, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki
1995                                Sanaton matkamies, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki
1994                                Kuinka taivasta kuunnellaan?, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki
1994                                Exhibition at Final Examination, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki


Group Exhibitions
2009                               Heavenly Clouds, Voipaala Art Center, Voipaala
2008                               Heavenly Clouds, Outi heiskanen & Cloud Group, Hutheesing  
                                       Art  Center, Ahmedabad, India
2008                               Artes Finlandesas, MUBE, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2005                               Fuego y Hielo Finlandes, Bellini Academy, Exhacienda de
                                       Enemedio, Mexico City
2004                               Strange Rhythm, Ava Gallery, Helsinki              
2004                               Bellini Academy, Suomenlinna Gallery, Helsinki
2004                               Strange Rhythm, Borgholm Gallery, Sweden
1999                               The Flying Wall, Harakka's Summer Exhibition, Helsinki
1995                                Enchantment, trip to East Carelia, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki
1995                                Young Exhibitors, Helsinki Art Hall
1992                                New York Exhibition, KuvA Gallery, Helsinki

Shared Exhibitions
1994                              Bones and Moments, Forbes Gallery, Pittsburgh USA

Excursions                    
1992                               National Academy of Design, New York

Recidency
2013 - 2020                     Arenys del Mar, Barcelona, Spain
2012                                Viitasaari, Finland
2011                                 Grassina, Italy
2011                                 Mazzano Romano, Italy
 

Other Artistic Woks

2020                                Singer-songwriter Mikko Bossa
2006 - 2008                     Bellini Academy's performances: Academy of   
                                        Fine Arts doctoral promotion, Heavenly Clouds, Hutheesing Art  
                                        Center Ahmedabad, India
2001                                 Together triptych, Jorvi Children's hospital, Espoo
2001                                 Paintings, YLE Hotel Millenium TV series  
 

Art Collections                   Art Center Salmela Collections, Mäntyharju
                                         Municipality Collections, Bäcksbacka Collections
                                   
Public pieces                      Jorvi Children's Hospital, Exhacienda de Enemedio, Mexico City

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