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born: 1953 Pyhäranta, Finland 

ART EDUCATION

2009-2011

Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra, Finland

2001-2005

Bachelor of Culture and Arts, South Karelia Polytechnic, Imatra, Finland

WORKSHOPS

2005

Cosmos and the creation of art, J.A. Nashivochnikov, Art Center Pushkinskaja 10, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2004

Plein Air Painting Workshop (3 weeks), Saint-Petersburg’s Academy of Fine Arts/ South Carelian Polytechnics/Visual arts, Imatra

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Looking for Silence, Imatra Art Museum, Imatra, Finland

2015            

Watermark, Kuressaare Town Hall Gallery, Kuressaare, Estonia

2014            

Paintings, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Regional Office, Lappeenranta, Finland

2012

Paintings, Gallery Kaakaopapu, Lappeenranta

2010

Voyage, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka
I hear the flowers grow, Restaurant Krouvi, Fortress, Lappeenranta
Mountains and cypresses, studio exhibition, Fortress, Lappeenranta

2009

Voyage, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta
Wanderings, Masters’ Guild Art Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2004

Line and Colour, monotypes, Gallery Artisaani, Helsinki

2001

Paintings, Masters’ Guild Art Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015            

Helsinki Antiques and Art Fair, Balabin Art and Design, Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2014           

Helsinki Antiques and Art Fair, Balabin Art and Design, Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2013           

Helsinki Antiques and Art Fair, Balabin Art and Design, Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2012

RARA AVIS Group (with Nikolai and Melitina Balabin), Kouvola City Art Museum, Gallery, Kouvola

Tampere Art Fair, Balabin Art and Design, Tampere Sports and Exhibition Centre, Tampere

2011

White Horizon – Acht Szenen aus Finnland, Gallery Laine-Art, Berlin, Germany

Rare Bird, jewellery and paintings (with Nikolai and Melitina Balabin), Gallery Laura, Lappeenranta, Finland

2010            

White Horizon – Eight Scenes from Finland, TKK Galerii Noorus, Tartu, Estonia

2009

Three Paths, jewellery and paintings (with Nikolai and Melitina Balabin), Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta

2006

Garden, jewellery and paintings (with Nikolai and Melitina Balabin), Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta

2005

Complicated world, jewellery and paintings, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2004

Graphics, Gallery Art Bros, Fortress, Lappeenranta
Pictoresque photos, Tietotalo, Imatra

1996

Sign Voyages, Gallery Luowa, Lappeenranta

JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2015            

Border, Valve Gallery, Cultural Centre Valve, Oulu

Encounters, Antares Art Center, Sippola (Kouvola)

2013

Northern Love, Triennal Exhibition of The Nordic Art Association in Finland, Art Center Haihatus, Joutsa

Summer Gallery, Southeast Finland Art Association, Fortress, Lappeenranta

Artists’ Association of South Karelia (juried by Museum Director Eero Laajo), Imatra Art Museum, Imatra

Spacely, Gallery Fogga, Helsinki

2012

The Artotheque presents, Culture Center Virta, Imatra

2011

The 12th Contemporary Art Event SENSE / Sense of Tree, Hyvinkää, Finland

Saskias of Lappeenranta 30th Anniversary, Gallery Kaakaopapu, Lappeenranta

The Artotheque presents, Hansa Center, Kouvola

2010

The Artotheque presents, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta, and Imatra Spa, Imatra

2009

The Artotheque presents, Family Center, Lappeenranta

2008

GIFT, Gallery Pihatto, Lappeenranta

2005

Powerfull Scenes, Diploma works of South Carelian Polytechnics Fine Arts Department, Imatra Art Museum and Valssaamo Gallery, Helsinki

2005

Plein Air Painting Workshop, Cultural Center of Imatra City, Imatra

2004

Art Associations’ Summer Exhibition, Gallery Kahvipapu, Lappeenranta

2002

Imatra Environmental Art Biennal, Imatra

2001

Summer Exhibition, Gallery Toukokuu, Helsinki

2000

Signs of Hands, art crafts, Kuusankoskitalo, Kuusankoski

1999

The Place of Show IV, Craft museum of Lappeenranta     

COLLECTIONS

Collection of Carl Erik Sonck, private collections in Finland and Russia

AWARDS

2014

Arts Council of Southeast Finland, half a year working grant

2013

Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund, half a year working grant

2010

Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund, half a year working grant

2008

Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund, half a year working grant

2006

Arts Council of Southeast Finland, subsidy for a group exhibition

2005

Arts Council of Southeast Finland, subsidy for a group exhibition

MEMBERSHIP

South-Carelian Artists’ Association 2007

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Circolo Scandinavo per Artisti e Scienziati, Rome, Italy, 2006
Casa Finlandese, Grassina, Italy, 2010
Fondazione Sassi Matera (Arts Promotion Centre of Finland), Matera, Italy, 2014

 

 
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Marianne Balabin