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Sini Björkholm

Visual artist / Printmaker
studio: Frilundintie 2, Vaasa, Finland
sini.bjorkholm [a] gmail.com

ART EDUCATION:

  • 2006 Nontoxic printmaking workshop, mentor: Kaisa Kontio, Vaasa
  • 2005 Graphics summer Workshop, Mentor: Sandra Ramos, Cuba, in Jyväskylä Graphics Centre
  • 2003 (autumn) Practical training as assistant to the sculptor and academic Kain Tapper, in Lallukka Artist Residence, Helsinki
  • 2001-2005 Swedish Polytechnic (Bachelor of  Arts), Uusikaarlepyy
  • 1999-2001 Liminka art school

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 “DREAM”, Galleria Ulrico, Vaasa

JURIED/CURATED JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2013 “Portrait”, SKjL:s exhibition, Lahti Art museum, Lahti, Finland
  • 2013 Artists’ association Botnia annual exhibition, Mikola-sali, Vaasa, Finland
  • 2013 “78 km”, Vaasa Printmakers’ assoc. and Seinäjoki Printmakers’ assoc., Seinäjoki arthall
  • 2012 “Artists 2012″, Helsinki Arthall
  • 2012 “Landscape”, Lapuan Art Museum, Lapua
  • 2012 “War or Peace?”, South Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta
  • 2011 “Tässä ajassa – I nutiden”, Pohjalainen Taiteilijaliitto, Kuntsi Museum for modern art, Vaasa,
  • 2011 “Unikuvia”, Suomen Kuvataidejärjestöjen liitto, Saarijärvi Art Museum
  • 2010 “Valoa-Ljus” Visuaalisten taiteiden aluenäyttely, Nelimarkka-museo, Alajärvi
  • 2010  Pohjalainen Taiteilijaliitto’s Young artists exhibition, Tupakkamakasiini, Pietarsaari
  • 2010 “Ö” Vaasa Art hall (curated)
  • 2010 “Ö”, Galleri Elverket, Tammisaari
  • 2008 Vaasa Artist’s Guild, Echo, Vaasa Art Hall
  • 2008 Pohjalainen Taiteilijaliitto, autumn exhibition, Seinäjoki Art Hall
  • 2008 Pojalainen Taiteilijaliitto 65-year anniversary exhibition, Vaasa Art Hall
  • 2008 Vaasa Artists’ Guild, “Echo”, Vaasa Art hall
  • 2008 The Young Ones, Mikolan Akvarellisali, Vaasa (curated)
  • 2008 Vaasa Artist’s Guild, MERI, Stundars, Sulva
  • 2007-2008 MINIPRINT FINLAND 2007, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti (international)
  • 2007 6th Lessedra World Art Print – Annual Miniprint, Lessedra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Sofia, Bulgaria (international)
  • 2007 Miniature Art Exhibition, Varikko gallery, Seinäjoki
  • 2006 Pohjalainen Taide 2006, Seinäjoki Art Hall

JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2014 Artist house Dammen, summer exhibition
  • 2013 “Down came the rain”, with Janika Herlevi, Stundars museum, Sulva
  • 2011 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, Linnagalleri, Pärnu, Estonia
  • 2010 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, Patruuna gallery, Lapua
  • 2010 With Jimmy Pulli : “Proteggimi”, Patruuna gallery, Lapua
  • 2010 With Jimmy Pulli : “Proteggimi”, Vaasa Art hall
  • 2009 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, Mustasaari Cultural centre
  • 2009 Vaasa Artists’ Guild, “Waasalaiset”, Vaasa Art hall
  • 2009 Vaasa Artists’ Guild, “Waasalaiset”, Seinäjoki Art hall
  • 2008 Lapuan Taiteilijaseura, Seinäjoki Art hall
  • 2008 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, “Graafikot Tornissa”, Ateljée Torni, Vaasa
  • 2007 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, annual exhibition, Mustasaari Cultural centre, Mustasaari
  • 2007 With Jimmy Pulli : Okänt Minne – Tuntematon Muisto, Vaasa city library, Teemagalleria, Vaasa
  • 2007 Lapua Artists’ Association, Patruunagalleria, Lapua
  • 2006 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, Anniversary Exhibition, Stundars Hemmerintalo, Sulva
  • 2006 Exhibition with Jimmy Pulli, Elvans café, Kristiinankaupunki
  • 2006 Vaasan Taidgraafikot, Teema-I, TEEMA-hallway in Vaasa Public Library, Vaasa
  • 2005 Examination work exhibition MGN, Tobaksmagasinet, Jakobstad Art Museum, Pietarsaari
  • 2005 Graphica Creativa ’05, Kuopukset/The Young Ones, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä
  • 2005 Art Night Vaasa, Deviate: Sini Björkholm and Jimmy Pulli, Vaasa
  • 2005 Spotlight/Culture Night/Art Goes City, Deviate: Sini Björkholm and Jimmy Pulli, Pietarsaari
  • 2005 Vaasan Taidegraafikot, October, Mustasaari Cultural Center, Mustasaari
  • 2004 Spotlight/Culture Night/Art Goes City, Pietarsaari
  • 2004 Joint exhibition, “Konstskolan 20”, Rådhusgalleriet, Uusikaarlepyy
  • 2003 Spotlight/Culture Night, Pietarsaari
  • 2003 Eldfest/Fire festival, Uusikaarlepyy
  • 2001 Joint exhibition, Gallery Art Halvare, Oulu
  • 2001 Joint exhibition, Liminka
  • 2000 Joint exhibition Lapua Art Mill… Patruuna Gallery, Lapua
  • 2000 Joint photo exhibition, Liminka
  • 2000 Joint exhibition, Liminka

PUBLIC ART:

  • 2004 Ajan Kulku / Time Passing, Skogsparkens Skola, Nykarleby

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS:

  • Private
  • Pro Artibus
  • Lakeuden Lähivakuutusyhdistys
  • Vasa Sjukvårdsdistrikt, Onkologiska avd.
  • City of Vaasa
  • Pohjalainen

OTHER:

  • 2016-2018 substitute Museum Educator, Vaasa city museums
  • 2014-2016 TaiKon Substitute principal, Vaasa
  • 2013- teacher at TaiKon, Vaasa
  • 2013 Ostrobothnian Museum, Museum Educator (substitute), Vaasa
  • 2012 Kuntsi Museum for Modern Art, Tikanoja Art Museum, Vasa
  • 2011-12 Ostrobothnian Museum, workshop mentor, Vasa
  • 2011-12 Art teacher, Merenkurkun koulu, Vaasa
  • 2009 Printmaking workshops, Österbottens barnkulturverk Bark
  • 2009 Printmaking workshop, “Monikulttuuriset naiset”, Vaasa
  • 2009 Kulturkarusellen K-65, Printmaking for elderly, Vaasa
  • 2008- Timlärare, Korsholms vuxeninstitut
  • 2008- 2009 Promotional art education, Vaasa
  • 2008 Art workshop for daycare children, Malmögården daycare center, Vaasa
  • 2008 Housing fair, Villa Laura, Vaasa
  • 2008 Mentor, “Min värld blir din – med tre färger” Art workshop for kids, Folkhälsan
  • 2007 Teacher in art, Vasa Arbis
  • 2006 Illustrations for children’s book, with Jimmy Pulli
  • 2000 Instructor in art camp for young and children, Liminka
  • 2000-2001 Instructor in artclub for children, Liminka

GRANTS:

  • Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant, 2013
  • Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, 1/2 year working grant, 2012
  • Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant, 2012
  • Arts Council of Ostrobothnia, project grant, 2011
  • Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant, 2011
  • Svenska Kulturfonden, travel and residency grant, 2009
  • City of Vaasa, project grant, 2009
  • Svenska Kulturfonden, project grant, 2009
  • Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, project grant,2008
  • Svenska Kulturfonden 1-year working grant, 2008
  • Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet 2007
  • Svenska Studiefonden 2004

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Suomen Taidegraafikot
  • Ostrobothnian Artists’ Society
  • Vaasa Artists’ Guild
  • Vaasan Taidegraafikot
  • Lapuan Taiteilijaseura
  • Artists’ association Botnia

POSITIONS OF TRUST:

  • Board member, Vaasa Artists Guild, 2008-2011
  • Board member, Vaasa Printmakers, 2012-2017