Marika Kinnunen

GLASS BLOWER

 

 

Glassblower Marika Kinnunen (born in 1975) graduated from Häme Vocational Institute/Wetterhoff in 2002. Working with glass fascinated her, and this was a determining factor in her decision to live and work in Nuutajärvi Glass Village.

Marika Kinnunen opened her studio, Lasitaivas, in 2004. Kinnunen makes both small-series production and unique art glass pieces. She began her teaching career as a glassblowing instructor at Tavastia Vocational College in 2005. Marika Kinnunen is a member of Lasikomppania and the Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative NuGO, located in Nuutajärvi.

 

 

”I am inspired by the glass material and the possibilities and challenges it offers. Nature is reflected in many of my works.”


 

marika.kinnunen@lasitaivas.fi

www.lasitaivas.fi

 

www.nugo.fi

www.suomalaistalasia.fi

www.nuutajarvi.fi

 

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WORKS

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Marika Kinnunen

born 1975, Helsinki, Finland

 

www.lasitaivas.fi

marika.kinnunen@lasitaivas.fi

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2005 - Tavastia Vocational college, teacher, glassblowing

2004 - Own business Lasitaivas

2001 - 2002 AS Glass, glassblower, Nuutajärvi

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1999 - 2002 Wetterhoff School of arts and crafts, Vocational Qualification in Crafts and Design, glassblowing

1994 - 1996 Pirkanmaa School of arts and crafts, Vocational Qualification in Clothing

1991 - 1994 Kuhala upper secondary school, baccalaureate

 

 

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

 

2014 Hot glass sculpting, Shelley Muzylovski Allen, Rik Allen, Nuutajärvi

2010 Breaking Symmetry, Slate Grove and Jonathan Capps, KkTavastia

2007 Lamp working techniques, Lea Swantz, KkTavastia

2006 Venetian goblet Workshop, Jim Mongrain and Blaise Campbell, Nuutajärvi

2005 Chihuly Workshop, Charlie Parriot, Nuutajärvi

2005 Window glass Workshop, Eino Mäkelä, Nuutajärvi

2003 Business training, Kiipula Vocational adult education centre

2002 Chihuly workshop, Charlie Parriot, Nuutajärvi

2001 Chihuly workshop, Charlie Parriot, Nuutajärvi

2000 Chihuly workshop, Charlie Parriot, Nuutajärvi

2000 International Glass Workshop for women, Karen Willenbrink, Nuutajärvi

2000 Italian glass Workshop, Italo Ballarin, Nuutajärvi

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014 Camera & Quartz sand - Caj Bremer and Nuutajärvi Glass Artists, Gumbostrand Konst och Form Blurred Lines, Fiskars

2014 Nuutajärvi - A never-ending Story, Finnish Glassmuseum, Riihimäki

2014 Agony to Ecstasy - Three-dimensional tales, Nuutajärvi

2013 Celebration, Nuutajärvi Glass Village´s summer exhibition, Nuutajärvi

2012 Blow and Capture - glass and photographs, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2012 Blow/Capture, NuGO and Jani Kaila, Paris, France

2012 NuGO, Nuutajärvi Glass Museum Prykäri

2012 Hot Hotter Glass, Finnish handicrafts fair, Tampere, , Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo

2011 Lasikomppania - Nuutajärven lasitaitajat, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

2011 Kaj Franckin maisemissa - Teemana lasi, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2011 Finnish Glass art 2005-2010, The Finnish Glass Museum´s touring exhibition

2010 Jukebox, art glass from Estonia and Nuutajärvi, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2010 Valkaisu, Ars Häme, Forssa

2010 Finnish Glass lives 6, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

2009 NuGO gästar Blås&Knåda, Blås&Knåda Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2009 Fruit Market, Nuutajärven Galleria osuuskunta, NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2008 Lasiesiintymiä/Glass Deposits, Tytyri Mine, Lohja

2008 Nugo+Blås&knåda, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2007 7 x 10, Galleri Campus, Turku

2007 Birds and other animals, Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGo, Nuutajärvi

2006 Nuutajärvi Hotshop - 14 shapes of glass, Gallery Norsu, Helsinki

2005 Finnish Glass lives 5, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

2005 Lasikomppania Summer exhibition, Nuutajärvi

2004 Lasikomppania Summer exhibition, Nuutajärvi

2003 Lasista, Wetterhoff glass education 10 years, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

2007 - Nuutajärvi Gallery Cooperative / NuGO, establishing member

2003 - Nuutajärvi Lasitaitajat society / Lasikomppania, establishing member

 

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