Susanne Koskimäki

GLASS DESIGNER

 

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WORKS

 

Education

 

2010        

Private glass bead course, Teacher Lea Swantz, Nuutajärvi

 

2000        

Master of arts in glass and ceramic design,

University of art and design, Helsinki, Finland

 

1998–1999    

Sheridan College, glass studies, ON, Canada

 

1997        

Bachelor of arts, glass and ceramic design, University of art and design, Helsinki, Finland

 

1993–1994    

Art school Alfa Art, Espoo

 

 

Private Exhibitions

 

2014        

“Palikat Kujalla” Part to the “Tsiigaa! Art goes Kapakka” -festival, Kuja Bar & Bisto, Helsinki

 

2014      

 “Lasihelmifiguureita” Library 10, Helsinki

 

2013        

Public library of Sello, Espoo, Finland“Lasihelmifiguureita pienoismaailmassa”

 

2012        

Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki, Finland, “Pienoismaailma, lasihelmifiguureita”

 

2011        

Helinä Rautavaara museum, Emma, Espoo, Finland “Kuolleidenpäivän juhla/Celebration of the day of the dead”, miniature sculpture with glass bead figurines

 

2000        

Stage of Esplanade, Helsinki, Finland, “The ones I made”, Final work exhibition for the Master's degree

 

Exhibitions

 

2014        

“Ten points of view” The Cable factroty’s Valssaamo, Helsinki

 

2014        

EGE -European Glass Experience, second exhibition, La Granja, Spain

 

2012        

“Lucha libre/Vapaapaini”, miniature sculpture with glass bead figurines, Restaurant Pueblo, Helsinki, Finland

 

2011      

 “Kuolleidenpäivän juhla/Celebration of the day of the dead”, Miniature sculpture with glass bead figurines, Helinä Rautavaara museum, EMMA, Espoo, Finland                 

 

2010        

“Suomen lasi elää 6/Finnish glass lives 6”, Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki, Finland

 

2008        

“Born in fire”, Designshop Sula, Helsinki, Finland

 

2008        

“Lasiesiintymiä”, the mine of Tytyri, Lohja, Finland

 

2006        

Collection presenting finnish glass design, Embassy of Finland, London,  England

 

2006        

“L’art du verre finlandais 2000-2005”, Conseil Général de Meurthe et Moselle, Nancy, France  ”Suomen lasi elää 5/Finnish glass lives 5”, Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki, Finland

 

2004        

The internatinal  exhibition of glass Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan

 

2003

”Paistages”, Galerie espai vidre. Barcelona, Spain

 

2003        

”Lasihelmiä”, Museum of finnish craft, Jyväskylä, Finland

 

2001        

”Edge”, Finnish embassy, London, England

 

2001        

”Tarha”, Cafeteria od the Design museum, Helsinki, Finland

 

2001        

”Nordic graduate show”, Glasmuseet, Denmark

 

2001        

”Talente 2001”, Galerie handverk, Germany

 

2001        

”Suomen lasi elää 4/Finnish glass lives 4”, Finnish glass museum, Riihimäki, Finland

 

2000        

“Uunista ulos”, Lume center, University of art and design, Helsinki, Finland.

Student exhibition of the Glass Art Society, Tampa, Florida, USA   Student exhibition of the Sheridan College, Gallerie Elena Lee, Montreal, Canada        

“Esine 2”, Slip cast tableware, Artisaani, Helsinki, Finland      

“Esine”, Slip cast tableware, Gallery Toukokuu, Helsinki, Finland   

“Houseware”, Slip cast tableware, Hut of Mäntymäki, Helsinki, Finland

Related work experience and courses

 

2009 - 2011    

Assistant for sculptor Hans Christian Berg

 

2007/08/10    

Team blower for Dale Chihuly, Nuutajärvi glass factory, Nuutajärvi, Finland

 

2007        

Assistant for sculptor Hans-Christian Bergin

 

2004 - 2006    

Glass workshop personel & TA, University of art and design, Helsinki, inland

 

2006        

Gaffer/ Valge klaasi päeväd, 10-21.7. 2006, Haapsalu, Estonia

 

2005        

Gaffer/Valge klaasi päeväd, 10-13.7.2005, Haapsalu, Estonia

 

2000        

Glass course 1, TA, University of art and design, Helsinki, Finland

 

1999        

Finnish/Italian workshop with maestro Italo Ballarin, Nuutajärven lasitehdas, Nuutajärvi, Finland        

Work practice at ARABIA factorys art department, Helsinki, Finland

 

Language skills

 

Finnish, english, spanish, swedish

 

Grants, Stipends, Recidencies, Prizes, Mentions

 

2011        

The artists residency of Ateljeesäätiö, Oaxaca, Mexico,

1.1.-31.4. 2011

 

2008        

“Artist of the year 2008” for Gaia ry

 

2007        

8000€ from the Finnish cultural foundation for equipment and materials

 

2000        

The art council of Finland, support for industrial art projects

 

2000        

The artists grant from the city of Helsinki, 2001

 

1999        

Honourable mention in the students exhibition of  the Glass Art Society (GAS)  “Sizzling sands”, Tampa, Florida        

 

Takako Sano's foundations grant for participating the GAS conference in Florida, USA

 

1998        

Grant from the University of art and design, for expenses from the exchange year's costs in Sheridan college, ontario, Canada

 

1996        

Grant from the Unversity of art and design, for taking a glass blowing course in Orrefors, Sweden

 

Works in collections

 

2013        

Collection of the Finnish glass museum, “Tulikone” ja “Vapaapaini, Lucha libre”

 

2007        

Kiasma: ”Terminaattoripeura” Glass sculpture co-operation with Kim Simonsson (glass, mirroring)

 

Comissions and other projects

 

2008        

Complete glass alphabet, free blown. for design studio Åbäcke, (Wallpaper magazine aug/2008)

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

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