CV

Saara-Maria Kariranta
Living and working in Helsinki, Finland
+358 40 832 6631
saaramaria.kariranta@gmail.com
 
Studies
2012 Sculpture, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2009 Specialization studies of Fine Arts 60 cr, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, institute of Fine Arts
2005 Media arts specialization studies, 30 cr, Media and Art Tampere University of Applied Sciences
2003 Sculpture, BA, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Culture Kankaanpää, Finland
1999 Visual Communication, Laajasalo Christian Institute, Helsinki, Finland
 
Solo exhibitions
2017 Gallery AMA, Helsinki, (with Somppi, Heino)
2014 Gallery Oksasenkatu11, (with Pekka Niittyvirta) Helsinki, Finland
2014 Gallery Rantakasarmi, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Gallery Huuto Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Gallery Alkovi,(with Pekka Niittyvirta), Helsinki, Finland
2010 Gallery FAFA, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
2008 Gallery Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland

Group exhibitions
2017 Contemporary Art Exhibition Möhkönvirta, Ilomantsi, Finland
2016 Maalaiset/Earthlings, Mustarinda, Hyrynsalmi, Finland
2016 Maalaiset/Earthlings, Gallery Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Landscape-Metropolis, Power Station Rathenauhallen, Berlin, Germany
2014-15 Sound-Image- Experience, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
2014 Art Colony Zlakusa, Usize, Serbia
2014 Contemporary Gallery, Zrenjanin, Serbia
2014 Art Goes Kapakka (Anarchy), Helsinki, Finland
2014 Ruoka/Food, Haihara Art Centre, Tampere, Finland
2014 Mänttä Art Festivals, Mänttä, Finland
2014 One Night Only-gallery, Kunstners Hus, Oslo, Norway
2014 Espacio Trapézio, Madrid, Spain
2013 Mustarinda, Kainuu, Finland
2012 Artists 2012, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2012 Taipei National University of Arts, Taiwan
2011 Detroit Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 Art Centre Salmela, Mäntyharju, Finland
2011 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Galleria FAFA, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Galleria Usva, Jyväskylä, Finland
2009 Art Goes Kapakka, Helsinki, Finland
2009 Gallery Huoltamo, Tampere, Finland
2008 Haihara 08, Tampere, Finland
2008 Nord Art 08, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2008 Galerija Doma omladine, Belgrad, Serbia
2008 3h+k Gallery, Pori, Finland
2007 South-Karelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
2006 Art Centre Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland
2006 N.O.D Gallery, Praque, Czech Republic
2004 Kankaanpään Taidekoulun galleria
2004 Billboards City Centre Kankaanpää, Finland
2004 Art Kankaanpää Gallery, Kankaanpää, Finland
2004 Art Kankaanpää Gallery, Kankaanpää, Finland
2003 Taidepanimo, Lahti, Finland
2003 Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

Public performances
2006 Perf06, Pori, Finland
2003 Herätkää N.Y.T.E!, Pori, Finland

Scholarships
2017 Arts Promotiona Centre Finland
2016 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional Fund
2015 Arts Promotional Centre Finland (Jokiranta/Kariranta)
2014 Arts Promotional Centre Finland
2014 Arts Promotional Centre Finland
2013 Arts Promotional Centre Finland, (Kariranta/Niittyvirta)
2013 Arts Promotional Centre Finland, Arts Council of Uusimaa, (Kariranta/Niittyvirta)
2012 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2011 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
2009 City of Tampere
2008 Alli & Allan Salon Foundation/Art Society of Tampere
2008 FRAME-Fund
2007 Paulon Foundation
2006 City of Tampere
2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Satakunta Regional Fund
2003 Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

Prizes
2014 Award for Environmental Artwork of the Year 2013, Ympäristötaiteen säätiö, Finland

Works in collections
Pori Art Museum

Upcoming exhibitions
2017 Mustarinda, Titanik Gallery, Turku