Curriculum Vitae

Pekka Kauhanen

Born: 1954
Sculptor, lives and works in Espoo

Education

1976-80 The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2007 Kuopio Art Museum, Kuopio, Finland
2005 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
2002 Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Jyväskylä Summer Art Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland
1994 Galerie Artek, Helsinki, Finland
1990 Hvitträsk, Kirkkonummi, Finland
1992 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1988 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1985 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1982 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 FESTEN, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2013 Line drawn in the water, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
2012 Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola, Finland
2011-2013 Seventh Wave: touring exhibition of the Wihuri Foundation collection, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Lönsström Art Museum, North Carelia Art Museum
2010 Exhibition of Public Sculpture, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
2010 IV Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China
2010 Retretti Art Centre, Punkaharju, Finland
2010 More than Life! Lars Göran Johnsson In the series Collector’s Eye, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
2010 Art from the Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Collection, Modern Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland
2010 The Heirs of Kain Tapper, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
2009 Open Horizon – meeting place Liminka Art School, Oulu Art Museum, Oulu, Finland
2009 Kicks, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
2008 With the Heart of a Collector, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2008 Shaded by Light, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
2008 Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
2007 Boogie Woogie, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2007 I’d Like to be a Dog, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
2006 Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi, Finland
2005 Vexi Salmi Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2005 Labyrinth, Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland
2005 Northern Landscape, Vorarberger Landhaus, Bregenz, Austria
Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany
2004 Lost Guys, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland
2004 Northern Landscape, Walsrode, Germany
2003 Lost Guys, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
2003 Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 Galerie Pimm van der Douk, Hamburg, Germany
2003 Galerie le Besset, St Jeures d’Andaure, France
2003 Kunst Rai, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2002 Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2002 FIDEM, Paris, France
2002 Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi, Finland
2001 Hockey Flowers, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
2001 The EU Sculpture Exhibition, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., USA
2000 Galleria G, Helsinki, Finland
2000 FIDEM, Weimar, Germany
1999 Opening Exhibition, Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Butterfly’s Dream, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
1998 Purnu Art Centre, Orivesi, Finland
1997 Sculptures at the Opera, Helsinki, Finland
1997 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
1995 Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
1993 People, Kunsthalle Helsinki; Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna, Finland
1993 Selections, Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
1992 12 Spaces, Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
1988 Schneeschmelze, Wiener Secession, Vienna, Austria; Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen; Blumenhalle, Bonn; Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany
1987 Young Artist of the Year, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
1986 State Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1985 Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1984 Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1983 Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition AKT-83, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
1983 Nordic Sculpture Triennial, Drammen, Norway
1983 Ostsee Biennale, Rostock, Germany
1982 Touring Exhibition Muotista, Finland
1981 Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1980 Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1980 Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
1980 Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1979 Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
1977 Exhibition of the Finnish Visual Art Organisation, Imatra Art Museum, Imatra, Finland

Works in collections

Alko Company, Finland
Finnish Parliament Art Collection, Helsinki, Finland
Eläke-Fennia, Finland
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland
Heino Collection
City of Helsinki, Finland
HSSP, Finland
Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
Joensuu Art Museum, Finland
Lars Göran Johnsson Art Collection
City of Jyväskylä, Finland
Yrjö A. Jäntti Art Collection, Porvoo, Finland
Ciy of Kajaani, Finland
Kerava Art Museum, Finland
Pentti Kouri, Art Collection
Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Simo Kuntsi Collection, Vaasa, Finland
Kuopio Art Museum, Finland
Leppävirta Municipality, Finland
Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland
Niemistö Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Paulo Foundation, Finland
Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
Ristomatti Ratia Art Collection, Finland
K. H. Renlund Art Museum, Kokkola, Finland
Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Espoo, Finland
Orton Orthopaedic Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Vexi Salmi Art Collection, Finland
The Guild of Medal Art in Finland
Swanljung Collection, Finland
City of Tampere, Finland
The Finnish State Art Collection
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Collection, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland

Public Art Works

2014 Art works in the new walking center, Kuopio, Finland
2012 The Nightly Maid, Kotka, Finland
2012 Captains’s park, Helsinki, FInland
2012 Apparition II, Espoo, Finland
2012 Art works in Kaanaa street residential block, Helsinki, Finland
2008 Apparition, Espoo, Finland
2006 Art Police, Tapiola, Espoo, Finland
2003 Waiting Man’s Suit, Tampere, Finland
1999 Sweet-Smelling Step, Kurkimäki, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Under a Southern Sky, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Fusion, Kajaani, Finland
1994 Step of Clarity, Hotel and Catering Institute, Vaasa, Finland
1990 Big Time, the Urho Kekkonen Monument, Kajaani, Finland
1987 Flaming, University of Kuopio, Finland
1981 Large Torso, Supreme Court, Helsinki, Finland

Awards

2013 1st and 2nd shared prize in the national Winter War monument competition
2012 Pro Finlandia Award
2012 1st prize in the cenotaph competition organised by the Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto (HOK-Elanto) and the Association of Finnish Sculptors
2010 Helsinki Music Centre art competition, 3rd prize
2008 Helsinki’s Kaanaankatu Street residential district, 1st prize, in collaboration with Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen architects
2007 City of Espoo art prize
2007 Espoo city centre lighting and environment competition, joint 1st prize
2007 Hyvinkää Jussinmäki district artwork competition, finalist
2001 The Guild of Medal Art in Finland, the Year Medal competition, 1st prize & honorary mention
1999 The Guild of Medal Art in Finland, the Year Medal competition, 1st prize
1998 Arrival in Helsinki, environmental art competition, 3rd prize
1991 The Risto Ryti Monument competition, 2nd prize
1988 The Urho Kekkonen Monument competition, 1st prize
1988 Ylä-Malmi Square monument competition, Helsinki, 2nd prize
1987 The Aapeli monument competition, 2nd prize
1985 The Jyväskylä University Campus Area Monument competition, 2nd prize
1981 Ducat Prize, Finnish Art Society
1977 The Mikkeli Monument competition, honorary mention

Memberships

Association of Finnish Sculptors
Forum Box Cooperative