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Ritva Kyllikki Pirhonen        


Visual Artist

                                                             

Lives and works in Lahti, Finland                                          

mail: ritvakpirhonen88 at gmail.com                                                                                                  

                                                                             

Studies in arts

2001-04                  Lahti Polytechnic (BA), Finland

2004-05                  Tarja Lanu`s icon painting courses, Lahti Polytechnic, Finland

1997                       University of Art and Desing, supplementary studies in art education, Helsinki, Finland

1974-78                  University of Art and Desing/training center, general line and interior desing, Helsinki, Finland

1963-67                  Lahti Art Association drawing school

1960-62                  Lito - Lemminkäinen´s litografy- courses 

 

Other studies

1973                       Secondary school graduate, Lahti coeducational School, Finland

1974-81                 Studies in sosiology, esthetics, social psychology and municipal politics, Universities of Helsinki and Tampere, Finland

            

Group and shared exhibitions

since 1970 in juried co- and group exhibitions


Solo exhibitions


2010                         Gallery Nunes, Helsinki, Finland

2009                         Gallery Utu, Jyväskylä, Finland

2006                         Katharsis, Lahti Art Brewery, Lahti, Finland

2003                         Gallery Maria`s Gate, Lahti Art Brewery, Finland

1997,2000                Art Center Honkahovi, Mänttä, Finland

1997                         Gallery Maria`s Gate, Lahti, Finland

1996                         Matinpalo Museum, Nastola, Finland

1995                         Orimattila Art Museum, Finland

1991                         Central Park Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1990,-93                   Häme-gallery, Lahti, Finland 

1956                         Shoe shop, Heinola, Finland



Study and work tours

1990, -94               Pariisi, New York, Firenze, Grassina,

                                Rooma,  Venetsia and Kasseli`s Documenta

Grants    

2000, -03                Kauno project money

2001                       Arts Council of Finland (crew HOUSEhome)

2002                       Kordelini Foundation (crew HOUSEhome)

1988                       Finnish Cultural Foundation

 

Memberships

Finnish Painter`s Union, Full Membership

Lahti Art Association, Finland

Lahti Fine Art Graphics, Finland

Other work

Garden work, box prints, tutoring art groups, work in organizations, cultural secretary

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