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KAIJU HAANPÄÄ
Artist, Ma.
Born 1948 in Helsinki
works in Huhmari, Finland

Studies

1987 Helsinki University of Applied Arts (current Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture), Helsinki 1987 (M.A.)
1976 Helsinki University of Applied Arts (Art Teacher)
1971 Turku School of Fine Arts (current Arts Academy at Turku) (Painting)

Solo Exhibitions

Coming 2023
Gallery Uusi Kipinä, Lahti
Gallery Saskia, Tampere
Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä

2021
’Dreams and Illusions’,  Minkart Window Gallery, Vihti
2020
’Nocturno’, Pinxinmäki, Sysmä
2019
’The Triangle and the Silver Moon’, Heinola Art Museum, Heinola
’The Wing’, Gallery Luts, Lohja
2018
’Along the Years’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Pinxinmäki, Sysmä
2017
Konstrundan Open Studios, Huhmari
2016
’Dreams Wide Awake’, Gallery 5, Oulu
2015
’Far Away and Near’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2014
’ Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Gallery Aino, Järvenpää
2012
’Before and Now – Textile Collages’, Kokki Gallery, Ikkala
2011
’Blue Bird and Other Textile Collages’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2005
’Memories’, Rauma Hall, Rauma
2001
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Heinola Art Museum, Heinola
’Tussilago Farfara’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2000
’Passing Images’, Lapua Cultural Center Patruuna Gallery, Lapua
1999
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Studio Hill, Fiskars
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka
’But Leave Me the Dreams’, Gallery of Hämeenlinna Cultural Center, Hämeenlinna
1998
’…aber fur mich…’, Gallery Art&Weise, Wien, Austria
’Kaiju Haanpää’, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
’Dreamed’, Gallery Bronda, Helsinki
’Shadows of a Moment’, Matinpalo Museum, Nastola
1997
’Magnolia Leaf’, Gallery Joella, Turku
1996
’Time of the Full Moon’, Gallery of Espoo Cultural Center, Espoo
1995
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Gallery Kapriisi, Kuopio
’Time of the Full Moon’, Piha Gallery, Lahti
’Moonlight Sonata’, Seitsenkulma Gallery, Nummela
1994
’Purple Winged Pegasus – Images of Life and Myth’, Del Oro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
’Den Rödvingade Pegasen’, Eckerö Summer Art, Ahvenanmaa
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’, Gallery Bremer, Karkkila
1993
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’,Gallery of City Library, Toijala
’Kaiju Haanpää – Textile Collages’,Gallery Tähdenlento, Lohja
’Holy Cat’, Kässä Gallery, Virkkala
’Foxy Lizzy’,  Seitsenkulma Gallery, Nummela
1992
’Kaiju Haanpää’, St Gregory Hall, Athens, Ga, USA
1971
’Kaiju Haanpää – Gouache and Textile Collages’, Turku Student Theatre, Turku
1970
’Kaiju Haanpää – Gouache and Textile Collages’, Pinella, Turku

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Coming 2023
’Eyes of Three’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2021
’A Home for Art’, Lohja, Housing Fair, Lohja
2018
’Fire, Water, Earth – Zakowski, Räsänen, Haanpää’, Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Söderkulla
2017
Art Collection of Hiidenheimo Foundation, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2016
’Animals’, (Länsi-Uusimaa Artists’ Association), Kässä Gallery, Lohja
2015
’Artists for an Art School’, Kässä Gallery, Lohja
2014
Tatsi 2014’, Old Library, Savonlinna
‘Swim and Look’(Länsi-Uusimaa Artists’ Association)Swimming Centre, Lohja
2013
Light Wins Darkness’, Lohjantähti Mall, Lohja
‘ Vihti Artists’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
‘Got there!’, Gallery Bremer, Karkkila
Ars Tytyri’, Tytyri Mine Museum, Lohja
’Ornamo Exhibition in Kaapelitehdas’, Helsinki
2012
Länsi-Uusimaa Artists Association’s Take Away’, Gallery Vikholm, Lohja
‘Contemporary Art in Vihti’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
‘Länsi-Uusimaa Artists’ Association 30 Years’, Studio of the Main Library, Lohja
2011
‘Contemporary Art in Vihti’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2010
‘Kaiju Haanpää & Marketta Urpo’Tila Gallery, Helsinki
’Art Purchases by Hiidenheimo Foundation’, Niuhala Show Room, Vihti
’Christmas Exhibition’, Tila Gallery, Helsinki
2007
‘Vihti Artists’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
2002
’Länsi-Uusimaa Artists Association 20 Years’, Laurentius Hall, Lohja
‘Acme – Life of Women’, Kässä Gallery, Lohja Summer, Lohja
Kaiju Haanpää & Pirkko Ruokolainen’, Olkkala Manor Exhibition Space, Vihti
2000
‘Got you!’, Espoo Cultural Center, Espoo
‘International Zonta Exhibition’, Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu, Hawai, USA
’Kaiju Haanpää & Kerttu Horila’, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki
‘Kaiju Haanpää & Kerttu Horila’, Varkaus Art Museum
‘Sechs Himmelsrichtungen’, Station 3, Wien, Austria
1999
‘Contemporary Art in Vihti’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
‘Kitchen Sisters’, Seniwati Gallery, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
‘Kitchen Sisters’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
1998
‘Christmas Exhibition’, Gallery Art &Weise, Wien, Austria
1997
‘Kaiju Haanpää & Pirkko Kuusela’, Museum Warehouse, Jokioinen
‘Together II’, Päivölä Recreation Home, Vihti
1996
‘Pictorial Moment’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
‘Länsi-Uusimaa Artists Association’, Studio of the Main Library, Lohja
TEXO Today’, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
‘Kitchen Sisters’, Promenadi Gallery, Hyvinkää
1995
‘Kitchen Sisters’, Studio of the Lohja Art School, Lohja
‘Kitchen Sisters’, Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
‘Women’s Laugh’, Turku Cultural Center, Turku
1994
’Christmas Exhibition’, Del Oro Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Länsi-Uusimaa Artists Association’, Kässä Gallery, Virkkala
‘Laurinkatu -Art Street’, Lohja Summer, Lohja
‘Together I’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela
1992
’Museum Without Walls’, Bemus Point, N.Y., USA
1972
’Young Artists’, Helsinki Art Hall, Helsinki
1971
’Hämeenlinna Artists Association’, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna
1970
’Graduating Students of Turku School of Fine Arts’, Wäinö Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku
‘Students of Turku Art School’, Tammisaari

MEMBERSHIPS

Painters’ Union in Finland; Ornamo /The Finnish Association of Designers (TEXO and Artists-O), Länsi-Uusimaa Artists’ Association (LUTS)

GRANTS

2015 and 2014 Hiidenheimo Foundation; 1998 ORNAMO/ The Finnish Association of Designers; 1998 Magistrat der Stadt Wien – Kultur ; Nokia Mobile Phones Austria; 1995 CIMO / Centre for International Mobility; 1989 Vihti Community Cultural Award: 1971 Turku Saskiat

COLLECTIONS

Hiidenheimo Foundation, Vihti; Vihti Community; Savings Bank of Länsi-Uusimaa; Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki; Museum of Modern Art in Tampere, Tampere City; SYLVA/Parents Association for Cancer Children, Helsinki; Länsi-Uusimaa Center for Adult Education.

Private Collectors in Finland and Abroad. 

BOOKS

2022
Mustan tahran arvoitus, ISBN 978-952-230- 769-9 (children’s novel)
Kaiju Haanpää – Tekstiilikollaaseja Textile Collages 1974-2022, ISBN 978-952-94-5936-0
2019
Unen tuoja, ISBN 978- 952-94-2319-4 (novel)
2015
Kosketuksia ISBN 978-952-93-5462-7 (poems)

WORKING ABROAD

1999 Bali, Indonesia; 1997-1998 Wien, Austria; 1991-1992 USA, Ga

VOYAGE IMPORTANT FOR WORK

India, Iran, Indonesia, USA, Thailand, Egypt, Tunis, Argentina, Greece, France, Austria, Italy, Kenia, Vietnam, Mauritius, Taiwan, South-Africa, Turkey, Arab Emirates, Hungary, Canada, Poland, Germany, Russia

OTHER

2019 Ornamo/ Artists O, Artist of the Month (March); 2014 ‘Annual Exhibition of Länsi-Uuusimaa Artists’ Association 2014’Curator; 2013 Victoria Martelin: ‘Kaiju Haanpään tuotannon keskeiset aiheet ja niiden merkitys’(’Central Motives and their Meaning to Kaiju Haanpää’s Art’), Master Thesis, University of Lappland;
2001 ‘Lesken lehti’, Gallery Pictor, Nummela (textile collages, poems); 2001 Works in Opening of Chydenia Building, Helsinki School of Economics; Work in Lohja Medieval Church at Easter; 1998 ’Black Madonna’, Ruprechtskirche, Wien, Austria (textile collages, dresses, staging); 1997
Unicef Gift Box Europe, cover picture

2000-2011 Principal of Espoo School of Art

1987-1991, 1993-1999 Principal of Vihti School of Art

1971-1987 Art teacher in different schools