Elina Koskimies

Elina Koskimies
born 1963 in Kokemäki, Finland
Studies of fine arts:
1990-94 Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy
1986-90 School of Fine Arts in Turku, Finland
One man shows:
2000 ...Distances...Frescoes..., Galleria Valööri, Helsinki
1999 Frescoes and supports, Galleri Kakakelhallen, Mariehamn, Åland (Finland)
1999 Galerie Plaisiren, Hässelby Castle, Stockholm, Sweden
1997 organics & Minerals, Outokumpu Old Mine museum, Finland
1996 Through Etruria back to Finland, tm-galleria, Helsinki and Matinpalo -museum, Nastola, Finland
1996 Indiano Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
1994 Etruscan memories -etchings, Indiano Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
1993 Explosions from the walls - talks to the walls, Rantagalleria, Turku, Finland
1993 From wall to wall, Poriginal-galleria, Pori and Emil Cedercreutz Museums cafè, Harjavalta, Finland
1992 The birth of the heart, Brinkkalan galleria, Turku Cultural Center, Finland and Studio d'arte il Moro, Florence, Italy
1992 L'Oltreverde, Centro Internazionale Studenti Giorgio La Pira, Florence, Italy
1990 Debut -exhibition, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
Selected groupshows:
2000 New earth's pictures, groupshow of the union of regional fine arts organizations in Uusimaa, Cablefactory, Helsinki
2000 Finland's Artists' 105 th Exhibition, Helsinki Arthall
1998 Firenze, Dintorni, memoria storica e immagininario plausibile, Spazio Uno, Florence, Italy
1998 Wind from southwest 10 m/s..., Artists' Association of Helsinki, Suomenlinna, Finland
1997 The cut 102, Finland's Artists' 102 nd Exhibition, Helsinki Arthall
1996 Picture of the earth, Hanko, Finland
1995 The Visual Art Weeks of Mänttä, Finland
1995 The exhibition of the young, Helsinki Arthall
Public works:
1998 Frescopainting on the entrancehall's wall in a building of assistance for old people in the district of Itä-Pasila in Helsinki, Finland
1995 Frescopainting on the Artcenter Honkahovi's terrace's wall
Selected grants:
Finnish Cultural Foundation, The town of Helsinki, The Cultural Foundation for Finland and Sweden, The Foundation of Finland's Academy of Arts, The town of Turku, Foundation of Oskar Öflund, The Varsinais-Suomi regional Foundation of the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Travelgrant from Artists' Association of Finland, Nordic Council's Sleipnir-travel grant
Artists' Association of Helsinki, Muu ry, Finnish Painters' Union
Teaching frescopainting for the students of Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts (1997) and of Lahti Artcollege (1996), before also other artteaching; Stay and independent working in Finland's Roman Institute Villa Lante's studio (1995); Participating in a course of frescopainting in the academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm (1997); Stay and independent working in a studio of Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (1999), Groupperformance with fresco and poems in Harakka island in Helsinki on Helsinki-day 12th of June 2000; Stay and independent working in Oaxaca artistresidence in Mexico (2001)