About & CV

Jarmo-Makila-ja-pojat-2010

1952 Born in Rauma
Lives and works in Helsinki

EDUCATION

1970-73 The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
1970-71 The University of Art and Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Mirror Neuron, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki , Finland
2014 LUX Art Institute, San Diego, USA
2013 Masculine ventriloquism, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Market Art fair, Galerie Forsblom, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 Pori art museum, Pori, Finland
Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin , Germany
2011 Galerie Favardin & De Verneuil, Paris, France
Gallerie Koivulinna, Pukkila, Finland
2010 Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin, Germany
Galleria Heino, Helsinki, Finland
Galerie Michael Schultz, Seoul, South Korea
2009 Salo Art Museum, Salo, Finland
Galleria Pictor, Nummela, Finland
2008 Helsinki City art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Galleria Orton, Helsinki, Finland
2007 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2005 Seinäjoki Art Hall, Seinäjoki, Finland
2004 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Galleria Mälkki, Tampere, Finland
Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Gallery Eve Pinomaa, Hanko, Finland
2002 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
1999 Varkaus Art Museum, Varkaus, Finland
Pukkila Art house, Pukkila, Finland
1998 Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Cathedral crypt, Helsinki, Finland
1994 Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland
Frank Bustamante Gallery, New York, USA
1991 Galerie Grafiart, Turku, Finland
1990 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
1982 Galerie of artist union, Moscow, Soviet Union
Modern art museum, Odessa, Soviet Union
1970s-80s Numerous solo exhibitions in Finland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Snakeville, Haugart artmuseum, Tonsberg, Norway
2015 Dark Days, Bright Nights , Kemper museum, Kansas City, USA
2014 Keramiikka tilassa, Taideteollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
The Big Pictures, amos Anderssons art museum, Helsinki , Finland
Processen, Avesta Art, Avesta, Sweden
Now you see, Rox Gallery, New York, USA
2013 A Sense of Time – the Story of OMA’s collection, Oulu Museum of Art
OMA, Oulu, Finland
Nordic Art Trienal, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Pearls, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Sweet n’ Rotten, The shared world of Jarmo Mäkilä and Rauha Mäkilä,
Kerava Art Museum, Kerava, Finland
Drawing in the flesh, Art Museum of Vantaa, Vantaa, Finland
2012 carnagie art award
The Stenersen Museum , Oslo, Norway
The Royal Academy of fine arts, Stockholm, Sweden
Amos Andersons Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark
Biennale Balticum, Art museum of Rauma, Finland
Op-Pop- Post, art museum of Pori, Finland
2011 Isä ja äiti, Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mänttä, Finland
Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Le Mal de Montano, Galerie Favardin & De Verneuil, Paris, France
Art and Comics, Art museum of Tuusula, Finland
2007 Time of animals, Finnish National gallery Ateneum, Helsinki, Finland
I want to be a dog, art museum of Rauma, Finland
Lönström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
2003 Popcorn and politics – Activists of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art
Kiasma, Helsinki , Finland
2000 Nordic Postmodernism, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki,
Finland
1999-2000 The Painting, Painters Union 70-year anniversary exhibition , Finland
1999 International art, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
1997 Suomi – kuva, art Villa Wegelius, Ikaalinen, Finland
Smart Show goes to sea, Helsinki – Stockholm
1994 Finnish art Triennial of Helsinki – St Petersburg (Finnish Artists’
Association), Finland – Russia
1993 Kaikista lapsuuden huoneista, Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
1992 Art, Frank Bustamante Gallery, New York, USA
1991 Galerie Pelin 10-year anniversary exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
Contemporary Finnish Art, St Petersburg, Soviet Union
1990 Valo-kuva, Finnish Printmakers Exhibition, finland
1989 Synty ja kuolema, Tampere Art Museum, Finland
1988 Kuuntelu, Finnish Painters’ Union exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
Finnish contemporary art exhibition, Havana, Cuba
1985 Taiteilijaa tapaamassa, the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts touring
exhipition, Finland
Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland
1984 “Nordic picture ‘- touring exhibition, DDR
1981 Young artists, Helsinki, Finland
Finnish contemporary art exhibition, Moscow, Soviet Union
Cagnes-sur-Mer, an international painting exhibition, France
1979 Kantaryhmä – Group Exhibition , Tampere, Finland
Finnish Painters’ Union 50th anniversary exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1978 78-realist – exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1977-78 Finsk bild – exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden
1977 Biennale Balticum, Rauma, Finland
1974 Finnish Fine Arts Association exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
1974-87 Finnish Artists exhibitions, Helsinki, Finland
1970-84 Young Artists Exhibitions, Helsinki, Finland
1970 Kolpino, Soviet Union

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Aine Art Museum, Finland
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Finland
Espoo Art Museum, Finland
Finnish National Gallery Ateneum, Finland
Helsinki Art Museum, Finland
Kerava Art Museum, Finland
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Finland
Kuopio art musem, Finland
Mikkeli Art Museum, Finland
Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
Pori Art Museum, Finland
Pushkin Museum, Russia
Rauma Art Museum, Finland
Salo art museum, Finland
Salvador Allende Museum, Chile
Sara Hilden Art museum, finland
Turku Art Museum, Finland
Vantaa Art Museum, Finland
Wäinö aaltonen museum, Finland
Altia Group art Collection, Finland
City of Kuusankoski art collection, Finland
City of Rovaniemi art collection, Finland
City of Seinäjoki art collection, Finland
City of Vaasa art collection, Finland
Eläkesysteemi Collection, Finland
Rafaela§Kaj Forsblom Collection, Finland
Finland State art collection
Pekka Halonen Collection, finland
Heino art collection, Finland
Aune Jääskeläinen art collection, Finland
Eevi and Jalmari Karhula Foundation, Finland
Johan König collection, Sweden
Nordic collection of Helsinki, Finland
Nordea art collection, Finland
OKO art collection, Finland
Paulo Foundation, Finland
Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland
Lars Swanljung art collection, Finland
Wihuri Foundation, Finland

PUBLIC WORKS

1999 “Tähtitaivaan alla”, Vartiokylä church, Helsinki, Finland
“Promise Kept”, Eläkesysteemi Oy Ab, Helsinki, Finland
“Sininen tulevaisuus”, Helsinki, Finland
1992 Ingmarsat ” Linnunrata”, London, England

AWARDS

2011 Carnagie Art awards nomination
2002 Pro Finlandia
1998 Vuoden kultahuippu, the best illustration and graphic design
1985 Kuopio Music Centre, the wall painting competition
Biennale Balticum Award, Rauma
1983 Finnish Artists’ Association Award
1981 Helsinki city wall painting competition
1977 Gulf of Bothnia biennale medal
1974 Pablo Neruda –competition Honorary Award
1973 Finnish Art Society ducat award

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

toim. Arja Elovirta: Sweet n’ Rotten, Jarmo Mäkilän ja Rauha Mäkilän jaettu maailma ,
Kerava Art Museum 2013, Altti Kuusamo: Poikavuosien hymytön maailma, Pori art
museum 2012, Tuula Karjalainen: suden vuosi, galerie Heino 2011, Christoph tannert:
kinderkreuzzug, galerie Michael Schultz 2010, Mika Hannula: Tulevan menneet,
Helsinki art museum 2008, Art Pinx, Kuvankertojat 2003, Michael Casey: The postavant-
garde 2000, Leena-Maija Rossi: Taide vallassa 1999, Art 1/99, Aavekaupunki 1998
Paula Holmila TV 1, Terttu Kivirinta: Galleria Pelin 1981 – 1991 Art 1/95, Kivirinta-
Pohjola – Rossi: Koko hajanainen kuva, Suomalaisen taiteen 80 – luku 1991, Kimmo Sarje:
Realismi ja utopiat 1991, Michael Casey: Painting In Finland Scandinavian review 1990,
Michael Casey: New Image – Fantasian maisema 1990, Kimmo Sarje: Siksi 1988, Altti
Kuusamo: Uponnut Atlantis 1988

TEACHING

1993-94 Academy of Fine Arts, painting, acting professor
1988-89 Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
1978-88 University of Art and Design

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Artists’ Association / Association of Painters
The Helsinki Artists’ Association

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