KAISU ARO / Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1949 in Ylitornio, Finland

ART STUDIES
Art Academy of Finland 1970-1974

SOLO SHOWS IN FINLAND
2010 Galleria Kone, Hämeenlinna
2009 Galleria Ama, Turku
2007 Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki
2002 Seinäjoki Art Hall
2002 Gallery Bakeliittibambi, Helsinki
1998, 1993, 1990, 1985 ja 1983 Gallery Taidesalonki, Helsinki
1997 The Aine Art Museum, Tornio
1996, 1987 ja 1982 Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää
1991 Gallery Pinacotheca, Jyväskylä
1983 Gallery Husan Taidesalonki, Tampere
1982 Gallery Strindberg, Helsinki
1975 Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki

SOLO SHOWS ABROAD
1994 Galerie du Temple, Paris
1993 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1993 Gallery Sirius, Kostroma, Russia
1991 Tecota Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS IN FINLAND
2009 Worth Painting, Finnish Painters' Union's 80th Anniversary Exhbition, Amos Anderson Art Museum
2007 "PAIKALLISTA" ("LOCAL"), Ars-Häme, The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
2007 Iki-Digi Art, Hämeenlinna
2003 Kerava Art Museum, Kerava
2002 Gallery Promenade, Hyvinkää
2001 Mikola Watercolour Museum, Vaasa
2001 TAJU 2001 - Contemporary Art Event, Hyvinkää
2000-1973 Annual Exhibitions of the Artists of Hyvinkää
1999 Art Center Villa Wegelius, Ikaalinen
1998 "KATO" ("LOOK"), Vantaa
1998 The 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Hyvinkää Artists' Association, Hyvinkä
1997 Purnu Summer Exhibition, Orivesi
1996, 1982, 1975 and 1974 Finnish Artists' Exhibition, Helsinki
1996 Galleria Allinna, Riihimäki
1994 XL Art Fair, Turku
1992 and 1983 The Uusimaa Regional Exhibition, Helsinki
1985 The Artists of the Year, Hyvinkää Art Museum
1981, 1976, 1975 ja 1974 Young Artists' Exhibition, Helsinki
1977 Näyttely 77/Exhibition 77, Kunsthalle Helsinki
1976 Suomalainen akvarelli/Finnish Watercolour, Helsinki
1973 Union of Finnish Art Associations' Exhibition, Jyväskylä

GROUP SHOWS ABROAD
2002 Kostroma Art Gallery, Kostroma, Russia
1999 Stockholm Art Fair
1998 The 3rd International Biennial Watercolour Exhibition, Coyacán, Mexico
1992 Galleri Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden
1982 Hyvinkää Artists' Association, Deva, Rumania
1974 Galleri Plaisir, Hässelby Slott, Vällingby, Sweden

PUBLICATIONS
A review, Art Journal Taide 6/02
Maalatun kuvan kieli, Taide 1/03
Maalauksia, Kaisu Aro, Hyvinkää Art Museum Publication Series Number 25

PUBLIC WORKS
1995 Wall painting in Martti Community Centre, Hyvinkää
1990 Wall painting in Anttila Primary School and Nursery, Hyvinkää

COMPETITIONS
2004 Hyvinkää Parish Altarpiece Competition, Hyvinkää

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2009 and 2007 Arts Council of Häme
2005, 2001, 1998, 1996, 1993 and 1990 The State of Finland
2005 and 2001 Alfred Kordelin Foundation 2001
2004 and 2001 The City of Hyvinkää
2004 The State of Finland 1-year Grant
2003, 1998 and 1993 Uusimaa Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation
2003 and 1998 The State of Finland Exhibition Grant
1997 Arts Council of Uusimaa
1997 Hotel Chevillon Grant of the Finnish Cultural Foundation
1996 Reward of The Artists' Association of Finland
1996 Finnish Cultural Foundation
1994 Oskar Öflund Foundation
1992 Studio Grant of the Nordic Art Centre
1987 The City of Hyvinkää Art Award

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The State of Finland
The City of Helsinki
The City of Hyvinkää
Hyvinkää Art Museum
The Fine Arts Society of Finland
Wihuri Foundation
Bäcksbacka Collection
The Aine Art Foundation
Postipankki Oy
Suur-Helsingin Osuuspankki Bank
Kansallisosakepankki Bank
Säästöpankki Bank
Ada-bolaget (Sweden)
Pohjola Group
The Municipality of Heinävesi
Kiljava Hospital

MEMBERSHIPS
Finnish Painters' Union
Hyvinkää Artists' Association
Ars-Häme

TEACHING
Hyvinkää Art School 2003-
Pekka Halonen Academy, Tuusula 1996-