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JYRKI POUSSU


C U R R I C U L U M V I TA E


BORN
1.6.1960 Kuusamo, Finland


PROFESSIONAL ART EDUCATION
• Institute of Fine Arts of Lahti, Finland 1984-1988
•Liminka, school of fine arts, 2 class1983-1984
•Liminka, school of fine arts, 1 class 1976-1977


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND
• Puuta ja muuta, Oskari Jauhiainen Art Museum, Kiiminki 2012
• Jyrki Poussu 50, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu 2010
• Metamorphoses, Gallery 5, Oulu 2008
• Wood and colour, Kusamo-hall, Helsinki 2006-2007
• Ten Years After, Lapinlahti artmuseum, Lapinlahti 2004
• Syitä myöten, TM-Gallery, Helsinki 2004
• Wood and colour, Gallery Myötätuuli, Raahe 2002
• Wood and colour, SmartHouse, Technopolis, Oulu 2001
• Syitä myöten, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu 2001
• Wood and colour, Oskari Jauhiainen Art Museum, Kiiminki 2000
• Wood and colour, Kaamos Gallery, Kuusamo 2000
• Birdlife, installation, Lusto - Finnish Forest Museum, Punkaharju 2000
• Wood and colour, Gallery BE`19, Helsinki 1999
• Wood and colour, Gallery Tyko, Nurmes 1999
• Wood and colour, Kemi Art Museum 1998
• Wood and colour, Raahe 1997
• Wood and colour, Gallery BE`19, Helsinki 1997
• Wood and colour, Varkaus Art Museum, 1997
• Wood and colour, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu 1996
• Wood and colour, Porkkatörmä arthall, Kuusamo 1995
• Wood and colour, Gallery Saskia, Tampere 1995
• Wood and colour, Gallery BE`19, Helsinki 1994
• Wood and colour, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki 1992
• Wood and colour, Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio 1992
• Wood and colour, Oulu City Art Museum 1991
• Sand and paper, Raahe 1991
• Sand and paper, Arctic Gallery, Oulu 1991
•The artists of september, Oulu City Art Museum 1988


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS ABROAD
• Suomi Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden 1988


ENVIRONMENTAL ART
• IV Carelian Environmental Art Symposium, Tolstjakovo, Carelia, Russia 2013
• ASPA Environmental Art Happening 2009, SKjL, Karjalohja, Finland
• Oranki Art 2009, Pello Finland
• By The Water, environmental arthappening, Oulu 2003
• Siirtymä, environmental arthappening, Oulu 1994


GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND
• HOMANEN-POUSSU-SÖDÖ-ZORIN, Porvoo Arthall, 2013
• Museum of the New Generation, Jyväskylä-Säynätsalo 2011
• Wide Horizon, Oulu City Art Museum 2009
• IHME, provincional exhibition of Oulu, Oulu City Art Museum 2006
• 21 standpoints to potatoes, Tyrnävä, 2005
• 67. exhibition of the Visual Arts Organizationsof Finland, Savonlinna 2005
• 60-years exhibition of Nordic Art Assosiation of Finland, Suomenlinna, Helsinki 2004
• Provincional exhibition of Oulu, Kajaani City Art Museum 2003
• Provincional exhibition of Oulu, Oulu City Art Museum 2002
• Palapeli, Oulu City Art Museum 2000
• Päivien kuohu - Daily Surge - Dagens Bjur, Gallery Villa Vanamo, Oulu 2000
• Kaleva 100-years. Collections of newspaper-magazineKaleva. Circular exhibition 1999
• 60. exhibition of the Visual Arts Organizationsof Finland, Savonlinna Art Museum 1998
• 59. exhibition of the Visual Arts Organizations of Finland, Hyvinkää Art Museum 1997
• Radio 103.1 projeckt, Oulu 1997
• Finnish artists exhibition, Leikkaus 102. Helsinki 1997
• Finnish artists exhibition 101. Hyvinkää 1996
• Provincional exhibition of Oulu, Kajaani City Art Museum 1995
• Matkalla-On the road, Transferable sculpture exhibition, province of Oulu 1995
• Onko kanto taidetta? Finnish sculpture in the 90`s, Oulu City Art Museum 1994
• Transform, Aine art museum, Tornio 1994
• Pajari-Poussu, TTS-Gallery, Turku 1991
• Art Pikisaari, Oulu 1991
• Oulusta! Seinäjoki Arthall 1991
• SKjL, Havahdu-happening, Oulu and Valkeakoski 1990
• Regional exhibition of Oulu 1989
• Regional exhibition of Oulu art museum 1987


FINNISH ART EXHIBITIONS ABROAD
• Finnish Paradox, Artmuseum of Petrozavodsk, Russia 2011
• ARCTIC HEAT, Gallery Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany 2010
• “DUTY FREE” - 12 artitst from Finland, Putney, Vermont, USA 1996


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Super Market Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden 2014
miniART 2013, Veliky Novgorod, Russia
Avesta Art `98, Avesta, Sverige 1998
Nordkalottens höstsalong, Luleå, Sverige 1989

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COLLECTIONS
• State of Finland
• City of Oulu
• Oulu City Art Museum
• Kemi Art museum
• Kuusamo Town
• Newspaper magazine Kaleva
• VR-yhtiöt
• Saskia Collections; Oulu, Tampere, Turku
• YH-Constructions of Nothern Finland
• Liminka School of fine art
• Livoli Oy
• CCC Group Collections
• Town of Salo


COLLECTIONS ABROAD

Neste-Moscow, Russia


PUBLIC WORKS
• Salo Townlibrary, “Olemuksen yleväisyys, Sivukatsomossa, Maankorvessa” 2004
• “Son of the wind”, Painted woodrelief 1995, auditorium of Riihi-foundation, Oulu, 1998
• “Silent echoes” Painted woodrelief. Tuirankartanon palvelukeskus, vainajien huone, Oulu1988
• “Jaettu ilo on kaksinkertainen ilo” Painted woodrelief. Tuirankartanon palvelukeskus, Oulu1998
• “Exception proves a rule” paintedsculptures at primary school of Myllytulli, Oulu, 1997
• “Lux borealis” apainted woodrelief at the Oulu railway station 1997
• “Firefox and the light of a powdercellar” a painted woodrelief, Toranki highschool, Kuusamo, 1993
• “Mother-Earth and Enigma” a spacial work with stone and colour, primary school of Maikkula, Oulu, 1990
•“Changing season” a painted relief at the Päijät-Häme central hospital, Lahti, 1987
• “Impulssit” a painted relief at the Päijät- Häme central hospital, Lahti, 1987


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
• Painting instructor at the Kuusamo Summer Artcourse, since 2000-
• Painting instructor of watercolor and acrylics at the Liminka School of fine arts 2002-2003
• Instructor of plastic composition, University of Oulu, Laborathory of Art and Modelling 2000
• Painting and drawing instructor, Liminka School of fine arts 1988-1995


MEMBERSHIP
• Since 1988 a member of the Finnish Painters Union
• Since 1989 a member of the Artists Association of Oulu


HONOURS - MEDALS
• Honorary member of the Union of Finnish Artists Associations, since 2013-
• Union of Finnish Artists Associations, Voipaala-medal 2013


RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS:


ARTS COUNCIL OF FINLAND
• Exhibit Grant Commission, vice chairman2010-2012


ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION OF FINLAND
• Artists`Association of Finland, member of board 2006-2009
• Visual Artists Wellfare Foundation, member of board 2006-2009


UNION OF FINNISH ART ASSOCIATIONS
• Chairman 2006-2009
• Representative of international relations 2010-2012
• Member of board 2004-2009


FINNISH PAINTERS UNION
• Member of board 2011-2012


OULU ART ASSOCIATION
• Oulu Art Association, chairman 2003- 2005
• Oulu Art Association, vice chairman 2002-2003
• Oulu Art Association, member of board 1989-1991, 2002-2003


PUBLICATIONS
• Wide Horizon, Oulu City Art Museum 2009, ISBN 978-952-5465-38-9
• Näitkö. TML, Helsinki 2005, ISSN 1459-3661
• Neste in Moscow, Flashes Of The Interior And The Art Collection 1998
•Avesta Art `98, exhibition catalog, Avesta, Sverige, ISBN 91-630-6883-4
• Puuta ja väriä - wood and colour, Oulu 1996, ISBN 952-90-7547-2
• Jyrki Poussu, Oulun taidemuseon julkaisuja 13. Oulu 1991, ISBN 951-9234-23-3
• Taiteilijat, Taiteilijahakemisto. Julkaisija Suomen Taiteilijaseura, Helsinki 1991, ISBN 951-608-000-6