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ABOUT ME

FRANK

ART COLLECTIVE

BIOGRAPHY

I AM A VISUAL ARTIST FROM KERAVA, BORN IN 1995. AFTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL I GRATUATED WITH AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN HORTICULTURE, AFTER WHICH I RETURNED TO MY DEAR OLD HOBBY, ART. I STUDIED FOR FOUR YEARS, DURING WHICH I FOUND MY HAND AND PASSION IN SCULPTURE AND PAINTING. SINCE THE FALL OF 2019 I HAVE BEEN A PART OF FRANK ART COLLECTIVE. IN THE SPRING OF 2020 I WILL GRADUATE FROM KANKAANPÄÄ ARTSCHOOL. 

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ARTIST STATEMENT

EMOTION. OF THAT I DO. OFCOURSE ABOUT OTHER THINGS, BUT MOSTLY OF THAT. WATER FEELS NICE, EVEN IF IT SCARES ME. IT WAKES THE IMAGINATION AND ON ITS SELF CREATES LOADS OF CONTENTS. MAYBE THAT IS WHY I CREATE PLENTY OF WATER-RELATED THEMES. EMOTIONS ARE LIKE WATER. WONDERFUL AND HORRIBLE. YOU WANT NOT TO THINK ABOUT THEM, AND YET HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO SINK IN THEM. UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE. AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL AND HORRIBLE THINGS. LAKES, RIVERS AND OCEANS HAVE A SORT OF ETERNITY ABOUT THEM THAT FASCINATES ME. NO START OR END, WATERS JUST ARE. WATER FRIGHTENS ME, AND IN THE SAME TIME I WANT TO DIP MY HEAD UNDERNEATH THE SURFACE, AND HAVE A CURIOUS PEEK OF WHAT LIES BENEATH.

I WORK FLUENTLY WITH DIFFERENT MATERIALS, EXCEPT MAYBE WITH COMPUTERS. WITH THEM I FIGHT. I SCULPT, MOLD, CAST, CUT, PATCH, PAINT AND DRAW WHAT EVER EACH PIECE DEMANDS. MOST AT HOME I AM WITH TRADITIONAL SCULPTING AND PAINTING TECHNIQUES. FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END PROPERLY AND WITH NO SHORTCUTS.

CURRICULUM VITAE

AINO MARIA RYTKÖNEN

1995 KERAVA, FINLAND

EDUCATION

VISUAL ARTIST

2020

SATAKUNTA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, KANKAANPÄÄ

BASICS OF FINE ARTS

2015

KANNELJÄRVEN OPISTO, LOHJA

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN HORTICULTURE

2014

HYRIA KOULUTUS, HYVINKÄÄ

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020

4/5

KANKAANPÄÄ GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

(FRANK- ART COLLECTIVE)

2019

ARTSCHOOL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

SAMK ARTSCHOOL GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

100% FEMALE

GROTE OF ST. LAURENSKERK, ALKMAAR, NETHERLANDS

(CURATED GROUPEXHIBITION)

FEELINGS

GALLERY KIVIPANKKI, JÄMSÄ, FINLAND

SOINNAHDUS

SAMK ART CORRIDOR, PORI, FINLAND

UPEA EEPPINEN - VEISTÄJIEN TRIUMFI

(SCULPTOR'S TRIUMPH)

SAMK ARTSCHOOL GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

NELJÄ MAATA, NELJÄ VUODENAIKAA

SAMK ARTSCHOOL GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

2018

SADONORJUU FALL EXHIBITION

SAMK ARTSCHOOL GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

OLENKO MINÄ? / AM I?

AULAGALLERIA/LOBBYGALLERY, TUUSULA, FINLAND

(SOLO EXHIBITION)

2017

VALO  - ARTSCHOOL CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

SAMK ARTSCHOOL GALLERY, KANKAANPÄÄ, FINLAND

STOCKFORS ART FAIR

STOCKFORS, PYHTÄÄ, FINLAND

2016

ORANSSI MYRSKY

GALLERY PATINA, JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND