Heikki Kukkonen CV

Born in Ilomantsi, Finland in 1954
Lives and works in a small coastal city Hanko, Finland.

Studied in the School of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland, qualified as a Graphic Artist in 1981.

Member of
- the Art Society of Joensuu since 1977
- the Helsinki Society of Artists since 1983
- the Society of Finnish Graphic Artists since 1984
- the International Society of Artists Acea since 2000
- the Society of Malaga Contemporary Artists (MAC) since 2003
- the Art Society of Hanko since 2008.

Private Exhibitions
  • 2017   Gallery ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • 2014   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013   City of Hanko gallery, Hanko, Finland
  • 2012   Art museum of Heinola, Finland & Taitokeskus ,Municipality Ilomantsi, Finland
  • 2011   Gallery of Poriginal, Pori, Finland & Gallery Duetto, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2010   City of Hanko gallery, Hanko, Finland & Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009   Gallery Aura, Turku, Finland
  • 2008   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki & Gallery of Koskenjalka, Korkeakoski
  • 2007   Joensuu Art Museum, Joensuu & Neliö-Gallery, Oulu & E - Gallery, Hanko
  • 2006   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki & Haapajärven kaupunki
  • 2005   Ilomantsi & Taller Gravura, Málaga, Spain
  • 2004   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki
  • 2003   Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain
  • 2002   Nivala municipaty & Ciudad de Haapajärvi
  • 2001   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki & Gallery Sirius, Jyväskylä & E - Gallery, Hanko
  • 2000   Ilomantsi & Gallery Leonardo, Tampere
  • 1999   Gallery Duetto, Helsinki & Gallery Quorum, Madrid & Savarte Gallery, Kotka &
              Gallery Avant, Joensuu & E - Gallery, Hanko
  • 1997   Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain & Gallery Quorum, Madrid, Spain
  • 1996   Ilomantsi & Gallery Sirius, Jyväskylä & Gallery Leonardo, Tampere &
              Tenencia de Alcaldia, Fuengirola, Spain
  • 1995   Gallery of the Society of the Finnish Graphic Artists, Helsinki
  • 1994   Gallery Leonardo, Tampere & Taller Gravura, Málaga, Spain
  • 1993   Ilomantsi & Järvenpäätalo, Järvenpää
  • 1992   Taller Gravura, Málaga, Spain & Il Caminetto, Madrid, Spain &
              Embassy of Finland, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991   Ilomantsi & Gallery Andromeda, Mikkeli & Gallery Sirius, Jyväskylä
  • 1990   Gallery Bronda, Helsinki & Gallery Figo, Joensuu
  • 1989   Taidesalonki Bellarte, Turku & Gallery Valkoinen Huone, Tampere & Ilomantsi
  • 1988   Gallery of the Society of the Finnish Graphic Artists, Helsinki & Siilinjärven kunta
  • 1987   Gallery 5, Kouvola
  • 1986   Gallery Bronda, Helsinki
  • 1985   Ilomantsi & Gallery Modi, Ciudad de Tampere & Ciudad de Outokumpu
  • 1984   Gallery Bronda, Helsinki
  • 1983   Joensuu Art Museum & Gallery Katariina, Helsinki & Pinacotheca, Jyväskylä
  • 1980   Ilomantsi

Group & Collective Exhibitions

  • Participated since 1974 yearly to about hundred group and collective exhibitions in Finland and abroad.

Exhibitions abroad
  • 2016   Gallery ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, Peru
  • 2010   Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Madrid, Spain
  • 2006   25 vuotta Taller Gravura, Málaga, Spain
  • 2004   Art Santander, Spain
  • 2003   XXX Edición del Premio Internacional de Grabado Carmen Arozena,
               Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain
  • 2001   Galeria d´arte Hexalfa, Lissabon, Portugal
  • 2000   Espais d´art ACEA´S, Barcelona, Spain & Arte Sevilla, Spain &
               Art Santander, Spain
  • 1999   Art Santander, Spain & Arte Sevilla, Spain
  • 1998   Art Santander, Spain
  • 1997   Estampa, Madrid, Spain
  • 1996   Estampa, Madrid, Spain
  • 1995   Estampa, Madrid, Spain
  • 1994   Estampa, Madrid, Spain
  • 1993   Estampa, Madrid, Spain & Arco-93, Madrid, Spain &
               Cassa Rurale De Artigiana Di Treviglio, Italy
  • 1992   Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos, Málaga, Spain
  • 1991   Five Finnish Graphich Artists, Málaga University, Spain &
               Finnish Graphics, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1989-90 Travelling Exhibition of Graphic Artists, Hungary
  • 1986   Gallery Strand, Södertälje, Sweden
  • 1985   Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden
  • 1984   Five Graphic Artists, Umeå, Sweden
  • 1983   Cassa Rurale De Artigiana Di Treviglio, Italy
  • 1981 Exhibition of the 4th-year students of the School of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland, Stockholm

Public works of art
  • 2016  Monument to the Koverhar Steel Works, Hanko, Finland
  • 1991  Sculpture, Real Estate Ltd., London
  • 1990  Wall Painting in the Swimming hall of Ilomantsi Municipality
  • 1990  Wall Relief, International Bank S.A., Luxemburg
  • 1990  Portrait of Principal Anita Koskimaa
  • 1985  Portrait of Professor Heikki A. Reenpää
  • 1984 Wall relief in the Auditorium of the Office Building of Ilomantsi Municipality

Works in the following collections

  State of Finland, Art Collection of Finnish Parliament, Cultural Fund of Finland.

  Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Alvar Aalto Museum,
  Kouvola Art Museum, Kuopio Art Museum, Majvik Collection, Otava Art Collection,
  Private Collection in Madrid, Craphic Collection Albertina, Vienna.

  Ciudad de Fuengirola, Spain, Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Joensuu, Turku, Jyväskylä,
  Haapajärvi, Hyvinkää, Imatra, Kemi, Hämeenlinna and Varkaus,
  Municipalities of Ilomantsi, Kesälahti, Siilinjärvi and Halikko.

  The University of Helsinki, The University of Málaga, The University of Texas at Austin U.S.A,
  The Library of the University of Harvard, The Library of the University of California, Berkeley,

  District Court of Ciudad de Vantaa, National Pools Company Oy Veikkaus Ab,
  Wihuri Foundation, Union of Salaried Employees TU.

  Insurance Company Kansa, Pohjola Insurance Company, Sampo Insurance Ltd, KOP Bank,
  Skopbank Art Collection, Etelä-Savo Savings Bank, STS Bank, Savings Bank of Hämeenkyrö.

  DOW Chemical Finland, Construction Company Haka, Construction Company YIT,
  Outokumpu Ltd.,  SOK Cooperative, Reader´s Digest, Oy AGA Ab, Oriola Oy, Tamro Oy,
  Oy Comptel Ab.

Grants
  •   1982 Art Commission of North Carelia Province
  •   1983 Cultural Commission of Ciudad de Helsinki
  •   1983 Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  •   1985 Art Commission of Uusimaa Province
  •   1986 Cultural Fund of Finland
  •   1987 Paulo Foundation
  •   1988 Cultural Fund of Finland
  •   1988 Art Commission of Uusimaa Province
  •   1989 Paulo Foundation
  •   1990 Art Commission of the State of Finland
  •   1990 Leo and Regina Wainstein Foundation
  •   1991 1-year Grant for Artists of the State of Finland
  •   1995 Art Commission of the State of Finland
  •   1998 Art Comission of the State of Finland
  •   2002 Art Commission of the State of Finland
  •   2003 Art Comission of North Carelia Province
  •   2004 3-year Grant of Cultural Fund of Finland
  •   2012 Art Comission of the State of Finland

Prizes
  • Cultural Prize of Ilomantsi Municipality 1980
  • Award of the Art Commissions of the Eastern Provinces of Finland 1981

Contact
  • HEIKKI KUKKONEN
    Painter and Graphic Artist
    Tiirarantie 27
    FIN-10960 Hanko Pohjoinen
    Finland
    Phone: +358 50 571 5710
    E-mail: kukkonen.heikki@gmail.com
    Homepage: www.kukkonen.info

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