CV

CV

Laura Pehkonen

 

b. 1985 Oulu, Finland

Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland

 

EDUCATION

2014 Master of Arts, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture,

Applied Art and Design Master Program

2010 University of Art and Design Helsinki, Ceramic and Glass Art BA

2006-2007 Hamk University of Applied sciences, Glass and Ceramic design

2004 Salpaus Further Education school, audiovisual communication BE

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

2019 Tyhmänäyttely - The Stupid exhibition, Klaus K. , Helsinki, Finland

2019 Mid-Atlantic Keramik Exchange, Reykjavik, Iceland

SOLO WORKS, EXHIBITONS AND COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018 Commission work for The Finnish State Art Collection Committee

2018 Public ceramic art for Pasila Street Art District, Helsinki

2018 Fine Lines together with Katariina Guthwert, official program of Designmarch 2018, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017 Buffet - Icelandic edition, Designmarch 2017, Lækningaminjasafniđ, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016 Tuovi Eskola: Herbaario & Laura Pehkonen: Kuvitelmia, Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo, Finland

2016 Laura Pehkonen X Galleria Kooma, Oulu

2013 Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

2013 Samasta -teoksia monista osista, together with Matias Liimatainen, Mari Paikkari and Veera Tamminen, Gallery Arabia, Helsinki

2012 Jakkara, pinkki ja sitruuna, The Exhibitionists, Helsinki

2012 Seinäruusuja / Wallflowers, Suomenlinna Toy Museum, Helsinki

2012 A gift for the Unseen in Suomenlinna, Kraanalaituri´s crane

2011 Kummalla puolella with Lotta Mattila, Arabia gallery, Helsinki

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 European Ceramic Context 2018, Bornholm, Denmark

2018 Pyhäniemen kesä, Pyhäniemen kartano, Hollola, Finland

2018 Fiskars Summer House, Fiskars, Finland

2018 Mix & Match, Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

2018 Project Network, Apple House Gallery, Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskor, Denmark

2017 Superwood Festival, Hotel Rantapuisto, Helsinki

2017 Fungus Figura, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki

2016 Behind the Seen, Taidehalli, Porvoo

2015 Gumbostrand Konst&Form, Sipoo

2015 Keramiikka tilassa - Ceramics and Space, Designmuseo, Helsinki, Finland

2014 Biennal Internacional de Ceramica de Manises, Valencia, Spain

2014 Material Matters, Mediacenter Lume Gallery, Helsinki

2014 Masters of Art Unseen, Helsinki Design Week, Helsinki

2014 Bloom, Lokal, Helsinki

2014 Rajamailla - Young Designers´ association´s spring exhibiton, Helsinki

2012 You are here. Art and Design Boundaries Exhibition, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki

2011 Venice reflected in contemporary waves, Gallery Kadieff, Raatimiehenkatu 2, Helsinki

2011 Uunituoretta!, LB-Contemporary, Annankatu 16, Helsinki

2010 Lasifantasia 2010, Iittala glassvillage, Iittala

2009 AHNE´09, Rotermanni 4, Tallinna

2008 Lasifantasia 2008, Iittala glassvillage, Iittala

 

GRANTS AND FUNDS

2018 Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2017 Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2016 Taike, Arts Promotion Centre Finland

2015 Greta&William Lehtinen Foundation

2013 Arabia Factory´s Art Department Society ry, Group exhibition at Arabia Gallery

2012 Valtion muotoilutoimikunnan kohdeapuraha keraamikkojen työhuoneen varustamiseen, Laura Pehkonen & work group

 

COLLECTIONS

Valtion taideteostoimikunta / The Finnish State Art Collection Committee

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center

Private collections

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 Cotto Designs Ceramic Studio, Lima, Peru

2018 Project Network, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark

2016 Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

Artists O, member of board

Art Association Öy Ry, member of board

Kuvasto ry

 

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE

2018 "Painting Paradise" planning and teaching porcelain painting workshop for Iittala & Arabia Design Centre www.designcentrehelsinki.com

2017 planning and teaching wheel throwing workshop for Iittala & Arabia Design Centre www.designcentrehelsinki.com

2017 "Re-Imagine Arabia" planning and teaching experimental plate decoration workshop for Iittala & Arabia Design Centre www.designcentrehelsinki.com

2017 planning and teaching ceramic proto workshop for asulym seekers in co-operation with Fair start https://www.fairstartproducts.com/product/5

2014 Teaching and planning weekly Ceramic workshop for kids, Espoo

2014 "OHO- Opitaan yhdessä!" Multi-cultural workshop in co-operation with writer-dramaturge Riikka Takala at Entresse Library, Espoo

2014 Porcelain decoration workshop in EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art

2009 Assistant for sculptor Kim Simonsson

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

2017 Werde Magazin - Lebenskunst, Natur & Vielfalt

2017 "Laura Pehkonen. Un mundo delicato e luminoso." La Ceramica in Italia e nel mondo n. 34

2017  HA Magazine on Icelandic design and architecture vol. 05

12/2016 “Läckra bakelser bland mossa och palmer”, Östnyland 20.12.2016

4/2016 Glorian Koti

2/2016 "Keraamisia ajatuksia" Kaleva 20.2.2016

1/2016 Eeva

9/2015 Deko

9/2015 TL-Magazine

2014 “Keramiikka tilassa-Keramiikan tila” Design museo exhibiton cataloque, pages 70-71

5/2014 Deko

1/2014 Koti ja Keittiö

9/2013 Plaza Koti

9/2013 Keski-Uusimaa

6/2013 A3-lehti, www.a3lehti.fi

2/2013 Deko

3/2012 Koti ja Keittiö

1/2011 Gloria

52/2010 Helsingin Sanomat Nyt

12/2010 Helsingin Sanomat Salivahti