What would Summer be without the Summer Gallery Katariina?

Katariina kutsu

Katariina opens again! There you can find works of 30 artists, both unique pieces and in small series. Katariina is open from 1st of July until 8th of August Monday-Friday at 11-18 and Saturday-Sunday 11-16. Location: Katariinantori 4, Lappeenranta Fortress.

Mask – an online exhibition of Gallery Alice Floriano

mies metsäraiskiossa suuri kaarnanpala kasvoilla

Here you will find a link to the beautiful presentation of the gallery Alice Floriano about the works of 73 artists for the theme mask. The presentation is curated by the gallerist and artist Alice Floriano. My contribution was a series of photos of something more momentary, ready-made and site-specific than normally. About a person trying to find his place in changes of environment and time.

saunakiulu miehen päässä savusaunan pimeydessä


Cable factory is the place to be!

The Annual Art Jewellery Sale Exhibition “Teosmyynti” of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association will open tomorrow 6th of March at 17-19 o’clock in Valssaamo of Kaapelitehdas (Cable factory), in Helsinki. The exhibition is open until 15th of March. The artists themselves are taking care of the exhibition so you have a very good chance to have a chat with them and get a deeper knowledge about the specific pieces on show!

teosmyynti on korutaideyhdistys ry:n vuosittainen myyntitapahtuma

The presented artists are: Aino Favén, Ami Avellán, Anna Rikkinen, Antti Nieminen, Anu Kirkinen, Ari Pyörälä, Clarice Finell, Eero Lintusaari, Elina Honkanen, Elli Hukka, Hanna Kostiainen, Hanna Ryynänen, Helena Lehtinen, Jaana Junkkaala, Janna Syvänoja, Jenni Sokura, Juhani Heikkilä, Jussi Järvinen, Katriina Seppälä, Kirsi Manninen, Laura Saarivuori-Eskola, Leena Tuomanen, Mari Kallionpää, Mari Syren, Maria Nuutinen, Marjut Kalin-Eloaho, Meira Rauta, Melitina Balabin, Mervi Kurvinen, Minna Markkanen, Mirkka Suokas, Natalia Ruth, Nikolai Balabin, Saara Ruskola, Saija Lehtonen, Seppo Vainikainen, Sirja Knaapi, Susanna Feuerbacher, Tanja Is, Tarja Tuupanen, Theresa Storbacka, Tiina Rajakallio, Tuija Hietanen, Tytti Lindström, Wiebke Pandikow and Yoriko Palo.

Finlàndia crea in Mucbe

Finlandia crea invitation for the exhibition

Finlàndia crea exhibition has now traveled to Benicarló, Spain (last year it opened in Girona, Spain). The exhibition shows contemporary art from South Carelia region and it celebrates the 30 years history of the South Carelian Art Association. The exhibition is curated by Antonio Altarriba and it presents works of 15 artists from painting to sculpture and photography to contemporary jewellery. I am privileged to be part of the exhibition. Here is a link of the local TV channel (canal56) to see the overview of the exhibition space and the speeches from the opening Friday 21st of February.

The exhibition is open until 29th of March 2020.
More information you can find here.

Goodwood 10 in St Petersburg

invitation for exhibition Goodwood 10 in St Petersburg, Russia

Pleasure to take part of GOODWOOD10 – the exhibition for jewelry, sculpture, graphics about and of wood.

8 February to 8 March 2020
Gallery Ambar Buržua
Bolshaja Konjushennaja st. 2
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Open daily from 11 am to 10 pm

From Finland there are three partisipants: Melitina Balabin, Nikolai Balabin and me. Welcome!

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Fe. Stahlpreis 2020

After three months in Rome, Italy for a residence program of Finnish Institut Villa Lante in 2019, I am still on the road. But luckily my works are travelling too!

Unfortunately my phone is too full to add any pictures here, but I would like to invite you to the opening of the Fe. Stahlpreis 2020 at Kulturhistorisches Museum Rostock on 23 th of January at 17 o’clock. Welcome!


This time it is the 18th edition of Sieraad Jewellery Art fair in Amsterdam. Mydaybyday Gallery from Rome has been selected to participate Sieraad and some of my work from the new series Before Silence has been selected by them!
Brooch from the series Before Silence, 2019. Veneers, plywood, silver, pin backs, lack
Sieraad Art Fair takes place in Gashouder Westergas, Amsterdam from the 7th until the 10th of November. Mydaybyday you can find from a stand 63 
invitation for the Sieraad Fair, Mydaybyday gallery at the stand 63

Finnish art in Spain

You are cordially invited! Unfortunately I am not able to be present but some of my pieces in addition to the work of 14 other artists from South Carelia will be seen in the cultural center La Mercé in Girona, Spain from 19th of September to 17th of October 2019. The exhibition is curated by Antonio Altarriba.

The opening of the exhibition: 19th of September at 20 o’clock. Enjoy!

A big, black necklace made of rubber and plywood by Tiina Rajakallio.
One of my pieces from the series Risteys (Crossing), that will be shown in the exhibition Finlàndia crea in Girona

Four Seasons at gallery GAoShAn

GAoShAn is a new arrival in the gallery scene of Helsinki. As focused on jewellery design it opened a call for emotional jewellery art and design linked with four seasons. The call for the exhibition started: “Finnish “weather notes” deeply affect people’s daily lives and sociability. The four seasons is not only about the weather but also refers to the expression of inner emotions that people possess.”

contemporary jewellery inspired by emotions and four seasons in Finland. The exhibition takes place in the gallery GaoShan, Helsinki.
Four Seasons – Emotional jewelry exhibition takes place 9.8. – 28.9.2019 in Gallery GAo ShAn, Helsinki.

The list on participants: Elias Sormanen, Melitina Balabin, Marianne Siponmaa and Nikolai Balabin, Saija Lehtonen, Tytti Lindström, Sirja Knaapi and Tiina Rajakallio, Wiebke Pandikow, Katriina Seppälä, Anu Kirkinen and Elina Honkanen, Mervi Kurvinen, Tarja Tuupanen, Tuija Hietanen and Alves Ludovico. The special stars of the show are Kirsti Doukas and Helena Lehtinen. The curator of the exhibition is Ding Yi the founder of the gallery GAo ShAn.

Gao Shan gallery
Korkeavuorenkatu 5
00150 Helsinki

Open: from Wednesday until Friday 11.30 – 18.30, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 18

The exhibition is a part of the official program of Helsinki Design Week and open until 21 during the Night of the Arts 15.8.2019.