Visual artist SAIJA KOPONEN Born 1980 in Lohja, Finland Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland Education 2020 Master of Culture and Arts, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences 2007 Colorado College (student exchange), Colorado, USA Private exhibitions 2022 Gallery Luts, Lohja (invited by the Kanneljärvi Community College Art Department) 2022 Any Event Horizon and Happy Go Lucky, Gallery Katariina, Helsinki 2022 You Are My Lucky Star, Art Center East, Lappeenranta 2019 Naive Melody, Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio 2018 Innuendo, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki 2018 Restaurant Sunn, Helsinki (invited by the Finnish Art Agency) 2016 Shine on You, tm•gallery, Helsinki 2015 Relation, G12 Gallery, Kuopio 2014 Analogue, Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi 2013 Khimaira, Gallery AARNI, Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Espoo 2012 Divided Thought, The Old Town Hall Gallery, Turku 2012 OverFlow, Poriginal Gallery, Pori Art Museum, Pori 2011 Curiosity, Napa Gallery & Shop, Helsinki 2010 My Favourite Thought, Pihatto, Lappeenranta 2007 Resent, Coburn Gallery, Colorado Springs, USA Selected group exhibitions 2021 First International Festival of Manuports, Kunsthalle Kohta, Helsinki 2021 Kuvat! Kanneljärvi Community College, Lohja (invited by the Kanneljärvi Community College Art Department) 2019 Rooms of Light, Tartu Art House, Tartu, Estonia 2018 A Home Named Krimi, Art Center Krimi, Imatra 2016 5000 m2, Lappeenranta 2015 FAIL/stage for abandoned art, Space for Free Arts, Helsinki 2012 Kokous nro.12, South-Karelia Art Museums Green Stockhouse, Lappeenranta 2011 SKjL 2011, Cable Factory, Puristamo, Helsinki 2009 The Sugar Tongues, Cable Factory, Valssaamo, Helsinki 2009 The Sugar Tongues, Imatra Art Museum 2009 Transitional Forms, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, USA 2008 Zerkalo, Stockfors, Pyhtää Upcoming Group exhibitions 2022 Stoffwechsel – Aineenvaihdunta, Galleria plan. d, Dusseldorf, Germany Other 2020– “Story of Beginning”, Galleria Huuto and Parazit, collaboration project and artist book Memberships Finnish Painters’ Union Helsinki Artists’ Association Kuvasto Mehiläispesä ry / Galleria Huuto Grants Artist Promotion Center Finland Frame Contemporary Art Finland Collections Finnish Art Society Saimaa University of Applied Sciences