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Osmo Rauhala

Art @ Earth

Osmo Rauhala is one of the pioneers of the current international movement in Finnish contemporary art. In late 1980’s he moved to New York and made his Master Degree in art over there 1990. Since that he has had over 40 solo-exhibitions including 11 one- man museum shows in Europe , North-and South America.

In addition to pursuing an international career in art, Rauhala continues to run his farm in Finland, specialising on organic production. He feels it necessary to carry on the genetic memory he has for the place. His family has lived there for centuries. After working in his studio in New York Rauhala returns to Finland every spring for planting season.

Nokia,
Finland
+358 400 625 561
orauhala@sci.fi

Mettisentie 389
FI – 37200 Siuro
Finland

New York,
USA
+1 212 219 2921

Po Box 321
Prince Station
New York, NY 10012, U.S.A.

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  • Studies

    1998– New York University, U.S.A. School of Education
    1988–90 School of Visual Arts, Graduate Program (M.F.A.), New York, U.S.A.
    1982–87 Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
    1981–82 Free Art School, Helsinki

  • Public Collections

    Finnish Nature Center Haltia
    Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, Espoo Finland
    Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
    Grand Canal Court, New York City
    Hallisch-Frankisches Museum, Germany
    Ratingen Stadtmuseum, Germany
    Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway
    Miniatuur Museum, Amsterdam
    The Finnish National Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
    Readers’ Digest, U.S.A.
    Citibank, New York
    The European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
    Nokia Corporation, Finland
    Akzo Nobel, the Netherlands
    nv Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten, the Netherlands
    Helsinki City Art Museum
    Tampere Art Museum, Finland
    Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
    Waino Aaltonen Art Museum, Turku, Finland
    Hameenlinna Art Museum, Finland
    Lahti Art Museum, Finland
    Oulu Art Museum, Finland
    Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
    Kouvola Art Museum, Finland
    Imatra Art Museum, Finland
    Renlund Art Museum, Kokkola, Finland
    The City of Tampere
    The City of Espoo
    The City of Vantaa
    The City of Valkeakoski
    The City of Nokia
    The City of Ylojarvi
    Central Association of Finnish Farmers, Helsinki
    Kuhmo Concert Hall
    Paulo Collection, Helsinki
    Bank of Finland
    Okobank, Helsinki, New York
    Merita-Nordbanken, Helsinki
    TSOP, Tampere
    Scandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Helsinki
    Handelsbanken, Sweden
    Aamulehti Corporation, Tampere
    Pohjola Corporation, Helsinki
    Sampo Corporation, Turku
    Leonia Ltd, Helsinki
    Altia Group Ltd, Helsinki
    The Finnish Forest Industries, Helsinki
    The Lutheran Congregations of Tampere
    Nokia Congregation

  • Memberships and Awards

    The Society of Finnish Artists
    The Society of Artists in Tampere
    The Artists’ Association of Nokia
    The Alfred Kordelin Foundation
    The Paulo Foundation
    The Finnish Cultural Foundation
    The American Scandinavian Society, New York
    The Young Artist of the Year 1992, Finland
    The Grant for the Arts, State of Finland, 1993, 1999-2001

  • Solo Exhibitions

    2017
    Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

    2016
    ”Game Theory”, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, USA

    2015
    ”The Secret of the Forest”, TR1, Tampere Finland

    2013–2014
    “The Game of Life”, Finnish Nature Center Haltia, Espoo, Finland (permanent installation)

    2012
    “The Book of Life”, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art – Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

    2011
    “Print”, Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere, Finland

    2010
    Exhibition of Osmo Rauhala and Kuutti Lavonen about the paintings in ST. Olaf Church, National Museum of Finland

    2009
    “The Origin of Understanding”, MAM – Museum Arte Moderne, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    2008
    “The Birth of Consciousness”, Karsh Masson Gallery, Ottawa, Canada

    2007
    “Birth of Evolution”, Washington, USA
    “Before the Horizon was Broken”, Groninger Museum, the Netherlands

    2006
    “Form of Order”, Centre of Contemporary Art, ICPNA, Lima, Peru
    “The Birth of Evolution”, Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C., USA
    Eeva Pinomaa Gallery, Hanko, Finland

    2005
    “System Complexity”, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, USA

    2004
    “The Evolution of Mind”, Helsinki City Art Museum, Tennispalatsi, Finland
    “The Lost Paradise”, Millesgarden Art Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
    “All that we see”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki. Finland
    “Inner Circle”, Kemi Art Museum, Finland

    2003
    “The Sound of Light”, Retretti Art Centre, Finland
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Galerie Pimm van der Donk, Hamburg, Germany

    2002
    The Traces of Decade 1992-2002, Tampere Art Museum, Finland
    Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki

    2001
    Lance Fung Gallery, New York
    The Traces of History, Alma Media, Tampere, Finland

    2000
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam
    Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
    Man and Nature, Parkano, Finland
    Kuhmo Concert Hall, Finland

    1999
    Hallisch-Frankisches Museum, Schwabisch Hall, Germany
    Finlandia Hall, Washington, D.C.

    1998
    Lance Fung Gallery, New York

    1997
    Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Galerie Polaris, Paris

    1996
    Hameenlinna Art Museum, Finland

    1995
    Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway
    Galerie Polaris, Paris
    Stuart Levy Gallery, New York

    1994
    Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Galerie Albert Waalkens, Finsterwolde, Holland
    Finnshuis, Antwerpen, Belgium

    1993
    Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
    Institut Finlandais, Paris

    1992
    Ratingen Stadtmuseum, Germany
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
    The Young Artist of the Year, Tampere Art Museum, Finland

    1990
    Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
    Galleria Mikkola & Rislakki, Helsinki

    1989
    SVA-Gallery, New York
    Maltinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland

  • Group exhibitions

    2017
    Rotterdam Art Fair, The Netherlands
    Elga Wimmer Gallery, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, New York, USA
    Logomo, Turku, Finland

    2016
    Pyhäniemi Art Center, Finland

    2015
    “The Future is Here Again”, AC Institute, New York, NY
    Finlayson Art Area – FAA, Tampere, Finland

    2014
    ”White Birch Project”, White Box, New York, USA

    2013
    “XXL”, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
    “Happy Flies Kissing Beautiful Face”, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
    “One of a Kind”, AC Institute, New York, NY
    “One of a Kind”, Unique Artists Books, Owens Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Canada
    Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere Finland (permanent collection)

    2012
    “UNBOUND: An Exhibition in Three Chapters”, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    “Tampere Triennal”, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere

    2011
    “One of a Kind”, Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA

    2010
    “Nature of the Beast”, HP Garcia Gallery, New York, USA
    “Project Birch Forest, The Waste Land”, White Box, New York, NY

    2009
    “Sarastus”, Luopioinen, Finland
    “Black Madonna”, HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY

    2008
    “Nature Interrupted”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

    2007
    “Art and Mobile”, Contemporary Museum – Baltimore, USA
    “Animals”, National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

    2006
    “Nature Interrupted”, New Bedford Art Museum, New York, USA

    2005
    “Spells of Childhood”, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

    2003
    “Dreams and Conflicts” The Dictatorship of the Viewer: Venice, The 50th International Art Exhibition/La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Zorzi, Italy
    Myth, Yamaguchi Art Museum, Japan
    Night Train, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki
    The Snow Show, Kemi, Finland

    2002
    Is it the end of painting?, Lance Fung Gallery, New York
    Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam
    Myth, Helsinki City Art Museum
    Pyhaniemi, Finland
    Water, Siuro Powerstation, Finland

    2001
    Wihuri Collection, Taidehalli, Helsinki
    Hallisch-Frankisches Museum, Schwabisch Hall, Germany
    Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland
    Suvi Pinx, Sysma, Finland

    2000
    Hunt, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, Pyhaniemi, Finland

    1999
    Auf der Suche nach der Verlorenen Zeit, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
    Kalevala 150 Years, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo, Finland
    Halonen Museum, Tuusula, Finland
    Tampere Art Museum, Finland
    Purnu 99, Orivesi, Finland

    1998
    Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
    Stadtgalerie, Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany
    Pyhaniemi, Finland
    Europisches Wahrungsinstitut, Frankfurt, Germany

    1997
    Karlsruhe Stadtmuseum, Germany
    Retretti, Finland
    Lehtinen-Piri-Rauhala-Vaisanen, Karkku, Finland

    1996
    The Right to Hope, Johannesburg, South Africa, Cairo, Egypt

    1995
    Galerie Lahrl, Munchengladbach, Germany
    Arti Et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
    Galerie in Taxis Palais, Innsbruck, Austria
    Turm Galerie, Klagenfurt, Germany
    Landesgewerbeamt, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Estradi, Helsinki
    Retretti, Finland
    Europisches Kulturzentrum, Remagen, Germany
    Galerie Welz, Salzburg, Austria
    Voralbergisches Landesmuseum, Bregenz, Austria
    Stadtmuseum Nordico, Linz, Austria

    1994
    Galerie Polaris, Paris
    Interior Essence, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, U.S.A.
    Eros and Identity, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
    Tema: AIDS, Nordic Arts Center, Suomenlinna, Helsinki
    Helsinki City Art Museum
    Galleria Bellarte, Turku, Finland
    Natura Baltica, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    Tarto Art Museum, Estonia
    KVHS Wolfenbuttel, Germany
    Rathaus Galerie, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
    St?dtische Galerie, Zulpich, Germany
    Galerie im Kreishaus, Cuxhaven, Germany
    13. International Triennial of Original Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland
    Saga, Grand Palais, Paris
    Retretti, Finland
    Pyhaniemi, Finland

    1993
    Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Ohio, U.S.A.
    Earthmatters, Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
    Art Multiple, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Kreistagssaal Celle, Germany
    Rathaus Galerie, Leverkusen, Germany
    Saga, Grand Palais, Paris
    Retretti, Finland
    Tampere Art Museum / Newcastle City Museum, England

    1992
    Miniatuur Museum, Amsterdam
    Pools, Aspen Museum, Colorado, U.S.A.
    Animal Image in Finnish Art, Ilkaalinen Art Center, Finland
    Ars Rauma: Luostarinen-Penttinen-Rauhala, Rauma Art Museum, Finland

    1991
    Dreamland, Tallinn, Estonia, Pori Art Museum, Finland
    Pools, Helander/Levy, New York

    1990
    Stuart Levy Gallery, New York
    New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York
    Visual Arts Gallery, New York
    The Society of Artists in Tampere 70th Anniversary Exhibition,
    Maltinranta Art Center, Tampere, Finland
    Expohja´90, Fiskars, Finland
    Galleria Mikkola & Rislakki, Helsinki

    1989
    Line Visual Arts Gallery, New York
    Nokia Fine Art Exhibition, Finland

    1988
    Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Helsinki Art Hall
    Exhibition of the Young, Helsinki Art Hall

    1987
    Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki
    Artists’ Association of Nokia 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Finland
    Exhibition of the Young, Helsinki Art Hall

    1986
    City Art Gallery, Karlstad, Sweden
    TM-Gallery, Helsinki
    City Art Gallery, Forssa, Finland