Elina Salonen – www.elinasalonen.com

Studio

Puusepänkatu 5
13110 Hämeenlinna, Finland

Born in Joutsa, Finland in 1982.

Studies
2014- Design, HAMK University of Applied Sciences,Department of Glass and Ceramics, Finland
2007-2012 BA in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Italy
2010-2011 Erasmus student exchange, University of Barcelona department of Fine Arts, Spain
2005-2007 Expert in glass processing, Vetroricerca Glas&Modern, Bolzano Italy
2001-2004 Glass Artisan, School of Arts and Crafts, IKATA, Finland
1998-2001 High School, Joutsa, Finland
Other Education
2017 Glass Engraving workshop with Heikko Schulze-Höing ja Wilhelm Vernim 8-14.11.2017, Riihimäki, Finland
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Cold Working workshop at Glass Studio Šichmanová, Slovakia
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Cold Construction – Masterclass with Martin Rosol & Pavel Novak 7-11.8.2017, Ways of Glass, Czech Republic
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Materiality Making Meaning –  Masterclass with Annie Cattrell 8-16.7.2017, North Lands Creative Glass, Skotland
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Ceramic techniques with Nanna Bayer and Zsolt Faludi 22.3-10.5.2017, Studio Zona, Tasmania
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Finnish Art Agency Shift- Mentoring Program for Artists
2015 Vladimir Klein, Cold Working 18-29.8.2015, Cam Ocaği, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Glass Casting, Comglass 1-30.4.2014, Barcelona, Spain
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Davide Penso, Lampworking – Blown beads 5-8.6.2014, Nuutajärvi, Finland
Group Exhibitions
2017  Shift17, Gallery Veranda, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland
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Olo – Mærkbart, Øregaard Museum, Denmark
2016 Olo -  Mærkbart, Kouvola Art Museum, Finland
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Subsurface observations, Voipaala Art Center, Sääksmäki, Finland
2015 International Book Art Exhibition, Hämeenlinna Library, Finland
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Häme region Biennial of Young Artists 2015, Gallery Arx, Hämeenlinna, Finland
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The seventh Finnish Glass Lives exhibition, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki
2014 Ceramics in a small space, Design Forum Showroom, Helsinki, Finland
Migratory birds, Cafe Valo, Tampere, Finland
2013 Stanislav Libenský Award 2013, Prague Castle, Czech Republic
2012 Oh!Bcn plantas y vidrio, Museu Blau, Barcelona, Spain
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Galería Madame La Marquise, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Openhouse Gallery shop, Barcelona, Spain
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Projectes en vidre, Massana, Barcelona, Spain
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Non si lascia leggere, libri d’artista tra Barcelona e Bologna No es deixa llegir Llibre d’artista entre Barcelona i Bologna, Bologna, Italy and Barcelona, Spain, curated by Manuela Candini and Eva Figueras Ferrer
2010 Elaborando Libri, artist’s book, Bologna, Italy, curated by Paola Babini, Manuela Candini, Rosella Piergallini
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Premio d’Incisione Pietro Parigi, Calenzano, Italy
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Premio Nazionale delle Accademie, Naples, Italy
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Arte e industria, Arte Fiera di Bologna,Palazzo Re Enzo, Italy
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Premio d’Incisione Giorgio Morandi, Bologna, Italy
2009 L’Accademia per Enzo Biagi, Pinaccio Bologna, Italy
Fashion Open Day Accademia, Bologna, Italy
2008 Arts and Crafts Central Finland, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä
2007 Symposium of Applied Art Schools of the Czech Republic, Museum of North Bohemia, Liberec
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Metamorphosis, Ortisei, Italy
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Vetroricerca = tecniche, Bolzano, Italy
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Young Glass 2007, Glass Museum Ebeltoft, Denmark
2005 Lasifantasia, Glassfantasy, Iittala, Finland
2004 Lasifantasia, Glassfantasy, Iittala, Finland
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Näetkö? Can you see? , The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
Project Grants and Mentions
2017 Jutta Cuny Franz Award 2017 Honorary Diploma
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The Häme Foundation for Professional Higher Education and Research grant
2015 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Häme Regional fund, grant for working
2013 Finalist in Stanislav Libenský Award 2013
2010 Fundació centre del vidre de Barcelona, Spain, grant for realizing a glass project
2008 Arts Council of Central Finland, grant for working
2007 Finalist in Young Glass 2007
2006 Finnish Cultural Foundation,Central Finland fund, grant for working
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Commune of Joutsa, Finland, grant for working
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Heikki Jaatinen Foundation Joutsa, Finland, grant for working
2005 Arts Council of Central Finland, project grant
2004 Heikki Jaatinen Foundation Joutsa, Finland, grant for working material
2002 People’s Education Fund, Central Finland Foundation, grant for working material
Publications
2016 Exhibition catalogue, web publication, Olo -  Mærkbart, p. 84-85
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Finnish Glass Yearbook 2016
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New Glass Review 37, Corning Museum of Glass
2015 Exhibition catalogue, International Book Art Exhibition
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Artists of the month, Ornamo magazine nro 3/2015
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Exhibition catalogue Finnish Glass Lives 7, p.112
2013 Exhibition catalog Stanislav Libenský Award 2013, p.32
2011 Exhibition catalog Non si lascia leggere libri d’artista tra Barcelona e Bologna No es deixa llegir Llibre d’artista entre Barcelona i Bologna
2010 Exhibition catalog Premio di Grafica Pietro Parigi
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Exhibition catalogPremio Nazionale delle Accademie
2009 Exhibition catalog Premio d’incisione Giorgio Morandi
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Exhibition catalog L’Accademia per Enzo Biagi, p.64
2007 Exhibition catalog Vetroricerca = tecniche
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Exhibition catalog Young Glass 2007, p.48-49
2005 An article “Halu luoda uutta” Laura Roininen, Itähäme 2.4.2005, p.17
 Works in Collections
  • The Peck Collection, Boston, USA
  • City of Hämeenlinna, Finland
  • Library, Biblioteca Camp de l’Arpa-Caterina Albert, Barcelona, Spain
  • European Forest Institute (EFI), Regional Office,Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, Sant Leopold Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain
  • Foundation Pietro Parigi, Calenzano, Italy
 Memberships
2014- Association of Finnish Sculptors
2014- Ars-Häme
2014- Ornamo
2014- Artists O