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 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
2014 Davide Penso, Lampworking – Blown beads 5-8.6.2014, Nuutajärvi, Finland
Group Exhibitions
2016 Olo -  Mærkbart, Kouvola Art Museum, Finland
2016 Subsurface observations, Voipaala Art Center, Sääksmäki, Finland
2015 International Book Art Exhibition, Hämeenlinna Library, Finland
2015 Häme region Biennial of Young Artists 2015, Gallery Arx, Hämeenlinna, Finland
2015 The seventh Finnish Glass Lives exhibition, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki
2014 Ceramics in a small space, Design Forum Showroom, Helsinki, Finland
2014 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
2012 Galería Madame La Marquise, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Openhouse Gallery shop, Barcelona, Spain
2011 Projectes en vidre, Massana, Barcelona, Spain
2011 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
2010 Premio d’Incisione Pietro Parigi, Calenzano, Italy
2010 Premio Nazionale delle Accademie, Naples, Italy
2010 Arte e industria, Arte Fiera di Bologna,Palazzo Re Enzo, Italy
2010 Premio d’Incisione Giorgio Morandi, Bologna, Italy
2009 L’Accademia per Enzo Biagi, Pinaccio Bologna, Italy
2009 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
2007 Metamorphosis, Ortisei, Italy
2007 Vetroricerca = tecniche, Bolzano, Italy
2007 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
Upcoming Exhibitions
2017 Olo – Mærkbart, Øregaard Museum, Denmark
2017 MakkaraGallery, Helsinki, Finland
 Project Grants and Mentions
2017 Jutta Cuny Franz Award 2017 Honorary Diploma
2017 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
2006 Commune of Joutsa, Finland, grant for working
2006 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
2016 Finnish Glass Yearbook 2016
2016 New Glass Review 37, Corning Museum of Glass
2015 Exhibition catalogue, International Book Art Exhibition
2015 Artists of the month, Ornamo magazine nro 3/2015
2015 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
2010 Exhibition catalogPremio Nazionale delle Accademie
2009 Exhibition catalog Premio d’incisione Giorgio Morandi
2009  Exhibition catalog L’Accademia per Enzo Biagi, p.64
2007 Exhibition catalog Vetroricerca = tecniche
2007 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