Curriculum Vitae

Marjo Suikkanen

Art Studies
Lahti Art School, sculpting, 1973
Studies in art history and education, University of Tampere, 1977
Work at the Grassina Studio House, Italy, 1982
Exploration of the Renaissance architecture and art treasures of Florence, 1982
Art Teacher, 1974-1978

Collective and Group Exhibitions in Finland
Purnu, summer 2002, Medal Art Exhibition (selection criteria: success in competion in recent years)
Art Treasures from Tampere, 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the Tampere Art Association, Tampere
Art Museum, 4.10.1998-24.1.1999
70th Anniversary Exhibition of the Sculptors of Tampere, 1990
Annual Exhibition of the Tampere Artists Association, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1985
Annual Exhibition of the Artists Association of Finland, Kunsthalle Helsinki, 1981
Young Artists Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki, 1981

Exhibition of the Young Artists Association of Vammala, Vammala City Hall, 1977
Annual Exhibition of the Oulu Artists Association, Oulu Museum of Art, 1974
Exhibition in Mukkula Stables and Park, Lahti, 1974
Art Students Exhibition, Lahti Art Museum, 1972, 1973

Solo Exhibitions
Studio Exhibition, Tampere, 1990
Gallery Malkki, Tampere, 1981
Gallery Saskia, Tampere, 1979

International Exhibitions
Tampere Art Museum, Finland 2010
Stockholm National Museum, Sweden 1985
FIDEM (Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art)
– Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014
– Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, USA, 2007-2008
– British Museum, London, UK, 1992
– Helsinki City Art Museum, Finland, 1992

One of the winners of The Artists’ Association of Finland and Itella Ltd stamp design contest with work Taiteilijan Vuoristorata, 2014
Reward at the Hella Wuolijoki invitational Collector Coin Design Competion, 2010
Recognition Award at the Eero Saarinen and Finnish Architecture Collector Coin Design
Competion, 2010; top 5 entries selected to the next stage based on designs
Recognition Award at the City of Helsinki 450 years, Capital of Culture Collector Coin Design
Competion, 1999; top 5 entries selected to the next stage based on designs
3rd prize at the Annual Medal Competion of the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, 1978 and 1984; purchased    proposal (4th place), 2001
1st and 2nd prize at the Sculptural Fountain Competion of Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, 1973

Public Artwork
”Symbioosi/Symbiosis”, bronze sculpture, Nordea Bank, Tampere, 1988
”Yötaivas/Night Sky”, bronze relief, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, 1986
”Hiljaisuus/Silence”, painting, Viljakkala Public Library

”Ajalla ei ole rantoja/Time Has No Shores”, bronze relief, main entrance of the Hatanpää Hospital (exterior   wall) in Tampere (listed as a cultural attraction in the City of Tampere brochures in 1985: ”Kultur erleben in   der stadt” and ”A cultural tourist city”).

Artwork in Collections
City of Tampere
Tampereen Seudun Osuuspankki
Collections of the Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, Tampere Art Museum
Medal Collections of the National Museum of Finland’s Treasury
Kustannus Oy Aamulehti
The Mint of Finland
Nordea Bank, Helsinki (in the official premises of the Jugend-Style bank in Hämeenkatu, Tampere
Helsingin Pantti Ltd
Ylöjärvi City Hall and kindergarden
Metsäliitto, Lielahti, Tampere

Grants and Sholarships
Finnish Cultural Foundation, 2008
Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, Travel Grant for the FIDEM XXV International Congress in Neuchatel,   Switzerland, 1996
National Art Council, Project Grant, 1995
Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, Scolarship for the Exhibition in the British Museum in London, 1992
City of Tampere Project Grant for the FIDEM XXII International Exhibition and Congress in London, UK, 1992
Allan Salo Foundationm 1989
Paulo Salo Foundation, 1989
National Art Council, Project Grant, 1985
Tampereen Saskiat Association, Scolarship, 1981
City of Tampere Travel Grant for Rome, 1981
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Pirkanmaa Foundation, 1980

Employment History
Ministry of Finance, 23.6-31.8.1999. Designing the entry for the Helsinki, European Capital of Culture 2000   Collector Coin Design Competion; Collector Coin Design Competion 2009; Invitational Collector Coin Design    Competion 2010
Teacher at the Home Industry School in Tyrvää, 1976-1978
Instructor at an Art Camp for children and Youth in Parkano, 1978
Substitute part-time art teacher, Perniö middle school and upper secondary school, 1975-1976
Part time teacher, Vaala municipality secondary and upper secondary school, school year 1974-1975
Substitute Art and Finnish teacher, Oulainen middle school, spring 1974

Association of Finnish Sculptors,
Guild of Medallic Art in Finland,
Artists Association of Finland,