EIJA MUSTONEN

1961 born in Polvijärvi, Finland

 

EDUCATION

  • 2000-05 Master of Arts, University of Industrial Arts of Helsinki, FI
  • 2002 Exchange student in Gerrit Rietveld Akademy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1997 Exchange student at the Royal College of Arts, London, UK
  • 1997 Teacher education, University of Jyväskylä, FI
  • 1983-87 Silversmith The Institute of Industrial Arts and Handicrafts in Lahti, FI
  • 1981-83 Stone smith, The Craft Collage of Lappeenranta, FI

 

TEACHING

  • 2010- Program manager leader, Fine Arts, Saimaa University of Apllied Sciences, FI
  • 2011 Guest lecturer Small Metal Scuptures at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
  • 2009-2010 Principal lecturer at the jewellery department, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra-Lappeenranta
  • 1998-2008 Principal lecturer at the jewellery department, South-Carelian Polytechnic, Lappeenranta
  • 2008 Guest lecturer Small Metal Scuptures at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
  • 2005 Guest lecturer Jewellery and Metalworking at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
  • 2001 Guest lecturer Jewellery and Metalworking at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
  • Guest lecturer at Faberge Arts Foundation, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Guest lecturer at Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1998-1991 Teacher of silversmithing+design at Lappeenranta Collage of Crafts and Design
  • 1991 Teacher of stonecutting and design at the Craft Collage of Savonlinna, FI
  • 1990 Teacher of stonecutting and design at the international Sea Jewellery Seminar in Helsinki, FI

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • 2012 Coordinator for international jewellery KORU4 –event, Imatra, FI
  • 2011 Coordinator for Spirit of Stone -event, Lappeenranta, FI
  • 2009 Coordinaror for international jewellery KORU3 –event in Imatra, FI
  • 2009 Jury member of Talente, Munich, D
  • 2006 Coordinator for international jewellery KORU2 –event in Lappeenranta, FI
  • 2006 Jury member of Innovation Prize, Inhorgenta 2006, Munich, Germany
  • 2005 Curator for KORU contemporary joieria finladesa, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2003 Coordinator for international jewellery KORU1 –event in Lappeenranta, FI
  • 2000 Coordinator for international Midsummer workshop in Lappeenranta, FI
  • 1997 Coordinator for international jewellery Alchemy –event in Lappeenranta, FI
  • 1997- Member of Hibernate- group (Helena Lehtinen, Kimmo Heikkilä, Tarja Tuupanen, EM)
  • 1985-89 Member of Clan –group (Kaarin Bonde Jensen, Juhani Heikkilä)

 

SELECTE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE

  • 2001 – 06 Member of Arts Council of Southeast Finland
  • 1994 – 92 Member of Arts Council for the Province of Kymi

 

AWARDS

  • 2000 Art-prize from Arts Council of Southeast Finland
  • Grand Prix, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial 2000, Omand- possession
  • 1999 The first prize "Näytön paikka" -competition arranged by city of Lappeenranta and Arts Council of Southeast Finland
  • 1993 Competition for designing a chairman's club arranged by Ornamo, third prize
  • 1991 Competition for small art objects arranged by Ornamo, fourth prize
  • 1990 Jugend Gestaltet prize, München
  • 1989 The shared first prize in a competition for designing for tea utensils organized by the Finnish Tea Council and the Association of Finnish designers
  • 1986 Honourable mention in Finland Designs- exhibition to the team Clan (Bonde Jensen, Heikkilä, EM) jewellery designs

 

GRANTS

  • 2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland for Hibernate publication
  • 2009 The Cultural Funds of South Karelia to organize KORU3 –event in Imatra
  • 2008 The Cultural Funds of South Karelia for equipments
  • 2006 The State grant for travel costs for the exhibition in the Netherlands
  • The Cultural Funds of Finland to organize KORU2 -event in Lappeenranta
  • The State grant for travel costs for the team Hibernate
  • The State grant for exhibition to the team Hibernate
  • 2003 Arts Council of Finland, travel grant for the exhibition in Padova, Italy
  • 2003 The Cultural Funds of Finland to organize KORU1 -event in Lappeenranta
  • 2001 Kordelin foundation, for exhibition to the team Hibernate (Lehtinen, Heikkilä, EM)
  • 1999 Arts Council for the Province of Kymi, grant
  • 1998 The State grant for exhibition to the team Hibernate
  • Arts Council for the Province of Kymi, to the team Hibernate for exhibition
  • 1997 Kordelin Foundation, study grant
  • 1996 The Nordic ministry, travel grant
  • 1994 The State artist grant
  • Kordelin Foundation, travel grant
  • 1994-86 The Cultural Funds of Finland 1986, 1987, 1990, 1994
  • 1990 The State artist grant

 

WORKSHOPS

  • 2010 Hommage áErna Masarovicova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2009 Les Rencontres du Founeau, Paimpont, France
  • 2007 2nd Skin, Porto, Portugal
  • 2005 Recomposed material, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2000 Printmaking, Colorado College, Colorado Springs USA
  • 1999 Shamanism, Rietvelt Akademy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • International Weather Vane workshop, Harakka, Helsinki Finland
  • 1998 Symposium X, Turnov, Czech Republic
  • 1997 Alchemy- stone of Wisdom, Lappeenranta Finland

 

EBHIBITIONS

  • 2016
    Mittens, solo exhibition, gallery Four, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Hibernate, 84GHz, Munich, Germany
    Hibernate, gallery Ornamentun, Hudson NY, USA
  • 2015
    Hibernate, 84GHz, Munich, Germany
  • 2014
    Hibernate, Gallery HOP, Tallinna
  • 2013
    Meanwhile in Finland, Nutida Svensk Silver, Stockholm, Sweden
    LahtiJewelry, 84GHz, Munich, Germany; Gallery Pont&Plas, Gent, Belgium
  • 2012
    Ash and Diamonds, Gallery Platina, Stockholm; Lahden Muotohuoltamo, Lahti FI; Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta, FI
    Baculum, Deutsches jagd- und Fishereinmuseum, München, D
    A Sense of Place, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh, GB
  • 2011
    PIN Anonimum, EXD´II, Lissabon, Portugal
    Between tradition and future, Cheongju, Ornamo, International Craft Biennale South Corea
    Schmuck2011, International Contemporary Jewellery Ville de Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
    Schmuck 2011, International Contemporary Jewellery, Munich, Germany
  • 2010
    korUral, Finnish jewellery in Ural, Tseljabinsk Museum, Ural, Russia Helsinki Art Fair 2008 repr. by Finnish Jewellery Association, Helsinki, FI Hommage á Erna Masarovicova, Bratislava, Slovakia
    Collect 2010, repr. by Gallery Norsu (Helsinki Fi), Saatchi gallery, London, GB
    Hibernate, gallery 5, Oulu, FI
    Lingam, Museum Catharijneconvent, Utchrect, Netherlands
  • 2009
    Op Voorraad, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Lingam, Stockholm, Sweden
    Finskt+svenskt, Nääs Konsthantverk, Göteborg, Sweden
    Collect 2009, repr. by Gallery Norsu (Helsinki Fi),London, GB
    Schmuck 2009, International Contemporary Jewelry, Munich, Germany
    Schmuck 2009, Internatinal Contemporary Jewelry, RMIT gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    2nd Skin, ESAD Art and Design Academy, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • 2008
    Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Germany (with Helena Lehtinen)
    Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (with Helena Lehtinen)
    Helsinki Art Fair 2008 repr. by Finnish Jewellery Association, Helsinki, FI
    The Collection, Finnish Jewellery Association, Lahti Art Museum, FI
    Hibernate (Lehtinen, Tuupanen, EM), gallery Ornamentum, USA
    Finnish Bitches, gallery Louise Smit, Amsterdam, NL
    From Hand to Hand, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
    2nd Skin, Museum of Applied Arts and Design of Estonia, Tallinn; Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Artesania Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2007
    Villla Bottini, Lucca Preziosa, Contemporary Jewelllery, Lucca, I
    Museu Textil d'Indumentaria Lucca Preziosa 2007, Contemporary Jewellery, Barcelona S
    2nd Skin,Santa Maria Da Feira, Porto, Portugal; Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Germany; Galleria Johan S.Helsinki, FI
    Now and Then, Gallery Barrett and Marsden, London, GB
    Collect 2007, repr. by Gallery Norsu, V&A Museum, London, GB
    Jewellery, Fiskars, FI
    Kontti, Finnish Jewellery Art, Helsinki, FI
  • 2006
    Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (solo with Helena Lehtinen)
    Schmuck 2006, International Contemporary Jewelry, Munich, Germany; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
    Hibernate (Helena Lehtinen, Tarja Tuupanen, EM), gallery 84ghZ, Munich, Germany
    Kontti, Finnish Jewellery Art, Lappeenranta, FI
    Hibernate, Gallery Beatrice Lang, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2005
    Proximity, the Sensory and Displacement, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, USA repr. by Charon Kransen Arts
    Hibernate, Gallery Tactile, Geneva, Switzerland
    Nomad Room. Contemporary Jewellery, Intimate Space and Public Domain, Centre of Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, curator Monica Gaspar
    Hibernate, Simpeleen Wanha Pappila, Simpele, FI
    The Nesting box project, Belgium
    Amber Trip 2005, Vilnus, Lithuania
  • 2004
    Coburn Gallery, Colorado Springs, USA
    ContacT, Boston Massachusetts, USA
    Schmuck 2004, International Contemporary Jewelry, Munich, Germany
    Hibernate, Kanala gallery, Kemiö, FI
    Valkoinen, Fiskars, FI
  • 2003
    Marijke Studio, Padova, Italy (Janna Syvänoja, Helena Lehtinen, EM)
    Bare Boundaries, Tallinn Applied Arts Museum, Estonia
    Hibernate, Gallery Metal, Kopenhagen, Denmark
    "Höytiäinen", Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta FI (solo)
    "Höytiäinen", Gallery Atski, Helsinki Finland (solo with Kimmo Heikkilä)
  • 2002
    Rietveld Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 2001
    International Jewellery Exhibition Nocturnus, Pädaste Manor Muhu, Estonia
    Kontakt- Räume, Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
    Hibernate, Kanala gallery, Kemiö, FI
    Metallit 2001, Fiskars, FI
    Finnish jewellery3, Porvoo Art Hall, Mikkeli Artmuseum, Kuopio Artmuseum, FI
  • 2000
    "Sinus", , Käsityömuseo, Lappeenranta FI (solo with Tarja Tuupanen)
    Omand- possession, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial 2000 , Estonia
    Airring, Gallery Ófeigur, Reykjavik, Island; Gallery Istra, San Sebastian, Spain; Gallery Hipotesi, Barcelona, Spain; Gallery Noroeste, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Gallery Steinreich, Dusseldorf, Germany
    SOFA, New York 2000, Chigaco 2000, USA repr. by Charon Kransen Arts
    PhD´s gallery, http://www.multimania.com/phd
    Sieraadmaker: shamaan?, Gallery "Talstrasse", Halle, Germany
    Pictures of love, Tikanojan taidekoti, Vaasa, FI
    Airring, Gallery Oz, Helsinki, FI
  • 1999
    Impetus, Gallery Klobben, Helsinki FI (solo)
    ROOK, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    Hibernate, Galery Slavik, Wien, Austria
    Näytön paikka, Art and Craft Museum, Lappeenranta, FI
    Hibernate, Gallery Westers, Kemiö, FI
  • 1998
    Hibernate, Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Elle & Doris, Bijoux contemporains, Institut finlnadais, Paris, France; Helsinki; Lahti, FI
    Symbosium X, Turnov, Czech Republic
  • 1997
    Useless Things, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Estonia
    Art and Crafts from Finland, Friedrichtstadt, Germany
    Jewellery from Finland, Contemporary Art Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands
    Hand net, Museum for Arts and Design, Helsinki; Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, FI
    Ritual-jewellery, Gallery Klobben, Helsinki, FI
  • 1996
    Art and Crafts from Germany and Finland, Zwiesel, Germany
    Orfevrerie et Bijou Contemporains 96, Musee de Cagnes sur Mer, France
    Finnish Jewellery, Art Museum, Porvoo; Museum for Arts and Crafts, Jyväskylä, FI
    Womanartist, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, FI
    Refined wood, Design Forum, Helsinki, FI
  • 1995
    Finnish design exhibition, Mjsee d`Art Moderne et d`Art Comtemporain, Nice, France
    Godfatherspoon, Gallery Oz, Helsinki, FI
    Finnish Jewellery, Gallery Brosch, Porvoo, FI
  • 1994
    Power and renouncing, Baltta-Paltto, Sippola FI (solo)
    Harakka Jewellery, Helsinki; Tammisaari, FI
    Objects for use, Design Forum, Helsinki, FI
    Etappi, South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, 1993; Jyväskylä, 1994
  • 1993
    Jewellery from Finland, Center for International Contemporary Arts, New York, USA
    Materia, Arthall, Helsinki, FI
    Subjects, international jewellery exhibition, Design Forum, Helsinki, FI
    Two jewellery, Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta, FI
  • 1992
    Jewellery from Finland, Gallery V&V, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991
    Jewellery, Lappeenranta FI (solo)
    Renew Ways, Riga, Latvia; Vilnus; Lithuania
    Finland Designs, Design Forum, Helsinki, FI
    Four Jewellery, Art Museum, Lahti, FI
    Jewellery by Women, Kuopio, FI
  • 1990
    Jugend Gestaltet, Munich, Germany
    Eastern Finland, Retretti, Punkaharju, FI
    Ear-ring 90, Taito- Gallery, Helsinki, FI
    Art for Use, Alajärvi, FI
    Blowing, Art Museum, Kouvola, FI
  • 1989
    Jewellery, Gallery for Arts and Design, Helsinki FI (solo)
    Stony Way, Artmuseum, Kouvola, FI
  • 1988
    Jewellery, Lappeenranta FI (solo)
    Jewellery from Finland, Bremen, Germany
    Modern Jewellery, Taito- galleri, Helsinki, FI
    Promises, Verkaranta, Tampere, FI
  • 1987
    Objects by four silversmiths, Gallery Nuovo, Lahti, FI
    Metaxy, Museum for Art and Design, Helsinki, FI
  • 1986
    Clan, Gallery 585, Helsinki, FI
    Clan, Lahti, FI
    Finland Designs, Clan, Design Forum, Helsinki, FI
  • 1985
    Finnish stone, Art and Craft Museum, Jyväskylä, FI

 

LECTURES

  • 2016 HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2012 Lahtijewellery, Lahti, FI
  • 2009 Les rencontres du Fourneau, le Symposium, Paimpont, France
  • 2008 Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Bloomfield Hills, USA
  • Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
  • 2007 Schmucksymposium Zimmerhof, Germany
  • 2nd Skin-symposium, Porto, Portugal
  • 2006 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2005 Recomposed material, Geneva Switzerland
  • 2003 Bare Boundaries, Tallinn Applied Arts Museum, Estonia
  • 2001 Estonian Art Avademy, Tallinn, E


WORK IN COLLECTIONS

  • Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Rotasa Collection, USA
  • Pahlman´s Collection, FI