JENNI SOKURA


Born: Lappeenranta, Finland 1983

 

STUDIES

  • 2012 Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business and Culture, Unit of Fine Arts, Department of Jewellery
  • 2010 studies abroad, Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA
  • 2007 Artisan, South Karelian Vocational College
  • 2002 Matriculation, Lyseo Upper Secondary School, Lappeenranta

 

WORKING

  • 2015- Teacher/lecturer, Saimaa UAS, Unit of Fine Arts, Jewellery, Imatra
  • 2014 Teacher and technical assistant, Saimaa UAS, Unit of Fine Arts, Jewellery, Imatra
  • 2014 Taide+Tarina -project, instructor in comics and jewellery art for the retired, organized by Lappeenranta City Cultural Office
  • 2013 Technical assistant, Saimaa UAS, Unit of Fine Arts, Jewellery, Imatra
  • 2013 Kalevatron – community art project, HEIMO & Kiasma & School of Activism
  • 2013 Taide+Tarina -project, instructor in comics and jewellery art
  • 2013- Chairman, The Finnish Jewellery Art Association
  • 2012-2013 Assistant, Saimaa UAS, Unit of Fine Arts
  • 2012 Publicist, The Finnish Jewellery Art Association
  • 2012 Comic workshop, instructor, Galleria HOI SIE, Lappeenranta
  • 2010 Schmuck 2010 – The Finnish Jewellery Art Association's team in Internationale Handwerksmesse, New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany
  • 2007-2008 Assistant, South Carelian Polytechnic, Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland

 

EXHIBITIONS (solo)

  • 2014 Buffetti, Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti, Finland
  • 2013 Tarvikkeita, Galleria HOI SIE, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2011 Päävehkeitä, Galleria Kanava, Imatra, Finland
  • 2009 Jewellery Artist of the Month, Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland

 

EXHIBITIONS (group)

  • 2016 Form Function & Food, R-space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
  • 2016 Asumus, group Ahola/Knaapi/Sokura, gallery Katariina, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2016 Finnish Jewellery Art Associations art sales event, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2016 5000m2, Lappeenranta City Theatre, Finland
  • 2016 POP l'atelier Bijou, ENSA Limoges, France
  • 2015 Imatra Art Fair, Finland
  • 2015 HOME, Space Craft, Belfast, Ireland
  • 2015 HOME, Taidebunkkeri, Imatra, Finland
  • 2015 Finnish Jewellery Art Associations art sales event, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2014 5th European Triennal of Contemporary Jewellery, Mons, Belgia
  • 2014 Jewelry Exchange 2014, online exhibition
  • 2014 OOPS! An exhibition of random connections, Convoi Exceptionnel project, Helsinki
  • 2014 mineralART, German Gemstone Museum, Idar-Oberstein, Saksa
  • 2014 55100 -group, Puristamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2014 Finnish Jewellery Art Associations art sales event, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 Connecting Identities, Deutches Goldschmiedehaus Hanau, Germany
  • 2013 Kiosk of Jewellery – Jewellery Art Association, Paris, France
  • 2013 Jewelry in Proximity, Detroit, USA
  • 2013 Young artist of the year – show & competition, Ulvila, Finland
  • 2013 This End Up, Toronto, Canada
  • 2013 Connecting Identities, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2013 Finnish Jewellery Art Associations art sales event, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2013 Connecting Identities, MAD-faculty, Hasselt, Belgium
  • 2012 Jewellery Art Association – Muotoilusyksy 2012, Täky Galleria, Lappeenranta, FI
  • 2012 Connecting Identities, Galéria Medium, Bratislava
  • 2012 Mitä ikinä haluat - graduation show, Unit of Fine Arts, Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, Imatra Art museum, Imatra, Finland
  • 2012 Uusi Puu, Gallery HOI SIE, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2012 Spirit of Stone, Finnish Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2011 ArtHelsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2011 Ennen vanhaan (ja sen jälkeen), Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2011 Vive La Résidence, Kemijärvi, Finland
  • 2011 Kiven henki - Spirit of Stone, South Karelia Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2011 Kujalla, Art Association 80N, Alley53, Lappeenranta, Finland
  • 2010 Finnish Jewelry, Fitchburg Art Museum, USA
  • 2009 ArtHelsinki 09, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 Kokoelma, KORU3, Imatra, Finland
  • 2009 Finnish Jewelry 1600-2009, Designmuseum, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 Porno, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki, Finland
  • 2009 Kokoelma, Tammisaari, Finland
  • 2008 Art2008, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2008 Kokoelma, Lahti Art Museum, Finland
  • 2008 Rajoilla, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

  • Collection of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association, Finland
  • Collection of Designmuseum, Finland



WORKS IN PUCLICATIONS

  • European Triennal for Contemporary Jewellery, WCC-BF, 2014
  • GeMANOgy – Gem as Storyteller, 2013
  • This End Up, 2013
  • Connecting Identities, 2013
  • Koru Suomessa, 2012
  • Kiven henki – Spirit of stone, 2011

 

AWARDS, GRANTS

  • 2014 National Council for Architecture and Design, grant for enamelling equipment
  • 2013 Arts Council of Southeast Finland, exhibition grant
  • 2012 Etelä-Karjalan ammatillisen koulutuksen tukisäätiö, grant for final work
  • 2011 City of Lappeenranta, study grant
  • 2010 Foundation of William and Ester Otsakorpi, study grant, studies abroad