Päivi Rintaniemi

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Biography

An artist of undisputed talent, with a prodigious technique, Päivi Rintaniemi works on form and movement, which are the foundations of her artistic expression.

Her works, often defined as monumental, are perfectly suited to inhabiting large spaces; they are incredibly detailed, but at the same time delicate and fragile. They display a dual nature, vulnerable while embodying great vigour.

Rintaniemi won the over-forty section of the 58th Faenza Prize with the work Avis, 2012, which received the following jury description: “the purity of the work, generated by elemental simplicity and sophisticated technique, is a fine example of the Finnish artist’s depth and maturity. Inspired by the primordial form of the container, Rintaniemi has attained a supremely effective combination of fragility and force, form and formlessness.” Talking about her oeuvre, the artist says, “The starting point for my work is the human being: human life, and the challenges of our existence. The rounded forms of my sculptures initially began as self-portraits, and this is the reason why I call them ‘portraits of change.’”

Päivi Rintaniemi Portrait

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SOLO SHOW

2014

SOFA CHICAGO, Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, Chicago, USA
Collect, Internatianal Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2013
Amfora gallery, Seinäjoki, Finland

2012
The Cathedral Crypt of Helsinki, Finland
Kaolin gallery, Stoccolma, Sweden

2011
Amfora Gallery, Seinäjoki, Finland

2010
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Harri Art Centre, Alavus, Finland
ArtHelsinki, Art Fair, Finland
Amfora Gallery, Seinäjoki, Finland

2009
Ostrobothnia Museum, Vaasa, Finland
Galleria5, Oulu, Finland
ArtHelsinki, Art Fair, Finland

2006
25-year work exhibition, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Finland

2005
Several exhibitions of utility products in Central Europe and Japan
Place settings, Colmio Gallery, Oulu, Finland
OBSERVATIONS, Amfora Gallery, Seinäjoki, Finland

2001
OBJECTS, Kuortane Library, Finland

2000
DESIGN FORUM, Helsinki, Finland
UTRECHT, the Netherlands
BRYSSEL, Belgium
BOLOGNA, Italy


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Collect, Internatianal Art Fair, Officine Saffi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2014
“Ceramic in space- Space in Ceramic”, Design Museo, Helsinki, Finland
International Academy of Ceramics Members Exhibition 2014, Dublin, Ireland
Gallery Terttu Jurvakainen, Muhos, Finland
Konsti- group Varikko Gallery Seinäjoki, Finland
COLLECT, Internatianal Art Fair,London, Officine Saffi Gallery

2013
Officine Saffi Ceramic Arts Gallery, Milan, Italy
1991 the International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
Gallery LoStudio, Germany
Galleria Saima, Helsinki, Finland
New Ashgate Gallery, UK
The Finnish Crafts Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland

2012
Uusitalo Gallery, Gumbostrand, Finland
CeraMega, Voipaala, Finland
"Finnish Pavilion" Dortmund, Germany
"Finnish Pavilion" Eunique fair, Karlsruhe, Germany
Connecting, Augustionio-Skulpturpork Kunstcenter,Augustenborg, Denmark
Connecting, Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden

2011

Connecting, Ostrobothnia Museum, Vaasa, Finland
Uusitalo Gallery, Billnäs, Finland
Encounters, Kuhmo/Pärnu, Estonia
En route, Hammersbach, Germany
Connecting, Akershus Kunstsenter, Germany

2010
Pyhäniemi Manor, Hollola, Finland

2007
Four Colourful Visions, Dance Theatre Wimma, Seinäjoki, Finland

2006
Sweet Sounds, Dance Theatre Wimma, Seinäjoki, Finland
Konsti Jubilee Exhibition, Seinäjoki Art Hall, Finland

2005
Group Exhibition of Konsti, Amsterdam, Netherland
Groupint Exhibition of Konsti, Budapest, Hunghery

2004
KERAMEGA, Voipaala, Finland
ARTISAANI Jugend Hall, Helsinki, Finland
KONSTI Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland

2003
CERAMICS 100, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
DESIGNED BRAND, Dansk Design Center, Denmark

2002
FINDESIGNNOW, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland

2001
DESIGNED BRAND, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland
THE TREND SHOW, Juried Design Exhibition, Germany

2000
MAIN EXHIBITION OF THE FINNISH CRAFTS MUSEUM, Jyväskylä, Finland
FACHWERKHOF, Germany
DEPARTMENT OF FINLAND, Dortmund, Germany


PUBLIC COLLECTION

The Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland
City of Seinäjoki, Finland
Nordea Bank, Kauhava, Finland
Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital, Kokkola, Finland
Härmä Sports and Spa Centre, Ylihärmä, Finland
OP-Pohjola Group Bank of Southern Ostrobothnia, Seinäjoki, Finland
Parish of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoki, Finland
Parish of Korso
Finnish embassies abroad
Museum of Ostrobothnia, Vaasa, Finland
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Finnish State Supreme Court
Central Hospital of Seinäjoki, Finland
The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy

AWARDS

2013
58⁰ Premio Faenza, the Main Prize

2012
Nomineted for the WCC-Europe EUNIQUE Award

2010

Arts Prize of the Southern Ostrobothnia Cultural Foundation

2008
The State Prize for Design 2008, Design Council of Finland

2007
Golden Skills Award, The Finnish Crafts Association

2002
Artturi Leinonen Cultural Prize
Näkijän Pallo, Cultural Prize of the Ostrobothnia Arts Commission

Exhibitions

Contemporary Ceramic Art.Bassa

Contemporary Ceramics

From 18 November 2015 to 5 January 2016


Officine Saffi Lab Artist In Residence Nero 2

Artist in Residence

From 1 to 30 October 2015