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MARJA BLOMSTER  born in Helsinki, 1945
 
STUDIES
1981-1981 Free Art School, professional section, Helsinki    
1983-1984 Free Art School Introduction of colours of Josef Albers
 
22 SOLO EXHIBITIONS  e.g. 
1985  Gallery of Finnish Painters´Union,  Helsinki, Finland
1986  Hvitträsk Museum, Kirkkonummi, Finland
1989  A.H. Tammsaare Museum,  Tallinn,  USSR
1991 Helsinki Festival, Finland
1995,1999, Gallery BE´19, Helsinki, Finland
1995 Gallery Just, Turku, Finland
1998 Gallery Kipinä, Lahti, Finland
2000, 2004 Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland
2002, 2005, 2009 Gallery BE´19, Helsinki, Finland
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS e.g.
1983 SKJL, Art Museum in Pori and 1987 Art Museum in Joensuu, Finland
1988 International Art Competition`88, Dublin, Ireland
1989 Muu ry, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland
1991 The Annual 96th Exhibition of  Finnish Artists, Oulu Art Museum, Finland
1991 Muu ry, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
1992 Tyhjyys, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
1992-1993-1994 Paper Usa-Finland Contrasts and connections, USA
1995 Regional Exhibition of Uusimaa, Kerava Artmuseum, Finland
1996 ARCO’96, Madrid, Spain       
1997 Fem fra Finland, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2001-2003 Finnish-Swedish exhibitions: Vilna, Lithuania;   Gotland Artmuseum,  Sweden;
                  Tórshavn, The Faroe Islands Denmark;  Salo Art Museum, Finland
2005 Vitas (Artists Asssociation of Vyborg) , Imatra Artmuseum, Finland
2010 Vitas  Lahti Art Museum,   2011 Vitas St. Michel Art Museum, Finland
2011 Broadway Gallery, New York, USA
2014  2014 AVA, Galleria, Carrousell du Louvre, Paris France
2016-19  Enter into Art installations, e.g. Bonn, Cologne, Nassau, Diez, Bad Ems,  Germany
2017  Amos Anderson Art Museum, Stripped, Collections exhibition, Helsinki, Finland
2019 Espoon Taiteilijakilta ry, A. Gallen-Kallela museum, Espoo, Finland
2019 Espoon Taiteilija Kilta ry, Heinola Art Museum, Finland
 
PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS  e.g.
1988 3rd prize, Competition for altarpiece in Olari Church in Espoo, Finland
1997 State Grant to Artists (1 year)
                                                                                                                                                                             
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS, MUSEUMS:
Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Aine Art Museum, Amos Anderson Art Museum ,
Emma Art Museum, Espoo, The State Art Collection, Church of Espoo,
Commune of  Kirkkonummi,  KOP (Bank), KELA   
 
MEMBERSHIPS OF ORGANISATIONS e.g.
Member of the Finnish Painters´ Union, (member of the board 1992-97)
Member of the board of Helsinki Art Hall 1998-99
Member of  Committee for the Purchase of Works for the State Art Collection 1999-2001, Ministry of
Education and Culture