Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae    (3.8.2016)                                                                                                
 
Ilona Rytkönen,  Painter, Contemporary artist
born: Kerava, Finland, 1962
address: Koskenpääntie 47, 42300 Jämsänkoski
tel: +35840 9131 661
e-mail:ilona.rytkonen@gmail.com
www:http://www.ilonas.fi
 
 
ART EDUCATION
2011Portrait Course offered by Finnish Cultural Foundation,Turku    
2003 – 2004 Institute of Orivesi, Department of Visual Arts
2003 – 2004 Open University education of The University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taik), drawing-, painting
and sculpture studies, 28 study weeks
Other Art Educations:
2009 – 2011 ART360, supplementary education for artists / Tampere and Helsinki Artists’ Associations
1978 – 2003 Oil painting-, sculpture-, watercolours-, and drawing courses Helsinki, Orivesi, Vantaa, Jämsä
1991 The Free Art school Helsinki, course of studies in drawing, teacher: Painter Arto Palin
1987 The Educational Center of The University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taik) in Kitee, supplement course
“Education of visual arts of children and youth”
1978 Pekka Halonen Academy, drawing course, Tuusula                   
 
 SELECTED SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS
2015 “Sieluntiloja/States of  Soul”, Gallery Höyry in Korpilahti
2014 ” Skating, dating”, woodcut prints, Framing & Gallery Raamirainer, Jämsä
2014 “Skating, Dating”, woodcut prints, Artcenter Ahjo in Joensuu
2012 “Tapauksia/Cases”, paintings, drawings and sculptures, Library Gallery of Kuhmoinen       
2012 “Mikä Mies/What a Man”, Gallery Kivipankki,  Jämsä
2011 “Kolmesti riisuttu/ Three Times Unveiled”, Gallery Art Frida, Helsinki
2011 “Kolmesti riisuttu/ Three Times Unveiled ”, curator: Visual Artist Hannu Castrén, Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
2010 ”Keltainen flamenco/Yellow Flamenco”, paintings, Art Center Ahjo, Kytö-room, Joensuu
2008 "Katse/Sight", paintings, Cafe Uudenmaan Herkku, Kerava
2007 ”Aalloilla/On the Waves”, paintings and drawings, Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
2007 “Kiikku ja muita maalauksia/Swing and other paintings”, paintings and drawings, Witikkala Mansion, Jämsä
2007 “Hahmoja ja havinaa/Figures and whistling”, paintings, Illustrator gallery, Helsinki
2007 Paintings, Post office in Jämsänkoski
2006 ”Syli/Lap”, Richard Street Library, Helsinki
2006 ”In the lap”, paintings, City Library, Pori
2006 Paintings, Witikkala Mansion, Jämsä
2005 Paintings, Himos-Center, Jämsä
2005 Paintings, Witikkala Mansion, Jämsä
2004 ”Home sicknesses”, paintings, drawings and sculptures, Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
2003-2008 other solo exhibitions
 
SELECTED GROUP- and JOINT EXHIBITIONS

2016 "Särö-Sprickan-Fracture", Nordic Art Association in Finland, Almintalo, Loviisa
2016 ”EARTH”, Finnish Brazilian group exhibition, AVA-galleria, Helsinki
2016 ”MUUTOS”, Jyväskylä Artists´Association  group exhibition, Wanha Woimala, Vaajakoski
2016“Earth Contemporary Salon”, United Nations headquarter (YK:n päämaja), New York
2016 AVA ART FESTIVAL OSAKA, group exhibition, Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan
2015“Värivaloa/ Colour Light”, Jyväskylä Artist Association group exhibition, Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
2014-2015BELA biennial, Museum of National History, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2014 Maila Talvio -salonki, summer exhibition (by invitation), Hartola
2013 “omakuva:toisenkuva/ Selfportrait:Another’s Portrait”, portraits of artist friends, Gallery Ronga, Tampere
2013 “Suomi-filmejä ja Pyykkipäiviä/ Finnish Films and Laundry Day”, with Pekka Suomäki, Galleria Pihatto,
Lappeenranta
2012 “Siirtolapuutarha 3D/ Community Garden 3D”, Jyväskylä Artists´Association  group exhibition, Gallery Höyry,
Korpilahti
2013 Exhibition “New Members of the Jyväskylä Artists´Association”, Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä
2013 “MUOTOKUVA/PORTRAIT”, Union of Finnish Associations, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti
2013 Exhibition of the Jämsä City Art Collection, Gallery Kivipankki, Jämsä
2013 “Kesäkatu/ Summer Street”, annual Exhibition of the Jyväskylä Artists´Association, Jyväskylä
2013 “Pohjoinen rakkaus/ Northern Love”, Art Center HAIHATUS, Joutsa
2012 ”Haalistuneet toiveet/Faded hopes”, together with Outi Aho, Gallery Ronga, Tampere
2012 “Sota vai rauha?/War or Peace?”, Union of Finnish Associations, South Karjala Art Museum, Lappeenranta
2012 “A6”, eighteen artists of Central Finland, Gallery Höyry, Korpilahti
2011 “Muotokuva/Portrait”, Köysiratagallery, in Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku
2011 Annual Exhibition of Jyväskylä Artists´Association
2003, -04, -05, -06, -07, -08,- 09, -10  ArsJok´vars”, national juried art exhibition, ” school of Jokivarsi, Jämsä
2003, -04, -05, -06, -07, -08, -09 The Society of Visual Arts “Värinä”, spring exhibitions, Gallery Kivipankki/
Hiidenkirnu, Jämsä
2002, -03, -04, -05, -07, -08 The Society of Visual Arts “Värinä”, autumn exhibitions, Art house Pöllölä, Jämsänkoski 
2008, -09, -10                     Art Center Leporanta (by invitation), Längelmäki
2003 – 2009 “Koillis-Pirkka” juried art exhibition in Keuruu, Virrat, Jämsä, Mänttä, and Keuruu
2004 Summer gallery Heinäaho, Viitasaari
2003 Illustrators in Finland, juried art exhibition, Gallery Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
2003 Joint exhibition of three women, Art house Pöllölä, Jämsänkoski
                     
COLLECTIONS
2015 Social Service and Health Care Learning Centre, Myllymäki, Jämsänkoski.  Oli paintings: ”Vapaapäivä/Day
Off”2014, ”Tulkaa juhlimaan/Come Celebrate” 2015 and ” Sunnuntailuistelija/Sunday Skater” 2014. Jyväskylä
Education Consortium
2014 The Municipal House of Hartola, “Ihana helmikuu/ What a wonderful February!” 6-piece painting series, 2013,
Municipality of Hartola
2012 Jämsänkoski Church, “Kolumbialainen risti/Colombian cross”, gouache
2012 Jämsä Paunu School,”Rusettiluistelija/ Figure Skater”, oil painting 2011, Jämsä City Art Collection
2010 “Sailing ship”, oil painting 2007, District Hospital in Jämsä, Jämsä City art collection
2009 Jämsä  Psychiatric Clinic for Youth, ”On the Cup of Milk”, oil painting, 2008, Hospital district of Central
Finland
2007 Vitikkala´s school, “Eicca Toppinen”,oil painting, 2007, Jämsä City Art Collection
2007 Jämsänkoski Church, ornament painting of the Cruz parade, 2007, Jämsä Congregation
2006 “Listeners”, oil painting, 2004, Jämsänkoski Church, Jämsä Congregation
2005 ”A person sitting”, pastel painting, 2004, Cafe Hirvonen, Jämsänkoski
2005 ”A moving hawk”, pastel painting, 2004, collection of Hannu Haljala in Himos, Jämsä
2005 “Portrait of a Viewer”, oil painting, 2003, Theater Building in Jämsänkoski, Theater J&J
2005 “An Old Man Angel”, oil painting, 2004, Villa Saksala, Jämsä City Art Collection
 
GRANTS
2011 Aid for exhibition production at Kivipankki Jämsä, the Culture Department of  Jämsä City  
2008 “Award of Culture 2007”, Jämsänkoski Cultural Foundation
2007 Aid for exhibition production at Kivipankki Jämsä, the Culture Department of Jämsä City
2007 Grant, Illustrators in Finland, the 1st part
2007 Grant, Illustrators in Finland, the 2nd part
2005 Grant, Illustrators in Finland
2004 Grant, Department of Visual Arts, Institute of Orivesi
 
OTHER ACTIVITES                 
2011 Portrait of Turku 2011 Foundation’s Director, Cay Sevón. C.S. Private Collection, Helsinki
2007 Juror of the 6th”ÄlyVäly” exhibition by children and youth, City Art House Pöllölä, Jämsänkoski
2006 Instruction manual illustration for the Support Group for Infertility as part of the Simpukka project, Jyväskylä
2003 – 2006 Book illustration for Liisa Kuusinen’s series”Pelastakaa perheet / Save the Families” -project, Pori
2006 Sketching and Drawing class teacher City Art House Pöllölä, Jämsänkoski
2005 Cover illustration for the book ”Haaviston historiaa / The History of Haavisto”, by Anne Mari Rautiainen
2005 Heinäaho Summer Gallery environmental art work sketch for the designers, Viitasaari
2004 Sketching and Drawing Class teacher, at the Society of Visual Arts “Värinä”, Jämsä
1997 – 1999 Cerro Norte Women’s Group basic painting techniques, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia
 
 
MEMBERSHIPS (Since year -)
2016- Finnish Artists’ Association’s Member Association Representative for the Union of Finnish Art Associations
2015- Jyväskylä Artists’ Association, Member of the Board
2012- Finish Painters´ Union Candidate Member
2011- Artists´Association of  Jyväskylä
2010- Kuvasto ry.
2008- Environmental Art Society  ”Joki ry”
2003- Illustrators in Finland “Kuvittajat ry”, the society situated in Helsinki, in the catalogue “Kuvittajat 2007”
 2002- The Society of Visual Arts “Värinä”,  and executive committee during 2003 – 2009