ONE PERSONS EXHIBITIONS

2013   Breathing Touch,  Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki

2012   Transition – New Woodcuts,  Gallery G, Helsinki

2011   Annu Vertanen,  Gallery Orton, Helsinki

2010   Breathing Touch, Kaupunkitaiteen Galleria, Helsinki

2009   The Day of Absence, Gallery Academia, Belgrade, Serbia

2008   The Indeterminate Edge with Karen Kunc, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville, USA

2008   Blind Spot, Gallery Harmonia, Jyvaskyla, Finland

2008   Blind Spot, Gallery Aarni, WeeGee, Espoo, Finland

2005   Annu Vertanen, Gallery G, Helsinki, Finland

2004   Wallpaper Experiences, Art Gallery Husa, Tampere, Finland

2004   Annu Vertanen and Johanna Pihlajamaa, Gallery Harmaja, Oulu, Finland

2003   Annu Vertanen, Galleria Joella, Turku, Finland

2002   Project My House, Art Center Retretti/Himmelblau, Finland

2002   Annu Vertanen: Woodcut prints, Frans Macereel Centrum, Belgium

2001   It is not the Rose, Varkaus Art Museum, Finland

2000   Index, Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland

2000   Flower Power, Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland, with Riitta Uusitalo

2000   Woodcuts from serie My House, Dansøgade 4 Udstillning, Bövlingbjerg, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014   ”20 Coastal Stations”, Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo – September 2014

2014   ”Feel the ’D”, Re:View Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, USA – September – October 2014

2014   Queen Sonja Print Award NOMINEES 2014-EXHIBITION “COMMENDABLE ” Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde, Stockholm – September 2014 – January 2015

2014  Exquisite History, Volume 3: Visionary Workbook, September 2014, in MAPG 2014 program, Detroit, Michigan

2014   ”Sivulla 13 – itasuomalaista grafiikkaa ”, Imatra Art Museum, Finland

2014   Queen Sonja Print Award NOMINEES 2014-EXHIBITION “COMMENDABLE ”Norwegian Printmakers Galler, Oslo

2014   International Printmakers, Shoal Creek Gallery, Austin, Texas

2013   Visionary Workbook Ex.hi Vol 3, Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

2013   SIZE MATTERS: Big prints from all around the world, University of Alberta Museum, Canada (curator Jim Corrigan)

2012   International Experimental Engraving Biennial 5, the Mogosoaia Cultural Centre Romania

2012   Four Tales in Print, Kunstverket galleria, Oslo

2012   Through the Light, Haihara Art Center, Tampere Finland (curator Veikko Halmetoja)

2012   Silent Watch: Contemporary Prints from Finland, Elaine Jacobs Gallery, Detroit, USA (curator Juliette Kennedy)

2011   Silent Watch: Contemporary Prints from Finland, IPCNY, New York, USA (curator Juliette Kennedy)

2011   Himmelblau/Retretti, Punkaharju

2011   Puberty  Finnish Printmakers Association, 80 years Jubilee Exhibition, Salo Art Museum (curator  Stefan Bremer)

2010   Japanese Wave – New Shores, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England  (with Paul Furneux and Fusako Yoshikawa)

2010   Hot Plate – International Print exhibition, PhoenixBrighton Gallery, Brighton, England (curator Sue Gollifer)

2009   The Masters of Graphic Art, Drawing and Graphic Biennial, Györ, Hungary (invitational)

2009   IV NOVOSIBIRSK GRAPHIC ART BIENNIAL’09, Russia (invitational)

2009   Between Materia and Memory – Tompuri, Vertanen, Weckman, Kuopio Art Museum, Finland

2008-09 Nahes Ufer Fernes Ufer, Kunstlerforum, Bonn, Saksa (curator Ritva Röminger)

2008   EPI 2008, Edmonton, Canada , (curator Walter Jule)

2008   icon@brave, Gallery Manes, Praque, Czech Republic (curator Mika Karhu)

2008   Winter Seminar, Markkanen, Peippo, Uusitalo, Vertanen, Art Hall, Jyvaskyla, Finland

2007   3×2 Vertanen Dolven Ahonen Hoy Heilimo Ruta,South Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland (invitional)

2007   Five Rooms, Hukkataival, Ilvessalo, Helasvuo, Tompuri, Vertanen, Helsinki Art Hall

2006   Contemporary Finnish Woodcuts, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA

2006   Mirror of the Wood, Salo Art Museum, Finland (curator Karen Kunck)

2006   Decades of Print, Lahti Art Brewery, Finland

2005   Anthologie der Kunst, ZKM-Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (curator Jochen Gerz)

2005   The Land of Wandering, Exquisite History Volume One, The Off Grounds Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

2005   The Masters of Graphic Arts, VIII INT. Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Art, Györ, Hungary (invitional)

2005   Mirror of the Wood, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington, Carleton College Art Gallery, Nortfield, Minnesota,
Finnish- American Heritage Center Gallery, Hancock, Minnesota, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin and Emily David
Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Ohio, USA (curator Karen Kunck)

2005   Graphica Creativa’05, Jyväskylä, Finland

2005   The 26th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (curator Breda Skrjanec)

2005   Novosibirsk Biennial, Russia (invitional)

2004   Seoul_Space, International biennial, Seoul, Korea

2004   Laureat Exhibition, The Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague, Czech Republic

2004   Mirror of the Wood, A Century of Woodcut Print in Finland, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Lincoln, USA, (curator Karen Kunck)

2004   Anthology of Art, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berliini and ZKM, Karlsruhe

2004   International Flavors, Mason Gross Galeries, Rutgers Center of Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswic, USA, (curator Lynn Allen)

2004   Delight of Woodcuts, Inari Krohn, Tuukka Peltonen, Johanna Pihlajamaa, Annu Vertanen, Gallery Allinna, Riihimäki, Finland

2003   Sensory Experience, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and 214 DeWATERS ART CENTER, Flint, Michigan, USA (curated by Karen Kunck)

2003   Postspace, Oulu Art Museum, Finland (curator Mika Karhu)

2003   Novosibirsk Biennial, Russia (invited)

2003   The Masters of Graphic Arts, VII Int. Biennial of Drawing and Graphics, Györ, Hungary (invitional)

2003   Nature and Human Nature, Purnu exhibition, Orivesi, Finland (curator Hannu Castren)

2002   New Definitions in Printmaking, University of Wyoming Art Museum, USA (curator Dean Dass)

2002   Sensory Experiences portfolio, Southern Graphics Council Conference, New Orleans, USA

2001   The Fluttering Ways, Inter Kontakt Grafik, Prague, Czech Republic (invited)

2001   Europrint, Falutriennialen, Falun, Sweden (invited)

2001   Mutating Image, Tallinn Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia

2001   Top 7, South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta, Finland (curator Leena Räty)

2001   Art Week, Mänttä, Finland  (curated by Marja Kolu)

2001   The Masters of Graphic Arts, VI Int. Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts, Györ, Hungary (invitional)

2001   Salon Internacional, Biennial de San Juan, Puerto Rico  (curator Alicia Candiani)

2001   Graphica Borea, Prints in Finland 1895-2001, Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2000   Kaliningrad Biennial of the Baltic Sea Countries, Russia (curator Melek Mazici)

2000   Bridge to the Future, Kracov Triennial, Poland

 

COLLECTIONS
in Finland

The Finnish State Collection; The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki; The Parliament Collection; The Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä; Helsinki Art Museum; Wihuri Corporation at Rovaniemi Art Museum; Lahti Art Museum; Kuopio Art Museum; South Carelia Art Museum, Lappeenranta; Imatra Art Museum; Oulu Art Museum; Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art; Modern Art Museum EMMA, Espoo, Municipalities of Espoo, Kotka, Kuusankoski, Parikkala and Valkeala Tampere society

abroad

Albertina Museum, Wienna, Austria; Museum Anna Nordlander, Skellefteå, Sweden; University of Alberta Museum, Canada; Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, USA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA;Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden; National Museum in Gdansk Poland; National Museum in Banska Bystrica Slovakia; International Center of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, Slovenia; Prague National Gallery The Czech Republic;  Århus Kunstforening af 1984 Denmark; Landstinget Gävle, Sweden; Skellefteå Kommun, Sweden;Örebro Landsting, Sweden;Statens konstråd, Sweden; The Municipal Museum of Art, Györ, Hungary; Vesterås konstmuseum, Sweden; Landstinget Karlstad, Sweden; Elfa Ab, Sweden, The Norwegian Directorate for Education, Oslo, Norway, private and corporate collections in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Italy, USA and Japan

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, PRIZES

Prix de Print No 4., Art in Print magazine 2014

Finnish Cultural Foundation  3-year grant 2014

The State of Finland 5-year grant 2008

Finnish Cultural Foundation  1-year grant 2007

The Art Committee of Kymi Province 1-year grant 2006

Finnish Cultural Foundation 2005, award

Alfred Kordelin Trust 2004, award

Prize of the Hungarian Graphic Artists’ Society and of the Foundation for Hungarian Graphic Art, Györ, Hungary 2003

Inter Kontakt Grafik, Prague, Czech Republic 2001, II prize

Kaliningrad Biennale of the Baltic Sea Countries 2000, Russia, prize

The State of Finland 5-year grant 1999

ELFA Grant, Grafikens Hus, Sweden 1999

Stina Krooks Stiftelse, Finland, 1997, award

Intergrafia’97, Katowice, Poland, prize

Finnish Cultural Foundation 1996, award

Sasakawa Foudation 1996, award

Anita Snellmann Foundation 1996, award

Award from the Anna Nordlander Museum, Sweden 1995

The Art Committee of Kymi Province 3-year grant 1995

Kracov Triennale, 1994 Poland, prize

Scholarship from the Finnish Fine Arts Association 1993

Alfred Kordelin Trust 1992, award

Award from The Art Committee of Kymi Province 1992

12th International Woodcut Triennal, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, Grand Prize

The State of Finland 1-year grant 1992

Art Award of the City of Imatra 1991

Intergrafia’ 91, Katowice, Poland, Grand Prize

Nordisk kunst ‘91, Århus, Denmark, II prize

Sapporo Biennale, 1991 Japan purchase prize

The Art Committee of Kymi Province 1-year grant 1988

 

PUBLICATIONS

Annu Vertanen: Breathing Touch, Rickhard H. Axsom, Art in Print, March – April 2014

My House. Annu Vertanen’s reflections on her own work. Grapheion, European Review of modern prints, book and paper art, Czech Republic, 1/99

Several Exhibition Catalogues

 

EDUCATION

Kankaanpää Art School 1980 – 1983, Lahti Polytechnic 1998 – 2000, Aalto University 2005 – 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the Artist Group Printmakers Left, projects:

The Land of Wandering, 2006

New World 2009

Visionary Workbook, 2013

Workshop and lectures in Atelje Graff, Montreal, Kanada 2013

Visiting lecturer in Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm, Sweden 2009 and 2011

Visiting lecturer in University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland since 2006

Visiting lecturer in Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Finland since 2006

Visiting artist and lecturer in Art Academy of Iceland, Reykjavik 2004

Visiting artist and lecturer in University of Virginia, USA, 2002

Visiting artist in University of Wyoming, USA, 2002

Visiting lecturer in Lahti Polytechnics, Lahti, Finland 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006

Visiting lecturer in South Carelian Polytechnic, Fine Art Dept., Imatra, Finland, since 1986

Visiting lecturer in Joensuu Polytechnics, Joensuu, Finland 1995

International workshop for printmaking artists in Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium 2002, 2012

Member of exhibition committee of Finnish Printmakers Association 1999-2002

Head of a jury of an annual exhibition of Finnish Artists Association, 2000

Member of a jury, “Grafiktriennal XII Stockholm 2003”, 2002

Member of State of Finland Arts Council 2000-2003, 2003-2006

Curator for There is Languaguage, You May Say exhibiton, Tampere art association, 2012

Curator for Mantta Art Weeks 2010 exhibitionTerrific Delight

Curator for Afloat and Underwater exhibition, Lappeenranta , Finland 2008

Curator for ”Traces, Imprints and Tales – Japanese contemporary art draws from tradition” with  Jan Kaila for Kerava Art Museum, Kerava and Galleries G and Hippolyte, Helsinki, organised by Finnish Artists Association, 2002

Presentation in MAPC printmaking conference, University of Wyoming 2002

Presentation in Digital Surface Conference at Tate Britain 27th–28th June 2003: “Annu Vertanen: Vision Beata; space between visible and invisible”