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Leena Kangas

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Visual artist, painter
b. 1963 Oulu, Finland
Lives and works in Oulu


Telephone: +358 44 560 0698
E-mail: leenax.kangas(at)pp.inet.fi
Homepage: www.leenakangas.fi

Studies

1984–1988 Academy of Fine Arts / Department of Painting, Helsinki, Finland

1981–1984 Free Art School of Helsinki, Finland


Solo Exhibitions

2019 Galerie Pleiku, Berlin (DE)

2018 Gallery Katariina’s Studio, Helsinki (FI)

2018 Myllykirjasto, Tyrnävä (FI)

2017 ARTtila, Oulu (FI)

2016 Galleria kajaste, Oulu

2015 Galleria Luoto, Hailuoto (FI)

2013 Kemi Art Museum (together with Christelle Mas) (FI)

2010 Galleria Uusi Kipinä/Kenno, Lahti (FI)

2010 Galleria Katariina, Helsinki

2009 Galleria Napa, Rovaniemi (FI)

2007 Galleria 5, Oulu

2005 Galleria Jangva, Helsinki

2001 Galleria Jangva, Helsinki

1999 Rantagalleria, Oulu

1998 Galleria Jangva, Helsinki

1996 Arctic Gallery, Oulu


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2020 Pikinen Poloku 2020, environmental art exhibition, Oulu

2019 Galleria Myötätuuli, Raahe (FI)

2019 Pikinen Poloku, environmental art exhibition, Oulu

2018 Värinä Gallery, Rovaniemi

2017 Under the Red Sky, Valvegalleria, Oulu

2017 Lapua Museum of Art (FI)

2016 K2 Plugged, Galleria 23 Heiskari, Liminka (FI)

2016 All in Valsa!, Galleria Värinä, Rovaniemi

2016 Works on Paper, Gallerija DLUL, Ljubljana (SI)

2015 Border, Galleria Pihatto, Lappeenranta (FI)

2015 Vilho Lampi Museum, Liminka (FI)

2015 1000 den vol. 2, contemporary art in an empty potato hall, Tyrnävä

2014 Galleria Uusi Kipinä, Lahti

2014 Hentunen, Kangas & Lamminen, Galleria Värinä, Rovaniemi

2014 1000 den, contemporary art in an empty potato hall, Tyrnävä

2014 Snowball Effect, 2nd Northern Finland Biennale, Rovaniemi Art Museum

2011 Mail Art by Hildegard Project, Harakka, Helsinki (FI) and Former Iraqi Embassy, Berlin (DE)

2010 Deep Surface, Irvall, Kangas & Sunila, Galleri Kakelhallen, Mariehamn, Åland (FI)

2009 Recycling, Riihimäki Art Museum, Riihimäki (FI)

2009 Nature Morte, O. Jauhiainen Museum, Kiiminki (FI)

2009 Room for Five, 9 artists in an exhibition at a private appartement, Oulu

2008 Sillat – Broar – Bridges, the Exhibition of the International Artists´ Symposium arranged by the Finnish Painters´ Union, Turku (FI)

2006 Oulu province regional exhibition, Oulu Museum of Art

2005 “Colouring book”, Titanik Gallery, Turku and Cable Gallery, Helsinki

2002–2003 Oulu province regional exhibition, Oulu Museum of Art/ Kajaani Museum of Art (FI)

2000 The 105th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kunsthalle, Helsinki

1995–1996 Art in Suitcases – touring exhibition, Oulu – Rovaniemi – Jyväskylä – Luulaja (SWE) – Vilna (LT) – Lillehammer (NO) – Svolvaer (NO)

1995 Oulu province regional exhibition, Kajaani Art Museum

1995 Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä (FI)

1991 Young Artists’s Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Helsinki


Art Projects, Happenings, Symposiums

2019 The Blue Wader Case, site-specific working process during the summer, Oulu

2018 Ave Mare! installations in co-operation with artists Helena Kaikkonen & Päivi Pussila, Oulu

2009 Room for Five, exhibition of nine Finnish contemporary artists in an apartment in Oulu; consept, curating and arrangements of the exhibition

2008 International Artists’ Symposium by Finnish Painters’ Union, Karjaa (FI)

1999 the 2nd International Taivalkoski Workshop, Taivalkoski (FI)


Commissioned Works

2010 Fly!, Kuulampi School, Tyrnävä, Finland


Collections

Oulu Museum of Art

Tyrnävä Municipality

private collections


Other Activities in Art

2019 Art Review – write and walk in Oulu, instructor on a writing workshop organised by Artists’ Association MUU

2006– Work as an art critic


Artist in Residence

2019 Berlin, Germany

2013 Matera, Italy

2011 Berlin, Germany


Memberships

Finnish Painters’ Union

Oulu Artists’ Association

Finnish Critics' Association


Representations

2019 Finnish Painters’ Union, a member in the membership committee

2017–2018 Finnish Painters’ Union, member of the board

2015 Finnish Painters’ Union, a member in the membership committee

2014 Finnish Artists’ Association, a representative

2013–2014 National Council for Multidisciplinary Art, a member in the section of art journalism

2009–2012 Finnish Painters' Union, a member in the exhibition committee

2005 Finnish Artists’ Association, a representative

2001–2006 Oulu Artists’ Association, a board member (chair 2002–2003, vice chair 2003–2006)


Grants

2020 Finnish Cultural Foundation/North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, Spearhead Project grant for Täyttymys project (artist group Pia Hentunen, Jari Haavikko, Eija Hirvonen, Leena Kangas)

2020 Arts Promotion Centre Finland, COVID-19 grant

2020 City of Oulu, project grant

2019 Arts Promotion Centre Finland/Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, working grant

2018 Arts Promotion Centre Finland/Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, project grant

2017 Finnish Cultural Foundation/North Ostrobothnia Regional Fund, project grant

2016 Oulu Valistustalo Foundation, project grant

2013 Finnish Art Society, Edvard Richter Grant for art critics

2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland/National Council for Visual Arts, project grant

2013 Arts Promotion Centre Finland/Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu, project grant

2010 Arts Council of Oulu, 1-year working grant

2008 Arts Council of Oulu, project grant

2007 City of Oulu, project grant

2005 Arts Council of Oulu, project grant

2005 Oulu Saskia Stipendium

2001 City of Oulu, project grant

1999 Arts Council of Oulu, working grant

1996 Arts Council of Oulu, project grant