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STUDIES

1975

Bachelor of Arts, majored in Slavic Philology, University of Helsinki

Studies in Icon Painting

1975-84

Lieksa Folk High School

1985-90

Studies under the icon painter Petros Sasaki in Kuopio

Studies in Mosaic Techniques

1998-2001

Study courses under Yuri Yarin at Valamo Lay Academy

TEACHING

聽聽聽聽聽 Teacher of icon painting at the Kuopio Orthodox Parish since 1990

聽聽聽聽聽 Teacher of icon painting at the Siilinj盲rvi Orthodox Parish Hall since 1993

聽聽聽聽聽 Teacher of icon painting at the Iisalmi Orthodox Parish 1995-1996

聽聽聽聽聽 Teacher of icon painting at the Nilsi盲 Folk High School since 2000

聽聽聽聽聽 Teacher of the self-founded Mosaic Icon Workshop in Siilinj盲rvi since 2002

CHURCH PROJECTS

1989-1991

The designing and painting of icons for the Siilinj盲rvi Parish Hall, 8 icons, size approx. 160 x 120 cm

1990-1992

The designing of the icon layout and painting of the iconostasis and all other icons for the Nilsi盲 Orthodox Church, approx. 30 icons.

1993-1994

The designing and painting of icons for the Orthodox Parish Hall, 7 icons, size approx. 100 x 80 cm.

2000

Keitele Orthodox Church, 3 icons, size approx. 100 x 70 cm.

2000-2004

Icon layout, replacement of old icons and planning and painting of new icons for St. Nicholas' Cathedral in Kuopio.

2004

The designingof the bishopric, the lectern, and the icon portraying the grave of the Christ and his coffin.

Other Icons

聽聽聽聽聽 The Monastery of New Valamo, Hein盲vesi

聽聽聽聽聽 The Convent of Lintula, Hein盲vesi

聽聽聽聽聽 St. Thomas Church, Helsinki

聽聽聽聽聽 Konevsky Monastery, Russia

聽聽聽聽聽 Petrozavodsk, Russia

聽聽聽聽聽 Church of St. Simeon, Tallinn

聽聽聽聽聽 The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Istanbul

聽聽聽聽聽 The Monastery of Dionysiou, Mount Athos

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MOSAIC ICONS

2001

The Icon of Christ (50 x 60 cm) on cement on the outside wall at the Siilinj盲rvi Parish Hall

2004

The design of a mosaic piece portraying the Mother of God (150 x 150 cm) with Yuri Yarin at St. Nicholas' Cathedral in Kuopio, and participating in its making on one of the walls of the altar

EXHIBITIONS

Invited exhibitions:

1996

J盲msh枚g, Sweden

Icon exhibition at J盲msh枚g Folk High School

1999

Uusi-Valamo

Summer exhibition at the Monastery of New Valamo

2000

Helsinki

Helsinki Art Hall, 鈥滻loitkaamme ja riemuitkaamme鈥, an icon exhibition organized by the Valamo Foundation.

2005

Savonlinna

Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Icons, 鈥滺oly Pictures with 7 techniques鈥

Joint exhibitions with Yurij Yarin:

2005

Kustavi

Gallery Caia, 鈥漈he Everlasting Moment鈥

2006

Kuopio

The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, Dimensions of Freedom鈥

2006

Harjavalta

The Emil Cedercreutz Museum and Culture Centre, 鈥滵imensions of Freedom鈥

Exhibitions by the Icon Painting Study Groups in Kuopio and Siilinj盲rvi:

1995

Kuopio

The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, The 30-year jubilee exhibition for Kuopio Icon Painters

1996

Siilinj盲rvi

Library exhibition room Artsi

1997

Siilinj盲rvi

P枚lj盲 Museum for local history and culture

1997

Kuopio

The Evangelical Lutheran Parish Centre

1998

Kuopio

Gallery Kirstu

2000

Siilinj盲rvi

The Evangelical Lutheran Parish Centre

2000

Kuopio

Alava Parish Hall

2003

Siilinj盲rvi

The library exhibition room Artsi, 10-year jubilee exhibition for Siilinj盲rvi Icon Painters

2005

Kuopio

The Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, 鈥滺umbleness, wisdom and a little garlic鈥, a 40-year jubilee exhibition for Kuopio Icon Painters

GRANTS

2005

The Kuopio Cultural Board, organizing an art exhibition in Gallery Caia in Kustavi聽聽

MEMBERSHIPS

聽聽聽聽聽 The Association for Finnish Icon Painters

CONFIDENTIAL POSTS

聽聽聽聽聽 Secretary for the board of the Association for Finnish Icon Painters since 2006. A member of the working group to write a curriculum for basic studies in icon painting since 2005.聽聽

聽聽聽聽聽 The chairwoman for Mosaic Icon Workshop Petros since 2002.