ILKKA VÄÄTTI
born 1955 in Hyrynsalmi
lives and works in Tampere

STUDIES
2012
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, D.A.
2003
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, M.F.A.
1996
Lahti Institute of Fine Arts, B.A.
1981
Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
1976-1979
Art School of Lahti

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Gallery G, Helsinki
 
Gallery Orton, Helsinki
 
Galleria Ville, Nurmijärvi
2016
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
 
Gallery Oyoy, Lahti
 
Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä
 
Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere
2015
Imatra Art Museum, Imatra
2014
tm • Gallery, Helsinki
 
Gallery Kieppi, Suomussalmi
2013
Winter Garden, Tampere Hall, Tampere
2012
Gallery Joella, Turku
 
Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani
2011
Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI, USA
2010
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
 
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2009
GalleriaKONE, Hämeenlinna
 
Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
2008
tm • gallery, Helsinki
2007
Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi
2006
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
 
Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä
2005
Ahjo Art Center, Joensuu
 
Tampere Maja, Tartu, Estonia
 
Gallery Varikko, Seinäjoki
2004
Gallery Saskia, Tampere
 
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
2003
Poriginal Gallery, Pori
 
Gallery G, Helsinki
2002
Gallery Vanha Kappalaisen talo, Porvoo
 
Gallery Pictor, Nummela
 
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
2001
Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä
2000
Gallery Joella, Turku
 
Kemi Art Museum, Kemi
1999
Gallery of Kankaanpää Art Institute
 
Gallery G, Helsinki
 
Gallery Harmaja, Helsinki
1998
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
1997
Kajaani Art Museum, Kajaani
1996
Raahe Library, Raahe
 
Galerie Grafi art, Turku
1995
Gallery Saskia, Tampere
 
tm • gallery, Helsinki
1994
Gallery Ars Libera, Kuopio
 
Gallery Harmaja, Oulu
1993
Gallery G, Helsinki
 
Gallery of Artists´ Association, Lahti
 
Stonebank, Jämsä
1990
Gallery Pinacotheca, Jyväskylä
 
Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
1989
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
 
Painters´ Gallery, Helsinki
1987
Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki
1986
Gallery Saskia, Tampere
1984
Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
 
Painters´ Gallery, Helsinki
1981
Gallery Katariina, Helsinki
1980
Kajaani Art Hall, Kajaani

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Uusin silmin, Emil Aaltosen museo, Tampere
 
Kurkinen–Väätti, Imatran taidemuseo
2016
Inari Krohn & Ilkka Väätti, Kuhmo Arts Centre
 
Dimensio Group, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä
2015
Over the Rainbow, Gallery G, Helsinki
2013
The 7th Wave, Wihuri and Visual Art, Rovaniemi Art Museum
 
Biennial of Graphic Art of the Baltic States, Kaliningrad, Russia
 
Kokoelmasta, Finnish American Heritage Center, Hancock, MI, USA
 
The 7th Wave, Wihuri and Visual Art, South-Carelian Art Museum, Lappeenranta
 
Economic life, Mustarinda 2013, Hyrynsalmi
 
The 7th Wave, Wihuri and Visual Art, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma
2012
Dimensio Group, Tampere Art Museum
 
Pirkanmaa triennale, TR 1 Kunst hall, Tampere
 
The 7th Wave, Wihuri and Visual Art,, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2011
Mänttä Artweeks, Mänttä
 
Kohtaamisia, Gallery Tyko, Nurmes
 
Kohtumised, Pärnu Linnagalerii, Viro
 
Grafiikan aistimuksia, Gallery Himmelblau, Tampere
2010
Power of Africa, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
 
Good Morning Africa, Villa Karo - 10 years, Helsinki Art Hall
 
From Lahti to Hanoi, Gallery of Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
 
From Lahti to Deyang, Gallery of Deyang Sculptor Park, Deyang, China
2009
Ecos de la lejana Finlandia, Circulo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain
2008
Alapuro & Väätti, Promenade Gallery, Hyvinkää
 
Dimensio Group, Poleeni Art Center, Pieksämäki
2007
Slices of Time, Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
 
Dimensio Group, Hanko Museum, Hanko
 
Dimensio Group, Raisio museum Harkko, Raisio
2006
Lahti Art School, Taidepanimo, Lahti
 
Silk and Velvet, Rovaniemi Art Museum
 
Echos from East, Voipaala Art Centrum, Valkeakoski
2005
Mänttä Artweeks, Mänttä
 
Biennial of Graphic Art of the Baltic States, Kaliningrad, Russia
2004
Dimensio Group, Poleeni Art Center, Pieksämäki
2003
Katse itään, Oulu Art Museum
 
Mystiikan portit, Tampere Art Museum
 
Sama meri - sama intohimo, Kerava Art Museum
2002
Mathematical Games in Art, Gallery Otso, Vantaa
 
Dimensio Group, Salo Art Museum
2001
Osaka Triennale, Japan
 
T.p.l´a - 15 printmakers, Kerava Art Museum
 
Finnische Charaktere, Bürgerhaus Galerie, Castrop-Rauxel, Germany
 
Finnische Charaktere, Stadtbucherei Bochum, Germany
 
Finnische Charaktere, Schloss Greiffenhorst, Krefeld, Germany
 
Brander-Bremer-Mäki-Pyyhtiä-Viljanen-Väätti, Gallery Parvati, New Delhi, India
2000
Pirkanmaa Triennale, Vapriikki Museum Center, Tampere
1999
Aikamuoto, Tampere Art Museum
 
Purnu Summer Exhibition, Orivesi
1998
Minun kuva sinun kuva, Sara Hilden Art Museum, Tampere
 
Alapuro & Väätti, Haihara Manor, Tampere
1997
Mänttä Artweeks, Mänttä
 
Dimensio Group, Marble Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
1996
Dimensio Group, Latvian Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia
1995
Biennial of Graphic Art in Nyköping, Denmark
 
100 Years of Finnish Printmaking, Gallery Harmonia, Jyväskylä
1994
Osaka Print Triennale, Japan
 
International Art Triennale, Majdanek, Poland
 
Tartu Suvi, Tartu Art Hall, Estonia
1993
Osaka Painting Triennale, Japan
 
Views and Visions, Design Works Foundation, Newcastle, England
 
Views and Visions, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere
 
Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Högfors Factory, Karkkila
1992
Nordic Graphic Art, Liljevalchs Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
 
The Baltic Countries Graphic Art Triennale, Gdansk, Poland
 
Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Helsinki Art Hall (also 1990, 1984, 1983)
 
Nile Group, Mältinranta Art Center, Tampere
1991
Osaka Print Triennale, Japan
 
Modern Finnish Art from Tampere, Gallery Akhenaten, Cairo, Egypt
 
Biennial of Graphic at Györ, Hungary
 
Medium 2, Sfintu Gheorghe, Romania
1990
Art of Today, Budapest Gallery, Hungary (also 1987)
1989
Graphica Creativa, Alvar Aalto Museum, Jyväskylä
 
Seisova Pöytä, Tampere Art Museum, Tampere
1987
National Exhibition of Finland, Helsinki Art Hall
1985
12 Finnish Artists, Bartok 32 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
 
Exhibition of the Young, Helsinki Art Hall (also 1984, 1983, 1982, 1980, 1979)

PUBLIC WORKS
2016
Sound Barrier Gallery, Tampere Tunnel
2012
Temporary, Vuoresaukio Sound Barrier, Tampere
1995
Pyhäjärvi Chapel, Viikinsaari, Tampere
1995
Holy Word, Pirkkala Church
1992
Time, Sun and World, Messukylä School, Tampere
1991
Faravid Gate, Isto School, Hyrynsalmi
1984
Light Division, Linnainmaa School, Tampere

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Sara Hilden Art Museum, Deyang Art Museum, China, State of Finland, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampere Art Museum, Oulu Art Museum, Kuopio Art Museum, Kajaani Art Museum, Kemi Art Museum, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Imatra Art Museum, Collection of Tampere City, City of Espoo, City of Turku, City of Lahti, City of Jyväskylä, City of Joensuu, City of Kajaani, City of Vaasa, City of Jämsä, City of Nokia, City of Raahe, City of Hyvinkää, City of Valkeakoski, City of Kuusankoski, City of Forssa, City of Keuruu, City of Alajärvi, City of Orivesi, City of Kankaanpää, City of Ikaalinen, Commune of Hyrynsalmi, Commune of Nurmijärvi, Commune of Puolanka, Commune of Janakkala, Commune of Kangasala, Commune of Lempäälä, Commune of Pelkosenniemi, Arvo Kananen Collection, Raimo Anttila Collection, Newspaper Kaleva Collection, Finnish Parliament Collection, MAC Collection, Bank of Finland, NORDEA, SAMPO, TSOP, Villa Karo, Grand Popo, Benin, Young Artists´ Studio, Budapest Hungary, Dublin University College, Ireland, Kaliningrad Regional Museum, Russia, Finnish Printers' Collection/Jyväskylä Art Museum, Foundation of Wihuri/Rovaniemi Art Museum, Heino Collection, Contemporary Art Collection of Mänttä-Vilppula City, Finlandia University Collection, USA, Landstinget Dalarna, Sweden, Landstinget Sörmland, Sweden, Landstinget Västernorrland, Sweden, Landstinget Värmland, Sweden, Region Östergötland, Sweden, Kulturutveckling Gävleborg, Sweden, Uppsala Kommun, Sweden, Linköpings Kommun, Sweden Umeå Kommun, Sweden, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden