HELI 
TUHKANEN 
kuvataiteilija 
visual artist 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HELI TUHKANEN 
 
art painter 
1950 Pello, Finnish Lapland 
 
Lives in Helsinki, Finland 
mobile   +358 41 524 3950 
internet  www.helituhkanen.com 
 
1968            The Free Art School, Helsinki, drawing 
1969-1972     Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki 
 
Memberships: 
Painters´ Union, Finland 
Helsinki Artists' Association 
 
Major solo exhibitions: 
2015      Galleria AARNI, Tapiola, Espoo, Finland 
2014      Outsiders, Galleria Rantakasarmi at Suomenlinna museum fortress, Helsinki 
2014      Hallo Schwester, Galerie Pleiku, Berlin, Germany 
2013      Hello sisters, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä, Finland 
2010      Strange paradise, Lapinlahti Art Museum, Lapinlahti 
2009      Malmitalo cultural centre, Helsinki 
2007      Finnland-Institut in Deutschland, Berlin, Germany 
2006      The Lonnstrom Art Museum, Rauma 
2006      Hyvinkää City Art Museum 
2005      Art Museum of Kemi 
2004      Matinpalo Museum, Nastola 
2003      Galleria BE'19, Helsinki 
2002      TIEKE, Helsinki 
2001      Rantakasarmi Gallery at Suomenlinna museum, Helsinki 
2001      Galleria Myötätuuli of Raahe City, invited 
1999      Taidesalonki, Helsinki 
1999      Nordisk Kulturcentrum Hässelby Slott, Stockholm, Sweden 
1996      Amer Cultural Foundation, Helsinki 
1996      Galleri Ida, Stockholm, Sweden 
1995      Galleria Katariina, Helsinki 
1995      Hämeenkyrö Museum, gallery, invited 
1993      Pohjola, Helsinki 
1989      Taidesalonki, Helsinki 
1986      Helsinki City Art museum, Kluuvi gallery 
1983      Taidesalonki, Helsinki 
1982      Taidesalonki, Helsinki 
plus several minor exhibitions 
 
Selected group exhibitions: 
2017      Wild summer, Art museum of Kemi 
2017      Prix Monte dei Fiori, Galerie Metanoia, Paris 
2015,16  A single grain of rice, Galerie Metanoia, Paris 
2013      Longing for the summer, Gallup collection at Tampere Art Museum 
2013      Portrait, SKJL at Lahti Art Museum 
2012      Open Hatches, Helsinki Artists' Association 
2011      NordArt 2011,  Kunstwerk Carlshütte,  Büdelsdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 
2011      Little Red Riding Hood, Lahti Art Museum (invited) 
2010      www.galleriapalsa.net 
2010      Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki 
2009      Recycling, Riihimäki Art Museum (invited)  
2009      Growth, Haihara Art Center, Tampere (invited)  
2009      Animal, Helsinki Artists' Association, Jetty Barracks Gallery 
2008      The 113th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa, Finland 
2008      Signs of the Times, Helsinki Artists' Association, Jetty Barracks Gallery 
2007      Inside-Out, international exhibition of modern art, Varenna, Italy 
2007      I love Helsinki, Helsinki Artists' Association  
2007      Art-Nuuttila, Finland, group exhibition 
2007      'Selfportrait', 40 years of Helsinki Artists' Association 
2007      Sondrio, Italy 
2006      Allmaal, exhibition of fantasy painting, Albu, Estonia 
2006      Images within, Galleria Valomo, Kokemäki 
2006      scandinavi/Art, Lecco, Italy 
2006      Two, Art Museum of Kemi 
2005      1,2,3  12 Künstler aus Helsinki / 12 Artistes de Helsinki, Strasbourg, France and Offenburg, Germany 
2004      Mini, Helsinki Artists' Association 
2004      Nordtrondelag Fylkesgalleri, Namsos, Norway 
2004      Lindesnes, Norway 
2004      Trondheim, Norway 
2003      Elgen, Telemark Fylkesgalleri, Norway 
2003      Summermix, Helsinki Artists' Association 
2002      35 years of Helsinki Artists' Association 
2000      Oulu City Art museum, invited 
1998      Wind southwest, Helsinki Artists' Association, Suomenlinna Museum, Helsinki 
1997,98 Naivist Art at Iittala, Iittala, Finland 
1997      Flying Carpet, Galleria Taidepiste, Helsinki 
1994      Nordiske Naivister, Denmark, invited 
1993      Bratislava Biennale of Illustration, Slovakia 
1992      25 years of Helsinki Artists' Association 
1986      XX Prix International d'Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo 
1982      Center of Nordic Culture Exhange, Stockholm, Sweden, invited 
1978-     Several exhibitions of Helsinki Artists' Association 
1977, 75, 73   National exhibitions for young artists 
plus several minor exhibitions 
 
Public commissions: 
Kustaankartano old people's home, Helsinki, painting 
Vallila Health Station, Helsinki, paintings 
Herttoniemi hospital, Helsinki, mural 
 
Represented in collections:  
Helsinki City Art Museum,  Oulu City Art Museum, Art Museum of Kemi, The Lonnstrom Art Museum,  
Finnland-Institut in Deutschland 
Tuulensuu Art Foundation 
Pohjola Insurance, Union Bank of Finland, Kansallispankki, Helsingin Osakepankki 
Suomen Gallup Oy, Aga Oy, TIEKE, Kampin palvelutalo 
and others 
 
Positions of trust: 
2002-2005  Helsinki Artists' Association, member of board 
2000-2005  Artists' Association of Finland, Delegation 
 
Working periods outside Finland: 
2001, 2010, 2017 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France 
1994 Florence, Italy