CV

Merja Simberg

painter, born in Helsinki, Finland 1965

lives and works in Helsinki and Hanko

 

Education

School of Free Arts 2006 - 2010

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 " When the heart is not enough ", Allergy House, Helsinki

2016 " The Sleepless ", Poriginal Gallery, Pori

2016 " My home is my castle ", Gallery Becker, Jyväskylä

2016 " Home, sweet home ", G12, Helsinki

2015 " Jalopeuran aika ", Naantalin Taidehuone, Naantali

2015 " Sonnets " , Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2014 " Sounds of silence ", Malmitalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki

2014   Paintings, Helsinki Artists´ Association Gallery Richard, Helsinki

2013 " Spell ", Gallery UusiKipinä, Lahti

2013 " Fairy Tales ", Arabianrata Library / Painters´Union, Helsinki

2012 " Drifting across bizarre landscapes ", Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2011 " Ghosts ", Artists´ Studio, Helsinki

2010 " Hold your horses ", Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

 

Group Exhibitions / Collective Exhibitions

2018 Club Militar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2017 Gallery Ars Longa, Helsinki

2017 Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center, Osaka, Japan

2017  United Nations Headquarters New York, USA

2016 - 2017 The Corinthian Collection, New York, USA

2015 - 2017 BELA Biennial, Cultural Centro de ICNBF, Penedo / Vassouras / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015 " Take Away ", Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2014 " Crisis ", Helsinki Artists´ Association, The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki

2014 " Eight Aspects ", Puristamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2014 " A-M-A, Love! ", The Jetty Barracks Gallery, Helsinki

2013 " Surprise ", Gallery Katariina, Helsinki

2013 - 2016 Helsinki Artists´ Association, Arthoteque , Christmas Exhibitions, Helsinki

2013 " Moving on ", Teijon Masuuni, Teijo

2013 " Pyhäniemi 2013 ", Pyhäniemi Manor, Holllola

2012 " Summer Trips and Surfaces ", Hovinkartano Arts and Cultural Centre, Hauho

2012 - 2016 Helsinki Artists´Association, Arthoteque, Summer Exhibitions, Helsinki

2011 " Take Away ", Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2010 " Take Away ", Gallery Johan S., Helsinki

2010 " Vapaa Kuvio ", Graduation, Sanomahouse, Helsinki

2008 - 9 Paintings, Free Arts School´s Gallery Vaaga, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2008 " Epidemic ", Pori Art Museum, Pori

 

Art Fairs

2017 MILAN International Art Award, Theatre Dal Verme, Milan, Italy / the critic committee of the nominees presided by Vittorio Sgarbi

2017 Art goes kapakka, Helsinki

EXPO MILANO 2015, Spazio Tadini, Milan, Italy, Gallery Monteoliveto

2011 " Art Helsinki 11 ", Messukeskus, Helsinki

2011 - 2017 " The Sales Event of Finnish Artists´ Union ", Cable Factory, Helsinki

 

Prizes

2017 International Prize Mantegna, Mantova, Italy

2017 The Best Modern and Contemporary Artist, Berlin, Germany

2017 International Prize Milano, Milan, Italy

 

Works of Arts in Collections

Hvittorp, Espoo Parish

Private

 

Memberships

Finnish Artists´ Association

Finnish Painters´ Union

Helsinki Artists´ Association

 

Publications

Art International Contemporary Sept/Oct 2017

THE BEST MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS 2017

curated and written by Dott. Francesco Saverio Russo and Dott. Salvatore Russo (representation 24th Sept, 2017 in Berlin)

AVA Magazine 2015 - 2017

Satakunnan Kansa 22.10.2016

Keskisuomalainen 07.07.2016

Munkinseudun sanomat May 2016

Kaupunkiuutiset Naantali - Raisio 12.8.2015

Etelä Suomen Sanomat, 5.9.2013 

Uusi Lahti 31.8.2013

Perniönseudun Lehti 25.7.2013, 28.8.2013

 

Interview

Helsinkiheroes netmagazine

www.helsinkiheroes.com