Curriculum Vitae


Maija Pitz-Koponen

Born in Helsinki 1957

Profession

Membership

Artist/Fine Art, Designer/Jewellery, MA(Craft Science)



Ornamo, The Finnish Association of Designers / Artists O


Education


FINE ART/DESIGN 

Education, Finland

1991-2000 University of Helsinki,  MA (Craft Science):"Aesthetics in the context of applied arts", minor subject: aesthetics        

1989-90 Lahti Institute of Design, teacher training in arts and crafts

1976 Free Art School, evening studies, Helsink

Education, Sweden:                       

1996-2009 painting courses / Consciousness in Art (Vedic Art creativity technique) at artist Curt Källman (private art school, Sweden) Öland/Sweden, Finland, Spain 

1997 Art teacher -training  / Consciousness in Art at artist Curt Källman (private art school, Sweden) Helsinki/Finland 

Education, Germany:                    

1979-84 Staatliche Zeichenakademie Hanau, arts and crafts: jewellery / goldsmith, Germany 


•Workshops

FINE ART:

2013 Arte Workshop: photography/Tarja Trygg, textile/Maija Pellonpää, painting/Maija Pitz-Koponen, architecture/Tuula Isohanni, visual art/Saija Baer. Leader of the workshop Tarja Trygg, Marche, Italy

DESIGN:

1999 Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, Harakka - International Weather Vane Seminar by Matti Mattsson, Helsinki

1996, 1999 Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, jewellery workshop by Charon Kransen



Work history

 

FINE ART/DESIGN

2017 AAVA Free Vedic Art Academy, private art school

2006 AAVA Vedic Art Academy, the establishment of a private art school  by Maija Pitz-Koponen, Pekka Koponen MA / Lahti, FIN

Locations 2006-2017:                             2014- Hämeenkoski/Hollola, FIN       

2010-2014 Munkkivuori/Helsinki,FIN

2008-2010 Bastioni Hårleman, Suomenlinna/Helsinki, FIN

2006-2008 Rauhankatu, Lahti, FIN


•Lecturer / design:

1998-1999 Senior lecturer at Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, jewellery and object design / Lahti, FIN

1991-97 Lecturer at Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Design, jewellery and object design / Lahti, FIN


•Lecturer / fine art, painting:               – workshops and courses in Consciousness in Art ( Vedic Art creativity technique):

2013 Arte Workshop / leader Tarja Trygg, Marche Italy

2006-2017 painting courses, AAVA Vedic Art Academy (private art school Finland): basic courses, advanced courses, teacher training (Hartola, Helsinki, Karkkila, Kuopio, Lahti, Mikkeli, Mouhijärvi, Munkkivuori, Porvoo) FIN

2013-2017 International painting workshops: Sweden / Stockholm 2014-2016, Öland 2016. Norway / Kongsberg 2016, 2017. Italy / Toscana 2002-2005, Marche 2014

2013 One day - drawing workshop / Maija Pitz-Koponen, Aalto yliopisto, Helsinki, FIN

2012 Summer workshops, Villa Annala / Vanha kaupunki/Arabianranta, Helsinki, FIN

2008-2010 Bastioni Hårleman, Suomenlinna/Helsinki, FIN

1997-2010 Organizer of painting courses for artist Curt Källman (Private art school of consciousness, Sweden) in Finland

1997-2006 Vedic Art painting courses (Hartola, Helsinki, Karkkila, Kuopio, Lahti, Mikkeli, Mouhijärvi, Munkkivuori, Porvoo) FIN

1999- Working in fine art/painting, Lahti, Helsinki, FIN 


•Coordinator

2001-09 Coordinator of Finland in Consciousness in Art (Vedic Art creativity technique) in cooperation with artist Curt Källman (1938-2010) / founder of Vedic Art technique, Sweden


Studios, fine art/design:

2014 - GIZMO design and art studio Maija Pitz-Koponen, Pekka Koponen MA: Jewellery, objects, art productions, Hämeenkoski/Hollola, FIN

2008-2010 Studio, Bastioni Hårleman, Suomenlinna/Helsinki, FIN 

2001-2008 Studio, Rauhankatu / Lahti, FIN  

1997-2014 GIZMO design and art studio Maija Pitz-Koponen, Pekka Koponen MA: Jewellery, objects, art productions, Lahti, FIN.

1984-90 Studio Korumuoto Maija Kärävä-Pitz, Helsinki, FIN 


•Jury member/design:

2001 Jury member: Design Podium, Inhorgenta, Mûnchen, Germany

2000 Jury member in international competition for young jewelers from St. Petersburg and the Nordic Countries, Russia

1996 Jury member: “Talente -96” in Sonderschau der 48. Internationalen Handwerksmesse München, Germany

1995 Jury member: national selection of Nordic jewellery, in the Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, FIN

1998 Jury member: “Elle & Doris” in Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Design, FIN 


•Exhibition curator / DESIGN:

1998 Nonverbal, Lahti Institute of Design, in the Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, FIN

1992, 1994 Organizer of jewellery exhibitions: Works of Zeichenakademie Hanau, Germany, in the Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki, FIN

1992-2000 Submitting works for “Schmuck” and “Talente” in Sonderschau der Internationalen Handwerksmesse, München, Germany


•Chairman / DESIGN:

1987-88 Chairman of Artisaani, Helsinki, FIN




Exhibitions

Fairs

Commissions


FINE ART/DESIGN

•FINE ART / group exhibitions:

Edsvik Konsthall / photo dokumentary of the environmental piece of art Vedic Art Train 2012, Finland / additional part in The Light of the North exhibition, Stockholm SE 2017

Taidemakasiini, Hämeenkoski, FIN 2016

Maila Talvio -salonki, Hartola, FIN 2016

TAIDE SAMPO competition entry / Marskille kaveri, Kiasma FIN 2015

Pro Puu Galleria, Himmelit ja mobilet Lahti, FIN 2014

Vedic Art Train 2012; Maija Pitz-Koponen, Pekka Koponen & work team / Arabianranta, Annalan puutarha / Vanhakaupunki, Helsinki, FIN 2012

Annalan Elämyspuutarhat 2012; Tuula Isohanni, Päivi Kiuru, Sari Snellman, Anu Ranta, Maija Pitz-Koponen / Annalan puutarha, Vanhakaupunki, Helsinki, FIN 2012

“Golden painting on the water 1 October 2009”, Tuula Isohanni, Päivi Kiuru, Maija Pitz-Koponen / front cover on ART IN ARABIANRANTA, FIN 2009

“Gold painting 1.10.2009 Arabianranta”, Tuula Isohanni, Päivi Kiuru, Maija Pitz-Koponen, FIN 2009

Suomenlinna Arts, nykytaidetta ja taidekäsityötä joulunäyttely, HTS:n Rantakasarmin Galleria, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FIN 2009

Suomenlinna Arts, kesätapahtuma - avoimet ovet, Bastioni Hårleman, Helsinki, FIN 2009

Arts & Crafts, nykytaidetta ja taidekäsityötä joulunäyttely, HTS:n Rantakasarmin Galleria, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FIN 2008

Väkevä Viapori, suomenlinnalaisten valokuva- ja taidenäyttely, Korppukuivaamo, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FIN 2008

Taidemarkkinat AAVAssa, Bastioni Hårleman, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FIN 2008 (Maija Pitz-Koponen, Susanna Bagge, Katariina Kärävä-Turppo)

Munkaveri, Taidepanimo, Hiivahuone ( Maija Pitz-Koponen, Pirjo Kaartinen) / Lahti, Finland 2008

Fem finska målare, Ateljè Ciresia, Stockholm, Sweden 2006

Kranssit, Pro Puu Galleria, Lahti, Finland 2003

Pinnallista, Pro Puu Galleria, Lahti, Finland 2002

Kattamuksia, Pro Puu Galleria, Lahti, Finland 2002

kolmiNainen, The second Lahti Poetry Marathon, Lahti, Finland 2001 


•FINE ART private exhibitions:

Suomenlinnan kirjasto, FIN 2009

Suomenlinnan kirjasto, FIN 2008

Galleria Pigmentti, Lahti, FIN 2007, 2006

Galleria Marski, Porvoo, FIN 2004

Gallery Mikaela Mikaelson, Borgholm, Sweden 2002

Sampo Pankki, Lahti, FIN 2001

NOOAN ARKKI, Linna Hotelli, Hartola, FIN 2001

NOOAN ARKKI, Imatra Culture Center, Käytävä Galleria, Imatra, FIN 2001

JOULUKALENTERI, X8 Lahti, FIN 2000

VÄLITILASTA, Avake, Lahti, FIN 2000-01

VÄLITILASTA, Galleria Rauha, Lahti, FIN 2000


•Fairs:

Luomu Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland 2003

Luomu-Lahti, Lahti, Finland 2002

Luomu-Lahti, Lahti, Finland 2001


•DESIGN / group exhibitions:

Finnish Arts and Crafts - Suomalaista Taidekäsityötä ARTISAANI- ILMIÖ, Jugendsali, Helsinki, Finland 2004

Airrings, European City of Culture 2000: Gallery Oz, Helsinki, Finland / Gallery Òfeigur,Reykjavik 
 Iceland / Gallery Istra, Spain / Gallery Hipotesi, Spain / Gallery 
 Noroeste, Spain / Gallery Steinreich, Germany. Steinreich, Düsseldorf, Germany / Ostholstein-Museum Eutin, Germany 2000                   

Ars Ornata Barcelona, Spain 1999

Charon Kransen / A Material Approach, Innovative Jewellery by European Artists, The Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts Department, USA 1999

Ars Ornata Stockholm, Sweden 1998

Moderni koru, Taitogalleria, Helsinki, Finland 1989

Galerie Kayser, Stuttgart, Germany 1988

Trienale, Frankfurt, Hannover, Germany, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland 1987-88

Schmuck aus Finland, Galerie Renate Wedepohl, Bremen, Germany 1988

Anderes anders ansehen, Hannover, Stuttgart, Germany 1987

Valovuosi, Hvitträsk, Kirkkonummi, Finland 1987

Muotoilun kesä, Finish Design Center, Helsinki, Finland 1986, 1987

Schmuck, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany 1986

Finnish Society for Crafts and Design, Pohjolan ikkuna, Helsinki, Finland 1986


•DESIGN / private exhibitions:

Galleria Pikasso, Helsinki, Finland 1987
, 1985


•DESIGN / fairs:

Selection 2000 / Design Zentrum, Nordrhein Westfahlen, Essen, Germany 2000

Art fair Charon Kransen / International Contemporary Jewelry / SOFA 99, Chicago, USA 1999

Art fair Charon Kransen / European Contemporary Jewelry/ SOFA 99,           New York and Chicago, USA 1999

Art fair Charon Kransen / European Contemporary Jewelry/ SOFA 98, Chicago, USA 1998

Inhorgenta1998, -99 / Forum Innovation, München, Germany 1998, -99

Selection 99 / Design Zentrum, Nordrhein Westfahlen, Essen, Germany 1998

Tendence 98 / Carat Creativ, Frankfurt, Germany 1998


•DESIGN / jewelry commissions 1998-2000:

 Daniela Mundt, Villingen, Germany

Hermsen, Goldschmiede und Gallerie, Wiesbaden, Germany

Galerie Biro, München, Germany

Joseph Rieger, Werkstatt für Schmuck, Regensburg, Germany


Roel Wohndesign, Erkrath, Germany

Michael Krumpholz, Kleinkariert, Wiesbaden, Germany


Museum shop, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, FIN


Design shop, Design Forum, Helsinki, FIN


•DESIGN / competitions:

Jewellery competition entry "Durchdringung in Elfenbein" / exhibition, Erbach Germany 1994 

Jewellery competition entry "Phantastische Figurationen" / exhibition Scwäbisch Gmünd, Germany 1984 

Jewellery competition entry "Der Ring" / exhibition, Hanau, Germany 1982 

Jewellery competition III price, Kultakeskus, Hämeenlinna, Finland 1981



Publications 

Grants

FINE ART/DESIGN

•FINE ART:

Keski-Häme 2016

Strada Yle1 2014

Sielun peili 2010

Suomenlinnan Sanomat 2009

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 2008

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 2008 

Uusi Lahti 2007

Uusi Lahti 2007 

Uusimaa 2004

Borgobladet 2004

Raute World 2001

Etelä-Suomen sanomat 2001

Keskisuomalainen 2001

Uutisvuoksi 2001

Itä-Häme 2001

Luontaisterveys 2001

Lahden Radio 2000

Minä Olen 4/2000

Radio Nova 2000

Uusi Lahti 2000

Itähämeen Extra 2000

Etelä-Suomen sanomat 2000


•DESIGN:

Schmucktrends Europa 2000

Zeitform 2000 Spring

Jahrbuch Selection 2000 

ELLE plus / Essen Selection 2000 1/2000

Basel 1999

Suuri Käsityölehti 11/1999

Form Function Finland 2/199

International Jeweller Europa Star 232/1999

GZ, Goldschmiedezeitung 1/1999; 3/1999

Jahrbuch Selection 1999

Zeitform 1999 Spring

Vitrine 1998

Carat Creativ, Tendence / Frankfurt 1998

Asu Vapaa 1 May 1998; Finnish fashion programme on TV

Schmuck Magazin 2/1998

GIZMO Catalog 1998


GRANTS:

FINE ART

2005 
Arts Council of Finland, subcommittee for children’s culture

DESIGN

2002
 Arts council of Finland / design committeeCultural foundation, Sweden and Finland 

1999 
TE-Center, export grant to Germany 

1999 
Work grant of Craft and Design, Häme County art committee

1992, 1996, 1997 
Grants from Arts Council of Finland for Craft and Design 





Maija Pitz-Koponen


Maija Pitz-Koponen, 2016, Akasha blue Room of Creativity (detail of Art Sampo)

Maija Pitz-Koponen paints Vedic Art Train

Maija Pitz-Koponen, Valo cat and painting

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