Jyrki Riekki

Ehdokas 2009

Jyrki Riekki’s paintings are terrifically loud, energetic and furious. They are filled with critical power, alloyed with a genuine talent for painting. It is obvious that Riekki also works with performance, movements, exclamations and script. And beneath that script there lies a carnality that can be reminiscent of baroque painting. But cut and shaken up for our own brutal, frightening age; an age that Riekki ruthlessly continues to lambast in his three-dimensional objects, often with a streak of scorching black humour.

Måns Holst-Ekström,
Art critic

CV

born 1976, Oulu

EDUCATION

2000-2004
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 2008 MA
1998-2000
Turku University of Applied Sciences, Arts Academy
1995-1996
Imatra Art School
1993-1995
Liminka School of Arts, Liminka

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009
Drunken Boat, Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden
2008
All You Can Eat Buffet, Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki
2007
Limn studio, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Faustian Thirst, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005
Art Salon Husa, Tampere
2004
Ruiskukkapainajainen (Cornflowernightmare), Forsblom Graphics, Helsinki
2004
Salonkikelpoinen, graduate exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki
2003
Feel Free to Enjoy, the World´s Gone Mad!, Academy of Fine Arts gallery
2002
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009
Ei Saa Peittää (Do Not Cover). Contemporary Art from Finland and Sweden, Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
2009
Ville Löppönen vs. Jyrki Riekki, Napa galleria, Rovaniemi
2008
Every Body Counts, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
2007
Punk Panther, Ars Salon Husa, Tampere
2007
Haava (Wound), Rauma Art Museum
2007
Haava (Wound), Gallen-Kallela Museum, Tarvaspää
2006
Vasemmalle (To the left), The Blackroom Act, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2006
Taiteilija ja katsoja (The Artist and the Viewer), Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
2006
Seattle, Limn Gallery, USA
2006
Miami Art Fair, Limn Gallery, USA
2006
Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki
2005
Joulutähdet (Christmas Stars), Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2004
Pax 4 Paratiisi, Rauha hospital, Joutseno
2004
Pysäkki, Kajaani Art Museum
2003
Pysäkki, Oulu Art Museum
2002
Masters of the Universe, Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki
2000
The Artists´Association of Turku, Brinkkala galleria, Turku
1999
Oulun Art Museum, provincial exhibition
1998
Oulu artists’ workstudio exhibition, Oulu
1997
Galleria Art Halvare, Oulu
1996
Oulu City Library

PERFORMANCES

2009
Olemme syntyneet kusen ja paskan välistä. (We Are Born From Between Piss and Shit). Together with Samuli Nieminen, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
2004
The Blackroom Act: “Bocks”, Direct Exposure City Festival, Helsinki
2003
The Blackroom Act, Academy of Fine Arts gallery, Helsinki

WORKS ON STAGE

2006
The Blackroom Act, Born Under Saturn, Zodiak Center for new Dance, Helsinki
2004
The Blackroom Act: Rakkaus lunastetaan jouluna (Love is rdeemed at Christmas time), Zodiak Center for New Dance, Helsinki

REPRESENTED

Helsinki City Art Museum
Pori Art Museum
Sara Hildén Art Museum
Oulu Art Museum
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
Apoteksbolagets Konstförening
The Fine Arts Association of Finland
Paulo Foundation
Tuulensuu Collection
Esko Jääsalo Collection
Lars Johnson Collection
Private Collections: Finland, USA, France, Sweden

PUBLIC WORKS

2008
Book cover, Morten Oen: Ingenting, ingen, Forlaget October, Norway
2004
Illustrations to a TV-series: Historiaa huonomuistisille (History to the ones with bad memory), YLE
1997
Series of paintings, Karjasilta High School, Oulu

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009
Ei saa peittää (Do Not Cover). Contemporary Art from Finland and Sweden, Eskilstuna konstmuseum
2008
Every Body Counts, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, exhibition catalogue
Haava (Wound), exhibition catalogue, Gallen-Kallela Art Museum and Rauma Art Museum
2006
Jyrki Riekki, Faustian Thirst, exhibition catalogue, Limn gallery, San Francisco
2006
Pinx, Maalaustaiteen Mestareita, Pilvi Kalhama, Weilin-Göös

MEMBERSHIPS

Finnish Painters’ Union