Villu Jaanisoo
Sculptor
Professor, Head of Sculpture Department in the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
Born in 1963, Tallinn, Estonia
Graduated from Estonian Art Academy, 1989
Lives and works in Pirkkala and Helsinki, Finland



SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden
2012
Gallery Kalhama & Piippo Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland
Oulu Art Museum, Finland (together with H.Vihriälä)
2009
Gallery Kone, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki, Finland (together with H.Jaanisoo)
Kaiku-Gallery, KUVA, Helsinki, Finland
2008
Turku Art Museum, Studio, Turku, Finland
2006
Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland
2002
Upton Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2001
Roterman Soolaladu, Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
NordArt 2014, Carlshütte, Germany
2013
Monteaudio 13, Montevideo, Uruguay
OpenART 2013, Örebro, Sweden
NordArt 2013, Carlshütte, Germany
Events in Nature, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
2012
53rd Edition of October Salon, Belgrade, Serbia
2011
Backstart, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Water  Sense and Sensation Exhibition, Turku, Finland
Wäinö! Sculpture Exhibition, Turku, Finland
Biennale of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, Bosnia
2009
The Father, the Son and the Holy Lake, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
Pirkanmaa Triennal, Fine Art Exhibition of Tampere Region, Tampere, Finland
2008
Happy Together, Estonian Kunsthalle, Tallinn, Estonia
Hoviart, Anttola, Finland
The 7th Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2007
Hoviart, Anttola, Finland
2005
The 110th artist´s exhibition, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
2004
Rauma Art Museum Rauma, Finland
Retretti Art Center Punkaharju, Finland
Compost, Pedvale Open-Air Artmuseum Sabile, Latvia
Home Sweet Home, Rotermani Soolaladu, Tallinn, Estonia
2003
City Art Exhibition, Jyväskylä, Finland
Keksi - Art Exhibition, Lahti, Finland
Pirkanmaa Triennial, Fine Art Exhibition of Tampere Region, Tampere, Finland
2002
Contemporary cast iron art, juried exhibition, Johnson Atelier, Trenton, NJ, USA
The 7th Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä, Finland
2001
Mehitamine, Roterman Soolaladu, Tallinn, Estonia
Art2Heart, Stockholm, Sweden


PUBLIC SCULPTURES AND COMMISSIONS
2015
Kuukkeli, Kalasatama, Helsinki, Finland
2014
Second Rubberduck, City of Örebro, Sweden
2011
Rubber Duck, Tampere, Finland
2009
Everything is Possible, Viikki, Helsinki
2008
Munamuna, Pedvale Open-Air Artmuseum, Sabile, Latvia
2003
The House, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Sky Chair, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Pedvale, Latvia
2002
Sally's Muffin, rubber, Griffis Sculpture Park, Ellicotville, USA
Mug, cast iron, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
Couch, rubber, PRATT Institute of Art, sculpture park, New York, USA
2001
Cow, cast iron, Pirkkala, Finland
Machine 1, wood, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2000
Dark Cloud, cast Iron, Veszprem town collection, Hungary
Monument for the Finnish civil war (1918), Pirkkala, Finland
1999
Hole, cast iron, Hamar, Norway
Monument for the 100 years of Finnish public education, (tog.with J.Mukala)
1998
Homo Birkkalensis, bronze, Pirkkala, Finland
Cast iron sculpture Leinovalu Factories, Salo, Finland
Just the fucking stones, granite sculpture, Pori-Kankaanpää, Finland
1997
Relationship, granite sculpture, Kankaanpää, Finland
Fiancé, granite sculpture, Kankaanpää, Finland
1996
Steel sculpture in Bagsvaerd park, Gladsaxe, Denmark
Monument for the Victims of the m/s'Estonia', Tallinn, Estonia
1993
Reliefs for the A.P. Mäkikylä, Ylöjärvi, Finland
Birds, Nuoliala elementary school, Finland
1992
Portrait of Juice Leskinen, Nokia, Finland
1990
Monument for the Jakob Hurt in Otepää, Estonia
Relief for the Jakob Hurt in Otepää church, Estonia
Hands, Nauvo, Finland
Girl, Pirkkala, Finland
1989
Monument for Villem Reiman in Kolga-Jaani, Estonia


MEMBERSHIPS
The Association of Finnish Sculptors
The Estonian Sculptors’ Associations
The Estonian Artists’ Union
The Finnish Union of University Professors
Gallery Representation: Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland


SELECTED CURATORIAL WORKS
Contemporary art exhibition Taju 2015, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Hyvinkää, Finland
The Last Artists Exhibition – 150th Anniversary Exhibition of the Artists’ Association of Finland,
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland (with Marketta Haila, 2014)
Head of the Jury of Biannual National Young Artists’ Exhibition, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland, 2013
Curator of the opening exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts’ Gallery Kuva/Tila (with Maaretta Jaukkuri and Leevi Haapala, 2013)
Curator of the opening exhibition of the Estonian Art Museum Kumu (with Mika Hannula and Hanno Soans, 2006)
Curator of the Pirkkala Sculpture Park and symposiums (2003, 2005 and 2007)



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