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SIRKKA-LIISA LONKA, painter and graphic artist, born 27 January 1943 in Kouvola, Finland

Address: Keinutie 6 D 24 Study: Myllypadontie 5 B 2 Summer residence: Heikkiläntie 935
00940 Helsinki 00920 Helsinki 54510 Uro
Finland Finland Finland
Tel. +358 440 270150
sirkka-liisa.lonka@hotmail.fi www.lonka.fi www.kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi

STUDIES
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 1963-67, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, department of graphic art 1968
Advanced training in different courses in painting, graphic art and hand made paper.
Travelled widely in world, has participated in several international art workshops and provided training in art in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

COMING EXHIBITION
Kouvola Art Museum 15.5.-8.9.2019, Kouvola

SOLO EXHIBITIONS, in Finland and abroad
Lappeenranta Art Museum 2018, Lappeenranta, “Retrospective”
Gallery Ama 2018, Helsinki, 75 years Anniversary
Gallery Ama 2013, Helsinki, 70 years Anniversary
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Cusco 2010-2011, Peru (invited exhibition)
ICPNA ( Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano) Lima 2010, Peru (invited exhibition)
TM-Gallery, 2008, Finland
Rantasipi Laajavuori, Jyväskylä 2005, in cooperation with NACS (Nordic Association
for Clinical Sexology), Finland
Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Hanasaari, Espoo 2004, in cooperation with IASR
(International Academy of Sex Research), Finland
Gallery Aula/ Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw; Poland 2003 (invited exhibition)
Muzeum Narodowe/Palac Opatów, Gdansk, Poland 2003 (invited exhibition)
Rytmi, Helsinki 2002, Finland
Luontotalo Arkki, Pori 2002 (invited exhibition), Finland
Pihatto Gallery, Lappeenranta 2002, Finland (invited exhibition)
Embassy of Finland, Cairo 2000, The Arab Republic of Egypt (invited exhibition)
Ahmed Shawki Museum, Cairo 2000, The Arab Republic of Egypt (invited exhibition)
Lauttasaari Library Art Gallery, Lauttasaari 1999, Finland (invited exhibition)
Malmitalo, Helsinki 1999, Finland (invited exhibition)
Vallila Library Art Gallery, Helsinki 1998, Finland (invited exhibition)
Casa de los Tres Mundos, Granada 1998, Nicaragua (invited exhibition)
Galeria Praxis, Managua1998, Nicaragua (invited exhibition)
Theatre Gloria, Helsinki 1996-97, Finland
The Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi 1995, Finland (invited exhibition)
Hotel Mercedes, Pucallpa 194, Peru (invited exhibition)
Galerie L´Imaginaire/ Allianza Française, Lima 1994, Peru (invited exhibition)
Paper Art Gallery of Finland, Kuusankoski 1993, Finland (invited exhibition)
Kouvola Museum of Art, Kouvola 1993, Finland (retrospective invited exhibition)
Kioskgallery, Helsinki 1993, Finland
Sandro`s Gallery, Harare 1992, Zimbabwe
Installation “Kivinen matka” at the Kokkola Theatre, Kokkola 1992, Finland (inv. exhibition)
Stone Museum, Espoo 1992, Finland (invited exhibition)
Painters Gallery, Helsinki 1992, Finland
Forsthaus Beckenhof, Pirmasens 1991, Germany
Heinola Museum of Art, Heinola 1991, Finland (invited exhibition)
Galerie Scherer, Miltenberg am Main 1991, Germany
Gallery Jankowsky, Kajaani 1991, Finland
National Museum, Monuments and Art gallery, Gaborone 1990, Botswana (invited exhibition)
Bulawayo Art Gallery, Bulawayo1990, Zimbabwe (invited exhibition)
Amer Gallery, Helsinki1990, Finland (invited exhibition)
Scandinavian Culture Centre, Tokyo1988, Japan (invited exhibition)
JaSuKo, Otsu1988, Japan (invited exhibition)
Pyramid Zone Hall, Fukuoka1988, Japan (invited exhibition)
Kunstakademi Kaldergalleri, Århus 1988, Denmark (invited exhibition)
Eckernförde Kunsthaus, Eckernförde 1988, Germany (invited exhibition)
Kunstpavillon, Aalborg 1988, Denmark (invited exhibition)
Hotel Intercontinental Gallery, Abu Dhabi 1988, United Arab Emirates (invited exhibition)
Dana Plaza Gallery, Abu Dhabi 1988, United Arab Emirates (invited exhibition)
Kuusankoskitalo, Kuusankoski 1987, Finland (invited exhibition)
Library Art Gallery, Nurmijärvi 1986, Finland (invited exhibition)
Stoa, Itäkeskus Activity Centre, Helsinki 1986, Finland (invited exhibition)
Southern Karelian Museum of Art, Lappeenranta 1985, Finland (invited exhibition)
Gallery Piika ja Renki, Elimäki 1984, Finland
Library Art Gallery, Nurmijärvi 1983, Finland 1 (invited exhibition)
Imatra Art Museum, Imatra 1983, Finland (invited exhibition)
Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki 1983, Finland
Sahalahti Gallery, Puumala 1983, Finland (invited exhibition)
Kartanomakasiini, Anjalankoski, Finland 1981 (invited exhibition)
Painters Gallery, Helsinki 1979, Finland
Gallery Piika ja Renki, Elimäki 1979, Finland (invited exhibition)
Ässä Gallery, Helsinki 1979, Finland
Hanasaari Swedish-Finish Cultural Centre, Espoo 1978, Finland
Library Art Gallery, Elimäki 1977, Finland (invited exhibition)
Library Art Gallery, Kouvola 1976, Finland (invited exhibition)
Gallery Nuovo, Lahti 1976, Finland
K.H. Renlund Art Museum, Kokkola 1976, Finland (invited exhibition)
Kluuvi Gallery, Helsinki 1976, Finland
Library Art Gallery, Myllykoski 1975, Finland (invited exhibition)
Gallery of the Association of Graphic Artists in Finland, Helsinki 1974, Finland
Gallery Katariina, Helsinki Artist Association, Helsink 1972i, Finland
Gallery Artek, Helsinki 1970, Finland (award exhibition)
The Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä 1970, Finland (award exhibition)

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
In Finland: Ateneum Art museum (Finnish National Gallery), HAM (Helsinki Art Museum) Amos Andersson Art Museum, Lahti Museum of Art, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Imatra Museum of Art, K.H. Renlund Art Museum, The Southern Karelian Art Museum, Jyväskylä Museum of Art, Alvar Aalto Museum, Kouvola Museum of Art, Finnish State Collections, Helsinki Museum of Art, Finnish Graphic Artists´ Collection, Kymi Province Art Foundation, Hanasaari Finnish-Swedish Culture Centre, Paulo Foundation, Amer Foundation, Harkonmäki Collection, Union Bank of Finland, Merita Ltd, Kymi Paper Industry Ltd, Nokia Ltd, also the citys of Kouvola (Kuusankoski, Anjalankoski, Elimäki, Iitti), Mikkeli, Vantaa, Hamina, and municipalities of Järvenpää, Puumala, Nurmijärvi, Luumäki, and in many corporate and private collections.

Abroad: Gulf Air/ Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Fukunitsi News/Fucuoka in Japan; Museo Arte Contemperanea/Managua in Nicaragua; Mzilikazi Art and Craft Centre/ Bulawayo in Zimbabwe; National Museum, Monuments and Art Gallery/Gaborone in Botswana, Bulawayo Art Gallery in Zimbabwe; Museo Nacional de Arte in Mosambique; National Art Museum/ Cluj in Romania; Contemporary Graphic Fond in Romania; Central Academy of Art/ Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia; Private Collection of President Nelson Mandela in South-Africa; Biennal Fund in Yugoslavia; Galeria Zyhdi, Racibórz, in Yugoslavia; ICPN (Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano)/ Lima in Peru

PUBLIC WORKS
“Aallon alla” (Above the Wave) 2006-07 ,Peijas Hospital, Finland
“Merenkulkijan ikonit” (Seafarers´ Icons) 2006-07, The Finnish Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
“Fossiilikivi” (The Fossil Stone) 1994, Academic Bookstore, Helsinki, Finland
“Seitsemän ajatusta paperilla” (Seven Thoughts on Paper) 1991, Pori School of Nursing, Finland,
“The World Wall”, The Judith Baca International Mural Project 1990-2000, Los Angeles, USA
“Sinun kaduillas koulutie” 1983, Kouvola lyseum, Finland
“Vihreä hysteria” (Green Hysteria) 1982, Itäkeskus Health Centre, Finland
“Sininen väylä” (Blue Channel) 1982, Mikkeli Old Folks´ Day Centre, Finland
“Unien ulappa” (Sea of Dreams) 1982, Elimäki Community Centre, Finland

HOUNOUR HOMAGE
Honorary Member of Artists Association of Amazon 1995 ( Asociación de Artistas de la Amazonia)
Honorary Member of Nicaraguan Artists Union 1998( Unión Nicaragüense de Artistas Plásticos)
HonoraryMember of Solentiname Art and Graft Union, Nicaragua 1998 (Unión de Pintores y Artesanos de Solentiname)
Hononorary Member of Kouvola Artists Association 2006

AWARDS
Kouvola Art Award 2017-19
The Art Award of the State 1973
Debut Exhibition Award of the year, Jyväskylä, Finland 1970
The School of Art Academy in Finland, drawing competition 1st and 2nd premiums 1966

BOOK “Nip of Love” 1983, “Sirkka-Liisa Lonka”, PRVS Publishing 2012

DOCUMENTS
Pictures and interviews published in numerous art books, art publications, book covers and artist registers.
Tyttölyskän tarinoita 2016,
Guia de Arte LIMA nr 239, Mar 2013
MTV- studio 55, 2012
Yle/Aamu-tv 2012,
Sirkka-Liisa Lonka 2012, PARVS Publishing
Taiteen löytöretkeilijät, 50 vuotta – 50 tarinaa, Kouvolan taideseuran julkaisuja
Voces, Revista Cultural, Lima, Peru 2011
Video Interview, Lima, Peru 2011
Geograma, November-Dicember 2010, Editorial Clavis Lego E.I.R.L.
Guia de Arte LIMA , edición 202, November 2010
Guia de Arte LIMA, edición 201, October 2010
Boletin 2010, Galería ICPN, Lima, Miraflores
Dokumentti http://vimeo.com/channels/278696
Illustration for the Book “Halu & Intohimo”, Osmo Kontula, Otava 2008
Illustration for the Book ”Seksuaalisuus”, Duodecim 2006
Kylpijät/ Publication of Tikanoja Art House 3/2001
Prima Bienalâ Internationalâ de Graficâ Micâ 1997, Publication of Cluj National Art Museum, Poland
TV 1, Veturi, Art Department 1997/Eeva Pohjola
Tuula Moilanen: Käsintehty paperi 1995, Publishing Company Taide
TV 1, Art Department 1993/Tuulikki Islander
Simpukkahovi 1993, Publication of Kouvola Art Museum
Kimmo Sarje: Realismi ja Utopiat 1991, Harkonmäki Collection
Isskustvo Finljandii, Izobrazitel`noe isskustvo1986, Soviet Union
XI Biennàle Brno 1984, Publication of Morravská Galérie Brnô, Czechoslovakia
Leena Rantanen: Sateenkaari, Finnish Landscape Painters 1984, Otava
Leena Ahtola Moorhouse: Huhtamäki 1983, Selection from Art Collection
Sirkka-Liisa Lonka: Rakkauden puraisu – Nip of Love 1983
Artists´ Register 1972, 1979, 1986, 1991, 2004
Romantik 1975, Publication of Lund Art Hall
Young Artists 1973, International Play Grup, New York, USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS ABROAD
Gornji Milanovac, Yugoslavia (The 6th International Biennale of Miniature Art) 2000
Racibórz, Poland (The 3th International Biennale) 2000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (The 3th Malaysia Annual Exhibition
of International Contemporary Prints) 1999
Lódz, Poland (Male Formy Grafiti) 1999
Maputo, Mozambique (Ponte Movel) 1998
Cluj, Romania (Bienala International de Gfafica Mica) 1997
St.Petersburg, Russia (Paper Art) 1997
Oostershelde, Netherlands (Grup In) 1994
Dordrecht, Netherlands (Grup In) 1993
Dortmund, Sollingen, Germany (Grup In) 1993
Vesthimmerland, Denmark (Grup In) 1992
Harare, Marondera, Zimbabwe (IV Pachipamwe International) 1991
Castrop Rauxel, Germany (Grup In) 1991
Dordrecht, Netherlands (Grup In) 1991
Managua, Nicaragua (Arte Contemperanea de Finlandia) 1990
Lusaka, Zambia (Contemporary Finnish Art) 1990
Dar-Es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanzania (Contemporary Finnish Art) 1990
Maputo, Beira, Nacala, Mozambique (Contemporary Finnish Art) 1990
Marondera, Zimbabwe (III Pachipamwe International) 1990
Leningrad, Moscow, Russia (Finland Today) 1990
Svenborg, Randers, Denmark (1 Hollaender 2 Finner 3 Normaend) 1990
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (Mzilikazi Workshop) 1989
Oslo, Norway (Nordisk Forum) 1988
Pechs, Hungary (14 Artists – 14 Countries) 1987
Greifswald, Stralsund, Rostock, Berlin, Germany (Northern Images) 1983-84
Brno, Czechoslovakia (XI Biennale) 1984
Moscow, Soviet Union (Finnish Art) 1981
Bucharest, Costanzia, Rumania (Finnish Art) 1981
Prague, Brno, Kosice, Czechoslovakia (Finske Umeni) 1976
Berlin, Germany (Finnische Kunst) 1976
Lund, Sweden (Ny Nordisk Romantik) 1975
Hagen, Germany 1974
New York, USA (Young Artists International) 1973
Participated more than 200 group exhibitions in Finland.
ASSOCIATIONS
The Painters´ Union of Finland
The Association of Graphic Artists in Finland
Helsinki Artists Association
PAND – Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament
Kiila, Arkadia Society