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JULIA PRUSI (nee JANKA)
Visual Artist, Illustrator, Bachelor of Social Sciences, Marketing Planner M.Sc. (Econ.) at the Illustration Studio Salotto
Born 1975 in Kuopio, works and lives in Tampere, Finland
gsm: +358 50 327 0746
mail: julia(at)juliaprusi.com
Education
2011-2013 Pirkanmaa Educational Consortium. Further Qualification for Entrepreneurs.
2009-2010 Tampere Adult Education Centre. Further Qualification in Audiovisual Communication.
2002-2005 University of Tampere, Faculty of Economics and Administration, E-Business and Marketing. Master of Science (in Economics).
2004 University of Bari, Italy.
2000-2004 University of Tampere, Faculty of Information Sciences, Information Studies and Interactive Media. Bachelor of Science.
1994-1997 Kankaanpää Art School. Graphic Artist.
1991-1994 Tammerkoski Upper Secondary School of Art. Matriculation Examination.
1990-1991 Sara Hildén Art Academy
Solo Exhibitions

2015

”Mother Nature”, Pirkanmaa Art Orienteering, Cotico renovations, Tampere  
2014 "Curiosities", Pirkanmaa Art Orienteering, Salotto, Tampere Finland
2013 "A Thousand and One Stories", Kerä, Tampere Finland
2012 "Spring cry", Tallipihan Cafe
2011-2012 "Captured and Stored", KAMMARI Kiskogalleria
2010 "I'm Puzzled", Kellaria Galleria, Tampere Finland
2009 Pyynikki observation tower cafeteria, Tampere Finland
2008 Taideverstas Wärjäämö, Tampere Finland
2008 Arteljee, Tampere Finland
2007 FINN-MEDI, Tampere Finland
2001 Heiskan Juhlatalo, Hämeenkyrö Finland
1999 University of Tampere, Finland
1999 The showroom of the main library, Hämeenkyrö Finland
Joint & Group Exhibitions
2015 "For Better or for Worse, Pirkanmaa Triennal, Vooninkisali, Tampere Finland
2014 "Celebration", Galleria Ronga, Tampere Finland.
2013 "Portraits", Galleria Ronga, Tampere Finland.
2012 "Art Goes Broad", Tampere Maja, Tarto Estonia.
2012 Group Exhibition, Gallery Ronga, Tampere Finland
2011 "Christmas Salong", Gallery Ronga, Tampere Finland
2010 Galleria Ferin, Helsinki Finland
2009 "Summer", selected by the jury, Gallery Amalia Tampere Finland
2008 "Class Reunion", invited exhibition, Verkaranta Cultural Center,Tampere Finland
2007 "Red", selected by the jury, Gallery Seriola, Tampere Finland
2006 "Educated Woman", University of Tampere, Finland
2003 "Pros and Cons", Art Center Mältinranta, Tampere Finland
2001 "Chairs", Window Gallery, Tampere Finland
2001 "Chairs", Gallery Valkoinen huone, Tampere Finland
1999 "Doll – art or not?", the Museum of Dolls and Costumes, Tampere Finland
1999 "NÄÄS", Gallery Allinna, Riihimäki Finland
1998 "Fall Salong", Art Center Mältinranta,Tampere Finland
1998  Scholarship exhibition, Poriginal Gallery, Pori Finland
1998 "Sense of Time", Graduation Show, Gallery of Kankaanpää Art School, Kankaanpää Finland.
1998 "Sense of Time", Graduation Show, Saskia Gallery, Tampere Finland
Public Art Projects
2015 Portrait of Hannu Vähähyyppä. Savings Bank in Huittinen, Finland.
2014 "Your Schedule" wall mural for Tampere public transport and Ekokumppanit
2014 "Foal" wall painting for Cotico renovation
2014 "Baby-time Joy" poetry book illustrationa and book cover. Niina Hakalahti and Julia Prusi. Publisher: Minerva. Pages: 64.
2013 "Thinking of You" book illustration and book cover. Sinikka Svärd and Julia Prusi. Publisher: Minerva. Pages: 72.
2013 "Local Food" wallmural at Salad Bar Greli. Size: 11 x 3.5 meters.
2009 "Art in distribution cabinets I", Tampere Museum of Contemporary Art
1995 Meanderi, wallpainting (Johanna Huhtamaa, Julia Prusi, Susanna Vasu and Taina Heino) in Kankaanpää, Finland
Works in Collections
 

Savings Banks Group, Tampere Public Transport, EcoFellows Ltd, Hatanpää Hospital, Salad Bar Greli, Kankaanpää Art School, University of Tampere, Pilkington Automotive Finland Ltd, Nisula Forest Ltd, HH-Kiinteistöpalvelut Ltd, Sitomo Ltd

  Private collections in Finland, Australia, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom
Awards, Scholarships & Grants
2014

The Finnish Association of Illustrators: Acquisition Grant

2014 Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Library Grant for illustrators and cartoonists
2014

Arts Promotion Centre Finland: Federal Government Fund for illustrating poetry books in 2014

2012 1st prize in the contest of Lapuan Kankurit and Designbox
2009 2nd prize in the international "SUMMER 2009" art competition run by Gallery Amalia
1997 Kankaanpää Art School: graduation scholarship
Membership
  Artists' Association of Tampere
  The Association of Finnish Illustrators
  Union of Finnish Art Associations
  Culture Association of Tampere
Reviews
  Nokkonen 19.6.2013
  Kauppalehti 10.6.2009
  Hero 2/2002
  Uusi Nainen 3/2002
  Aamulehti 21.5.98 , 7.1.1999 , 9.1.1999
  Kulttuurivihkot 3-4/1999
  Hämeenkyrön Sanomat 12.1.1999
  Radio Satahäme 11.1.1999
  Satakunnan Kansa 5.9.1998

 

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