About

Satu Laurel is an artist with a Master’s degree in Cultural Politics and Art Education, BA from Visual Arts and Art Theory. She is from Kajaani, Finland working now in Vantaa. She has studied in London, Helsinki and in Jyväskylä. Satu has had exhibitions in Finland, UK, Portugal and Austria. After a after a few years break she took up painting again in 2013. 


Lately she has been working with dreams, fairy tales and imaginative worlds. Every painting can be seen as a story with a thought behind it.

 

“I try to grasp something with art that is otherwise impossible. Painting is a way to process visual and unconscious wisdom that hides behind the concepts. Every painting opens up a new window into existence or at least my interpretation of it. Same time the picture is a reminder that the ultimate truth is impossible to grasp. Beauty can be reproduced but one can only give suggestions of sublime. Still, I believe, occasionally one can get a glimpse of it." 

 
 
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CV


EDUCATION

MA
Masters degree from Cultural Policy
and Art Education with Psychology
University of Jyväskylä
2011

BA
Bachelors degree from Fine Art with Art Theory
University of East London
2007

Aesthetics studies
University of Helsinki
2004-2005

Art School of Liminka
2002

Art College of Helsinki
2001

 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Gallery Contempo on November 2017, Helsinki
http://www.galleriacontempo.fi/
Solo exhibition


Art Centre Salmela 10.6-13.8.2017
Summer show 2017, Mäntyharju, Finland
Group

"Uudenmaan kuvat" Kaapelitehdas December 2016
"New Lands Images", Helsinki -Group Show (Juried by Jari Järnström)
Group


Art Centre Salmela 11.6-15.8.2016
Young artists summer show 2016, Mäntyharju, Finland (Juried by Lauri Laine, Pauliina Laitinen-Littorin, Markku Valkonen, Päivi Kiiski) 
http://www.taidekeskussalmela.fi/artisti/kuvataidekilpailun-parhaimmisto/

"Ein Sommernachtsraum"
Group Show 2015 and 2016
Berechtoldvilla, Salzburg, Austria and Gallery K, Vantaa Finland

Gallery K
Solo exhibition 2015
Vantaa, Finland
Solo

Nooa Gallery, Finland
summer 2015
Group show with Outi Heiskanen and Tuuli Autio

S-Gallery, Helsinki Finland
20.4-15.5.2015
Solo


Gallery Fogga, Helsinki Finland
3.1.- 22.1.2015
Women and Nature
Group

S-Gallery Helsinki, Finland
10.3-4.4.2014
SOK Art competition, 1st price
Group

Taidetempaus -Nallekarhu Tampere, Finland
20.2.-6.3.2014
Group 

Aatos, Sotkamo, Finland
17.12.2013-4.1.2014
Group 

Vienna Showcase, Vienna, Austria
25.-26.10. 2013
Group show curated by Global Art Agency

Nooa-Galleria   Humppila, Finland
Summers 2013, 2014
Group 

Gardenia, Helsinki, Finland
15.12.2012 – 23.1.2013
Solo exhibition

Kutomo, Forssa, Finland
1.9.2012-30.12.2012
Solo exhibition

Galeria do Palácio, Porto, Portugal
3.10-20.12.2009
Group Exhibition 2. price

AVA-Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
4.10.-16.10.2011
Solo exhibition

Ylioppilastalo Ilokivi, Jyväskylä, Finland
3.2.- 28.2.2009
Solo exhibition

Gallery Nunes, Helsinki, Finland
24.6 – 13.7.2008
Solo Exhibition

Nolias Gallery, London, UK
29.11 – 6.12.2006
Group Show

Cafe Pysäkki, Vihti, Finland
Group Show
2.5 – 25.5.2005

Gallery Taike, Kajaani, Finland
2.7 – 30.7.2004
Solo Exhibition

 

PROJECTS and ILLUSTRATIONS

 

A part of the illustrations for the book: Pauli Grönberg ”Hevosen biomekaniikka” 2014

Cover for: C.S Lewis: Elämä by Alister McGrath 2013

CD booklet and covers for Procaryote band 2013

Private portraits from 2006

 

AWARDS and GRANTS

2014
SOK S-Art competition
1. price

2009
Galeria do Palácio
Porto, Portugali
2. price

2016
Vantaa city council grant 1500€

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Finnish Painters´ Union
Artists Assosiation of Vantaa ry