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KARI Huhtamo Sculptor, D.A.h.c.

Born
11.1.1943, Rovaniemi, Finland

Art studies
School of Industrial Art 1961-63
School of the Art Academy of Finland 1963-64

Address
Lillinkuja 1
FIN-00700 Helsinki

cell phone +358-(0)400-464255

Public commissions
2006
Mobile “Flamma Artis” , University of Lapland (Rovaniemi)
Mobile, HELIA University of Business and Applied Sciences (Helsinki)
2003
Mobile, Novo Group, office building (Helsinki)
2002
Mobile ”Kansanlaulu”, Kontinkangas Hospital (Oulu)
2002
Mobile ”Aaria”, Congress Center Mikaeli (Mikkeli)
Hall sculpture Duetto, Rovaniemen Teollisuuskylä Oy (Rovaniemi)
Three parts mobile ”Kansanlaulu”(Folk song), Kontinkangas Hospital (Oulu)
2001
Hall sculpture ”Vedenvälke”, Mäkelänrinne Swimming Center (Helsinki)
2000
Relief "Sulavesi" Agora, Jyväskylä University (Jyväskylä)
1999
Sculpture "Koodi 4", Joyner Library, East Carolina University
(Greenville, U.S.A.)
1998
Mobile, Helsinki Energy, Vuosaari B-power plant (Helsinki)
Relief, Outokumpu Corporation, Head-office (Espoo)
1997
Hall sculpture, YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company (Helsinki)
1994
Hall sculpture, Rovaniemi Town Hall (Rovaniemi)
Hall mobile, Mikkeli vocational high school (Mikkeli)
Yellow sculpture, PT Finland, Multisilta (Tampere)
1993
Outdoor sculpture, Bank of Finland (Kuopio)
Hall mobile and rug, Lähivakuutus (Espoo)
Hall reliefi, Valmet Paper Machinery (Helsinki)
Outdoor sculpture, Suomen PT Oy (Tampere)
1991
Outdoor wall relief, Ahjo primary school (Kerava)
1990
Spatial sculpture, Ylä-Malmi secondary school (Helsinki)
Outdoor sculpture, Malmi Consultants real estate company (Helsinki)
Hall relief, Canon, Main office (Helsinki)
Facade relief, Keijo E. Eerikäinen, Kallvikintie 42, private villa (Helsinki)
1989
Spatial sculpture, Järvenpää Hall (Järvenpää)
1988
Spatial sculpture, Forssa Town Library (Forssa)
Facade sculpture, Avarte Company (Helsinki)
Spatial sculpture, Postipankki (Porvoo)
1987
Hall sculpture, Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (Malmi, Helsinki)
Mobile, Espoo market place (Espoo)
Hall reliefi, FACIT Oy (Espoo)
1986
Relief, Antinkulma (Rovaniemi)
Hall relief, Kaleva (Oulu)
Hall relief, Dipoli Conference Center (Espoo)
Hall relief, Helsinki Road Haulage Association (Helsinki)
Relief of Matias Castren (Rovaniemi)
Relief, NE Social Services Center (Helsinki)

1985; Mobile, Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (Karhula) / 1984: Hall relief, Kuopio University Hospital (Kuopio), Garden sculpture, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Helsinki), Hall relief and garden sculpture, Government offices in Vaasa (Vaasa), Hall relief, Lemminkäinen company (Helsinki), Garden sculpture Kemppi Company (Lahti), Facade relief, Suensaari school (Tornio), Hall relief, Mikkelin indoor skating ring (Mikkeli) / 1983: Relief, Orion Corporation (Tuohilampi), Hall relief, Parliament building (Helsinki), Hall relief, Lahti City Theatre (Lahti) / 1982: Applique, Metsäkangas school (Lahti), Environmental sculpture, Yrittäjäin-Fennia Insurance Company (Helsinki), Facade relief, Kaleva day care center (Kerava) / 1981: Hall sculpture, m/s Finlandia, Applique, Siuntio Spa (Siuntio) / 1980: Facade relief, Tampere University of Technology (Tampere), Tiedonpuu" (Tree of Knowledge) hall sculpture, City Library and Workers' Institute (Jyväskylä) / 1978: Hall relief in Hotel Rosendahl (Tampere), "Lehvä" (Leaf) fountain sculpture, Kerava health center (Kerava), Facade relief, Liikeliitto training center (Tyrväntö) / 1977: "Monument to the Reconstruction of Lapland" (Rovaniemi), Hall sculpture, Paasivaara Oy (Helsinki), Facade relief, Viro school (Kerava) / 1976: "Polskis" (Splash), Oulu public swimming pool (Oulu) / 1975: Hall sculpture, Tampere Main Post Office (Tampere), "Siivet" (Wings), Kansallis-Osake-Pankki (Oulu), "Lonkero" (Tentacle), ALKO Company (Helsinki)

Private exhibitions
2003 ABSOLUTE Huhtamo
The 60th anniversary exhibition by the artist in Gallery Sculptor in Helsinki

RETROSPECTIVE Huhtamo
The 60th anniversary exhibition by the artist in the Rovaniemi Art Museum Rovaniemi Finland

2001 Gallleria Nuovo, Lahti
Mikael Mikkeli

2000 Aine Art Museum, Tornio

42 private exhibitions 1966-1999
1999: Kunsthalle (Helsinki), Craft Space Mokkumto (Seoul, Korea) / 1998: Gallery Nuovo (Lahti), Tallinna kuunstihoone (Tallinn, Estonia) / 1997: Gallery Sculptor (Helsinki) / 1995: Malmitalo (Helsinki) / 1994: Gallery Sculptor (Helsinki), Nelimarkka museum (Alajärvi), Gallery Nuovo (Lahti) / 1992: Gallery Sculptor (Helsinki), Galeria Nova Sin (Praha) / 1990: Gallery Nuovo (Lahti) / 1989: Rovaniemi art museum (Rovaniemi), Aine art museum (Tornio), Kaleva art gallery (Oulu), Mikkeli art museum (Mikkeli), Joensuu art museum (Joensuu) / 1988: Gallery Bronda (Helsinki), 1987: Gallery Nuovo (Lahti), 1986 Gallery Sculptor (Helsinki) / 1984: Pohjanmaa museum (Vaasa), Galerie Artek (Helsinki) / 1982: Lahti art museum (Lahti), Gallery Sculptor (Helsinki) / 1981: Leppävaara, Nurmijärvi and Siuntio libraries / 1980: Kotka library / 1979: Galerie Grafiart (Turku) / 1978: Galerie Artek (Helsinki) /1977: Amos Anderson art museum (Helsinki) / 1975: Kemi art museum (Kemi), Oulu art museum (Oulu), Rovaniemi library / 1974: Galerie Artek (Helsinki) / 1973: ässä Gallery (Helsinki) / 1971: Katariinan Gallery (Helsinki) / 1970: Wäinö Aaltonen museum (Turku), Museum of Contemporary Art (Tampere) / 1969: Kluuvin Gallery (Helsinki) / 1968: Studio exhibition (Helsinki), Rovaniemi library / 1967: Studio exhibition (Helsinki) / 1966: Rovaniemi library (Rovaniemi)

Exhibitions of Finnish art abroad
1969
Copenhagen, Denmark
1970
Nyköping, Sweden
1972
Moss, Norway
1973
Warsaw, Poland
1976
Medal artists' exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden and USA
1977
Exhibition tour of Finnish Artists, Sweden
Contemporary Finnish art, Moss, Norway
"Helsinki builds" Leningrad
1978
"Helsinki builds", Vienna, Austria
Young Finnish art, Poland
Graphic art exhibition, Hässelby, Sweden
1980-81
"Finnish Constructivism in Modern Art, Architecture and Design" Vienna, Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon
1983
"Finsk konst nu" Sonia Henie-Onstad art center, Oslo 1983
"Nordic 60's 1960-1972 - breakthrough and response" Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik, Sonia Henie-Onstad art center, Oslo, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense and Helsinki Kunsthalle
1984
"Myths et Formes de Finlande", Brussels, Belgium
1985
Medal design exhibition, Berlin
1996
Dimensio, Finnish Experimental Artists' Group, Latvian Museum on Foreign Art, Riga
1997
Outside in, Drechtoevers Sculpture Park and Museum of Modern Art de Rietgors, The Netherlands
1997-1998
Dimensio in St.Petersburg, Russian Museum´s Marble Palace, Russia
2000
EXPO2000 world fair inHannover, Germany
OPEN2000 Venice, Italy

International exhibitions
1968
Nordic Biennial for Young Artists, Helsinki
1969
Nordic Art, Hässelby, Sweden
1970
Internatinal art exhibiton in Monaco
1971
Paris biennial for young artists
1972
Nordic Art, Reykjavik and Hässelby, Stockholm
1973
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Helsinki
Angela Davis Solidarity Exhibition, USA
1974
"Construktivism 74" Moderna Museet, Stockholm and Amos Anderson art museum, Helsinki
1975
International exhibition of statuettes, Budapest
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Cracow
1977
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Budapest
1978
Exposition International des Arts Plastiques, Belgrad
1979
Middelheim biennial, Antwerp, Belgium
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Lisbon
1983
Nordic Art, Hässelby, Sweden
1985
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Stockholm
1987
"Maubeuge Sculpt 87'3", invitation exhibition, France
International Art Medal Exhibition, FIDEM, Colorado Springs, USA

Group exhibitions in Finland
- Participated 20 group exhibitions in Finland since 1964
- Participated 17 Finnish art group exhibitions abroad since 1969
- Participated 16 international exhibitions since 1968
 

2002
Finnish sculpture at Kotkan asuntomessut, Kotka
DIMENSIO 30 YEARS, Salo Art Museum, Salo
1996
The nostalgic 60's", Mikkeli
1985
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish
Sculptors, SCULPTOR 85
1985
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish
Sculptors, SCULPTOR 85
1984
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
1983
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
1980
Exhibition for young artists
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors, SCULPTOR 80
"The experimental 60's", Exhibition of the Art Academy of Finland
1997
State Art Exhibition, Rovaniemi
1976
State Art Exhibition, Jyväskylä
1975
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish
Sculptors, SCULPTOR 75
State Art Exhibition, Turku
1972-74
"Multippeli", Exhibition of the Art Academy of Finland
1971
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
1970
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish
Sculptors
1969
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
Exhibition for young artists
1967
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
Exhibition for young artists
1965
Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists
Quinquennial Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Sculptors
1964
Exhibition for young artists

Grants
1990- Finnish State grant for 15 years / 1983-87 Finnish State grant for five years / 1982 City of Helsinki artist grant / 1981, 1980, 1979 Finnish State grant for one year / 1978 Leo and Regina Wainstein Foundation / 1975, 1977, 1989 Finnish Culture Foundation / 1976, 1981 Finnish State grant / 1967, 1977 Alfred Kordelin Foundation / 1969, 1970, 1973 Finnish State grant for one year / 1972 Association of Finnish Sculptors / 1971 Gerda and Salomo Wuorio Foundation / 1969 Art Academy of Finland / 1969 City of Helsinki / 1968 Paulo Foundation / 1968 Italian State

Prizes and awards
The Rovaniemi city board of culture and the Rovaniemi County board of culture and leisure granted sculptor Kari Huhtamo the mutual culture award of Rovaniemi as a reward of long term artistic qualification on 6.9.2003.

1987 Hall sculpture competition for the Partek Oy, 1st prize
Sculpture competition for the Imatra Centre for Cultural Activities, 2nd prize
1981 Annual competition of the Finnish Art Medal Society, 2nd prize
Sculpture competition for the Governement offices in Vaasa, 1st prize
1980 Sculpture competition for the Jyväskylä town library and workers institute,1st
Sculpture competition for the Oulu indoor swimming pool, 1st prize
1974 University of Oulu sculpture competition, 2nd prize
1973 State award
1971 Medal of honour competition of the Artists' Association of Finland, 1st prize
1969 State award

Membership and positions of trust
Association of Finnish Sculptors
Kunsthalle Helsinki Foundation, board member, 2006-
Kalervo Kallio Ateljeetalo Foundation, board member, 2006-
Art Academy of Finland, board member, 2006-2008
Artists' Association of Finland, board member, 2005
Finnish Cultural Foundation/Arvo Vehviläinen Foundation, sculptors' committee 1996
Environmental Art Foundation, board member 1991-95
The Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation, board member 1991-95
The Artists' Association of Finland, board member 1989-90
State Art Purchase committee, 1988-89
Association of Finnish Sculptors
- international committee, chairman 1988-89
- board member 1989-90
- supplementary board member 1979
- member of SCULPTOR 75 exhibition committee
- deputy auditor 1969-72
Foundation of the Art Academy of Finland, body of delegates, 1988-89
Finnish Art Medal Society, board member 1977-78
Helsinki Artists' Association, board member 1971-73

Works in collections
State Art Museum / Museum of Modern Art, Aine Art Museum, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Provincial museum of Lapland, Tampere Museum of Modern Art, Oulu Art Museum, Pori Art Museum, Joensuu Art Museum, Kajaani Art Museum, PT Finland, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Mikkeli Art Museum, Taucher collection, Saastamoinen Foundation, Wäinö Aaltonen museum, Wihuri Foundation, Kuntsi Foundation, State of Finland, Town of Espoo, Town of Hamina, Town of Jyväskylä, Town of Kotka, Town of Mikkeli, Town of Lahti, Town of Rovaniemi, City of Helsinki, Town of Oulu, Town of Kerava, Town of Kemi, Town of Tornio, Town of Kannus, Town of Forssa, Commune of Nurmijärvi, University of Tampere, Union of Finnish Towns, Parliament of Finland, Bank of Finland, Pohjola-yhtiöt insurance company, Yrittäjäin-Fennia insurance company, Suomi-Salama insurance company, Ilmarinen insurance company, Kansallis-Osake-Pankki bank, Suomen Yhdyspankki bank, OKO bank, STS bank, Huhtamäki Company, Lemminkäinen Company, Partek Company, Outokumpu Company, Rautaruukki Company, Canon Company, Credit Suisse, Puustelli Company, Suomen PT Company, Alko Company, Valmet Paper Machinery, Otava, Veikkaus Company, Ruokosuo Group, Nokia, Reader's Digest Finland, Kavika Company, Pörhön autoliike Company, A. Palojoki Company, Antti Aho Collection, Sztuki Medalierskiej Museum Poland, Reader's Digest, USA, Mondriaanhuis Amersfoort Nederland, Unto Turunen Collections

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