Vita / Lebenslauf: I´m a painter and a portrait painter, born 1950, living near by Helsinki, Finland. I work also as a teacher of drawing and painting at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.
Aktivitäten / Ausstellungen: Since 1970 I have had 32 private exhibitions in Finland and two in Stockholm, Sweden. I have participated more than 70 group exhibitions.
I have executed about 50 portraits
CURRICULUM VITAE JUKKA NOPSANEN, PAINTER and a Portrait Painter
Education: The School of The Academy of Fine Arts -70 -73.
Exhibitions: Since 1970 c.70 times in Finland and two times abroad.
Private exhibitions: Gallery Katariina in Helsinki -75. TM Gallery in Helsinki -76. Hotel Torni in Helsinki -77. Gallery Tallinvintti in Helsinki -79. Cultural Center of Hanasaari in Helsinki -79. Wäinö Aaltonen Museum in Turku -80. Gallery Strindberg in Helsinki -82 and -85. Restaurant Motti in Helsinki -82. Art Hall of Kajaani -84. Cultural Center of Vihti -84. Galllery Aura in Nummela -86. Gallery Kaivopuisto in Helsinki -86. Gallery Mino in Lohja -87 and -90. Gallery Pictor in Nummela -89 and -93, -02. The Library of Sysmä -89. Gallery Vanha Kerttu in Sysmä -90. Gallery Janus in Helsiki -91. Gallery Pihagalleria in Lahti -91. Gallery Katariina in Helsinki -94. Gallery Ida in Stockholm, Sweden -95 and -97.
Art Center Mältinranta in Tampere -98. Olkkala Estate in Vihti -03.
Gallery Katariina in Helsinki, the 30`th anniversary exhibition, year 2000. Gallery Anna in Helsinki 2006, Gallery Kapriisi in Kuopio 2007, Gallery Pictor in Vihti -2009, Gallery Johan S in Helsinki -2010,
Scholarships: The School of The Academy of Fine Arts -73. Stipend of State for the exhibition, -76 and -80, -84. Cultural Foundation of Finland -76 and -91, -97, Helsinki City -76, Paulo Foundation -78, Kordelin Foundation -78, The Province of Uusimaa -88, Stipend of State -2000 and 2010
Prizes: I and III prize, the competition arranged by Nokia for the students of The Academy -73. I prize, the competition arranged by the USA Embassy for the students of The Academy -73. II prize, The Painting Competition arranged by State -77. I prize, the Altar Painting of Pedersöre church -91.
Public paintings: The Altar Painting of Pedersöre church -91. Keskiviikkokerho portrait painting in Suomalainen klubi in Helsinki -86. The wall painting of the hospital in Nummela -88. The wall painting of the bank Osuuspankki in Nummela -90.
Several public portraits, for example at the University of Helsinki and the University Hospital of Helsinki.
Membership: The Finnish Painters Union since -74. The Painters Union of Helsinki since -75.
Teaching activity: The University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki since -80.
Materials and techniques used: Oil on canvas. Traditional oil painting technique.