CURRICULUM VITAE

ERJA TIELINEN
sculptor


Lives and works in Helsinki, Finland.

Born
30.12.1956 Västerås, Sweden

Art Education
Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki 1977-81
University of Industrial Arts Helsinki 1975-76
Helsinki University, Department of Art History 1975-76

Solo Exhibitions
1984 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
1987 Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden
1988 Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
1993 The Culture Centre of The Orthodox Monastery of New Valamo, Heinävesi

Selected Group Exhibitions in Finland
Annual Exhibition of The Artists' Association of Finland, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984
1983 “New Spring of Medal Art” Helsinki City Art Museum, Meilahti
1984 "Muuttuva maisema", Lahti Art Museum
1985 20th Annual Exhibition of The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, Helsinki Cathedral Crypt
2010 "Art Medal in a Global World" FIDEM XXXI, Tampere Art Museum

Group Exhibitions Abroad
1984 6th International Small Sculpture Exhibition of Budapest, Hungary
1985 International Exhibition of Modern Medal Art FIDEM XX, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 International Exhibition of Modern Medal Art FIDEM XXX, Colorado Springs, USA
2008 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Medal - Seixal, Portugal
2010 6th International Biennial of Contemporary Medal - Seixal, Portugal
2012 International Exhibition of Modern Medal Art FIDEM XXXII, University of Glasgow
Hunterian Museum, Scotland

Public Works and Commissions
1981 Medal for Helsinki University Central Hospital, renewed 2001 for Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa
1982 Commemorative Coin of Ice Hockey World Championship
1994 Portrait of Amos Anderson, 3 casts placed in Villa Lante, Rome, Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki and
Amos Anderson Home Museum, Söderlångvik
1996 Commemorative Coin for Helene Schjerfbeck and Visual Arts
2000 Commemorative Coin for Aleksis Kivi and Finnish Literature
2002 Commemorative Coin for Astrid Lindgren, National Bank of Sweden
2004 Tove Jansson and Moomins, series of silver medals, Mint of Finland
2004 President Tarja Halonen Medal, The Paasikivi Society
2007 ”Colours of Life” Annual Medal for The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland
2012 Commemorative 2 Euro Coin for Helene Schjerfbeck

Prizes and Awards
1980 First prize in Helsinki University Central Hospital Medal Competition
1982 Second prize in Ice Hockey World Championship Commemorative Coin Competition
1996 Helene Schjerfbeck and visual arts special-issue coin won recognition as 'The Most Artistic Coin' in the
American Krause Publications' 'Coin of the Year' competition
2007 First prize in Annual Medal Competition, The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland
2008 National Fine Arts Society Award, Seixal, Portugal

Works in Collections in Finland
State Art Collection
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki
The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, City Art Museum, Tampere
The Coin Cabinet, The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
Yrjö A. Jäntti Collection, Porvoo
Municipality of Heinävesi
Nordea Bank Finland Plc
Huhtamäki Oy

Works in Collections Abroad
State Art Collection, Sweden
Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm, Sweden
International Centre of Contemporary Medals, Seixal, Portugal

Teaching Positions
University of Industrial Arts, Helsinki, 1986-1994

Cited in
Tuukka Talvio: The Coins and Banknotes of Finland, Bank of Finland 1993, 2003
Annual Book of Medal Art 2005, The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland
Annual Book of Medal Art 2007, The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland

Memberships
The Association of Finnish Sculptors
The Guild of Medallic Art in Finland, Board Member 1984 – 87,
Deputy Chairman 1985-87