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Biography

CV

EDUCATION

1986-87        
Guest artist at Arabia Factory

1985              
Trainee at Studio Bente Hansen, Copenhagen

1985              
Assistant for Minni Lukander at Arabia

1984              
Trainee at Arabia Factory

1979-84        
Helsinki University of Art and Design

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021  
Kristina Riska: Canopic, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2020  
Fysis, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

2018  
Kristina Riska, Hostler Burrows, New York, USA
Kristina Riska: New Works, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway
The Line, Lokal, Helsinki, Finland

2015  
Kristina Riska: New Work, Hostler Burrows, New York, USA

2014  
Six Women, Hostler Burrows, New York, USA

2012  
Arabia 9th Floor, Arabia Art Department, Helsinki, Finland

2011  
Kristina Riska, Gallery Angelo Oy, Pori, Finland
Gallery För Bord Dukning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010  
Gallery Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
Westerwald Ceramic Museum, Germany
Fire and Ice: Ceramic Art from Finland, Gallery Marianne Heller, Heidelberg, Germany

2009  
Collection Exhibition, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Ceramic Museum Grimmeshus, Denmark

2008  
Gallery Oljemark, Helsinki
Gallery Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki
Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France

2007  
4+ Arthall, Luxembourg
4+ Arthall, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery Inger Molin, Stockholm, Sweden
Forum Box, Helsinki

2006  
Kristina Riska, Helsinki Design Museum, Finland
Transformations, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

2005  
Schikaragi, Japan
Paula Winokur, Margaret West, Kristina Riska, Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

2004  
European Ceramics, Fiskars Village, Finland
Q-exhibition, Fiskars Village, Finland
Matter and Spirit, Jyväskylä, Finland
Kristina Riska, Kati Tuominen-Niittylä, Erna Aaltonen, Gallery Philippe Denys, Brussels, Belgium

2003  
Nordic Cool, The Kennedy Center, Washington, USA
Q-exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

2002  
The International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino, Japan
Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Poetics of Clay, Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

2001  
Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea
Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia, USA
Kristina Riska and Dörte Behm, Rheine, Germany

2000  
Blue, Scandinavian Exhibition, Grimmehus Ceramic Museum, Denmark
Nordic Ceramic Triennale, Berlin, Germany
Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju, Finland
Kristina Riska and Tiina Heiska, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki, Finland

1999  
Lahti Art Museum, Finland

1998  
Finnish Design, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland

1997  
Five Women, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland

1996  
Kristina Riska, Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1993  
Ceramic Art, Lappeenranta Art Museum, Finland
Different, Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland

1992  
Art and Industry, Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

1991  
Thoughts in Clay, Gallery Pictor, Vihti, Finland
Ceramic Art, Lappeenranta Art Museum, Finland
Designers Under the Spotlight, Kaapelihalli, Helsinki, Finland
Kristina Riska and Kimmo Friman, Gallery Kluuvi, Helsinki, Finland

1990  
Three Ceramics, Gallery Johan S., Porvoo, Finland
Helsinki Design Museum, Finland

1989  
Thirteen Rooms, Gallery Wanha Satama, Helsinki, Finland

1988  
Touch, Helsinki Kunsthalle, Finland

1987  
Light and Matter, City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Metaxis, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kristina Riska: Fragile Time, Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1986  
Gallery Bronda, Helsinki, Finland
Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1985  
Arabia Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

1984  
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2008  
Honorary Award, Mino, Japan

2007  
Finnish Cultural Foundation

2006  
The State of Finland Art Commissions

2003  
Finnish Cultural Foundation

2002  
Silver medal, Mino, Japan

1998  
Honorary award, Finnish Design 10 exhibition

1997  
The State of Finland Central Commission for the Arts, working grant for 5 years

1995  
Suomi-prize
D’Oro medal, Faenza, Italy

1994  
The State of Finland Art Commissions, working grant for 1 year

1992  
Finnish Cultural Foundation

1991  
The State of Finland Art Commissions, working grant for 1/2 years

PROJECTS

2010  
Visiting teacher, University of Illinois School of Architecture, USA
Designed an Installation at Kuopio Prison, Finland

2005  
Public commission at Kamppi metro station, together with Kati Tuominen
Niittylä and Pekka Paikkari, Finland
Designed the KoKo table setting for Arabia, together with Kati Tuominen-Niittylä

2004  
Public commission: Northern Latitude at Olympic Park, Athens, Greece

1993  
Visiting teacher at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Finland’s State Collection
Sweden’s State Collection
City of Helsinki, Finland
Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Wayne State College, Minnesota, USA
Helsinki Design Museum, Finland
Gifu Museum, Japan
Saastamoinen Foundation, Finland

MEMBERSHIPS

Arabia Art Department Society
Finnish Art Association
Ornamo Art and Design Finland
AIC/IAC International Academy for Ceramics

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