'Art is life, life is art',

Luovuuden perustana arkkitehdin työssä hänellä on millimetri, mistä hän yrittää päästä eroon taiteessaan. Kaari ja pyöreä muoto kulkevat uskaliaasti vapaana hänen töissään. Hän pitää väreistä, mutta hänen työnsä eivät yleensä ole väri-ilottelua, pikemminkin hillittyjä ja harkittuja. Jokaiseen työhönsä hän antaa palan itseään ja osan muistojaan. Hän tunnustaa olevansa utelias ja kokeileva, hän kokeilee mielellään samaa teemaa eri tekniikoin. 'Se antaa töilleni uuden ulottuvuuden', hän sanoo. Pronssista hän on löytänyt uudet haasteen. Olemme taiteilijoina erilaisia, näemme ympäristömme erilaisena, tunnemme ja tulkitsemme eri tavoin, silti kuulumme yhteen.

born 1963 Alajärvi, architect 1987, visual artist

International exhibitions/ jury

2015 International  'Jean Sibelius 150- anniversary', Hämeenlinna, Finland. 

2015 European Cultural Association 'Kalevala 180 anniversary. Kangasala, Finland. Bronz scuptures.

2015 CACC Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella 'Oggi é tutto molto strano' Italy.

2015 Tone International Art Miniature Exhibition 2015 Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2016  European Cultural Association & Finroart XXI 'Countrylife', Hauho, Finland

2016 Scandinavian Art Association 'Fracture', Loviisa, Finland. Bronz scuptures.

2017 European Cultural Association 'Finland 100 anniversry, TNew York, USA.


2017 'World Art Games'- International Artistic organization, Osijek, Croatia.

2017 Center of Arts 4 Seasons "AthensArt International Arts Exhibition 2017' Athens/Greece

2017 'World Art Games'- International Artistic organization, Pälkäne, Finland

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National xhibitions for example

2004- 2016 Koillis- Pirkan Taide, jury for example. Eero Hiironen, Veikko Halmetoja ja Juhani Petäjäniemi, Hannu Castren.

2014 Ars Jok´vars, 20 anniversary, Jämsä, jury Oiva Meriläinen

2014 Finnish Artists' Association 46. anniversary, Mikkeli, jury Jukka Vikberg

2015 Picture of Pirkanmaa, Tampere, jury Janne Laine.

2015 Finnish Artists'  Association  47. anniversry, Helsinki, jury Hanna Uggla.

2016 Finnish Artists' Association 48. anniversry, Helsinki, jury Hanna Uggla. Bronz sculptures

2017 Finnish Artists' Association 49. anniversry, Helsinki, jury Alina Sinivaara.

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Invitational Exhibitions for example

2013 Gallery Fogga, Helsinki, 'Something new, something old'.

2013 Gallery Artika, Helsinki, 'Fascinating Nature '

2014 Gallery Dada, Tampere, 'Fascinating Nature' together with Leena Vaara. Paintings and Bronz sculptures.

2016 Jade Gallery Helsinki 'Fascinating Nature' together with Leena Vaara. Paintings and Bronz scuptures.

2016 Scandinavian Contemporary Art, Fogga de Malaga Belnalmádena, Opening Exhibition, Malaga, Spain.

2017 Berliner Liste 2017, Berliner Art Fair/ Gallery Gaudi, Madrid

2017 The New york Art connection, Season Exhibition, New York , USA                                                                              

2017 Redsheep gallery, Stockholm, Sverige

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Solo Exhibitions in Finland

2016 Sampola Library in Tampere.

2016 Main Library Leija, Ylöjärvi.

2016 Sari's Art Seinäjoki. Paintings and Bronz sculptures.

2017 Main Library Metso, Tampere.

2018 Main Library Apila, Seinjoki, Bronz sculptures.

2018 S-Gallery, Helsinki. Paintings and Bronz sculptures

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Several group Exhibitions in Finland

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Memberships

2010- 2015 Virtain Taideyhdistys ry, president.

2013- Suomenselän Taiteilijaseura ry, (member of Finnish Association of Artistic Organizations) 2015- 2016 president.

2013- Finnish Art Association.

2014- Finnish Artists' Association

2013- European Cultural Association,                                     vice president 2016-2017, president 2017-

2014- Art Group ''Four Palettes' 

2017- AthensArt, International Artistic Organization.

2017- WAG, World Art Games- International Artistic Organization. Vice president of WAG Finland. 2017-

Sales exhibition VMT- Center, Pirkantie 26, Virrat, Finland

Art tutors for example

Markku-Tapani Hakala, visual artist, painter Seppo Rihlama, architect, Mikko Luoto, architect, Eero Lehto, architect, Martti Lehtipuu, architect, Tampere Anneli Ilmonen, director of the Tampere Art Museum Marja Jalonen, visual artist Tampere Paula Suominen, artist, art teacher painting painting Kuusamo Folk high school Jyrki Poussu, sculptor, visual artist landscape painting, Kuusamo folk high school Reijo Saarelainen, visual artist Helsinki, Raimo Haverinen, art teacher instructor, bronze casting, Valimo Institute, Tampere Aino Ulmanen, visual artist, Porvoo, landscape painting, pencil paintingRiikka Lenkkeri, visual artist Mänttä, landscape paintings Tuija Suutari, Expressionism Rita Korhonen, graphic designer Virrat Svetlana Ruoho, visual artist Jämsä, watercolor painting, Jämsä Mirja Ilkka, visual arts teacher, Helsinki, personal and landscape painting Maria Vilenius, visual artist, Ruovesi-France Eija Kotovaara, icon painting Kangasala Anna Matikainen Seinäjoki Natalia Kaleva, visual arts teacher, portrait / dry brush, watercolor, Kristiinankaupunki Kaarina Kellomäki, Lecturer at the Art School emeritus, Portrait, Coal, Virrat




'Painting is like clear your mind,

said Päivi Ihamäki.. Creativity based on the architect's work, she has a millimeter, which she is trying to get rid of her paintings. Not a line in her work is not dragged ruler, arch and round shape rather daring run free.

Arrangements are important to her, material and color studies, technical training helps her manage space, but it is not for her an end in itself. Palette Knife bring noon to work with colors and shapes of freedom to the world, then the most important thing is the moment and the mood. She likes the colors, but his work is not a joy of color, rather subdued and thoughtful. If she paint a favorite color, her work would be blue.

Each work she gives a piece of herselves, and part of her memories. Making art is like revealing herself, and that's what it is. Topics may be of daylife, often behind them is a story or her own experience, which she wants to share. The topics she did not find, they are close, but the buildings she does not like to work. They are too close.

Päivi admits to being curious and experimental, she tries gladly the same theme in different techniques. "It gives a new dimension to my work, 'she says. Bronze, she has found a great new challenge. Challenges fascinate her. "The material is in itself a strong, but in thousend degrees so delicate, success is not self-evident," she says. Numerous steps, diligence, and yet the result can be unpredictable - art.

Also try the graphics, she recognizes that it fascinates, but "whether it is a return to millimeters" ... she says.
Because her jobs art is for her to seasonal. Willing be more than time, but architecture is art too. Merits received on behalf of her work, she acknowledged with a smile, they have taken her career one project to another. The art, therefore, almost all the day, she still feels the artist's career just beginning. An incentive for her to take forward the contacts and inviting exhibition of requests from different galleries.

Päivi Ihamäki currently operates as president of Europe Culture Association in Finland. She says it has received through the hobby of an entirely new friend to the field. Encouragement from friends, she recognizes the importance. We are different, we can see a difference in our environment, we feel and interpret in various ways, still belong together. Art is timeless, art is life.