Sculptor

Antti Maasalo

Artistic activity

Taught in elementary schools, high schools and a full-time civil and adult education centers until 1989.
Worked as an art instructor in the county, the county as an artist and chairman of the Arts Council of
the Province of Vaasa and Kokkola Nordic Art School of the Planning Chairman.

Presented by multimedia and lighting installations in many concerts and events. Implemented an Internet connection v.2002 May Lehtimäki’s Hungary exhibition and studio exhibition of months between 08/26/2004 and has presented over the Internet via a studio camera Töölönlahti solar wind sculpture exhibition.

Similarly, presented on the Internet in summer 2005 exhibition Retretti own studio and exhibition in July and August on Sundays. Organized an international symposium on light art exhibitions and magazine hill in the summer of 2006, and Kepes Group and experts in their own works in the summer of 2007, 2008 and 2009. Provide a number of land and environmental art events of the artistic director.

Participated in domestic and foreign exhibitions since 1969. Manufactured by more than 80 public works, of which approximately 10 playground or playground sculpture, and about 30 public lighting works.

Also be used for video, lighting, laser and computer technology, and has participated in arts events between as several concerts in Finland and in the international light art symposium in Hungary in 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2004. Multimedia “northern lights”, repetitive motion Retretti rock hall’s summer exhibition 2005 and “Cave” multimedia in a large underground cavern of Tytyri in 2007.

Foreign exhibitions

  • Sweden 1976, 1982 and 1998
  • Poland 1978 and 1989 (a commissary)
  • Hungary 1981-1982 and 1996
  • Germany 1991-1992
  • Estonia 1993-1994, 1999-2000
  • Hungary 1993-1994, 2001
  • Latvia 1996
  • Russia 1997-1998
  • Denmark 2001
  • Portugal 2004
  • Slovakia 2007

Prizes

  • State art prize 1974 and 1982
  • State prize 1982 of child culture
  • State art prize of Dimensio-group (a founder member) 1982
  • Vaasa province art price 1991

Sculpture competitions

  • State art commission, playground sculpture competition, 1st prize 1979
  • 2nd prize in the Palosaari monument competition
  • 2nd and 3rd prizes in the invitation competition of the central hospital of the Central Ostrobothnia
  • The third divided prize in the invitation competition of the environment art, the park of Pukinmäki
    in Helsinki 1995
  • 3. prize Lekterapi-HAP och Barnmottagningen, Gällivare Sjukhus Sweden 1995

Memberships

  • Association of Finnish sculptors
  • Finnish painters’ union
  • Bothnian artists union
  • The light artists’ international group, Kepes

Art collections

Ostrobothnia Museum, Aaltonen Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tampere, Lahti Art Museum, K.H. Renlund Museum, Kuopio Art Museum, Kerava Art Museum, Nelimarkka Museum, the Nordic collections, in several towns in the collections of both commercial and industrial establishments in collections in Denmark and Norway, and Kepes collections in Hungary.