Raija Nokkala

Raija Nokkala was born in 1956 in Forssa, Finland. In 1980 she studied Speech Therapy in Jyvaskyla University, Finland and in 1986 she worked as a teacher of special education in Jyvaskyla University, Finland. In 1993 she served as director of Theater Arts School TAYK in Helsinki, Finland  She studied International Studies of drama teaching and music theater, Academy of Arts in Turku, Finland in 1999 and drama manuscript in 2002. She is a member of Vakka-Suomi Art Association, Art-Itu Association and Kuhankosken Kilta Association.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1986 Pakkahuone, Uusikaupunki, Finland

1988 xxxx, Kalanti, Finland

1989 Forssa, Arttina, Finland

1991 Blue Lamp, Laitila, Finland

Blue Garden, Turku, Raatihuone, Finland

1992 Cruselli, Uusikaupunki, Finland

Happy Windows, Uudenkaupunki, Finland

1993 Stories of the Tree, Kalanti, Finland

xxxx, Vilna, Lithuania

xxxx, Siauliai, Lithuania

Summes Exhibitions, Uki, Rantapooki, Finland

1994 Lounais-Hame Museum, Forssa, Finland

Summes Exhibitions, Uki, Rantapooki, Finland

1995 Summes Exhibitions, Uki, Rantapooki, Finland

1996 Summes Exhibitions, Uki, Rantapooki, Finland

1997 Summes Exhibitions, Uki, Rantapooki, Finland

1998 xxxx, Anjalankoski, Finland

2000 xxxx, Saby, Denmark

xxxx, Rauma, Finland

2001 xxxx, Pakkahuone, FInland

 

Group Exhibitions

1992 Cruselli, Uusikaupunki, Finland

1995 xxxx, Forssa, Finland

1997 xxxx, Humppila, Finland

International Mona Lisa Exhibition, Forssa, Vinkkeli, Finland

1998 Urpolan Gallery, Humppila , Finland

Vantaa, Vernissa, Finland

xxxx, Stockholm, Sweden

xxxx, Varberg, Sweden

1999 Uusikaupunki, Raatihuone, Finland

2000 WE, Stockholm, Sweden

2001 Cruselli, Uusikaupunki, Finland

xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

2002 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

xxxx, Stockholm, Sweden

2003 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

2004 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

2005 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

2006 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

Gallery Taidepiste, Helsinki, Finland

2007 xxxx, Iittala, Finland

2008 GINA Gallery of International Naïve Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2009 “Colorful Women”, Israel Opera House, Tel Aviv

 

Prizes

1998 Artist of the Year, Vakka Association, Suomi, Finland

1999 OAJ Silver Culture Award, Finland

2001 Culture Award, Uusikaupunki City, Finland

Culture Award, Zonta Association, Finland

2002 Artist of the Year, Ensi-ja Turvakotien liitto, Finland

2003 Artist of the Year, Parkinson Association, Finland

 

Public Collections

Lounais-Hame Museum, Finland

Galleria Laptai, Siaulia, Lithuania

Museum of Naïve Art, Figueres, Spain

Jorvi Hospital, Espoo, FInland

Uusikaupunki City, Finland

Uusikaupunki OP Bank, Finland

Environmental Management System, Stockholm, Sweden