Curriculum Vitae


Solja Upola
Oksatie 16
96900 Saarenkyla
Rovaniemi, Finland
tel. 050 543 0026
solja.@.soljaupola.fi


      EDUCATION

University of Lapland

Master of Fine Arts 1997

Rovaniemi Commercial Institute

High School marketing business graduate 1990

Art Accented High School of Rantavitikka

High School graduate 1988

Art classes, teachers inter alia Olli Pohjola, Liisa Rautiainen, Reijo Raekallio


In London with Pablo and Vincent, 2005


      WORKING EXPERIENCE

Lector in Marketing Promotions since 2006

Lapland Vocational College, Departments of Service Training

Lector in Marketing Promotions since 1999

Rovaniemi Institute of Services, Business and Administration

Teacher of arts 1997-1998

Folk College of Rovaniemi County

Folk College of Rovaniemi

High School and Upper Comprehensive School of Muurola

Rovaniemi Municipal Federation of Educational Vocational Schools

Teaching art and cultural subjects as an art club and camp counsellor 1983-1990

City of Rovaniemi

The youth of Rovala folk college

Mannerheim League for Child Welfare

tasks of customer service, business administration, sales and marketing 1985-1991 in the field of business and administration

entrepreneur in the field of visual marketing since 1989


      TEACHER OF

arts and cultural subjects

advertise printing and calligraphy

visual marketing and promotions

fairs

room decorating

window dressing

product presentation

graphic design

advertising

coach at decoration competitions since 1999



Jukkasjärvi 2012. Photo: Ola Fors.

      INTERESTS

"in nature, from nature, to nature"

mushroom gathering

travelling and different cultures

photography

music


      EXHIBITIONS

Private exhibitions in Rovaniemi 1991, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Lapland's district exhibition 1998 in Aine Art Museum, Tornio

Continuous exhibition in home gallery since 1st August, 2004 in Oksatie 16, Syvasenvaara, Rovaniemi


      PUBLIC PIECES

Rovaniemi County

Lapland Vocational College, Department of Service Training


      PIECES IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain

At Gaudi's, Barcelona. Photo: Pyry Talvensaari


      OTHER ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

advertising and room decorating since 1989, own company at the field of visual marketing since 1997; art, advertising, presentations

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      GRANTS AND PRIZES

Grant of the culture board of Rovaniemi County for an educational trip to France 2001

Design of the logo of Rovaniemi Services Institute in 1998

Citation in Rovaniemi County's library bus painting competition in 1996

Numerous successes in different art competitions 1976-1985


Versailles, Paris, 2001. Photo: Maria Siekas


      PUBLICATIONS

One of the four participants in a study by Sirkka Raisanen-Ylitalo in the field of advanced studies in art history Way of Female Art - Four female artists, experiences and opinions of making art in the north at the turn of the 20th and the 21st centuries

Photo: Sirkku Valve


      DONATIONS

Finnish Heart Association, 1999

For work against drugs, 2001

Lapland's veterans of war, 2004

For association supporting children with heart failure (Sydanlapset), 2005

Rovaniemi's veterans of war, 2005

High school of Lyseonpuisto, CERN-European Organization for Nuclear Research-particle physics -project, 2007

Kauppalan Pojat, 2010

 
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