Riikka Haapasaari
born in Vantaa, Finland
 

EDUCATION
 
2017-
University of Sunderland, School of Arts, Design & Media, Doctor of Philosophy in Glass, Sunderland, UK
 
2012-2014
Royal College of Art, School of Material, Master of Arts in Ceramics and Glass, London, UK
 
2008-2012
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics and Glass Design, Helsinki, Finland
 
2005-2008
Tikkurila Upper Secondary School, International Baccalaureate, Vantaa, Finland
 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
 
2015
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
 
2013
Study abroad at VICARTE - Research Unit "Glass and Ceramic for the Arts" at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA

2012
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Study abroad at the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA
 
2011-2012
University of Helsinki, Open University, Minor studies in Adult education, Helsinki, Finland
 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
 
2018
Under A Glassy Sky, The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
Stories About Glass, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
 
2016
Cloudy, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE
 
2013
The day of a bubble, London, UK
Present, Royal College of Art hot glass studio, London, UK
Spiderweb, Royal College of Art hot glass studio, London, UK
 
2012
Avoin kirje, lasilla kirjoitettua, in co-operation with Mari Paikkari, Lume gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2011
On youth, Airi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
On youth, Riistavuori Service Centre, Helsinki, Finland
Scent in Glass - an investigation of adding scent in glass, in co-operation with Mari Paikkari, Taik 1st floor, Helsinki, Finland
Another journey with glass: a baseball bat and a ball, Airi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
 
2010
Break Glass, in co-operation with Jessica Meyer, Airi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Shoot!, Airi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS
 
2018
Handmade - Scandinavian Glass Starting all over, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Young Glass 2017, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
 
2017
Handmade - Scandinavian Glass Starting all over, The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland
Young Glass 2017, The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
New Stories, Gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Handmade - Scandinavian Glass Starting all over, The Glass Factory, Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
Young Glass 2017, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Water: Take 1, Ventura, CA, USA
 
2016
Finno-Ugric Film Festival, Tsiistre, Estonia

2015
Young & Loving 2015, S12 Galleri og Verksted, Bergen, Norway
Radiophrenia, across Glasgow on 87.9fm, UK
Finnish Glass Lives 7, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland

2014
Captured Light Glass Biennial, Art Association of Jackson Hole Gallery, Jackson, WY, USA
ShowRCA 2014, Hester Road Gallery, RCA Battersea, London, UK
School of Material Work-in-Progress show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2013
ArtVerona, Verona, Italy
Grand Point Weird, Burlington, VT, USA
School of Material Work-in-Progress show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
 
2012
Transformations, Window Gallery in the CSI at RIT, Rochester, NY, USA
 
2011
Lek med elden, Airi Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Uunituoretta!, LB Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland

RESIDENCIES, GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018
Exhibition Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finland
 
2017
Artist's Grant, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finland
Artist's Grant, the City of Vantaa, Finland
 
2016
Kanik Chung Legacy Fellowship, MassArt, Boston, USA
 
2015
Merriman Ross Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Margaret Tait Award Nomination, Glasgow, UK
 
2014-2015
Artist in residence in Glass, School of Design in the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK
 
2013-2014
Artist in residence, Villa Sillanpää, Varistaipale, Finland
 
2013
Artist in residence, Education studio, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, USA
Lino Tagliapietra Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Full Scholarship, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, USA
Artist in residence, SINCRESIS association, Empoli, Italy
 
2012
Corning Incorporate Award Nomination: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA
Student Scholarship to support attending the annual GAS Conference in Toledo, Ohio, Glass Art Society, Seattle, WA, USA.
Travel grant, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland