“In Supermarket Art Fair Camilla Vuorenmaa’s raw wood reliefs gave me the greatest pleasure!”
Art critic Jacob Anckarsvärd (Stockholm 2012)
Fine Arts Academy of Finland founded a new prize in the beginning of January 2014 to promote Finnish art. The winning artist will be awarded with 25 000 euros and the prize is given every second year. Fine Arts Academy of Finland is collaborating with EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, where the winning artist will have a solo exhibition in 2016.
The jury wants to award an artist who is in the best creative mode, but has not yet been rewarded with major prizes. In addition, the winner artist should also be internationally appealing. The jury has nominated following candidates (in alphabetical order): photographer Sanna Kannisto (b. 1974), painter Janne Räisänen (b. 1971) and artist Camilla Vuorenmaa (b. 1979).
“Camilla Vuorenmaa is an independent and unique artist who has demonstrated her ability of expanding the possibilities of painting. In her recent work she has shown excellent technical expertise and succeeded in describing such strong emotions”.
The prize giving jury includes the chairman of the Fine Arts Academy of Finland, painter Antti Linnovaara, EMMA museum director Pilvi Kalhama, headmaster of Hanken, School of Economics, Eva Liljeblom and headmaster of University of Lapland, Mauri Ylä-Kotola.
Camilla Vuorenmaa’s works can be purchased from Finnish Painters’ Union Art Sale (Taidemaalariliiton Teosvälitys) in 14.3.–22.3.2015 in Kaapelitehdas (Merikaapelihalli), Tallberginkatu 1, 00180 Helsinki
(photo: Denis Vinokur)