About

Matti Lankinen (b. 1988, Kangasala, Finland)

Keen traveller that has had influences on his artistic working from over 40 countries. Participated to exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Got into painting graffiti at an early age and later on found his interest in murals and fine art.
Organizer of Spraycankontrol (2016, 2017) and International Meeting of Styles (2017,2018) which are graffiti, mural & street art events at Hiedanranta district in Tampere Finland. Paintings done in these events now form Hiedanranta street art park, which covers more than 3000 square meters of old and new factory walls. There are pieces from over 150 artists, coming near to 20 different countries around the world. Events have been to various publications, and widely present in social media trough world class visitors.

www.facebook.com/mattilankinenart

www.g-rex.fi/tekijat/#/matti-lankinen

www.linkedin.com/in/matti-lankinen

Instagram

@mattilankinenart

Studies

2018- Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku Academy of Arts, the degree of artist

Attended courses

2016     Portrait class, Cory Saint Clair & Jason Prouty, Anaheim, USA
2015     Jose Sanjuan, Ari De Carvalho, Kankaanpää

Upcoming

2019     Sign installation pt.2, Hiedanranta

Group exhibitions

2017     Galleria Rajatila, Tampere
2017     Sck ry, Cultural restaurant 931, Tampere
2016     Earth, Kosmos festival, Ristiina
2015     Hirvitalo, Pispala contemporary art center, Tampere
2013     Animals, German Cultural institute, Meta house, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Exhibitions

2018 Matkalla – Observing sketches from Trans-Mongolian/Siberian Railway travels ’14, Urban Espoo, Application gallery, Espoo Culture

Murals / Public works

2018    Inclusive sign installation project, Hiedanranta, Tampere
2018    Scandic Tampere City, Hämeenkatu 1 hallway to restaurant & Reception
2018    Tampere Art Museum & Sähkölaitos, Pispala Tampere
2018    Tampere Tram, Kuivaamo, Hiedanranta, Tampere
2017    Kulosaari time travelling, Street art office, City of Helsinki
2017    Tampere dreamtime, Typa, Tampereen Kaupunki
2016    Darthkekkonen, Hiedanranta street art park, Tampere
2016    Purkutaideprojekti, Kerava
2016    Pispala to Southpark, Pop-up park miniramp, Tampere

Other murals / comissions

2018    Sitko Pizza, Tampere
2018    Portaali, Tampere
2018    Trelogy, Skateboarding Finnish Championships, street- & exhibition area
2018-   Kenneli D.I.Y. Concrete bowl indoor skatepark, Hiedanranta, Tampere
2017-18  MSc Electronics (assisting)
2017    Tapahtumien yö, Tampere
2017    Erkkifest, Erkinpelto D.I.Y. Concrete skatepark, Joensuu
2017    Maanalainen, Tampere
2017    Surf Hostel, Taghazout, Marocco
2015    Manserama & Association logo, Kaarikoirat ry
2014    Matchfactory D.I.Y. mural, Kaarikoirat ry
2013    Showbox, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2013    Arcadia, Kampot, Cambodia

Grants

2018    Spraycankontrol (Sck) & International Meeting of Styles – Prosenttitaide,
Hiedanranta Development program, City of Tampere
Production grant, Culture City of Tampere

2017    Sck, Prosenttitaide, Hiedanranta Development program, City of Tampere

Production grant, Culture City of Tampere
Tullikamari Pakkahuone
Grafia ry – G-rex street art guild, Sck & MOS

2016    Sck, Prosenttitaide, Hiedanranta Development program, City of Tampere

Memberships

2017     Amnesty
2017     Grafia ry / G-rex
2016     Spraycankontrol ry – Founding member and Chairperson
2015     Kaarikoirat ry – Member of board
2007     Greenpeace

Other

2018 Sck ry, #Kulttour Graffiti workshop, Juupajoki
2018 Sck ry, Graffiti workshop, Akaa
2018 Kaarikoirat ry & Älä jäädy, skateboard painting workshop, Tampere
2018 Kaarikoirat ry & Graffiti workshop for finnish / asylum seeker teenagers
2017 Painting workshop for kids at C’moon kihniö festival
2015-2016 Kaarikoirat ry, Mans-e-rama part of producer team
2007-2015 Comatec – Rantotek Oy, Various projects (Boiler & Steel structure drafting, 3D-modelling, Partlists, Assembly planning) 3D-models & manufacturing & assembly plans for steel structures and duct parts around 50m(h)*25m(w) in maximum size and weight ranging from few kilos +130tons.

Ongoing projects – Looking for cultural producer, funding, sponsorships contact if interested  

2018-   Kenneli D.I.Y. Concrete bowl indoor skatepark mural 300 sq.m, Hiedanranta, Tampere

2016- Hiedanranta street art park

 

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