Stig Baumgartner (b. 1969 in Järvenpää Finland, works and lives in Helsinki) works with painting, drawing and installation. The themes and colours in his abstract paintings are inspired by his surroundings; landscapes or urban settings. The painted shapes are combined to form individual entities, like portraits of objects or sculptures imbued with character and psychological tension.

Baumgartner has been exhibiting his work publicly since 1995. He has works in many important public collections like Kiasma Museum of contemporary art, the Helsinki City Art Museum, Amos Anderson art Museum, Rovaniemi art Museum, the Wihuri Foundation and in the private collections in Finland and abroad. He has also made several pieces for public spaces.

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 "Combinations, Variations and little creatures", Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2017 "Light Comes Through", Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2015 "MY colour, your colour", Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki

2013 "New Order",Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki

2011 "Hakunila - paintings",Gallery Forum Box, Helsinki

2009 "About the trees and forest", MUU gallery Helsinki

2007 "Private collection", Kluuvi gallery

2005 "Kappaleita", Galleria Artina, Helsinki

2003 "Solidifications", gallery projecteSD, Barcelona

2001 Gallery Leena Kuumola, Helsinki

1998 "Lahja", Kluuvi gallery, Helsinki


Group Exhbitions in Finland:

2017 Porvoo triennial, Porvoo arthall

2017 "Minä, omakuva ajassa", Helsinki Arthall

2015 "Clear Form", Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki

2015Turku Biennial:, Museum Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2015 "Grande finale",Korjaamo gallery, Helsinki

2014 "Kiasma HIts", Kiasma, Helsinki

2013 "Colour as material",Gallery Fafa, Helsinki

2012 "Klassikko",Kallion Kunsthalle, Helsinki

2012 "7. wave", Helsinki Arthall


2012 "Carnegie Art Award",Amos Anderson art museum, Helsinki

2011 "Mazzano!",Tampere Artmuseum

2011 Purnu´s summer, Purnu, Orivesi 

2011 "Maalauksia",Gallery Korjaamo, Helsinki

2011 "Mazzano!", Amos Anderson artmuseum, Helsinki

2009 "Oikeilla jäljillä",Kiasma

2009 "Maalaamisen arvoista",Amos Anderson artmuseum, Helsinki

2007 "Piirustusluokka", Helsinki arthall

2005 "Arabianranta",Aralis gallery, Helsinki

2004 "Miehen mitta",HAM (Helsinki artmuseum), Helsinki

2003 "BAR"-ryhmä",Forum Box Gallery, Helsinki

2003 "View", AV arkin yhteisnäyttely, Gallery Leena Kuumola, Helsinki

2002 "On the Road"- Imatra, Turku, Vaasaa and Vantaa art museums

2001 Gallery Nykyaika, Tampere

2001 "Young contemporaries", Helsinki arthall

1999 "Improvisaatiomaalausta ja musiikkia", Kiasma, Helsinki

1999 "Mänttöä artweeks", Mänttä

1999 "BOXing", Vantaa artmuseum, Vantaa

1999 "Tekotapa", BAR - ryhmän kanssa, Gallery Push Firma Beige, Helsinki

1997 "IN&SPIRITUM", Rajataidegalleria, Tampere

1996 "Comment", "Young contemporaries", W&G house, Espoo

1996 "Nurkka", Pietarsaari arthall, Pietarsaari

1995 ""Young contemporaries", Helsinki arthall


Group exhbitions abroad:


2017 "Geradewohl",Gallery Toolbox, Berliini, Germany

2015 "Le vol en provenance d'Helsinki", Montbéliard arthall, France

2012 Carnegie Art Award, Konstakademiet, Stockholm, Sweden

2012 "Mazzano!",Tallinn museum of architecture, Estonia

2011 Carnegie art award, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway

2009 "Impact!", Fundació Vall Palou, Lleida, Spain

2008 "Nordic Drawing", Skellefteå Konsthall and Rackstadmuseet, Sweden

2004 "On the road", Museu da Agua, Lissabon, Portugal

2002 "Media variations", Lothringer13 Halle, München, Germany

2001 "Entropy in the living room", Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany

2000 "Vilnius painting triennial", Contemporary art center, Lithuania

2000 "Momentum", Moss, Norway

1999 "Five Continents and a city", Mexico city

1998 "ArtGenda-retro", Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

1998 "Artgenda", Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden


Public commissions:

2016 Wall painting, Aurinkokivi cultural house, Vantaa art museum collection

2014 Wall painting, Espoonlahti Elementary school, EMMA collection, Espoo

2008 Wall painting, Port of Helsinki / Viking Line boat Terminal, Katajanokka, Helsinki

2005 Wall painting, Arabianranta, Helsinki

2004 Wall painting, Hiidenkivi Elementary school, Tapanila, Helsinki


Works in collections:

- Kiasma, The Museum of contemporary art, Helsinki

- Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki

- Saastamoinen art Foundation

- Helsinki city art museum

- EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern art

- Pori Art Museum

- Finnish State

- Wihuri art Foundation

- Finnish art association

- Aalto yliopisto, Helsinki

- Private collections


Publications:

- Stig Baumgartner: "Virhe abstraktissa maalauksessa. Tekijän paikka maalauksen rakenteessa" (Dissertation book). The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 2015

- "Viivan filosofia",edited Hanna Johansson ja Martta Heikkilä, Kuvataideakatemia, 2014

- The artist´s knowledge 1 ja 2, The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 2008

- Ark magazine, 1/2007, 2/2005

- "On the road" catalogue, Seppo Heiskanen, 2004

- Solidifications", Gallery projecteSD, Barcelona, Spain, 2003

- Painterly catalogue, Vilnius, 2000

- Stig Baumgartner: "Projection- a series of drawings in space and time", Entropy in the living room -catalogue, Kiel, 2001

- Marketta Seppälä: "Marlene Dumas, Lois Renner, Stig Baumgartner", Cinco Continentes y una ciudad -catalogue, Mexico city, 1999

- Paula Toppila: "A brief introduction to B, A and R", Park (Momentum) - catalogue, Moss, 2000

- Leevi Haapala: "Luolasta kohti auringonvaloa", Kuvas magazine, Helsinki,1998

Stig Baumgartner", Five Continents and one city - katalogi, Mexico city, 1999

- Paula Toppila:" A brief introduction to B,A and R",Park-Momentum -näyttely-katalogi, Moss, 2000

- Leevi Haapala: "Luolasta kohti auringonvaloa", kuvas lehti, Helsinki, 1998


Working experience:

- Lecturer in drawing and perception in the Academy of fine arts Helsinki,
lectures and workshops in several art collages and universities, such as: Berlin Art academy (Üdeka), Helsinki University, Aalto university,


Studies:

2015 The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Doctor of Fine arts

1999 The Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, MA

1998 The Artacademy in Trondheim, Norway

1995 University of Art and Design Helsinki


Awards and grants:
2011 William Thuring prize

2011 Grönqvistska stiftelse, Stina Krooks Stiftelse

2009 The arts council of Finland

2008 Alfred Kordelin Foundation

2007 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2006 The Central Committee for the arts, Uusimaa committee of art

2005 The Central Committee for the arts

2004 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Oscar Öflund Foundation

2003 Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Art Academy Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation

2002 Finnishsvedish Cultural Foundation, Finnish art society

2001 Finnish Cultural Foundation

2000 The Central Committee for the arts, one year artist grant

1999 Paulo Foundation, Oscar Öflund Foundation, The Central Committee for the arts

1998 Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnishsvedish Cultural Foundation

1997 The Central Committee for the arts

1995 Helsinki City, grant for young artists