ABOUT THE ARTIST / PAULA HAAPALAHTI

I love to observe my surroundings by photographing randomly in nature and urban cities. I would like to show the world through my eyes.

I want so share the feeling, the touch, the smell and the joy of everyday life. As a personal journey I’ll try to learn from my experiences and to see beyond the surface. 
I try to connect my inner thoughts visually into my work and to catch the things as they are in the moment. No more, no less.

 

"There's something significant and beautiful in this world which always surprises me... in particular: kindness, love, compassion and gratitude will never lose their relevance"
- paula-
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Studies

2010–2016 Open Art School Helsinki  
2005 Marketing Institute, Public Relations Manager, MTi 
1995 Marketing Institute, Marketing Examination, MKT 
1985 Marketing Institute, Sales Technician 
1982 Marketing Institute, Marketing Assistant 
1974 Finnish-Russian School, Matriculation 

 

Courses & mentoring

2020 Filming analog, Mörk, Helsinki 2020

2019 Creative photography, Porkkala 2019

2018 -19 Photography mentoring , Katseen konsultit
2018 Darkroom tuition, Helsinki, Mörk

2016 Photography tuition Paris, France, Katseen konsultit
2016 Darkroom tuition, Helsinki, Värinä 
2012–2015 Private art & photography mentoring by professional artist

1997–2008 Evening art studies in Art School Maa and Vantaa Adult College. 
1990-1993  Hong Kong Art Center and privat art tuition. 
1990-2014 Multiple IT-courses and seminars & entrepreneur-courses. 

 

Memberships:   

2018      Valokuvataiteilijoiden liitto ry VTL  (Photographyartists Association)

               Suomen Taiteilija seura (STS)

               Suomen Pimiötaiteilijat ry (Mörk)

2017      Kameraseura ry, Suomen Kameraseurojen Liiton (SKsL)

               Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographiquen (FIAP)

               Vantaan Fotokerho ry

Represented and member

2014      LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA, USA (2014-2020)
 

Awards
15th Pollux Award, Honorable mention, UK, Spain 2020
14th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Honorable Mention, UK, 2019

LYNX2019, “Top 70”, selected artist to 1 exhibition, Italy, 2019

Woman Art Award, Musa International art space, Italy, 2019
Circle Foundation of Arts (CFA) Excellence Award, 2019

12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Honorable Mention, UK, 2019

MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention portfolio, 2018

11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, finalist, UK, 2018

LYNX2017, “Top 70”, selected to 2 exhibitions, Italy, 2017

VirartGallery, online exhibition Prize, New York, USA 2017

LYNX2016, “Top 50”, selected to 4 exhibitions, Italy, 2016

PH21 Gallery- International Photography Award (Honorable Mention), Budapest, Hungary, 2015

Premio della Critica, Palermo,Italy, 2015

VirartGallery, online exhibition Prize, New York, USA 2015
IPA- International Photography Award (Honorable Mention), One Shot: Home USA, 2015

All Women art, online exhibition SR (Special Recognition), Light & Space & Time Gallery, FL, USA 2015
“Top 40 “LACDA, one of the 40 winners, Los Angeles Center of Digital Art, LA, USA, 2014

The 4th Place Award winner, online exhibition “Landscapes Near and Far”, Leading Artist Gallery, USA, 2014

Figurative art, online exhibition SR (Special Recognition), Light & Space & Time Gallery, FL, USA, 2014
 

Residencies

2017 September–October| Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, France, (1.9.–27.10.2017 as an selected artist)

2014 September–October| Cite Internationale des Arts Paris, France, (22.9.–22.10.2014 as a visiting artist)

 

Works in collections

Independent  Artstis EU, Milano, Italy
Museums: European Art Museum, Denmark. permanent collection

LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, LA, USA permanent collection

Private collectors: UK, Finland
Donations to PSP organisation USA, Parkinson charityevent Italy.