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Sibel Kantola Curriculum Vitae / Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Visual artist, born 1978, Turkey
Married, 3 wonderful boys
Aallonmökinkuja 6, 20780 Kaarina, Finland
+358 (0)44 3061970
belgrafik@gmail.com, www.mokkigalleria.fi, http://www.sibelkantola.com

Education

2013 – 2014 Rastor, “Product development research” Turku, Finland
1995-1999 University of Louisville, Fine Arts Dept. Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design, Minor in French, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Experience in Finland

2017- Mökki Galleria, Gallerist/Illustrator, Kaarina
2016-2017 Aurinko Publishing, Illustrator, Vihti
2016-2017 Kaiffari, Art workshop supervisor, Kirkkonummi
2000- Belgrafik Oy, CEO/Producer
2013-2014 Taiteen edistämiskeskus / Turku City Theatre, Storytelling / Visual artist supervisor, Turku
2012-2013 Taiteen edistämiskeskus / Turku City Theatre, Actor “Kuuden tien risteys”-performance, with director Annamari Karjalainen, Turku
2004-2005 Varsinais-Suomen Kansanopisto (Finland Propers’ adult college), Graphic Design lecturer, Paimio
2004-2009 Turun AMK, Visual Communication and Multimedia Management lecturer (in English)
2004-2005 University of Tampere Technology, Porin , Graphic Designer, Pori
2002-2005 Lingsoft OY, Graphic Designer,Turku

International Experience

2009-2011 Daejeon Private Art Groups, Art workshop supervisor, Daejeon, Etelä Korea
1997-1998 Images galleria, Graphic Designer internship, http://www.imagesol.com, Louisville Kentucky, USA
1998-1999 Internship, Montpellier Technopole, Montpellier, France

Languages

Turkish : mother tongue
English : fluent
Finnish : fluent in speech, moderate in writing
French : moderate, needs practice
Russian : needs practice

Books

Taikamökin puput (Magic Cottage’s rabbits), 2021, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
Writer: Sabe Munishi, Illustrator: Sibel Kantola, Layout: Paul Krispijn, Editing: Veera Vähämaa

Matias Maahinen ja Pörri Peikon Seikkailut (The Adventures of Matias and Pörri), ”Järven rannan jättiläinen” (Lake’s beach´giant), 2019 Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
Writer: Ian Bowie, Illustrator: Sibel Kantola, Layout: Paul Krispijn, Translator: Maria Mattsson

”How You Got Your Name”, 2018, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
Writer: Ian Bowie, Illustrator and layout: Sibel Kantola

Matias Maahinen ja Pörri Peikon Seikkailut (The Adventures of Matias and Pörri), ”Taikametsän Mörkö” ( Magic Forest’s Monster), 2017 Aurinko Kustannus, Vihti, Finland
Writer: Ian Bowie, Illustrator and layout: Sibel Kantola, Translator: Maarit Varpu

Art Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions

2022 ”Photonic Trail”, Ottaniemi High School, Helsinki, Finland
2022 ”Photonic Trail”, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
2021 ”Söpöt eläimet (Cute Animals)”, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
2020 ”Odottomaton vieras”(The unexpected guest), Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
2019 Matias Maahinen ja Pörri Peikon Seikkailut, ”Järven rannan jättiläinen”, Kaarina Talo, Kaarina
2019 Signs of Rauhalinna Nature path, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
2018 ”How You Got Your Name”, Mökki Galleria, Kaarina, Finland
2016 “Si-belle” fashion show with collaboration of Turku International Rotary Club and Finland’s Women’s bank Association, Forum Marinum, Turku, Finland
2011 “What Has Happened in Korea” Igong Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
2009 Your Precious Home, Yuseong Library, Daejeon, South Korea
2006 11 Trees, Kaarina Library, Kaarina, Finland
2006 11 Chairs, Installation and paintings exhibition, Turku Polytechnic, Turku, Finland
2003 Well-Being, Säkylä Library, Säkylä, Finland
2002 Well-Being, Turku Cultural Centre, Old Marketplace, Turku, Finland
1999 Sibel Kantola Presents, Ateljé Kepsäki, Vaasa, Finland

Group Exhibitions

2021  ”Chromophilia” with artist Jenny Wiik and Paul Krispijn, Luostarin Välikatu, Turku, Finland
2012 “Barcelona Showcase” event exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
2011 “International Science Day” event exhibition, Logomo, Turku, Finland
2010 “La Moustache in Action” with Poet Jeongah Kim, Gallery Cafe Idee, Daejeon, South Korea
2010 International “Love and Peace” Poster Exhibition, Gallery Iang, Seoul, South Korea
2010 “Beautiful Life” group exhibition with flower artists, Gallery Conto, Daejeon, South Korea
2008-2009 “Design Leads” Exhibition in Turku Airport with 25 designers, Turku, Finland
2008 Peace Machine, HANSA Shopping Center, Turku, Finland
2007 Peace Machine, Hikisaari, Tampere, Finland
2006 Peace Machine, “Maailma kylässä”-event, Marketplace, Helsinki, Finland
2006 Peace Machine with the new structure, Botanical garden of Turku, Turku, Finland
2005 Peace Machine, “Market of Possibilities” happening, Marketplace, Turku, Finland
2005 Peace Machine, Botanical garden, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
2005 Christmas Exhibition, Turku Cultural Centre, Old Marketplace, Turku, Finland
1998 Women in Slavery, student group exhibition, Louisville Arts Academy, KY-USA”

Memberships

Grafia ry (Finland’s Graphic Design Association)
Kuvittajat ry (Finland’s Illustrators Association)
Suomen Taiteilijat ry (Finland’s Artists Association)

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