Matti Reivi

Matti Reivi

About Matti Reivi

Matti Reivi, Born in Finland in 1974
Sculptor Matti Reivi joutsipoorde@hotmail.com
ARTISTS STATEMENT:
Any idea, more or less subconcious that comes trough me, i feel neccessary to accomplish to a physical object. I dont try to manipulate my creativity or these thoughts and I have always felt that this creativity of mine cannot be enforced. Anyway lot of these ideas for works of art remain in the pages of my sketchbook thus my quite ruff self-criticism. If I get five or six artworks done in a one year that I feel comfortable with, im more than happy with myself. Newly born idea will determine media, because implementation of a sculpture gives the artwork something that I call visual semiotics; im satisfied if the piece of art can bring out something that you cannot express by words thats all that visual arts basicly are about. Minimalistic, conceptual manifestation is my visual thing in all its simplicity. Im driven to eliminate everything thats unnecessary, and in some cases the simplicity of an artwork becomes to its own content.In Jyvskyl, Finland 20.9.2008 Matti Reivi Visual Artist

Education

-Satakunta Polytechnics, Kankaanpään kuvataiteen ja liiketalouden yksikkö (Kankaanpää college of Arts - Department of fine arts) 1997 – 2000
-Villa Arson, Ecolé pilote art et de recherche, Nizza, France 7.1. – 20.3. 1997
-North Karelia Polytechnics, Department of fine arts and design, 1995 – 1997
-Pohjois-Savon kansanopisto, kuvataidelinja 1994-1995

Exhibitions

Private exhibitions:

-Matti Reivi, Sculptures of love, lust and human nature, Riihi - gallery, Koli, Finland 1.8.-1.11.2015
-Matti Reivi, Galleria Becker, Jyväskylä Finland 2.-15.12.2004
-Matti Reivi, Individual Tought Patterns, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland 26.11.2003 – 11.1.2004
-Matti Reivi: Drinking, video installation, Jyväskylä Art Museum 31.1.2003


Group exhibitions:

- Möhkönvirta 2015 - 5.6.-31.8.2015
- Möhkönvirta 2014 - Exhibition, 6.6. - 31.8. 2014
Participating artists: Hannu Castren, Toivo Jaskanen, Juho Karjalainen, Leena Karjalainen, Tuomas Korkalo, Hanneriina Moisseinen, Pauno Pohjolainen, Matti Reivi, Mikko Savolainen, Erkki Soininen, Outi Särkikoski, Kari Södö, Reijo Turunen, Riitta Turunen and Vladimir Zorin
-Tekijän Oikeudella, Jani Leinonen, Katja Tukiainen, Riiko Sakkinen, Tatu Hiltunen, Armas Hursti, Roy Hopiavuori, Matti Reivi, Panu Ruotsalo, Timo Vuorensola, Scott Caris ja katutaiteilija Sampsa, Nosturi, Helsinki, 18.-23.7.2013
-Joensuun Taiteilijaseuran vierailunäyttely Tampereella, Taidekeskus Mältinranta
24.6. - 9.7.2013
-Kolin Ympäristötaidefestivaali 15.6. – 30.10.2013 Koli, Lieksa
-Punainen Hevonen, 3.6. – 12.8.2012 Laajan Galleria, Äänekoski
-Joensuun Taiteilijaseuran vuosinäyttely, 2012 Taidekeskus Ahjo
-Factory Superstars, 2011 Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki
-Tämän Halusin Sanoa, 30.6. – 18.7. 2010, Vaajakosken Wanha Voimala
-RPM – Hopiavuori Ruotsalo Reivi - The New Substances, 22.5. – 22.6. 2010 Galleria VOX, Sundsvall, Ruotsi
-Äkkigalleria 4: Ydinvoima, 20. – 23.05 2010 Jyväskylä, Finland
-Matti Reivi, Elina Hannula, Tuukka Peltonen, Hanna Oinonen, Kankaanpään Taidekoulun Galleria, 9.3. - 22. 4 2010

-Pilkkeitä – Art meets Forestry – Jyväskylä Paviljonki 2.-4.9.2009 Jyväskylä, Finland
-RPM: Rounds per Minute – Hopiavuori – Ruotsalo - Reivi Artisin Gallery, 9.3. – 4.4. 2009 Jyväskylä, Finland
-War & Peace, Galleria Himmeli, Karstula Finland 29.9.-29.10. 2008
-Raakalautaa III –Environmental art exhibition, Naissaari, Vaajakoski, Finland
27.6. – 1.9. 2008
-Matti Reivi & Roy Hopiavuori: RPM – GHOSTS, Galleria Bisquit Stash, Helsinki, Finland 24.5. – 18.6. 2008
-Jyväskylä Artist´s society´s 62th annual exhibition, 12.10 – 25.11.2007 Jyväskylä Art museum, Finland
-The Baltic Sea Delegation: Roy Hopiavuori, Panu Ruotsalo and Matti Reivi, 24.8. – 15.9. 2007 Galleria Artdepoo, Tallinn, Estonia
-AEÖ – Middle Nordic enviromental art exhibition and workshop, Klaebu, Norway, 24.8 – 3.9. 2006
-Jyväskylä Artist´s Society´s Visiting exhibition at Riihigalleria, Kuhmoinen 2006
-Art Center Salmela, young artist´s exhibition 2006, 10.6. – 13.8. 2006, Art Center Salmela, Mäntyharju, Finland
-Jyväskylä Artist Society´s annual exhibitions 2001 – 2005, Jyväskylä Art museum / Museum of central Finland
-House Games – kotipelejä, Jyväskylä, Finland 2005
-Muurame – Enviromental Art Exhibition, 14. – 20.6.2004, Muurame, Finland
-Matti Reivi and Anna Ruth, Cambanonamidynattics, Comics by Matti & Anna, Jyväskylä Art Museum’s Holvi, 8.6. – 29.8.2004
-Kuva ja Sana – Word and Image - Exhibition, Jyväskylä, 1.4. – 31.12. 2004
-La Collecte-project, international print exhibition, Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg, 16.2. – 7.3.2004
-Jyväskylä Artist Society´s Visiting Exhibition at Pieksämäki, Finland (Poleemi), 5.6. – 10.8.2003
-Re*frigerator workshop & exhibition, (Arranged by KIK,(Kunst in kontakt)) Ihmezentrum, Hannover, Germany, 7.12. – 16.12.2001
- Jyväskylä Artist Society´s Visiting Exhibition: Art Center Ahjo, Joensuu, Finland 9.11. – 30.11.2001
-Matti Reivi & Jonna Hautanen, Sculpting, Paintings and prints, Galleria Harmonia, Jyväskylä, Finland 29.9. – 22.10.2000
-Prints by Tea Tuovila, Elina Hannula-Ketola, Tuukka Peltonen, Matti Reivi, Esko Railo and Hanna Oinonen, Gallery Varjola, Kauhajoki, Finland 27.8. – 17.9. 2000
-KU00096 – Kankaanpää College of fine arts graduating exhibition at Pori Art Museum, Finland, 29.4. – 28.5. 2000