Eija Mustonen (Finnland/Lappeenranta)
„The more I´m away from home, the more I miss it“, 08. Juni

The connection to my own environment and space is the starting point in my working process; randomness and order as it is in nature. The theme is landscape, not just physical space but also psychic state.
* Polvijärvi, Finland 1961
2000-06 University of Industrial Arts of Helsinki, MA
The Institute of Industrial Arts and Handicratfs in Lahti, silversmith, Finland
The Craft College of Lappeenranta, stone smith, Finland
1998- Principal lecturer at the jewellery department South-Carelian Polytechnic, Lappeenranta
2003/2006 Coordinator for international jewellery KORU1 and 2 –event in Lappeenranta, Finland
2005 Curator for KORU contemporary joieria finladesa, Barcelona, Spain
2005/2001 Guest lecturer Jewellery and Metalworking at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA
1997- Member of Hibernate- group ( Helena Lehtinen, Kimmo Heikkilä, Tarja Tuupanen) Exhibitions
2007 Collect 07, V&A Museum, London, repr. by Gallery Norsu
2006 Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (solo)
2006 Sofa Chigaco, USA, repr. by Ornamentum
2006 Kontti, Finnish Jewellery Art, Lappeenranta, Finland
2006 Schmuck 2006, Munich, Germany; Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA
2006 Hibernate, gallery 84ghZ, Munich, Germany; Gallery Beatrice Lang, Bern, Switzerland
2005 Hibernate, Gallery Tactile, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 Nomad Room. Contemporary Jewellery, Intimate Space and Public Domain, Centre of Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, curator Monica Gaspar
2004 Schmuck 2004, Munich, Germany
2003 ”Höytiäinen”, Gallery Atski, Helsinki Finland; Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta Finland (solo)
2003 Bare Boundaries, Tallinn Applied Arts Museum, Estonia
2003 Hibernate, Gallery Metal, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2001 International Jewellery Exhibition Nocturnus, Pädaste Manor Muhu, Estonia
Omand- possession, Tallinn Applied Art Triennial 2000 , Estonia
2000 ”Sinus”, with Tarja Tuupanen, Käsityömuseo, Lappeenranta Finland (solo)
exhibitions in Finland and abroad since 1985