European Artists e.V.


Irja Rantala

Fehlendes Portraitfoto

Mixed Media, Painting
Born 16.05.1935
Member since 2004


“Northern night light in summer and day light in winter inspires me to paint the dialogue of colors. I am interested in modern art in spirit of Albers. In my oil paintings I pic-
ture as well footprints of a bear on the snow as a cry of a waterfowl over the bay. I am interested in Byzantium culture and I paint icons, too. I like to collect former effects. Sometimes I use them in installations”


1982 Hyvinkää art school

1985 Free Art School, Helsinki

1995 History of Busantic art, Sibeluis academy, Helsinki

1979 Diploma in history & painting of icons

2012 Traces of Time”, Finroart XXI foundation, Nokia Art Hause, Finland

2009 Art Salat, European Cultural Association, Seinäjoki, Finland

2005 Tile-project of Trans Cultural Exchange, World Wide

Since 2004 Art20 of EAA in Europe

Since 1997 Finroart XXI, Finland, Romania, Switzerland, Italy

Since 1997 Kirjo-group, Finland

Since 1987 around 50 solo exhibitions in Finland, France, Spain

Since 1980 exhibitions of Hämeenlinna Artists Association

Most important awards/ symposiums

2007/2008 Symposiums of FinroartXXI & EAA,  Hovinkartano Art Centre Hauho, Finland

2000 Cultural award, Tuulos municipality

1989 1st prize, competition for cover of the history, Labour Association of Hämeenlinna