CURRICULUM VITAE


Essi Ehrnrooth (née Vehkanen)
born 30th March1984, Nurmijärvi, Finland

Education:

6/2014
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The Master Degree Programme in Environmental Art
Master of Arts

9/2012–5/2013                             
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts
Minor studies in sculpture, drawing and graphics (14 ECTS)

7/2010                                            
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Department of Architecture, Degree programme in landscape architecture 
Master in Landscape Architecture
Gpa excellent, 4/5
Major in landscape design
First minor in urban design
Second minor in environmental art

6/2003
High school of Finnish-Russian school
Matriculation exam, gpa laudatur

Art studies 1988–2010:

9/2003–5/2010
Department of Architecture
Basic art studies, teachers Ipi Kärki and Kari Cavén (6 ECTS) 

9–11/2007
Department of Architecture
Painting course, teacher Anna Retulainen (3 ECTS) 

1–3/2008
Department of Architecture
Photography course, teachers Jussi Tiainen, Hannu Koivisto and Ari Saarto (3 ECTS)  

9–12/2009
Glasgow School of Art
Painting course, teacher Douglas Morland (3 ECTS)  
Mixed media course, teacher Benny Merris (3 ECTS)  

2005–2007
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 
Department of Art
Studies in visual arts, teachers Sakari Marila (painting), Markku Hirvelä (sculpture),
Thomas Nyqvist (painting) and Pia Euro (installation) (28 ECTS)  

2000–2011
Taidekoulu Maa, Kesäyliopisto, Helsingin Taiteilijaseura
and many other art colleges and private art schools in Helsinki,
courses with different teachers in painting, sculpture and graphics

1988–2004
Helsingin kuvataidekoulu (private art school)
Teachers Marja Mali (painting) and Samuli Heimonen (graphics)

Residencies, workshops abroad:

6/2017
Grassina, Florence, Italy
Artist in residence

6/2016

Oxford, United Kingdom

Environmental art and landscape architecture study trip

3/2012
Nomad City -workshop
Mo i Rana, Norja
Environmental art workshop, teacher Marco Casagrande

12/2011
Architecture and Vitality
Tallinn, Estonia
Environmental art workshop, teachers artist Scott Andrew Elliott (Aalto University),
artist Jondi Keane (Deakin University), architect Pia Ednie-Brown (RMIT)

8/2011
Image & Context
Venice, Italy
Environmental art study trip

Work experience in design and art:

9/2017-
WSP Finland

landscape architect, environmental art consultant

8/2014-12/2016
WSP Finland
landscape designer, environmental art consultant

9/2010–10/2011
Ympäristötoimisto Oy
landscape architect

11/2010–3/2011                                                        
LOCI Maisema-arkkitehdit Oy
landscape architect

1/2009–9/2010                             
Maisemasuunnittelu Hemgård
planning assistant

9/2008–12/2008                                                        
Mike Hyatt Landscape Architects
landscape designer

5/2007–8/2008                             
WSP Finland
planning assistant

5–9/2006                                        
PÖYRY Architects
planning assistant

5–9/2005
SRV Russia Ltd.
landscape architecture trainee

Work experience in curating and event coordinating:

1–6/2013
Helsingin kuvataidekoulu
Event coordinator, schools`s spring event “Kartalla”

9–12/2012                                     
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The Master`s Degree Programme in Environmental Art
Department`s tutor

1/2012–5/2012                             
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture
The Master`s Degree Programme in Environmental Art
Curator, art coordinator, department`s spring exhibition TESTAUSHALLI

Work experience in teaching:

1-5/2017              
Aalto University School of Art and Design
Department of Architecture 
Course teacher
Course "Maisema ja kaupunki".

2-5/2017              
Aalto University School of Art and Design
Department of Architecture 
Course teacher
Course "Maisema-arkkitehtuurin perusteet 1b" (spring term).

11-12/2016               
University of Helsinki
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agricultural Sciences
Course lecturer and teacher
Course "Viheralueiden suunnittelun perusteet".

9–12/2012, 9–12/2013                
Aalto University School of Art and Design
Department of Architecture 
Lecturer and assistant
Course "Maisema-arkkitehtuurin perusteet" (fall term).

11/2012, 3/2013, 7/2013, 10/2013         
Helsingin kuvataidekoulu
Course teacher, workshop leader 
I have planned and organized three weekend workshops that focused on architecture and environmental art.
The participants were child-adult pairs and these courses were held in Roihuvuori, Helsinki (Strömsin kartano). 
In July 2013 I  ran an architecture workshop for kids at Skidit festival, an open air festival of arts and culture 
for children in Kallio, Helsinki.

1/2006–4/2013                             
Arkki, School of Architecture for Children and Youth
Teacher
2006–2007:  I worked as a substitute teacher in the architecture
basic education groups targeted for 7–14-year-old pupils.
2007–2013: I have led open workshops presenting the school’s
activities in several events in the metropolitan area
2010–2012 summers: I have taught at six architecture camps,
situated both outdoors in Ruukinranta (Espoo) and inside Cable Factory (Helsinki).

Competitions, purchases:

11/2015
Myyrmäki city centre competition, 1. prize
Organized by the City of Vantaa
Team members from WSP Finland: Tommi Kärki (landscape architect), Essi Ehrnrooth (landscape architect, artist),

Olli Haveri (transport planning)
Other team members: Real estate developers Hartela, VVO and Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS), architecture office Innovarch Oy


7/2012
Uusia tuulia unohdetussa maisemassa - puistoyleissuunnitelma Matinkylään
Diploma work in landscape architecture, purchased by the city of Espoo

2008
Thurman park
Student park design competition organized by the city of Kauniainen,competition work done
 in cooperation with landscape architect Reeta Pellinen, honorable mention

2007                                                
Greater Helsinki Vision 2050
International urban design and planning competition organized by 14 towns and municipalities
of the Helsinki region. Assisting in the team of WSP Finland. Received the first prize.

Honors and awards:

2013
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Support Foundation
Scholarship awarded for realizing environmental art graduation exhibition

2013                   
Väinö Vähäkallio scholarship
Scholarship awarded by Aalto University Architecture Department for making
an architecture and environmental art study trip

2010                                                
HUT Diploma scholarship 
Scholarship awarded for making the landscape architecture diploma

2010                   
Espoo Region Culture Foundation 
Scholarship awarded for making the landscape architecture diploma

2006, 2008                                    
Annikki Paasikivi Scholarship 
Scholarship awarded annually for a selected group of Aalto University
architecture students that have shown success in studies

2007                                                
HUT combined student foundation 
Scholarship awarded annually for a selected group of Aalto University students                                                           
that have shown success in studies


Exhibitions, projects: 

6-8/2016
Luonnostamme 
Riihigalleria
Group exhibition (works from Essi Ehrnrooth, Maija Karma, Eeva-Leena Eklund and Johanna Ketola)


5-11/2016
Venice Architecture Biennale
NOMAD CITY -workshop as part of the exhibition In Therapy in Nordic Pavillion

As a member of the workshop group formed by Marco Casagrande and Hans-Petter Bjørnådal

9/2015
Art Fair Suomi 2015
Group exhibition

Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

6–10/2014
Viimeinen puolukka – The Last Lingonberry
Participation in an environmental art group exhibition, Kivinokka, Helsinki

Part of the Helsinki Night of Arts 2014 festival.

8/2013                                            
Nest 1
Installation in Lume Gallery, in Arabia campus, Helsinki.

Part of the Helsinki Night of Arts 2013 festival.

2/2013                                            
Erottaa +-us
Glasgow, Glue Factory, Scotland
A joint exhibition of Glasgow School of Arts 2012 graduates and Aalto
University fine art and environmental art students

5/2012                                            
TESTAUSHALLI-LABORATORY 
Spring exhibition of the Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Art in the
nearby environment of Aalto Art House in Otaniemi 

5/2012               
Reclaimed Territories 
Environmental art exhibition in Kumpula Botanic Garden, the result of a course between
the Aalto University Environmental Art MA-programme and the Helsinki University
Department of Biosciences during spring term 2012  

6–7/2011
Multicoloured Dreams (MCD) 
Participation in an urban art project organized by an artist group Multicoloured Dreams 

5–7/2010                                        
Aalto University Architecture Department
Diploma work exhibition

10/2008                                          
Aalto University Architecture Department                                                                                                                                 
An exhibition presenting the works of an architectural photography course held in the
department during spring semester 2008

12/2007                                          
Aalto University Architecture Department
An exhibition presenting the works of a painting course held in the department during
autumn semester 2007

8/2007                                            
Meijerirock summer festival
Participation in an art exhibition in the festival area 

2005                                                
Lastenlinna
Third prize in a public art work competition organized by the fine art second year course
of the Department of Architecture. The work was done together with Sirpa Törrönen and
Mikaela Neuvo. All the works done in the course were placed into Lastenlinna hospital
for children.

7/2004                                            
Aralis Gallery
A joint art exhibition of three Helsinki art school graduates, Tekla Pohjolainen, Sanna
Turunen and Essi Vehkanen

5/2004                                            
Sanomatalo
Final exhibition of Helsinki art school graduates 

Publications: 

2/2017
Arkkitehtiuutiset AU
Kerrokselliset kaupunkitilat
Article presenting London-based landscape architecture studio Wayward,
published at Arkkitehtiuutiset (AU), the journal of the Finnish Association of Architects

9/2011                                            
Arkkitehtiopiskelija 
Seikkailuja maisemassa 
Article about the different forms of environmental art, published at
Arkkitehtiopiskelija, the journal of the Finnish Architecture Student Guild 

9/2010                                            
Ravista
Maisema-arkkitehtuurin taide 
Article about the connections between landscape architecture and visual arts, published
in Ravista, the journal of Finnish landscape architecture student club Vista

5/2010                                            
Uusia tuulia unohdetussa maisemassa – puistoyleissuunnitelma Matinkylään 
Diploma work, given to the library of the Department of Architecture May 17th 2010

Articles presenting my works:

8/2016                                            
Keskisuomalainen 
Vattumadosta videotaiteeseen
Article written by Johanna Suominen about the group exhibition "Luonnostamme" 
at Riihigalleria, in Kuhmoinen, Finland in summer 2016. 

8/2016                                            
Keskisuomalainen (web site of the newspaper)
Vattumato ja videotaide kohtaavat Riihigalleriassa
Web article written by Johanna Suominen about the group exhibition "Luonnostamme" 
at Riihigalleria, in Kuhmoinen, Finland in summer 2016. 

5/2016                                            
Kuhmoisten sanomat
Riihigallerian kesän täyttää luonto
Article written by Anna Karhila about the group exhibition "Luonnostamme" 
at Riihigalleria, in Kuhmoinen, Finland in summer 2016. 

2/2008                                            
Polysteekki
Arkkitehtiopiskelija loi raiteet uudelle yliopistokampukselle 
Article written by Eeva Pitkälä about my urban design course work. The article was
published in Polysteekki, a journal of former Helsinki University of Technology 
Separate lectures:

5/2012 
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 
Cumulus Helsinki Conference, Arabia campus
Presenting The Master Degree Programme in Environmental Art

Computer skills:
Auto Cad
Vectorworks
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
ArcGis
Microstration
SketchUp
Microsoft Word, Excell, Power Point


Languages: 

Finnish (mother tongue), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Swedish (fluent), German (basics) 

Memberships: 

MUU ry (Finnish interdisciplinary artist association)

MARK  (The Finnish Association of Landscape Architects) 

Puutarhataiteen Seura Ry (Finnish garden art society)

Architecta (Association of Finnish female architects)