Soile Yli-Mayry



Dr. SOILE YLI-MÄYRY of Finland, a painter for more than 30 years, makes her paintings by using a palette knife. She uses paint in three ways: a thin, even coat, thick lines and by scraping lines into the painted area, for a three-dimensional look. The main theme in Yli-Mäyry’s work is humanity and people’s alienation from nature in the urban world. Since her arts studies at the Arts Academy in Stuttgart in Germany (1972-75), she has had about 300 solo exhibitions in Japan, China, India, Latin America, the United States and many countries in Europe.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS – 300 SOLO EXHIBITIONS SINCE 1976 IN 30 COUNTRIES

• Helsinki (5 exhibitions), Lahti Art Museum (1991), Vasa Art Hall (1976, 1985), Oulu Art Museum, Hyvinkää Art Museum (1990), Turku (7 exhibitions), Stockholm (12 exhibitions since 1987), Gothenburg (since 1988), Oslo (2001), Copenhagen, Cologne (1991, 2007), Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Basel, Zurich, London, Rome(2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015), Paris (1998, 1999, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015), Luzern(2009), Hamburg(2014), Toscana, Pietrasanta, Italy(2014).

• Miami (2005, 2009, 2011, 2015), New York (14 exhibitions since 1989), Washington (1998), Irving Arts Center (Texas, 2001), Toronto (2001), Rio de Janeiro (Rio Design Center 1998), Sao Paolo (Museu da Casa Brasileira 1999), Buenos Aires (Centro Cultural Recoleta 1999), Lima (Centro Cultural PUCP 1999), Santiago de Chile, Mexico City (2000).

• Tokyo (30 exhibitions since 1989), Saitama Museum of Modern Art (1999), Yokohama, Kobe, Shanghai Art Museum (1997, 1999, 2002, 2005), Hong Kong (1996, 1997, 2001, 2010), Singapore (1999, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015), Taipei, Mumbai, Abu Dhabi (Cultural Foundation 1999), Dubai (1999, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2014), Jerusalem (1997), Tel Aviv, Sydney (2001), Kuala Lumpur, Malesien (2013, 2014), Oman, Muscat(2014).

• Sao Paulo (Pinacoteca Art Museum 2003), New Delhi (Lalit Art Academy Gallery 2003, 2006), Indian Trienale New Delhi (2005, 2012), Beijing (National Art Museum of China 2003, 2008), Shanghai (Zendai Museum of Modern Art 2006), Chennai, India (2009), Kolkata, India (2007)

 

SELECTED ART FAIRS

Chicago (2010, 2011, 2012), Art Busan, Korea (2015), Los Angeles (2014), Miami (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Taipei (1997), Tokyo (1994), Toronto (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Texas Houston (2013).