I explore and express my ideas about the human condition and its wide range of emotions. By collaborating with other artists I expand my world view and understanding. I often use architecture and urban landscape as stages to study the relationships between us and our surroundings.

GALLERIA PIRKKO-LIISA TOPELIUS exhibit - Helsinki, 2015 - photo: Alina Loikas

Photography has been part of me since I was a teenager. I have always been printing my work, first by traditional film process & development and now by using a digital workflow and inkjet printers. Recently I started printing on aluminum and other rigid surfaces. My prints make the photograph feel alive connecting with the viewer and also with the space where they are displayed.

P H O T O G R A P H Y   E X H I B I T S
V A L O K U V A N Ä Y T T E L Y T :

August 2017
NIGHT OF THE ARTS GALLERY
TAIKO.FI

Hansakortteli, Turku, Finland 
This group exhibition featured sixteen of my Turku related photographic works.

TAIKO.FI founder Pia Edman in the gallery in Hansakortteli Turku, Finland - August 8th, 2017

TAIKO.FI founder Pia Edman in the gallery in Hansakortteli Turku, Finland - August 8th, 2017

April-May 2015
SOUTH WEST COLLECTION
Galleria Pirkko-Liisa Topelius

Hietalahdenranta 17, Helsinki, Finland 
This group exhibition was a collection from artists currently working in the southwest region of Finland.

 

20.6.2014 - 20.5.2015
LIVE IN NYC
Atelje Sari Aaltonen

SOLO EXHIBIT| Kauppiaskatu 1, Turku, Finland
Showcases seven of my large scale LIVE IN NYC aluminum prints as well as TURKU landscape triptych.

Atelje Sari Aaltonen 2015

2.12.2014 - 24.1.2015
A MOMENT FOR DANCE
HETKI TANSSILLE

Culture Centre Stoa| Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland|stoa.fi

This group exhibition displayed the winners and top-ranking contestants of the 2014 national Dance Photo Competition, arranged by Liikekieli.com, an online dance journal - My entry 'FREEDOM' was selected for the exhibit | Vuoden 2014 TANSSIKUVA kilpailun parhaimmistoa esittelevä ryhmänäyttely - teokseni 'VAPAUS' valittiin kilpailun parhaimmistoon

 

2014
SOUTH WEST COLLECTION
propeller.gallery 

GROUP EXHIBIT|Taalintehdas, Turku, Finland|propeller.gallery

This wonderful new gallery in picturesque coastal town by the Baltic Sea displays five of my works as well as my LIVE IN NYC book.

Discussing about RAPID DEVELOPMENT NYC dance photograph on aluminum | 2014


2014
TITANIK GALLERY - Super Public Art School

GROUP EXHIBIT|TITANIK Gallery| Itäinen Rantakatu 8, Turku, Finland|www.titanik.fi
This multimedia event & exhibition displayed Dance related art in different forms - Four of my works were showcased in the historic river front gallery.

TITANIK Gallery 2014 - Closing Party


2014
IMPROVISATIONS ON ALUMINUM - LIVE IN NYC
IMPROVISAATIOITA ALUMIINILLA - ELÄVÄNÄ NYKISSÄ

SOLO EXHIBIT|Old Townhall GalleryOld Town Square, Turku, Finland|www.turku.fi/vanhasuurtori
This solo exhibit included 22 of my large scale works on brushed aluminum.

The Old Town Hall Gallery 2014 - Opening Night


TITANIK Gallery Exhibit Poster 2014

2013
WINTER IMAGES

SOLO EXHIBIT|Le Cakery Cafe Gallery|Elm Grove, Wisconsin, USA


2012
Food ART

Food For Four GalleryForum, Turku, Finland | Group Exhibit
 


HONORS | ANSIOITA:

  • 2014 Selected to be a part of the BEST DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY in Finland exhibitvalokuvani valittiin vuoden 2014 TANSSIKUVA kilpailun parhaimmistoon (www.liikekieli.com)
  • 2013 – Artist residence in New York City as a photographertaiteilijaresidenssi New York, valokuvaaja - Varsinais-Suomen taidetoimikunnan ja Läntisen Tanssin aluekeskuksen myöntämä
  • 2006 Lapland in winter photography competition, 3rd prize | Lappi talvella valokuvakilpailu, 3. palkinto
  • 2005 Summer in Helsinki photography competition, 3rd prize | Kesä Helsinki valokuvakilpailu, 3. palkinto  
  • 2000 St. Paul Prize Design Competition, Minnesota, USA, 2nd prize
  • 1999 Sukkot Project, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, USA, 1st prize
  • 1995 The David R. Williams Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design - award annually given to the best architectural thesis at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

 

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VESA LOIKAS
BORN: 1968

LIVE IN NYC exhibit - 2014

PUBLICATIONS | JULKAISUJA:

  • 01/2017
    'Into The Wild' article in PURE
    (Germany) magazine | features my black & white night orienteering photogrpahs
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW
    ARKKITEHTI-lehti 03/2015
    photographs: Villa Tuuli, Turku, Finland
  • SCAN MAGAZINE Issue 82, November 2015 
    Promoting Scandinavia. 
    photographs: Villa Tuuli, Turku, Finland / TYS Ikituuri tower, Turku, Finland / VillAma, Turku, Finland

  • Live in NYC – Elävänä Nykissä (2014)
    book about urban landscape and contemporary dance in New York City | valokuvakirja New Yorkin nykytanssijoista kaupunkiympäristös
  • A New Golden Age, Nordic Architecture & Design (2014)
    book edited by Marianne Ibler and published by Archipress - includes my photographs of VillAma concrete house
  • Turun seudun arkkitehtuuriopas (2013) 
    Mikko Laaksonen, Juri Nummelin – sisältää valokuviani
  • FORUM Sapa Building System magazine nr 1 (2013) - cover and additional photographs of VillAma concrete house, Hirvensalo, Turku
  • Tikkurilan Viesti magazine 02 (2011) cover photograph: TYS Ikituuri apartment, Turku, Finland
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW | ARKKITEHTI-lehti 04/2011 
    photographs: TYS Ikituuri apartment, Turku, Finland
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW | ARKKITEHTI-lehti 02/2011
    photographs: ASA-huset, Åbo Akademi, Turku, Finland
  • Svensk Golf Magazine nr4 (2011)
    photographs: Aura Golf course, Ruissalo, Turku, Finland
  • Villas and Saunas in Finland (2010)
    2nd edition ISBN-10: 978-951-682-957-2 , Rakennustieto Oy , sisältää valokuviani, Mökki Taipalus, Rymättylä ja kesähuvila, Kustavi
  • Casa Naturale no. 11 (2008) 
    Italian architecture & design magazine - photographs: Seaside Villa, Kustavi, Finland, 12 pages including 14 photographs
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW | ARKKITEHTI-lehti 03/2007 
    valokuvia: Mökki Taipalus, Rymättylä ja kesähuvila, Kustavi
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 0405 (2006)
     ISBN: 952-5195-22-8, kirja ja näyttely Suomen rakennustaiteen museo - sisältää valokuviani Arken, Turku ja kesähuvila, Kustavi
  • Villas and Saunas in Finland (2006)
    ISBN-10: 951-682-781-0, Rakennustieto Oy - sisältää valokuviani, kesähuvila, Kustavi
  •  PUU WOOD LEHTI MAGAZINE 06 (2006)
    sisältää valokuviani, kesähuvila, Kustavi
  • FINNISH ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW | ARKKITEHTI-lehti 04/2004  sisältää valokuviani, Arken, Turku 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Vesa Loikas Photography & Design, Turku, Finland since 2002
  • Architecture Office Sigge Ltd., Turku, Finland since 2001
  • Architecture Office Bentz/Thompson/Rietow Inc. , Minneapolis, USA 1995-2001

EDUCATION | KOULUTUS:

  • Bachelor of Architecture 1995 University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA