VESA LOIKAS
BORN: 1968

I am a fine art photographer based in Turku, Finland. 

"I explore the interactions, relationships and juxtapositions formed when landscape, architecture and people come together"

EXHIBITIONS | VALOKUVANÄYTTELYT

SEPTEMBER 2018
INTERACTIONS | VUOROVAIKUTUKSIA

Nomad Cellars, Annankatu 22, Helsinki, Finland 
Solo exhibition, nine large scale photographic works on canvas.
SEE opening night video (in Finnish) VIDEO-LINK

 INTERACTIONS SOLO EXHIBITION  STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY  - Ruoholahti, Helsinki, Finland dancer: Kristiina Turtiainen 130 x 70 cm

INTERACTIONS SOLO EXHIBITION
STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY - Ruoholahti, Helsinki, Finland
dancer: Kristiina Turtiainen 130 x 70 cm



2017
NIGHT OF THE ARTS GALLERY

Hansakortteli, Turku, Finland 
This group exhibit 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


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.

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


 
LIVE IN NYC
Atelje Sari Aaltonen 2015

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



2014
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.


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


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 exhibit | valokuvani valittiin vuoden 2014 TANSSIKUVA kilpailun parhaimmistoon (www.liikekieli.com)

  • 2013 – Artist residence in New York City as a photographer | taiteilijaresidenssi 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 


Atelje Sari Aaltonen 2015

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updated October 2018

EDUCATION | KOULUTUS:

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

PUBLICATIONS | JULKAISUJA:

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

LIVE IN NYC exhibit - 2014

TITANIK Gallery Exhibit Poster 2014