Osmo Rauhala

Lives and works in New York and in Finland (1957)

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Osmo Rauhala went through the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, the School of Visual Arts, Graduate Program (M.F.A.) New York and the New York University, School of Education.
In late 1980´s he moved to New York and made his Master Degree in art over there in 1990. The same year he made his first soloshow in NY and has been in a gallery in NYC since that. He has had over 50 solo-exhibitions including 15 one-man museum shows in Europe, North-and South America, and other musea, amongst others: Groninger Museum (Netherlands), Modern Art Museum MAM (Rio De Janeiro), Museum of Contemporary Art  KIASMA National Gallery Finland, Millesgarden Art Museum Stockholm, Chelsea Art Museum NY,  Stadtmuseum Ratingen (Germany), Helsinki City Art Museum HAM, Lillehammer Art Museum (Norway). Works of Osmo Rauhala can be found in museum collections as well as many important corporate collections , such as in the Netherlands, Akzo Nobel and the Bouwfonds Nederlandse Gemeenten.

In addition to pursuing an international career in art, Rauhala continues to run his farm in Finland, specialising on organic production. He feels it necessary to carry on the genetic memory he has for the place. His family has lived there for centuries. After working in his studio in New York Rauhala returns to Finland every spring for planting season.

Overview Artworks

Game theory - Going North
Game Theory - Westwards
Ray no.5
Ray no.9
The Guardians of the Word
The Labyrinth of Evolution II
The Labyrinth of Evolution II
The Masquerade of Atlantis
The Ovulation of Evolution II