About

This web site contains a showcase of my artwork, grouped thematically in galleries.

The CV below outlines my recent work as an artist.

Contact: antti.sorva@iki.fi

 

 

SORVA, ANTTI J.

MD, PhD; visual artist, art photographer; self-taught

Memberships

  • Union of Artist Photographers (of Finland)
  • The Artists’ Association of Finland
  • The Finnish Nature Photographers Association
  • Helsinki Camera Club

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • Photographer of the Year 2015 of the Association of Finnish Camera Clubs
  • Nominee in the Fotofinlandia 2011 Competition, organized by Finnfoto (The Central Union of the Photographic Organizations in Finland)
  • Photographer of the Year 2011 of the Association of Finnish Camera Clubs
  • Nominee in the Fotofinlandia 2008 Competition, organized by Finnfoto (The Central Union of the Photographic Organizations in Finland)
  • Photographer of the Year 2008 of the Association of Finnish Camera Clubs

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011: ArtFair Suomi, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland
  • 2011: STORIES OF HOMECOMING (a series for the Fotofinlandia 2011 Competition). In the Annual Exhibition of the Association of Finnish Camera Clubs, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2009: LOUHI, POHJOLAN EMÄNTÄ / LOUHI, MISTRESS OF THE NORTH, Iisalmen Kamera Biennale 2009, Iisalmi, Finland.
  • 2008: SOUL IN BLUE. Exhibition of Fotofinlandia 2008 Competition nominees. Sanomatalo, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2007: PISAROITA / DROPLETS, Iisalmen Kamera Biennale 2007, Iisalmi, Finland.
  • 2005: KIVEÄ KEVEÄÄ / STONE LIGHT, Iisalmen Kamera Biennale 2005, Iisalmi, Finland.
  • 2003 to 2015: annual art exhibitions associated with the Annual Convention of the Finnish Medical Association: photographs, pencil and charcoal drawings, water colour paintings, wood sculpture. Helsinki, Finland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016: RUTAS-MATTI’S ROYAL BETROTHAL PEARLS (phantasy in photos and words) / RUTAS-MATIN KUNINKAALLISET KIHLAHELMET (valokuva- ja sanafantasia). Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2014/2015: RUTAS-MATTI’S ROYAL BETROTHAL PEARLS INSPIRED BY JUSTAPOND (phantasy in photos and words) / RUTAS-MATIN KUNINKAALLISET KIHLAHELMET JA INNOITUSTA ONPAHANVAANLAMMELTA (kuva- ja sanafantasia). Saarijärvi Museum, Saarijärvi, Finland.
  • 2013: KOTIIN / HOMING. Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2011: HUMANT STUDIES — A POSTER PRESENTATION BY THE TASK FORCE GROUP OF RESEARCH ANTS. Photographic Gallery Hippolyte (Studio), Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2009: LUONTORETKIÄ IHMISEEN / A NATURE TRAIL INTO THE HUMAN MIND. Exhibition at the Nature Photograps of The Year festival, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2009: LUONTORETKIÄ IHMISEEN / A NATURE TRAIL INTO THE HUMAN MIND- Kuusamo Nature Photo 2009, Kuusamo, Finland.
  • 2009: Photograph of the Month, July 2009: Aiolos. Valokuvakeskus Nykyaika, Tampere, Finland.
  • 2009: IHMISLUONTOA / HUMAN BY NATURE. Laterna Magica 20 Year Anniversary Festival Exhibitions. Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2008: VIIDES ELEMENTTI IHMISLUONTOKUVIA / THE FIFTH ELEMENT — IMAGES OF HUMAN NATURE. Galleria Luova, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2007: KUVANTEITA — IHMISLUONTOKUVIA / FEELTURES — PICTURES OF HUMAN NATURE. The City Hall, Saarijärvi, Finland.
  • 2006: KUVANTEITA — IHMISLUONTOKUVIA / FEELTURES — PICTURES OF HUMAN NATURE. Laterna Magica, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2006: KIVEÄ KEVEÄÄ — MIELEN KUVANTEITA / STONE LIGHT — FEELTURES FROM THE MIND. Koskela Hospital Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2006: YHDESSÄ EMME PELKÄÄ — KIVIVERTAUKSIA ELÄMÄSTÄ / BRAVE TOGETHER — STONE PARABLES OF LIFE. Munkkiniemi Church, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2005: KIVEÄ KEVEÄÄ — MIELEN KUVANTEITA / STONE LIGHT — FEELTURES FROM THE MIND. TaideLaakso, Laakso Hospital Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2003: PIKAPIIRTOJA IHMISESTÄ / SKETCHES OF MAN; pencil drawings. Koskela Hospital Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

Grants

  • Finnfoto 2012
  • Finnfoto 2007

Other Activities in Arts

  • Promoted the art gallery TaideLaakso in 2004 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Laakso Hospital. Gallerist of the exhibitions until 2010.
  • Graphic design; e.g., posters and logos.
  • Author of the Väärä kurkku blog on photographic art in Kamera-lehti, a Finnish photography magazine. Monthly since 2016.