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Sari Liimatta

Jeweller
Published: 12.03.2021

Intro
Sari Liimatta is a Finnish artist living and working in Lappeenranta. Liimatta graduated with a BA in Stonework and Jewellery Design from the South Carelia Polytechnic with an exchange year abroad studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.  Her creative talents were recognised in 2005 with the Prize for Young Artist from the Arts Council of Southeast Finland.

Statement

My work tells about people and other animals. I tell what people do to each other. I tell what people do to other animals.
I am a reporter… It would be so much easier just to turn away from bad and sad sights… But I can´t, for it would change nothing.
With each work, I hope to get people to rethink their own choices. With each thought, I hope to provoke change. To respect nature as a precious System of Life. Not as a money-related property, which is only existing to benefit people.

Glass
Glass is something, which looks at the end super cold material, but has needed an enormous amount of warmth along the way of being manufactured. I like it, for it is so fragile. It needs to be handled with the greatest care, or it may easily harm you.

Stones.
Stones contain the memory of time.

Colors.
Each color has a meaning.

a jewellery sculpture = a sculpture which tells about jewelry

 

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2020:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2020 - 08 Jan 2021  Two of a Kind.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  BEADED.
2018:
Exhibition  25 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018  Dandelion Fluff's Flight through the Universe.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Close and Far by Sari Liimatta.
Exhibition  22 Jan 2016 - 30 Mar 2016  Not Too Precious at Kilkenny.
2015:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Christmas Exhibition.
Exhibition  07 Oct 2015 - 07 Nov 2015  To Recover.
Exhibition  11 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Not Too Precious.
2013:
Open call  26 Jun 2013 - 01 Sep 2013  Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial 2013.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2013 - 07 Jul 2013  Cabinets of Nature and Curiosities.
2012:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2012 - 13 Jan 2013  The Beauty Chase.
2011:
Exhibition  03 Nov 2011 - 27 Nov 2011  Collect Rocks, Plant Flag.
Exhibition  26 May 2011 - 17 Jun 2011  BROOCH BROSS.
Exhibition  17 Feb 2011 - 16 Apr 2011  Creative Creatures.
2010:
Meeting  17 Sep 2010 - 17 Sep 2010  Exhibiting Jewellery.
Exhibition  03 Jun 2010 - 08 Aug 2010  Finnish Contemporary Jewellery.
Exhibition  20 Mar 2010 - 01 May 2010  Sari Liimatta: Jewellery sculptures.
Fair  04 Feb 2010 - 07 Feb 2010  Object Rotterdam 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2009 - 28 Nov 2009  KORU 3 Exhibition.
Exhibition  03 Oct 2009 - 07 Feb 2010  Sieren met dieren (Adorn with animals).
Exhibition  24 Sep 2009 - 31 Oct 2009  Sari Liimatta: High / Low.
Exhibition  06 May 2009 - 11 Nov 2009  Near and Far.
2008:
Exhibition  29 Nov 2008 - 29 Nov 2008  Joyas à la Carte 08.
Exhibition  29 Oct 2008 - 30 Nov 2008  The pendant show.
Exhibition  25 Jul 2008 - 31 Aug 2008  Open/Closed.
Exhibition  14 Jun 2008 - 09 Aug 2008  Animal.
Exhibition  22 May 2008 - 05 Jun 2008  IMPULSEN: Week 3,4.
2007:
Exhibition  31 May 2007 - 13 Sep 2007  New concepts, new languages, new gallery.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2007 - 31 Mar 2007  ON/OFF.
2006:
Exhibition  18 Jun 2006 - 20 Aug 2006  KORU 2 Exhibition.

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Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Inform:  Switzerland,  2019
Nr. 16, 12/2009-01/2010
Book:  Re/Defining Jewellery. CODA Museum:  2016
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Handbill:  Jonni - Savitaipaleen paras keihäänheittäjä ja pahin huijari. 2016
Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
Handbill:  Kuin ensimmäistä päivää. 2016
Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
Handbill:  Iso paha susi. 2016
Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
Handbill:  Paniikki - miehiä hermoromahduksen partaalla. 2016
Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
Handbill:  Kolmen pennin ooppera. 2016
Lappeenranta City Theatre, Lappeenranta, Finland
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Etelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2016
28.10.2016
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Imatralainen:  Imatra,  2016
20.10.2016
Handbill:  Jonni – Savitaipaleen paras keihäänheittäjä ja pahin huijari. Lappeenranta City Theatre:  Lappeenranta,  2016
Handbill:  Iso paha susi. Lappeenranta City Theatre:  Lappeenranta,  2016
Handbill:  Paniikki – miehiä hermoromahduksen partaalla. Lappeenranta City Theatre:  Lappeenranta,  2016
Handbill:  Kolmen pennin ooppera. Lappeenranta City Theatre:  Lappeenranta,  2016
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Etelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2016
Book:  Tanel Veenre: Handful – Käeulatuses. Jewellery Diary 2009–2015. Veenre, TanelArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Magazine:  Jewelit vol. 17. Tsubouchi,Takao.  2015
Workcouture Yoshida, Tokyo, Japan
 
Book:  Not Too Precious. Ruthin Craft Centre:  Denbighshire,  2015
Magazine:  Jewelit. Tsubouchi, TakaoWorkcouture Yoshida:  Tokyo,  2015
Vol. 17, Winter 2015.
Book:  Regard sur La Scandinavie. Biró, Olga Zobella Direction des Affaires Culturelles et le Service Communication:  Cagnes-sur-Mer,  2014
Book:  Itsenäisyyden ajan suomalainen koru. ja Lasse Pahlman, HelenaTammi:  Helsinki,  2014
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Guntoriute, OdilijaBaltic Jewelllery News:  Vilnius,  2014
 26th issue
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Guntoriute, OdilijaBaltic Jewellery News:  Vilnius,  2014
 26th issue
Catalogue:  2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition. Zhan, BinghongBeijing Institute of Fashion Technology:  Beijing,  2013
Catalogue:  Gem Visions 2014. D. Swarovski Distribution GmbH:  Wattens,  2013
Book:  Suzanne Golden Presents Interviews with 36 Artists who Innovate with Beads. Golden, SuzanneLark Crafts:  New York,  2013
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Aroca, VictoriaEl País, suplemento S Moda:  Madrid,  2013
November 16
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Süddeutsche Zeitung:  Munich,  2013
Nr. 122
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Carton, VirginieLa Voix du Nord:  Lille,  2013
18.11.2012
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Snilsberg, TorgeirMoss Avis:  Moss,  2013
30.03.2012
Catalogue:  The Beauty Chase – Parcours esthétiques du bijou contemporain. Lieu Municipal d´Art Contemporain:  Lille,  2012
Catalogue:  The Gem Visions Preview 2014. D. Swarovski Distribution GmbH:  Wattens,  2012
Catalogue:  Earth and Water. The Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation:  Iceland,  2012
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  Unexpected Pleasures. Cohn, SusanSkira Rizzoli:  New York,  2012
Magazine:  Inside Art. Criscuolo, MargheritaInside Art:  Rome,  2012
Newspaper:  Nord Eclair. van Boxom, MartinNord Eclair:  Roubaix,  2012
20.11.2012
2012:  Kunsthåndverk. Zamecznik, MarianneKunsthåndverk:  Oslo,  2012
No.2
Magazine:  GRK Magazine 12. Schrijver, WardGalerie Rob Koudijs:  Amsterdam,  2012
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Criscuolo, MargheritaInside Art:  Rome,  2012
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. van Boxom, MartinNord Eclair:  Roubaix,  2012
20.11.2012
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Zamecznik, MarianneKunsthåndverk:  Oslo,  2012
No.2
Book:  On Jewellery. A Compendium of international contemporary art jewellery. den Besten, LiesbethArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2011
Book:  Noovo. Volume 3 Unexpected Thoughts, Contemporary Jewellery. The Pepin Press BV:  Amsterdam,  2011
Magazine:  Time Out Budapest. Time Out:  Budapest,  2011
June 2011
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Schuhmacher, SarahArt Aurea:  Ulm,  2011
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Paajanen, SeppoEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2011
 05.10.2011
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Pullinen, SariEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2011
04.10.2011
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Time Out Budapest:  Budapest,  2011
 June 2011
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviTaide & Design:  Helsinki,  2011
No.9
Leaflet:  HOCHsitzen. SCHMUCK2 E.V.:  Munich,  2011
Catalogue:  KORURAL. Saimaa University of Applied Sciences:  Saimaa,  2010
Book:  Dreaming Jewelry. Abellàn, MiquelMonsa Publications:  Barcelona,  2010
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviTaide & Design:  Helsinki,  2010
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Arvidson, CalleSvenska Dagbladet:  Stockholm,  2010
23.07.2010
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ranta, HannuPohjalainen:  Vaasa,  2010
 30.05.2010
Catalogue:  ArtHelsinki 09. Helsinki Contemporary Art Fair:  Helsinki,  2009
Catalogue:  Koru 3: International Contemporary Jewellery. Saimaa University of Applied Sciences:  Saimaa,  2009
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ryter, VenusBiel Bienne issue:  Biel,  2009
4/5 February
Catalogue:  The 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition. University of Hawaii Art Gallery:  Honolulu,  2009
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviUutisvuoksi:  Imatra,  2009
22.11.2009
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2009
12.11.2009
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kukkola, LiisaEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2009
06.11.2009
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Spart, MarjorieLe Journal du Jura:  Biel,  2009
06.02.2009
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Koch, TaruFinnland Magazin:  Helsinki,  2009
 Nr. 81 May
Catalogue:  Silver Schools. The Gallery of Art in Legnica:  Legnica,  2008
Book:  500 Pendants & Lockets. Lark Books:  New York,  2008
Book:  Bijoux. Illustration et Design. Maomao publications:  Barcelona,  2008
Book:  Finnish Design Yearbook 08-09. Design Forum Finland:  Helsinki,  2008
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Aromaa, AnnaGlorian Koti:  Helsinki,  2008
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2008
26.07.2008
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2008
24.07.2008
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2008
08.07.2008
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Crafts:  London,  2008
September/October
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Aromaa, AnnaGlorian Koti:  Helsinki,  2008
 August 2008
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Eeva:  Helsinki,  2008
January
Catalogue:  Kontti 2007. Korutaideyhdistys ry:  Lappeenranta,  2007
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Vaz Fernandes, FranciscoDif:  2007
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Etelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2007
20.11.2007
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Vaz Fernandes, FranciscoDif:  Lisbon,  2007
Book:  KORU 2 International Contemporary Jewellery. South Carelia Polytechnic:  Lappeenranta,  2006
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Ruutiainen, PäiviEtelä-Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2006
08.07.2006
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Iltalehti:  Helsinki,  2006
15.06.2006
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kukkola, LiisaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2006
08.03.2006
Handbill:  Kuin ensimmäistä päivää. Lappeenranta City Theatre:  Lappeenranta,  2006
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Suuri käsityöleht:  Helsinki,  2006
6-7
Leaflet:  Toimintakertomus. Etelä-Karjalan ammattikorkeakoulu:  Lappeenranta,  2006
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Saimaan lomaopas:  Lappeenranta,  2006
Magazine:  Sari Liimatta. Hakulinen, Eeva-KaisaKaakkuri:  Oulu,  2006
Book:  KORU. Joieria Contemporània Finlandesa. Altarriba, Antonio; Mustonen, EijaSouth Carelia Polytechnic:  Lappeenranta,  2005
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2005
15.12.2005
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Etelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2005
13.12.2005
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2005
06.10.2005
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Suomalainen, TiinaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2005
01.10.2005
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Pokkinen, PäiviKaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2004
02.12.2004
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Vilenius, EsaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2004
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2004
 21.11.2004
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Nokso-Koivisto, RiinaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2004
27.02.2004
Book:  Finnish Jewellery. Mäkelä, Eija; Bonde Jensen, Kaarin.  2003
Catalogue:  The Marzee Magazine nr 27. Galerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2002
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Mustranta, MariaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2002
04.08.2002
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kukkola, LiisaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2002
27.04.2002
Catalogue:  @mberif 2001. Gdańsk International Fair Co.:  Gdańsk,  2001
Catalogue:  Koru, 2001/3, Christmas. South Carelia Polytechnic:  Lappeenranta,  2001
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Helsingin Sanomat:  Helsinki,  2001
19.03.2001
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kukkola, LiisaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2001
14.03.2001
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Kaakkois-Suomen Sanomat:  Lappeenranta,  2001
11.03.2001
Leaflet:  Koru. South Carelia Polytechnic:  Lappeenranta,  2001
 2001/3, Christmas
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Gylén, MarkoEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2000
21.4.2000
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Hietalahti, UllaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2000
15.4.2000
Newspaper:  Sari Liimatta. Hietalahti, UllaEtelä Saimaa:  Lappeenranta,  2000
21.01.2000
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