Veera Pfäffli Born Oct 9, 1972  in Hamina, Finland
contact: veerapfaffli {at} gmail.com, professional cv: linkedin, portfolio: https://www.behance.net/veerapfaffli

EDUCATION

2017        Currently enrolled in Bowie State University VCDMA, visual communications and digital media arts program with Fashion Design concentration,
projected graduation with Bachelors degree for May 2018
2016        AAS in Fashion Design from Baltimore City Community College
2003       Helsinki Institute of Marketing Diploma in Advertising and Marketing Communications, Visual Design specialization, Helsinki, Finland. Internationally claimed as Diploma in Marketing, IAA DMC
1992       Technical Illustrator, RATO Institute of Civil Engineering, Helsinki, Finland
1991       Matriculation Exam/High school grad. Diploma from Savonlinna Senior Secondary School of Art and Music, Savonlinna, Finland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      UPCOMING:Project Of the Week - exhibition in the end of the year, location not yet determined

2016      Harju Vocational Institute, Finland, summer exhibition through August, 2015
2015      July - Lintuja ja Munia, Birds and Eggs at Piika ja Renki cafe gallery, Elimaki, Finland
2014       June - Aug - Veera Pfaffli paintings - Zola New World Bistro, State College, PA
2014       June - Aug - Egghibition Munanäyttely - Harjun oppimiskeskus, Ravijoki, Finland
2013       Oct - Recent Production - Barrel 135, Williamsport, PA
2013       March  DOUBT - Gmeiner Art Institute, Wellsboro, PA
2012       Nov- Dec  Recent Production - Julie's Coffee, Williamsport, PA
2012       Aug - Nov  Recent Production - Gallery @ Second, Harrisburg, PA
2012       July - Aug  Recent Production - Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim, PA
2012       July  Veera Pfaffli in printing - Public Library Gallery, Hamina, Finland
2012       June - July  Theatre themed works - Community Theater League Lobby, Williamsport, PA  
2012       February  Recent Prints - Glenelg Country School, Howard County, MD
2011       Binary prints - Glenelg Country School Library, Howard County, MD
2011       Veera Pfaffli recent production - Tullimakasiini Restaurant, Hamina, Finland
2011       My life in numbers -  Harvest Artisan Cooperative and Gallery, Williamsport, PA
2011       Veera Pfaffli: using codes in painting - Glenelg Country School, Howard County, MD
2010      Veera Pfaffli: Binary code paintings - Barrel 135 Restaurant, Williamsport, PA
2001      One Hundred Lighthouses - Lipputorni museum Gallery, Hamina, Finland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015      July-August; Sarica Timberg terrace interior design,  featuring Pfaffli fabric designs at annual Housing Fair, Helsinki, Finland

2014      October - December 2014 Project of the week Recycled show with Todd Rice, Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA

2013       Dec- Factory Artists; Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA
2013       Sept   Building a Factory, Moose Exchange Bloomsburg, PA
2013       June   started participating Peppers Artisans Collective sales Gallery in Selinsgrove, PA
2013       June   Art Alive Lycoming County Juried Exhibition, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA

2012      Cool Cat Show, Metropolis Collective Art Gallery, Mechanisburg, PA
2012      Metamorphosis, Gallery 102 in Moose Exchange, Bloomsburg, PA
2011       Recent Works from Studio Paper+           Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA
2011       Recent Works from Studio Paper+          Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo, MI
2011       The Best of Pajama Factory      Williamsport, PA
2010      Pajama Factory presents Art of WheelsWilliamsport, PA
2007      Andritz Inc. art show and competition     Glens Falls, NY

REVIEWS/ARTICLES

Kanerva Jalarvo: Braille code review in Kouvolan Sanomat, July 5, 2015
Tuula Huittinen: Systems are defined by their differences, Critique in Kymen Sanomat, Aug 23, 2011
Jorma Haapamaki: Veera brings art alive with binary code, Reimari July 7, 2011
Pajama Factory Newsletter, In Focus: Veera Pfaffli, May 2011
First Friday Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, May 1, 2011

COLLECTIONS
Susquehanna Health System New Tower expansion, Williamsport, PA
Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center, Williamsport, PA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Juror team member at Susquehanna Valley

statement

Numbers and codes, (often binary code) – create a stepping stone for stories in my artwork. If I can invoke a memory to bring back the taste of strawberry ice cream, satisfaction of a good night’s sleep or the best scene in that western film; you will be living the story with me, through my art.

Most of my artwork is born from stimulations of everyday life: where basic, boring things, like moving all of my belongings to a self-storage unit or waiting in a checkout line, may ignite my imagination for a new piece, print, painting or mixed media often using recycled items.

I find it most challenging to figure out a detail, form, or color that makes the boringness become quite interesting. And when I spell out my messages using the zeros and ones of binary code, another creative twist is added to the story to further engage the viewer. The ultimate goal of my art is to turn something ordinarily negative into a positive state of mind and awaken the best memories!

 Even if it’s only for five minutes every day.

Copyright Veera Pfäffli 2015