Harri Kallio

Mr. Kallio’s work deals with the strange relationship between humans and animals/nature. He invites viewers to examine society’s attitude as well as their own towards the natural processes that humans are inevitably part of — use of natural resources to sustain life, death, possibility of creating new life, and the relationship between man and animals, art, science and reality.

His project, Imaginary Encounters, is sculpture/photography hybrid focusing on the extinct Dodo bird. Dodo and Mauritius Island Imaginary Encounters was published in book form by six European publishers in the fall of 2004 and exhibited extensively in Europe and the USA.

Kallio’ s work is held by private and public collectors in USA and overseas and is recently featured in touring group exhibitions throughout in USA, Europe and South Korea.

Harri Kallio was born in Salla, Finland in 1970 and holds an MFA from Finland’s University of Art and Design, Helsinki. He received his BFA from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki and also studied at Oxford Brookes University in England. He is the recipient of the 2006 FotoFinlandia Prize, European Publishers Award for Photography 2004, BFF Promotion Award 2003, the 2002 and 2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation Grants and the 2000 and 2004, 2006, 2008 Finnish Art Council Grant.   Mr. Kallio lives and works in New York City (since 2001).

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