CV

EDUCATION

1999 Mongolia, Buddhist University, Ganden Monastery Ulaan Battor: research on history of traditional hand-made paper + traditional painting techniques
1996 University of Maryland, Appalachian Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science: Visiting Scholar: research, training & activities related to creative methods in environmental education: aesthetic criteria/recycling concepts & their application/educational strategy & curricula
1985 Tibet, studied painting techniques of murals in temples of Lhasa, Gyanze & Xigatse
1984 Sikkim, India, studied Tibetan tanka & temple paintings
1982 Peking + Nanchang, China, studied the scroll- paintings of Chu Ta (Pa TaShan Jen) l7th century Chinese painter
l979-80 Singapore, post-graduate studies: Chinese brush-painting technique with Chinese painting master Nai Swee Leng
l969-70 Hornsey College of Art, London, Post-graduate (M.A.) course in etching and silk- screen printing
l965-69 Hornsey College of Art, London, (B.A). Fine Arts Degree Course in Painting, print-making, stained glass, History of Art
l963-64 Lisbon University, Diploma in Portuguese Language & Literature

EXHIBITIONS, SYMPOSIA, PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

2019- Tentative title for both a book + retrospective exhibition is “Alison Wiklund: An Artist’s Journey”: Preparation for forthcoming book publication + retrospective exhibition of her artwork spanning over 5 decades at Kappelitehdas, Helsinki from March 21st – April 9th 2023 and reflecting this evolution in her artistic output, the influence of Oriental cultures, as well as the importance of including art as a subject and tool in environmental education, for the next generation, as well as the future health + well-being of our planetary “nest”
2018 Sandvik Harun – Sasong fisket vid Jurmo by Agneta Andersson. Her book included Alison’s drawings/paintings of birds, fishing huts, landscapes + portrait of G. Andersson
2016 Hotel Nestor, Korpo Island, Finland (www.hotelnestor.fi): Celebrating the Finnish Skerries for 30 years – especially the island of Sandvik Harun
2015 Sipoo Main Library, Nikkila, Finland: exhibition of water-colours entitled ”Celebrating the Finnish Skerries for 30 years”
2015 Gumbostrand Konst och Form Gallery, Sipoo, Finland: group exhibition
2014 Myrtis Gallery, Baltimore, USA: group exhibition entitled Emergence 2014
2013-14 Aalto café, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of water-colours, pastels and drawings of Russian Far East wildlife, landscapes and faces
2012 Spirit of Enderby, Russian Far East: An on-board exhibition of water- colours: landscapes, Russian Far East landscapes, faces and wild-life
2011 Centro Cultural Apoyo, Nicaragua: group exhibition of artworks from Malawi + Nicaragua – celebrating UN-designated Year of Afro-descendants in the New World
2011 Marlborough Open Studios, Wiltshire, UK: group exhibition during 4 week-ends in July
2010 Gallery Laterna Magica, Helsinki,Finland:  with Micaela Lappalainen, Helen Närling + Ru Runeberg
2008 Malawi, Publication: Lake Malawi National Park: UNESCO World Heritage Site: co- author on Government of Malawi book. Lilongwe, Malawi. 292 pages. ISBN 978-0-9789617-4-9
2008 Korpo Kultur Centrum, Finland: exhibition of watercolours entitled “Skargard”
2007 Bee Galleri, Lovisa, Finland: exhibition of watercolours
2005 Galleri Duetto, Helsinki, Finland: Exhibition of paintings in mixed media
2004 Malawi, Publication: The Hiding Hyena: with co-author A Ringbom: ed. cartoon book, using wild-life characters to reduce HIV/AIDS in Malawi, Africa
2003 Nunes Gallery, Helsinki Finland: exhibition – mixed media works – with Micaela Lappalainen & Eeva Raaste
2003 Finnish Television Documentary Alison I Stora Världen produced by Birgitta Wegelius duration 47’13” April. Biography focused on artistic and conservation work in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America
2002 Publication: Wiklund, A.T., K.R. McKaye.  J. Mponda and J.R. Stauffer Jr. Fuel briquettes as a sustainable economic alternative to deforestation in Lake Malawi Ecoregion. Sustainable Development International 7: 105-108
1999 Allegany Arts Council Gallery, Cumberland, Md, USA: exhibition with Debbie Heavener “Art & the Environment”
1998 Own studio in Frostburg, Maryland, USA: Allegany Arts Council sponsored “Open Studio: artists at work”. Art and the Environment: course using creative methods of recycling at the Appalachian Laboratory, Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, Maryland, USA
1995 Corn Island, Nicaragua Art & Environment course: local school-teachers and children: Instituto Nacional (INCI)
1994 Granada, Nicaragua: exhibition, ”Casa de Los Tres Mundos”(www.c3mundos.org), International Cultural Center
1993 Granada, Nicaragua: exhibition of children’s murals  and local schoolteachers’ art-works entitled Protection of our Environment, ”Casa de los 3 Mundos”, International Cultural Center
1991 Hanko Old Library, Finland: exhibition of paintings (group show)
1990 Kalles Gallery, Ekenäs, Finland: exhibition of painting (group show)
1989 Galleri Suomi, Stockholm, Sweden: drawings & paintings – jointly with Finnish artist Carola Gahmberg
1989 Ateljee Hulmi, Loimaa, Finland: exhibition of drawings & paintings
1988 Annegardens Cafe, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1988 Drumso Library, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1987 Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: Drawings & paintings
1986 MBI, Ekenäs, Finland: exhibition of pastels & watercolours
1985 Taidehalli, Helsinki, Finland: National Art Fair, drawings/watercolours/prints: Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki
1984 Seinajoki Taidehalli, Finland: exhibition of drawings/watercolours
1983 Cafe Tant Brun, Hanko, Finland: exhibition of drawings & watercolours
1983 Ackerman Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: Drawings/paintings/prints
1981 Atelje Bar, Torni Hotel, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of drawings
1978 Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of watercolours
1975 Finnish Design Center, Helsinki, Finland: exhibition of wall-hangings & carpets – with Marina Strukel
1973 Taide Salonki Kellari, Bulevardi, Helsinki Finland: exhibition of drawing/ paintings & prints
1970 Rotunda Gallery, London, UK: drawings, paintings & prints – with Finnish artist Carola Gahmberg
1970 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London UK: etchings
1969 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London UK: etchings

PROFESSIONAL/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013 – Environmental Education/Arts Advisor, as well as Founding Trustee to HEEED Malawi Malawian non-profit NGO – founded and funded by WWF Finland in 2004
2012 Artist-in-residence : Heritage Expeditions (www.heritage-expeditions.com) 3 journeys in Russian Far East
2011 Kondoa-Irangi UNESCO Rock Art Sites : Art & Environment Course at Mnenia Village organized by Rock Art Conservation of Tanzania (RACC) – funded by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010 ENSOME ”Enhancing youngsters’ understanding of Lake Malawi National Park: observation/drawing/creative recycling”
2009-2011 Enhancing Community Action Through Environmental Education in the Lake Malawi Ecoregion. Course funded by UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme
2006-2008 Conservation of Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Parks : Strategies for Health, Environmental Education & Economic Diversification of the Surrounding Communities, funded by WWF Finland & Finnish Foreign Ministry
2003-2005 Sustainable Economic &Environmental Strategies to Combat Famine& the Invasive Water Hyacinth in Liwonde &Lake Malawi National Parks : funded by The World Wide Fund for Nature Finland and Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2002-2004 Conservation of Endangered Species of Fishes and Forests of Lake Malawi National Park: Environmental and Economic Strategies . The World Wide Fund for Nature Finland and Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
2000-2001 Using the environment as an integrating context for learning: the interface of Art, Science & Health education : Workshop in creative recycling, Chembe Village Primary, School, in collaboration with PAMET, Blantyre, Malawi and funded by the WWF USA
1999 Symposium “Arts, Sciences and the Humanities: Connections with the Real World.” Pew Foundation, Allegany Arts council, University of Maryland System Administration, Frostburg State University, Maryland, USA
1998 Maryland State Department of Juvenile Justice : exhibition of students’ art-work as part of a presentation of educational aims in environmental education & integrated learning. Rocky Gap State Park, Allegany County, Maryland USA
1998 Creative Applications in Recycling : workshop for Maryland State Elementary School Teachers sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council Frostburg State University, Maryland USA
1998 Creative Recycling : artist-in-residency programme:Maryland State Arts Council Westmar High School, State of Maryland USA
1997-2000 Co-Principal Investigator on a 3-year grant ($237,000): “Creative Applications in Environmental Education” with Maryland State Department of Juvenile Justice : an innovative pilot programme providing further educational opportunities for self- development and the rehabilitation of adjudicated urban youth temporarily placed in W. Maryland Youth Camps: a theoretical component related to aesthetic concepts/students’ relationship to their environment; waste management; observation and drawing exercises; hands-on techniques in creative recycling using local vegetation/waste for potential use in book-making, cards and posters
1996-2000 Member of Environmental Education Committee, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, W. Maryland
1997 Elected onto Maryland State Arts Council Artist- in-Residence Roster for Maryland State Public Schools ce : responsible for proposals, developing creative recycling methods/using art as a tool in the State of Maryland School System
1992-1996 Recruited by Finnish NGO “KEPA – Service Centre for Development Cooperation” to Nicaragua : International Cultural Centre -”Fundacion Casa de los 3 Mundos”, Granada; Coordinator for Visual Arts Activities & Education + Teacher-training in Corn Island (Atlantic Coast)- using locally available materials
1989-1992 Arbis, Helsinki: Swedish-speaking Adult Education Institute , Helsinki Finland: initiated course in Chinese brush painting
1983-1992 Arbis, Helsinki: Swedish-speaking Adult Education Institute , Helsinki Finland: Initiated silk-screen printing course
1977-1989 Helsingin Kaupingin Tyovaenopisto : initiated silk-screen printing course: Finnish-speaking Adult Education Institute, Helsinki
1973 Enamel Wärtsilä (Enamel Factory) , Järvenpää, Finland:researched silk-screen printing techniques on enamel
1971 Instituto de Artes Decorativas , Madrid, Spain: Organized a silk-screen printing department

SCHOLARSHIPS 

2020 Gronqvist Stiftelse
2016 Exhibition (Hotel Nestor, Korpo): Exhibition stipend (Finnish Svenska Kulturfonden)
1989 Loimaa, Finland, Exhibition stipend (Finnish Svenska Kulturfond)
1987 Dunhuang, China: study scholarship (Finnish Svenska Kulturfond): “Temple-caves of the lOOO Buddhas”
1982 Beijing & Nanchang, China: study scholarship (Finnish Svenska Kulturfond): to research the paintings of l7th century Chinese painting master Chu Ta (Pa Ta Shan Jen)

COMMISSIONS 

Helsinki City Museum; Seinajoki City Art Museum
Ekenas/Tammisaari Town Museum
Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki
Ekberg Cafe, Helsinki
Paulig OY AB, Helsinki
Backsbacka Collection/Museum
Helsinki; Partek OY, Helsinki
International Cultural Center, “Casa de los 3 Mundos”, Granada, Nicaragua
Private collections