Galleri Riis

Paul Osipow

Paul Osipow (b. 1939) lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He received his artistic education from The Art Academy of Finland. Throughout the greater part of his artistic career and general involvement in the arts, Osipow has emphasized abstract and non-figurative painting and is a leading exponent of its development within the Nordic art scene, where he continues to inspire new generations of artists. His exhibitions in the 1990s revealed his gradual movement away from a pure geometric expression to one more painterly and unrestricted, inspired by the pioneers of modern painting and with extensive samplings from late Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism.


  1. 1975 - 1976University of Texas, Austin, USA
  2. 1960 The Free Art School, Helsinki
  3. 1958 - 1962The Art Academy of Finland, Helsinki


  1. 2017New Paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  2. 2014Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
  3. 2014Paintings, Galleria Heino, Helsinki
  4. 2013Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
  5. 2011Galleria Heino, Helsinki
  6. 2010Galleri Riis, Oslo
  7. 2007Amos Anderson Konstmuseum, Helsinki
  8. 2007Galleri Riis, Oslo
  9. 2005Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  10. 2001Galleri Aronowitsch, Stockholm
  11. 1997Galleria Kari Kenetti, Stockholm
  12. 1994Galleri Riis, Oslo
  13. 1993Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
  14. 1989Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway
  15. 1987Galleri Artek, Helsinki
  16. 1981Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki


  1. 2015Colour, Line and Square – The Erling Neby Collection, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland
  2. 2014Superpop, Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland
  3. 2012Galerie Aronowitsch, Stockholm
  4. 2011Atelje Larsen, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
  5. 2009Mäntän kuvataideviikot, Mäntän, Finland


  • Amos Anderson, Helsinki, Finland
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
  • Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Malmö konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
  • Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway