Born in Finland, Kirsty has lived in this country since 1978. Spending seasons between Zihuatanejo and Playa del Carmen. She made her first brush strokes when she was ~ years old, and as art director she made interesting commercials. Ten years ago, she decided to dedicate her life to painting. So she studied sculpture in Puerto Rico and painting in México City with maestro Manuel Guillén, who, for 7 years, taught her different techniques. It is interesting to know that each time Kirsty travels. She grasps scenes that she later captures in oil on canvas, her favorite technique. In her paintings she captures people’s everyday life. Frequently displaying fishermen, Latin women from the coast, banana groves, birds, etc. Mexican and Caribbean beaches inspire her work.
2004 4 Artists, group exhibition.
Kirsti Alopaeus 2004 Workshop, individual.
2004 Impala, Playa del Carmen, individual.
Wet Quarter 2003, Polanco, collectively.
2003 Art Gallery, Milan Italy, collectively.
2002 Zih Gallery, Equinox, Zihuatanejo, individual.
2001 Collective exhibition private home. Lomas. D.F.
2001 Dora Rigoletti, individual.
2000 Workshop Alopaeus Kirsti, individual.
2000 Mission San Fransico, Monterrey, N.L. Individual.
Dora 1999 Rigoletti, Zihuatanejo, individual exhibition.
Dora Rigoletti 1999, Lomas D.F. individual exposure.
Seven Workshop 1998, Lomas D.F. paper group exhibition
1998 Universidad del Valle de Mexico, individual paper
Citibank 1998, Monterrey, individual
Dora Rigoletti 1997, solo exhibition.
1996 Colegio de Arquitectos, Mexico, D.F. Collective.
Mexico D.F. 1995 Workshop Five Collectively
Isadora 1995, Polanco, permanent collection.
Paulina 1994 Rieloff Gallery, New York. Individual
1994 Museum of San Carlos, Mexico. D.F. Collective.
Gallery 1994 1010 Mexico D.F. Collective
1994 Casa Vieja, individual Polanco
1994 Mexico in Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco, collectively.
1994 Tidwell Gallery, South Padre Island, Texas, collectively.
Riofest 1994, Harlingen, Texas, collective
1994 The American Collection, Coral Gables, FL collectively.
1994 Festival Cruises, Cancun, Quintana Roo, individual.
1993 Centro Cultural Costa Blanca, Cancun, Quintana Roo, individual
1993 ICFF, N.Y. Furniture design collective.
1993 International Design, Park Lounge Chair Honored
1991 Tech Museum of Mexico City collective.
Gallery 1990 Kin, Mexico, D.F. Collective