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Tallinn ESTONIA

 

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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
1993 Estonian Academy of Arts, textile art and design
1987 Tallinn School of Music, piano
CURRENT POSITION
faculty member in Department of Textile Design of Estonian Academy of Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Tallinn toile, Hop Gallery, Tallinn
2014 Souvenirs de Paris, Institut Francais d'Estonie, Tallinn
2013 From Estonia With Love with Heino Prunsvelt, gallery Corridor, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2011 REMARK, Hop Gallery, Tallinn
2011 From Estonia With Love with Heino Prunsvelt, Artifex Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Oma tuba oma luba, Hop Gallery, Tallinn
2003 f-mail with Lylian Meister, Design Gallery, Tallinn
2001 Last word of Textile Art with Aune Taamal, Tallinn City Gallery
1999 Variations of the theme: Textile, Kuressaare Town Hall
1999 Sidused ja eosed with Kreg A Kristring, Gallery Sammas, Tallinn

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 Time Difference, The 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2017 Exhibition In Print, Surface Design Journal, Las Vegas, USA
2016
CONTEXTILE 2016, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimaraes, Portugal
2016
Idealists. Exhibition of applied art, Tallinn Art Hall
2016
Consul´Art, Maison de l'Artisanat et des Metiers d'Art, Marseille, France
2016 KITCHEN. Changing Space, Design and Applied Art in Estonia. Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn
2015 Diversity & Unity, 5th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial "Tradition and Innovation", Riga, Latvia
2015
ONE HUNDRED Estonian Textile Art 1915-2015, Tallinn Art Hall
2014 ornaMENTAL, Tallinn Art Hall
2013 Contemporary Estonian applied art at Cheongju International Craft Biennale "Something Old Something New" in the biennale's platform International Pavilion - Craft Meets Market
2012 The Art of Collecting, The 6th Tallinn Apllied Art Triennial, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

2012 Powerhouse Europe Connected, exhibition-project, Parc de Wesserling - Ecomusée Textile, Husseren-Wesserling, France
2012 En Face, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Lithuania
2011 Experiments with Light: Art Lab, gallery “BALTA” Kaunas, Lithuania
2011 Estonian Design. Lights. Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2011 For Love not Money, The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 Catapult, Tallinn Art Hall
2010 Global Intrique II, 4th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial, Riga, Latvia
2010 Fresh Takes. New Estonian Design. Estonian Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
2010 Textile Art in Estonia, Krasnojarsk Russia
2009 Via Baltica, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian Textile Design, Vilnius, Lithuania
2009 24h design, Estonian design exhibition in Riga interior fair, Latvia
2009 Faces and Names, exhibition of ceramics and textile art, Museum of Evald Okas, Haapsalu
2009 Estonian Textile Art Yesterday and Today, Russian Museum of Ethnography Petersburg, Russia
2009 Annual of Estonian Artists Association Self-exposure, Tallinn Art Hall
2009 Estonian Textile Art in Rome Club of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Italy
2009 Blumenflirt, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2008 Cloth & Culture NOW, Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, UK
2008 Plural, annual exhibition of the Estonian Textile Artists Association, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2008 Rauma Biennaale Balticum Flower Power, Rauma Art Museum Finland
2008 Annual of Estonian Artists Association Vabaduse väljak / Vabaduse Square, Tallinn Art Hall
2008 Cloth & Culture NOW, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Norwich, Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester, UK
2007 Annual of Estonian Artists Association Art of Living, Tallinn Art Hall
2007 My World: The New Subjectivity in Contemporary Design by British and Estonian artists, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2006 Tallinn Applied Art Triennial Two Close Ones, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2005 An Archive, a retrospective summary of 25 years of existence of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2005 International Textile Art Exhibition Textile 05, Kaunas Lithuania
2005 Estonian Textile Art in Latvian Museum of Applied Art, Riga, Latvia and in Pskov, Russian
2004 exhibition of the Department of Textile Design of Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
2004 Estonian Textile Art in Riga, Latvia
2003 International Textile Art Exhibition Right and Wrong Sides, Kaunas Lithuania
2003 Estonian 3 Dimensional Art Notes, Szentendre Hungary
2003 Estonian Textile Art, Boras Sweden
2003 contemporary Baltic / Sweden Textile exhibition Forever Young Stockholm, Sweden
2001 European Textile Art Exibition Tradition & Innovation state Art Museum, Exhibition Hall “Arsenal” Riia
1999 ITNET 2000: Tapestry at the Millennium
1997 Estonian Textile Art in Riga, Latvia

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016 An honourable mention in an art competition for the interior of the new building of the Health Board
2015 Third prize in an art competition for ordering a piece of art for the Estonian Embassy in Beijing, wall textile category.
2015 Estonian Textile Artist of the Year 2014
2014 Winning competition of souvenir of Estonian Academy 100
2013 residency Cité Internationale des Arts / Paris, France
2010 Winning competition of souvenir for the Estonian Museum of Applied Arts and Design
2007 Annual grant of Estonian Cultural Endowment
2006 Winning competition of Kesho Mawashi for Baruto (Estonian sumo westler) with Heino Prunsvelt
2005 25 best Estonian book of the year 2004. Honorable mention for book „tekkSTIILIkunsti SÕNAraamat” *
2002 Cultural Award of Ministry of Culture
2001 Estonian Textile Artist of the Year
2001 Sleipnir grant for professional work in Sweden
1998 2nd Award of Krenholm Printed Textile Design Competition

* A book of my works with explanations and attempted translations. The title of the book – "tekkSTIILIkunsti SÕNAraamat" (Dictionary of Textile art). The cultural environment of the Estonian language has allowed quite a lot of room for playing around with words. The word tekstiilikunst means textile art, but if we deconstruct it into its constituent parts it becomes blanket (tekk), style (style) and art (kunst).