LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I was born in 1958 in Viljandi, Estonia, and grew up in Pärnu. I graduated from Design (1979–1985) at the then State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR (nowadays, the Estonian Academy of Arts). After completing my studies, I moved to Tartu, and became a teacher at Tartu Art School, during which time, I would also make my large-scale ink paintings. In 1991, I became firstly a freelance designer, then worked in companies as a designer as well as a photographer. In 2010, I returned to being a freelancer in this field.
Since the beginning of this year, I have started publishing my digital graphic art, which I have also submitted to this competition.
List of exhibitions
1986–1989 – participating in young artists' group exhibitions in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia
1988 – group exhibitions with the artist collective "Provintsart"
Solo exhibition in 1991 in Munich, Germany at the closing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
1994 – group exhibition of artists from Tartu, Estonia, in Seattle, U.S.
2011 – "Mida oskad sina teha valge värviga?" by Estonian Painters Association at Vaal Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2019 – exhibition for the 105th anniversary of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Estonia
2021 – cancer awareness themed virtual group exhibition "Cancer: Never Give Up 2021" at Gallerium gallery (Canada)
2021 – Biafarin Awards 2021 online exhibition (Canada)
2021 – virtual group exhibition "Diversia: Differences" at Exhibizone (Canada)
Translated by K.-T. Tammepuu
WHO I AM
Estonian artist, designer and art teacher
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