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                                                                     Studio: Mahtra 42-7, Tallinn 13812, Estonia,     mob. 372 555 799 30



• Takes part in exhibitions since 1978. Has participated in more than 350 exhibitions in Estonia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Byelorussia, Colombia, China, Denmark, France, Spain, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, South-Korea, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, Ukraine, USA, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Russia.

  • Has had 65 solo exhibitions, 50 in Estonia, 8 in Finland, 3 in Germany and 4 in Russia.

  • Selected exhibitions 1994, 1997, 2000 – Book Art Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania; 1995 – Childrens’ Book and Illustrations Exhibition of the Baltic States, Hamburg, Germany; 1997 – Childrens’ Book and Illustrations Exhibition of the Baltic States, Leipzig Book Fair, Germany; 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2017 – Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia; 1998, 2000 – selection from BIB ’97 and BIB ’99 in Japan; 1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 – Golden Pen of Belgrade – International Biennale of Illustrations, Yugoslavia; 1999 – Teheran International Biennale of Illustrations (TIBI), Iran; 2000 – “World Childrens’ Illustration”, IBBY conference exhibition with slide program, Colombia; 2001 – Biennale of European Illustrations Japan (BEIJ), Japan; 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017 – Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT) “Power of Pictures”, Estonia; „El desfile de los animales”, Leon, Spain 2006; 2nd International Illustration Exhibition Blue Book Group 2009-2010, Spain, Japan, Argentina. International exhibition of Sea Fairy tales 2011-2017 (Estonia, Poland, Russia, Germany, Denmark), Estonia-Hungary „Crisscross Stories“ 2013-2015 (Estonia, Hungary, GB), C'era una volta?...?? 2015-2016 (Italy), International exhibition „It’s Always Tea-Time“ 2015-2019 ( Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Russia, Italy, GB, Denmark), International exhibition ”Contemporary Life & Illustration“, „Prince Gong’s Mansion“, Gallery of Ministry of Culture, Beijing, China 2016, 2017; XXVI International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”, Belarus, 2017; Group exhibition “B??????? 5”, Art Gallery “??????? ?????”, Minsk, Belarus, 2017.


1981, 1991, 1995 – Book Art Competition “25 Best Designed Books”, Estonia; diploma for illustrations.
1991 – Book Art Competition of the Baltic States and Byelorussia, Minsk, Byelorussia; diploma for illustrations.
1992 – Eduard Sööt prize for illustrations of poetry for children, Estonia.
1995 – “Stabilo Swan Estonia” prize for illustrations, Tallinn, Estonia.
1997 – Book Art Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania; diploma for illustrations.
1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015 – Book Art Competition “5 Best Designed Childrens’ Books”, Estonia; diplomas for illustrations (1998 - 2 diplomas, 2004 - 2 diplomas)
2006 – Estonian National Library Golden Book of the Year
2006 – IBBY Honour List

2009 – Estonian Children’s Literature Centre prize “Muhv”

2009 – Tallinn 3rd International Illustrations Triennial “Power of Pictures”, diploma
2013 – Plaque, the Golden Pen of Belgrade – International Biennale of Illustrations
2016 - Silver Badge of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Works are in the art collection of the National Library of Estonia and in the art collection of the Estonian Childrens’ Literature Centre, in the art collection of the Hiroko Mori & Stasys Museum in Japan, in collection of the Marstal Søfartsmuseum in Denmark, in many private collections in Estonia, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Russia etc.

Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association, Head of Book Design Section

Vice President of the Estonian Section of IBBY

Art expert and curator of the Estonian Childrens’ Literature Centre

Initiator, organiser and curator of the Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017), curator of many local and international exhibitions (“It’s Always Tea Time, C'era una volta?...?? etc).

Member of the Scientific Committee of the Associazione Italia Estonia
any criticism of art

Again. I do not collect them. All is in Estonian language (or Russian).

There is not much art criticism written in Estonia, and even less is written specifically (and long) about the artists (usually just about classics OR such kind of art which is presented at the Biennale in Venice). I’m not classic and I do not take part in biennial in Venice -)

It seems that Estonia is a bit different country in this meaning. I think they have written about me more in Russia than in Estonia -)

In Estonia there are only sections of long articles written about exhibitions and they write about exhibitions VERY rare too.

And as I told, I do not collect them. To read – it’s interesting. But to keep – no need.

I can send you just one article which I have (I kept it because it’s really written very well, the art critic really understood me, what happens very rarely...), it’s about my personal exhibition in Russia in 2016 (Russians like to write art critic)

  I do not have my home page, again – no time for it!

But I have a page on Fb, made by an Iranian art critic. There are my children’s book illustrations and graphic art – both.

And about my children’s books are on the home page of Estonian Children’s Literature Centre