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Sirje Eelma

Born in Tallinn 1950
-Studies: Estonian Art Academy 1970-1975
-Member of Estonian Artist Association s.1984
-Freelance artist
-Curator of ArtSummer festival 1995-2008 http://www.kunstisuvi.ee

Solo exhibitions:
Numerous exhibitions in Estonia since 1980, more important ones as follows:
1993 „The North“ VAAL gallery, Tallinn
1998 „What about Gutenberg?“ Art Hall gallery, Tallinn
2000 „Games.Just for fun“ Raatus gallery, Tallinn
2003 „Rust-time“ Deco gallery, Tallinn
„Flowers on the wall“ SEB bank gallery, Tallinn

Abroad:
exibithions in Helsinki, Lahti, Kuusankoski, Pello
1989 “Viru“ gallery, Moscow
1994 Clermont-Ferrand, France
-Series of exhibition „Same house“ I-X 2000-2011 together with husband Rait Prääts(glass sculptor) in Tallinn (2), Tartu, Pärnu(2), Viljandi, Kuressaare, Helsinki (2)

Major collective exhibitions:
1980,1983,1986,1989,1992   Tallinn Print Triennales, Estonia
1983,1987,1990   Riga Small Print Triennales,Latvia
1988,1991,1994,1997   Chamaliere` Small Print Triennales,France
1989,1991   Toronto Miniature Art exhibitions, Canada
1993   Ljubljana Print Biennale,Slovenia
1993   International group exhibition „Les Femmes Creatrices“ in France and Germany
1993   Falubiennalen`93 Baltisk Grafik NU, Sweden
1993  IX Tallinn Print Triennale in Rauma Art Museum
1994 Lapland Artsummer Marraskoski
1994 „Estonia“ Necca Museum Brooklyn, U.S.A. INTERGRAFIA`94 World
Award Winners gallery Katowice, Poland
1994, 1996   Miniprint Biennale Seoul, S-Korea
1995   Norwegian print Triennale Fredrikstad
1995   Lahti Miniprint
1995, 1998, 2005   Small Print Triennale Tokyo, Japan
1996   „Nordgrafia“ in Gotland, Sweden
1997   Print exhibition in Portland Art Museum U.S.A.
1999   Estonian Print`99 in Tallinn Art Hall Printmasters in Györ, Hungary
3.international Print Triennale in Bitola, Macedonia
Estonian Print in Kiev, Ukraine
Estonian Print in Estonian embassy, Washington U.S.A.
Estonian Print in Bremen, Germany
Estonian Art in Faulconer gallery Iowa U.S.A.
Printsaurus gallery Comunica in Tokyo, Japan
2002   ArtSummer festival in Gotland, Sweden
2003, 2011   Print Biennal Köningsberg-Kaliningrad, Russia
Estonian Print in Riihimäki, Finland
Estonian Print in Dublin, Ireland
2004   Estonian Print in Retretti, Finland
Mini Print Internacional 24 Cadaques, Spain
2005  ARS BALTICA in Salzburg, Austria
2006   Estonian Print in gallery Joella, Turu, Finland
2006   Estonian Print in Lendava, Slovenia
2007   Print Tokyo
2007   Estonian Print IMPACT 5. in Salt Storage, Tallinn
2008   Estonian Print IMPACT 5 in Riga
1995-2008   Art Summer festivals in Estonia (arrangement and participation), ARTE MONTAGNA
2008   1st International Competition Mini Print Milano, Italy
2009  Annual exhibition of Estonian Artist`s Assotiation in Tallinn Art Hall
2010  IN Grafik Pärnu
2010  Printed Matter from Estonia EXPO Shanghai, Estonian pavillion, China
2011  Miniprint Tallinn Vabaduse galleria Tallinn and Rovaniemi, Finland
2011  Köningsberg- Kaliningrad Baltic Print Biennaal

Other activities:

1995-2008   Leader and curator of ArtSummer festival:  43 exhibitions of estonian and international art in Estonia:
Pärnu, Haapsalu, Kuressaare, Narva, Tartu, Paide, Tallinn; 7 workshops of lime-stone in Kuressaare and Pärnu; performances; 8 exhibitions abroad
– most important:
1998, 2001  MIDIGRAFIK I-II in Pärnu
2000  10 PAAR with belgian arists in Kuressaare and Kuurne (Belgium)
2002   ArtSummer in Gotland, Sweden
2004-2007   International photo exhibition „100openwindows“ with partipication of 17 European countries in Kuressaare, Narva, Pärnu (Estonia), Tammisaari (Finland), Kuurne and Ieper (Belgium), Salzburg (Austria), Marq en Bareoul (France),Den Burg, Texel island, Holland
2007 member of jury MINIPRINT FINLAND in Lahti Art Museum

Awards:

I Prize
1990 Riga Small print triennale, Latvia

Grand Prize
1994 Seoul Miniature Print triennale, S-Korea

Tama Art Museum Award
1995 Tokyo Small Print triennale, Japan

Museum Purchase Award
1997 Print exhibition in Portland Art Museum USA

Jury Award
2005  Tokyo Small Print triennale, Japan

Printmaker 2008
2008  colleagues annual prize of Estonian Printmakers

Diplomas:
1979    Baltic Young Art exhibiton Vilnius, Lithuania
1983, 1987    Riga Miniprint, Latvia
1984    Vilnius book illustration triennale, Lithuania
1988, 1994   Chamaliere`s Small print Triennale

2008   Honourable mention ARTE MONTAGNA,Italy

Diploma Special Jury`s award
2011  The 10. Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art “Kaliningrad-Koenigsberg 2011”

Collections:

Estonian Art Museum
Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
Tallinn Art Foundation, Estonia
Moscow Artists Union, Russia
Ludwig Museum in Köln, Germany
Slobo collection in Chamaliere`s, France
Tama Art Museum collection, Japan
Gilkey collection in Portland Art Museum, U.S.A.
Tokyo Salon collection, Japan; Raisio Art Museum, Finland
Sakima Art Museum Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Club Alpino Italiano, Milano

Private collections

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