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Utställning - Maria Viidalepp

fr.o.m. 14 juni 17.00

Maria Viidalepp

Opens June 14th 5pm and goes on until end of September

Biography

Exhibitions
Tallinn 2005 (fashion illustrations)
Los Angeles 2010 (group exhibition and performance)
Pärnu 2012 (oil paintings and prints)
Spain 2013 (oil paintings on canvas)
Tallinn 2017 (illustrations printed on canvas pillows)
London 2018 (illustrations)

Books
2013 Poetry Book “Elus on ajad” by Eva Raup (oil paintings), Tallinn
2014 Inspirational Diary “Minu väga hea aasta” by Kaisi Kask (watercolour illustrations), Tallinn
2016 Children’s book “Mitte kaotada!” by Viiu-Marie Fürstenberg (marker pen drawings),
Publisher Tammerraamat, Tallinn
2016 Children’s book “Kakumäe lood” by Tiina Jõgeda (oil colour illustrations), Tallinn
2017 Children’s poetry book “Pallimäng” by Viiu Härm (colour ink and pastel illustrations),
Publisher Tammerraamat, Tallinn

Catalogues
2015 “Illustrators vol. 2” by Elina Kasesalu, Publisher Paper Cuts, Tallinn
Associations
The Association of Illustrators, London
IBBY - International Board on Books for Young People, Estonia
Festivals
London Book Fair 2018
Before graduating from the Estonian Academy of Arts (2008) I received academic painting and
drawing training at my artist father Ants Viidalepp’s studio. I chose Fashion Design as my main
subject since I adored drawing fashion illustrations.
After my Bachelor’s degree I started working as a correspondent journalist for a fashion magazine
in Los Angeles, California. At the same time I continued to develop my interest in oil painting,
participating in exhibitions and performances in LA. In 2012 I held a solo exhibition with oil
paintings and prints in Pärnu, Estonia.
Getting tired of writing about fashion and getting more interested in interviewing people &
observing their lives I decided to do a Masters in documentary film directing. Two years of studies
at the Baltic Film & Media School in Tallinn was full of analysing framing, scripts, photography
and storytelling.

After graduation I moved to Paris, France where I got my first illustration commission for a poetry
book. In 2013 I held an exhibition in Alicante, Spain, presenting big format oil paintings –
reflections from Paris.
I then moved to London, UK. I have now illustrated five books and I am working on my 6th.
In 2017 I printed 33 illustrations on quality canvas pillows for an exhibition held in the center of
Tallinn. I work with traditional media such as watercolour, colour ink, graphite, pastel, oil colour