Elli Maanpää

Art, Illustration, Film // Contact: elli@maanpaa.com

Elli Maanpaa artist statement bio 2018

BIO // CV

I am Finnish visual artist Elli Maanpää. I’ve been born in Turku Finland in 30th of July 1985. I’ve graduated as Master of Arts (Art and Design) from Visual Culture from the Fine Art Department of Aalto University in Autumn 2013. I currently study Animation in Turku Arts Academy. I have BA also in Fashion Design. I’ve created paintings, short films, a children’s book, postcards and cd covers. My work methods vary from traditional to digital painting. I held a solo exhibition in collaboration with the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari in summer 2015. The exhibition Uhanalaiset/Endangered raised awareness of the endangered species conserved by the Zoo. I currently live in Turku Finland with my burmese cat Cocco and bearded boyfriend Herra Kuula.

ARTIST STATEMENT

When I was a kid I smiled to strangers to see if they’d smile back. Now I smile also trough my art. But there is no joy without a hint of sorrow; as red looks the warmest next to a cold blue. I’m a storyteller. With every mark I make I have a thought to share.

EMAIL: elli@maanpaa.com

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CV

– EDUCATION

2015-    Animation, BA Degree Programme in Film and Media, Turku University of Applied Sciences, ongoing

2013     Master of Arts (Art and Design) in Visual Culture, Aalto University, Department of Art

2008     Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, Aalto University, Department of Design

– SOLO EXHIBITION

2016     Uhanalaiset Goes Turku, Kirjakahvila Gallery, Turku

2015     Uhanalaiset/Endangered, Bear Gallery, Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki

2014     On the Starting LineS-Gallery, Helsinki

2014     Grumpy Cat With Friends, Käytävä Gallery, Rikhardinkatu Library, Helsinki

2012     Catism, Gallery Runo, Tampere

2012     Art Kiosk – interactive art studio, Stone kiosk in Sibelius park, Pori

– GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012     To Draw, Generaattori Gallery, Pori

2012     Experimental Happening 2, Generaattori Gallery, Pori

2012     Pori ArzzGeneraattori Gallery, Pori

2011     Vinyl Record ShowTempe, Arizona, USA

2009     MiniMini Art Show, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

2004     Art Diploma Exhibition, Ullakko Gallery, Turku

2004     Korsa City Life, Autokauppa Gallery, Turku

– ILLUSTRATION CLIENTS

Bands: Ukkosmaine, Tuomas Peurakoski, Koodi, Ville Karttunen // Companies: Halino, TF Bank, Korkeasaari Zoo, Suomen Lomamajat // Magazines: Matkaan, Novita, FinnFashion // Web Publications: Satyyri // Books: Salamaponin selässä by Ville Karttunen

– ILLUSTRATION PROJECTS

2016-    Elli Maanpää Art, YouTube Channel

2014-    Joulukorttikauppa, online Christmas card shop

2014-    Dumpster Dive Princess, children’s book, will be published later this year

– AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018     Loiskis Musamation Contest, 1st place

2015     Arts Promotion Center Finland, grant for illustrating a children’s book

2014     Hau Hau Champion Illustration Contest, finalist

2014     Loiskis Musamation Contestshared 1st place

2013     Moko Tee Print Contest, audience’s favourite

– FILMOGRAPHY

2018-    Dagen Efter, puppet animation, in post production, with Anna Mikkola and Aino Eronen

2017     Kaikki laulaa tavallaan, musamation for Loiskis, 03:25

2017     Point of View, 2D animation, 2:20

2015     The Girl Who Makes Clouds, live action and stop motion, 04:53

2013     Dialog, live action, 04:32

– FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS

Point of View
2017     Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2017     Turku Animated Film Festival, Turku, Finland
2017     Elävän taiteen ilta, Turku, Finland

The Girl Who Makes Clouds
2014     Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland
2012     Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Oulu, Finland
2012     Helsinki Short Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Dialog
2011     Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland