Elli Maanpää

Visual Artist

ABOUT Elli Maanpää – Painter

ELLI MAANPÄÄ – Vibrant Painter

I am Helsinki based visual artist Elli Maanpää (b.1985 Turku) empowered by colors. In my colourful figurative paintings I use six shades of acrylic paint. Patterns emerge from my paintings into surface design.

I’ve had had solo shows in Finland and been part of group exhibitions in Finland and US. I was one of the six young artist chosen to HELENE20 -art project held by Helsinki Hospital. I received M.A. in Visual Culture from Aalto University in 2013. I have also B.A. in Animation and in Fashion.

When I’m not painting I’m working on other creative pursuits. In 2020 I wrote and illustrated a children’s book Varis, joka halusi olla satakieli. I’ve also directed five short animations. I work in my atelier in Mechelininkatu 13 in Helsinki Finland where I also have my own Window Gallery: Ikkunagalleria Elli.

More about me in CV and BLOG. For behind the scenes follow me in INSTAGRAM or/and YOUTUBECheck out also my SHOP for colourful creations. Contact by email: elli(at)maanpaa.com. Thank you for visiting.
Left: Elli Maanpää in her studio. Right: "Summer Concert" in Window Gallery Elli. Photographs by Elli Maanpää

Left: Elli Maanpää in her studio. Right: “Summer Concert” in Window Gallery Elli. Photographs by Elli Maanpää