ABOUT Elli Maanpää – Visual Artist
ELLI MAANPÄÄ – Animated painter
Helsinki based visual artist, Elli Maanpää (b.1985 Turku), working mostly with painting but also in installations, animation, fiction and design. She paints i.e. Mother Earth and other boss ladies. Nature and its creatures – people and animals – get intertwine together in her paintings. In her colourful figurative paintings she uses six shades of acrylic paint.
Maanpää received M.A. in Visual Culture from Aalto University in 2013. She has B.A. in Animation from Turku Arts Academy 2019 and B.A. in Fashion from Aalto University 2008. Maanpää hold a solo show Beyond the Surface in Gallery ALBERT IX in Helsinki in February 2020. Her Augmented Paintings have been exhibited i.e. in the Summer Yard of National Museum in Helsinki in 2019. She has been part of group shows in Finland and US.
Maanpää was one of the six young artist chosen to HELENE20 -art project held by Helsinki Hospital in 2020. The exhibition was held in Kulttuurihalli in Helsinki Railway Station. Maanpää’s portrait of Helene Schjerfbeck was auctioned by Hagelstam & Co. Maanpää is an author and illustrator of children’s book Varis, joka halusi olla satakieli. She has also directed five short animations. The latest is a music video Plus Minus for Finnish electronic band Pihka Is My Name. Maanpää works in her atelier in Hietalahden Tilajakamo in Helsinki Finland.