I am visual artist Elli Maanpää (b.1985 Turku) empowered by colors from Helsinki Finland.
I received M.A. in Visual Culture from Aalto University in 2013. I also have B.A. in Animation and Fashion Design. In my colourful figurative paintings I use six shades of acrylic paint. I'm a visual storyteller with a curious heart. Besides art I've created short films, children's book "Varis, joka halusi olla satakieli" and patterns. 
My Window Gallery Elli is in Etu-Töölö (Mechelininkatu 13) Helsinki Finland. The exhibition in the window is open to marvel 24/7. If you want to visit inside the atelier just send me a message and we can arrange open doors for you. Also don't hesitate to contact me if you're interested in exhibiting my art, films or licensing my patterns and prints. I'm happy to help you. 
Contact below or by email elli@maanpaa.com. You can find me also from Instagram
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NOW OPEN 
1.9.-31.10. // "Rainy Day" window exhibition in Window Gallery Elli (Mechelininkatu 13).
1.9.-27.11. // "The Serendipity of Colors" solo exhibition in Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukku in Lapua Finland
6.10.-27.11. // "Sisters" -exhibition in Konst o Form in Söderkulla Finland
COMING SOON
25.-27.11 // Christmas Pop Up at my atelier Mechelinikatu 13 in Helsinki Finland.
Curriculum Vitae
 – EDUCATION
2019 || B.A. Art: Animation, Turku Arts Academy, TUAS, Turku
+ 2017 Autumn || exchange studies in Centennial College Toronto, Canada
2013 || M.A. Art: Visual Culture & Contemporary Art, Aalto University, Department of Art
2008 || B.A. Art: Fashion Design, Aalto University, Department of Design, Helsinki
+ 2006 Autumn || exchange studies in FADU in Buenos Aires, Argentina
– SOLO EXHIBITION
2023- || Turmelija, Projektitila, B-galleria, Turku
2022- || Värien serendipiteetti, Vanha Paukku Cultural Center, Lapua
2022 || Elossa / Eloisa, P-galleria, Pori
2021 || Luonnon syleily (Eng. Nature’s Embrace), Galleria WW, Walleniuksen Wapriikki, Juupajoki
2020 || Pinnan yli/Beyond the Surface, Galleria Albert IX, Helsinki
2019 || Augmented Painting, The National Museums Summer Yard, Helsinki
2015 || Uhanalaiset/Endangered, Karhulinna, Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki
2014 || On the Starting Line, S-Gallery, Helsinki
2014 || Grumpy Cat With Friends, Rikhardinkatu Library, Helsinki
2012 || Art Kiosk – interactive art studio, Stone kiosk in Sibelius park, Pori
– GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023-|| Artitus project by Barbara Kaucher, Työväenmuseo Werstas, Tampere
2022-|| Gumbostrand Konst & Form, Söderkulla
2022 || Postitaide – Mail Art, B-galleria, Turku
2021 || WABGNET: Shine The Light, Flamingo-Jumbo Gallery, Vantaa
2020 || WABGNET: Pala pinkkiä hattaraa, Helsingin Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki
2020 || Kasvatin kasvot/ vetelin viivoina muista/ näin naamani muissa/omassani muut/ etäisyyksistä kasvaneena/ kasvottomuus, Helsingin Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki
2020 || Augmented Painting, Animatrick animation festival, Helsinki
2020 || HELENE20, Kulttuurihalli, Helsinki
2019 || Augmented Painting, TAFF – Turku Animated Film Festival, Turku
2019 || Café Kuvitus, Helsingin Kirjamessut, Helsinki
2012 || To Draw, Generaattori Gallery, Pori
2012 || Experimental Happening 2, Generaattori Gallery, Pori
2012 || Pori Arzz, Generaattori Gallery, Pori
2011 || Vinyl Record Show, Tempe, Arizona, USA
2009 || MiniMini Art Show, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2004 || Art Diploma Exhibition, Ullakko Gallery, Turku
2004 || Korsa City Life, Autokauppa Pop-Up Gallery, Turku
– GRANTS & AWARDS
2022 || The Finnish Illustration Association
2022 || Arts Promotion Center Finland
2021 || Arts Promotion Center Finland
2020 || HELENE20 – Helsinki Hospital Art Project, Helsinki, Finland
2020 || Arts Promotion Center Finland
2020 || The Finnish Illustration Association
2015 || Arts Promotion Center Finland
– COLLECTIONS
Mail Art. Postimuseo – Postal Museum. Tampere, Finland. Donated 2022.
Panda of Finland. Majatalo Mustikka. Ähtäri, Finland. Acquired 2018.
– ART AUCTIONS
2020/10 || “Helenen peilikuva”, Hagelstam & Co, Helsinki, Finland

– FILMOGRAPHY
2020 || Pihka Is My Name: +-, music video for Pihka Is My Name, 02:24
2018 || Dagen Efter, puppet animation, with Anna Mikkola and Aino Eronen, 02:33
2017 || Kaikki laulaa tavallaan, musamation for Loiskis, 03:25
2017 || Point of View, 2D animation, 02:20
2012 || The Girl Who Makes Clouds, live action and stop motion, 04:53
2011 || Dialog, live action, 04:32
– FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Pihka Is My Name: +/-
2021 || Animatricks Animation Festival, Online
Kaikki laulaa tavallaan
2022 || Lapua Art & Film Festival, Lapua, Finland
2018 || Arktisen upeeta XIX a Nordic Film Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland
2018 || Viitasaaren elokuvaviikko, Viitasaari, Finland
Point of View
2018 || Animatricks Animation Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2017 || Anilogue International Animation Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
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
2022 || Lapua Art & Film Festival, Lapua, Finland
2019 || Nuorten tekijöiden näyttely, Villa Arttu, Hyvinkää, Finland
2019 || Elokuvaviikko -elokuvakasvatuksellinen teemaviikko
2014 || LiikKUVAT – videotaidetta hoitolaitoksiin, Kauppi Hospital, Tampere
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
– BOOKS
2020 || Varis, joka halusi olla satakieli Author and illustrator. Publisher: Mini Kustannus
2014 || Ville Karttunen: Salamaponin selässä, Author: Ville Karttunen. Illustrator: Elli Maanpää.
– MEMBERSHIPS
Kopiosto
Animaatiokilta ry
Kuvittajat ry
T.E.H.D.A.S. ry
Sanasto 
WABGNET
Where Art The Women Artists
Finnanimation, supplementary member of the board 2019-2020
– COMPETITIONS & WORKSHOPS & PROJECTS
2018 || Cartoon Forum -Focus in Finland Workshop, Toulouse, France
2018 || Loiskis Musamation Contest, 1st place
2017 || Euranim Videomapping Workshop, Fête de l’anim, Lille, France
2016 || Euranim Videomapping Workshop, Animation Workshop, Viborg, Denmark
2014 || Loiskis Musamation Contest, shared 1st place
– VISUALS LICENSED & CREATED FOR
Paletti, Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu, KTO, Arilyn, Stockmann, TF Bank, Korkeasaari Zoo, Suomen Lomamajat, Novita.
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