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ABOUT

BIO

 
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Marju Must is an Estonian artist born in Tallinn, Estonia, and currently lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated from Tartu Art College, Estonia, in the painting and painting restoration with a BA degree in 2017. She completed her thesis on the practical restoration and conservation work of Finnish artist Kaapo Rissala's transferred wall painting during her exchange semester at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences in Kouvola, Finland. In 2011 she graduated from Euroacademy with a BA degree in interior architecture. Marju´s art reflects her interest in human nature and emotions. Her current primary focus is on the style of juxtaposing elements of reality with surrealism. Both, depicting a visual incentive and an emotion revived on the canvas are important. Her earlier years of works are more focused on depicting details in realism and developing technical skills, while her latest work has transformed into expressing emotional states in the freer form of paint, its textures, and layers. Marju’s artwork has been shown in several exhibitions in Estonia. She has been participating in joint exhibitions since 2012. Her first solo exhibition took place at Võru Town Gallery in Võru, Estonia, where she illustrated poems with paintings. She has illustrated and had exhibitions about the children’s book “Story Cellar” in Saare Country Central Library and Orissaare Library, Estonia. Her first participation in an abroad exhibition took place in an online form in Krakow, Poland 2021.

CV

 

MARJU MUST Tallinn, Helsinki https://marjumust.com

HARIDUS

2012-2017 Tartu Kõrgem Kunstikool, maal ja maalingute restaureerimine, BA
2016     Kaakkois-Suomen Ammattikorkeakoulu - XAMK, restaureerimine, Erasmus Plus vahetusõpilane
2006- 2011 Euroakadeemia, sisearhitektuur, BA

LIIKMELISUS

Suomen Taiteilijat ry

ISIKUNÄITUSED

2013 "Maalitud luuletused", Võru Linnagalerii, Võru
2012 "Jutukelder", Saare Maakonna Keskraamatukogu, Kuressaare
2012 "Jutukelder", Orissaare Raamatukogu, Orissaare

GRUPINÄITUSED

2022 Suomen Taiteilijat ry Vuosinäyttely, Valssaamo, Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki, Finland. Kuraator: Tero Annanolli

2022 Capital Culture House Gallery, "Evocative", online exhibition, Madrid, Spain

2022 Eesti Maalikunstnike Liidu juubelinäitus "Armastuse lugu", Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Pärnu. Kuraator: Jaan Elken
2022 Semioculus grupinäitus, TYPA Galerii, Tartu. Kuraatorid: Dylan Michilsen, Agve Urm
2021 "Hirm", virtuaalnäitus, Krakow, Poola. Kuraator: Wookash Maciaszkiewicz
2021 Eesti Maalikunstnike Liidu ühisnäitus "Kui kaasaegne on kaasaegne? ", Rapla Kaasaegse Kunsti Keskus, Rapla. Kuraator: Jaan Elken
2021  Eesti Maalikunstnike Liidu aastanäitus "Ajutine pind", Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Pärnu. Kuraator: Jaan Elken
2020/2021 Eesti kunstnike ühisnäitus "Paus", Vana-Võromaa Kultuurikoda, Võru. Kuraatorid: Stella Mõttus, Jana Huul
2020 "Tartu noore kunsti oksjoni näitus", Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus
2016 "Müsteerium" Prima Vista kirjandusfestival, Gaudeamus, Tartu
2016 "Kevadnäitus", Jõhvi Kunstikool, Jõhvi
2015 "Tee", Vana-Võromaa Kultuurikoda, Võru. Kuraator: Jana Huul
2015  Eesti Maalikunstnike Liidu ülevaatenäitus "Järjepidevus ja uudsus", UKM, Pärnu. Kuraator: Jaan Elken
2012 "Näitus-laat", Galerii Noorus, Tartu

TELLIMUSTÖÖD JA MUU

2017 Kaapo Rissala teisaldatud seinamaaling, restaureerimne ja konserveerimine, Viiki
2016 Eratellimus, õlimaaling, restaureerimine puidust riidekirstu kaanel, Kouvola
2016 Avalik tellimus, suuremõõtmeline maaling, Sadolini värvidega paneelil, Värvikeskus OÜ, Värvikeskus
2016 Eramu laemaaling, konstrueerimine ja maaling, grupitöö, Tartu
2016 Eramu seinal trafarettmaaling, retušeerimine Tartu
2015 Õlimaaling, lillemotiivi retušeerimine tooli vineeristel
2007 Illustratsioonid lasteraamatule "Jutukelder", Kirjastus Ilo

OKSJONID

2020 Tartu noore kunsti oksjon, sügis, "Järgmine peatus", Tartu

TUNNUSTUSED

2022 Excellence Award - 6th International CFA Artist of the Month Competition, Lyon, France

2022 Certificate of Participation - Art Vue Prize Summer 2022, Brussels, Belgium
2022 Featured artist - Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France

2022 Finalist - Grey Cube Gallery “Waters” art show for the month of July

EDUCATION

2012-2017 Tartu Art College, Painting and Painting Restoration Department, BA
2016     Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Restoration Department, Exchange Student on Erasmus Plus Program
2006- 2011 Euroacademy, Interior Architecture, BA

MEMBERSHIP

Suomen Taiteilijat ry

SOLO EXHIBITION

2013 "Painted poems", Võru Town Gallery, Võru
2012 "Cellar Tales", Saare Country Central Library, Kuressaare
2012 "Cellar Tales", Orissaare Library, Orissaare

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

2022 Finnish Artists Annual Exhibition, Valssaamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki. Curator: Tero Annanolli

2022 Capital Culture House Gallery, "Evocative", online exhibition, Madrid,Spain

2022 Estonian Painters Association Jubilee Exhibition "Love Story", MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu. Curator: Jaan Elken
2022 Semioculus Group Exhibition "Dark & Surreal Visions", TYPA Galerii, Tartu. Curators: Dylan Michilisen, Agve Urm
2021 "Fear", virtual exhibition, Krakow, Poland. Curator: Wookash Maciaszkiewicz, PL
2021 Estonian Painters Association Joint Exhibition "How Contemporary is Contemporary?", Rapla Country Centre for Contemporary Art, Rapla. Curator: Jaan Elken
2021  Estonian Painters Association Annual Exhibition "Temporary Area", MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu. Curator: Jaan Elken
2020/2021 Joint Exhibition of Estonian Artists "Break", Old-Võromaa Culture House, Võru. Curators: Stella Mõttus, Jana Huul
2020 "Tartu Young Artists Auction", Tartu Centre for Creative Industries
2016 "Mystification", Prima Vista Literary, Gaudeamus, Tartu
2016 "Spring Exhibition", Jõhvi Art School, Jõhvi
2015 "Route", Estonian Artist´s Group Exhibition, Old-Võromaa Culture House. Curator: Jana Huul
2015  Estonian Painters Association Annual Exhibition " Consistency and Novelty", MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu. Curator: Jaan Elken
2012 "Exhibition-Fair", Gallery Noorus, Tartu

COMMISSIONS AND OTHER WORK

2017 Restoration and conservation of Kaapo Rissala´s transferred wall painting, Viiki, FI
2016 Private Commission, restoration of an oil painting on wooden chest cover, Kouvola, FI
2016 Public Art Commission, large-scale painting with Sadolin paints on panel, Värvikeskus OÜ, Värvikeskus, Tallinn
2016 Private residence, group work, ceiling painting, Tartu
2016 Retouching of a motif of a mural in residential staircase, Tartu
2015 Private Commission, restoration of an oil painting floral motif on plywood chair seat
2007 Illustrations for a childrens book “Cellar Tales”, publisher Kirjastus Ilo

AUCTION

2020 Tartu Young Artists Auction (autumn), “Next Stop”, Tartu

RECOGNITION AND AWARDS

2022 Excellence Award - 6th International CFA Artist of the Month Competition, Lyon, France

2022 Certificate of Participation - Art Vue Prize Summer 2022, Brussels, Belgium
2022 Featured artist - Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France

2022 Finalist - Grey Cube Gallery “Waters” art show for the month of July

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