Jaanika Okk artist profile

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Born in 1984, Tallinn, Estonia. Lives and works in Birmingham

Artist statement

I am a visual artist and printmaker who is interested in site-specific art, how to adopt visuals to a particular setting and the way in which art relates to the environment and influences audiences. I am fascinated with how different art forms and various audiences communicate with each other and how to nurture this dialogue. My artworks are depictive and illustrative where realistic drawings meet abstract patterns. I am mainly inspired by various elements of nature and wildlife.

Solo shows

2010 Triumph of the Pedant? Print, photography, etchings and mixed media, installation. Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 Perfect Heritage. Prints, etchings and mixed media. Draakon Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Marked. Large-scale digital prints and drawings. Aatrium Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Flying Idea. Etchings and monoprint. Draakon Gallery (cellar hall), Tallinn, Estonia

Selected group shows

2018 Transformation. Curated by J Valentino, Light House Gallery, Wolverhampton
2016 Black Hole Club, Digbeth First Friday, March. In collaboration with David Checkley, Michael Lightborne, Ollie MacDonald-Brown, Kate Spence, Leon Trimble and Sarah Walden. Vivid Projects, Birmingham
2011 The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial for Love, not Money. In collaboration work with artist group Grafodroom. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 TASE 2009. MA degree show, Estonian Academy of Arts. Rüütelkonna building, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 International Art Festival AHNE 5. Annual international urban culture festival. Patarei Culture Park, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 Culture Factory Festival ´06. Tallinn, Estonia
2005 Annual Printmaking Festival IN GRAAFIKA 2005 MAN+MACHINE. Museum Warehouse, Pärnu, Estonia


2018 Member of a-n Network
2012 Foundation Tallinn Print Triennial, Member of the Executive Board
2012 Estonian Artist’s Association, member
2011 Association of Estonian Printmakers, member
2009 Printmaking studio Grafodroom (Tallinn, Estonia), founding member