Leelo Leesi

Leelo Leesi

27.03.1964
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Kuressaare Saaremaa Estonia
1985 - 1990 Estonian Academy of Arts, leather art and design
1990 - 1993 Tartu Art School, leather craft teacher
1990 - 1995 Tartu ARS manufacture of arts and grafts, leather craft artist
1995 - Kuressaare Regional Training Centre,
teacher in Design Department, art and leather craft
1997 - Kuressaare Art School, art teacher
Since 1998 member of Estonian Watercolorists Union
Since 1989 takes part in exhibitions
Solo exhibitions
1994 "Large and small doings", watercolors and drawings,
theatre Vanemuine, Tartu
1996 "Forms" (together with Boris Shestakov), pastel and charcoal drawings,
Pärnu Museum
1997 "Winter and Spring Duet" (together with Marget Tafel), ceramics,
Hansa Gallery, Kuressaare
1997 "Outlook", watercolors, Hansa Gallery, Kuressaare
2000 "Quiet life", watercolors, Sammas Gallery, Tallinn; Agape Centre, Pärnu
"Ultramarine", watercolors, hotel Meri, Kuressaare
Selected exhibitions
1989 "Binding of Epos" international exhibition, Estonian Applied Art Museum
1997 "Art Exhibition", Shestakov family exhibition, watercolors,
Tartu Artists' House
1990 - 1993 Tartu artists exhibitions, watercolors, Tartu Artists'House
1999 - Saaremaa artists'exhibitions in Finland, Latvia, Germany
1998 - Estonian Watercolorists' Union exhibitions
2010 "Scripta manent" IV, International bookbindings exhibition,
Tallinn, Tartu, Tampere, Helsinki, Budepest
2010 "Notes on margins", VI International Artistic Bookbinding Exhibition
Lithuanian Artists'Union Gallery, Vilnius
2011 "Kalevipoeg", bookbindings exhibition
2011 "Re-Realia", Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union annual exhibition
2012 "Konrad mägi. Bound", bookbinding exhibition of ELAU
2012 "Logiraamatud/ Lokikirjoja/ Loggböcker/ Logbooks",
artist's books from Finland, Estonia, Russia,
Raegalerii Kuressaare, Porvoon Taidetehdas, Raahe
2012 "Bookbinding in Estonia Trough the Five Centuries"
V bookbinding exhibition-contest, Tallinn, Tartu, Vilnius, Jyväskylä
2013 "Ajastaja" mini books exhibition
2013 "Ääremärkused" ("Marginalia"), mini books exhibition
Art and Design Museum in Tallinn
2014 "Kaitstud avatus" ("Protected Openness") bookbinding exhibition,
Peep Ilmet collection of poems "Sõõlatud luule"
Awards
2010 Golden Book Award at "Scripta manent" IV
2011 Teacher of the Year at Kuressaare Regional Training Centre