rutt maantoa

Rutt Maantoa

Born 1955
Estonian Academy of Arts, Department of Leather Art (1975-1980)
Tartu Art College, professor
member of the Estonian Artists’ Association
member of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union

Solo exhibitions:
2007 – “All Together”, Vanha Kirjastotalo Emil-sali, Tampere, Finland
2004 – “Materialized Mind Games”, Vanemuine Concert Hall, Tartu
2000 – “Openness of Closeness”, Tartu Art House Gallery
1991 – Bookbinding exhibition, Tartu Artists’ House

Selected exhibitions:
2014 – Exhibition of artistic bookbinding ” Protected openness“, Tallinn
2014 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Shakespeare in Binding”, Tallinn
2014 – Exhibition of Enn Jaanisoo`s private collection of Estonian bookbindings, Tallinn
2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2003, 2001 – Biennale Mondiale de la Reliure d’Art, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse ( France)
2013 – Exhibition of miniature books ”Ajastaja“, Tartu
2013 – Exhibition of artistic bookbinding ”Konrad Mägi. Bound", Tallinn
2013 – Selected exhibition of “Scripta manent IV”, Budapest  (Hungary)
2013 – Exhibition of artistic bookbinding ” Five Centuries of Estonian Bookbinding”, Vilnius (Lithuania), Sastamala, Jyväskylä, Helsinki (Finland), Viljandi, Tartu, Rakvere (Estonia)
2013 – Выставка «Переплетение словес», посвященная перпелетному искусству, Санкт-Петербург (Россия)
2012 – Exhibition of miniature books “Notes on Margins”, Tallinn
2012 – OKAERI PROJECT, Morioka, Ofunato (Japan)
2011 – Annual exhibition of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union ”Re-Realia", Tallinn
2011 – 14th annual exhibition of the Australian Bookbinders, Sidney (Australia)
2011 – Bookbinding exhibition "The Great Guild of Tallinn and the Guild Hall", Tallinn
2011 – Bookbinding exhibition "Kalevipoeg“, Tallinn
2010, 2005, 2000, 1995 – International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent”, Tallinn
2010 – 6th International Artistic Bookbinding Exhibition “Notes on margins”, Vilnius
2010 – International bookbinding exhibition "Bound For Success", Boston, San Francisco, New York (USA)
2009 – Designer Bookbinders International Competition „WATER” and exhibition "Bound for Success", Oxford (United Kingdom)
2009 – International exhibition "Reliquary", Tallinn
2008-2006 – Selected exhibition of “Scripta manent III”, Turku, Helsinki (Finland),
Göteborg, Malmö, Uppsala (Sweden), Riga (Latvia)
2008 – Exhibition-competition ”Poetic Bookbindings”, Tallinn
2006-2004 – Exhibition of leather art “Minnekästchen”, Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Tallinn, Narva, Keila, Elva
2006 – Tartu Art College teachers’ exhibition “Self-Reflective Art”, Tartu
2006 – Annual exhibition of the Estonian Leatherwork Artists' Union “Review”, Tallinn
2005-2001 – Exhibition of bookbindings “Wonderful World of Fairy Tales”, Copenhagen, Odense (Denmark), Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Tallinn, Pärnu, Viljandi
2004 – Annual exhibition of the Leatherwork Artists' Union “Leather in Room”, Tartu
2002 – 2nd International Exhibition of Bookbinding as Art, Assisi (Italy)
2001 – Exhibition of 26 Estonian bookbinders, Kalocsa, Budapest (Hungary)
1999 – Exhibition of leather art “Kammpäkk”, Tallinn
1993 – Tartu artists’ exhibition, Jyväskylä (Finland)
1986, 1984, 1982 – National exhibitions of applied art
2001-1981 – Tartu applied art exhibitions

Awards:
2007 – prize for original bookbinding at the 9th World Biennial of Art Bookbinding, St.
Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, France