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Tiina Piisang

Born 1957


1972–1975 - Tallinn Kopli Secondary School of Art
1976–1979 Tallinn Pedagogical Institute, Department of Drawing and Handicraft
1979–1984 Estonian State Art Institute, Department of Leather Art
Has worked as footwear designer at Kommunaar manufacture of leather and footwear, as senior artist at ARS manufacture of arts and crafts, as teacher of leather art and bookbinding
Free-lance artist
Since 1991 member of the Estonian Artists’ Association, since 2000 member of the Jakob Granström Seura (Finnish Bookbinding Association), since 2005 member of SoB (The Society of Book¬binders, UK)
Since 1984 has taken part in exhibitions of applied art, bookbinding and fashion

Solo exhibitions:
1990 - "Window exhibition" of Tallinn Art House
1994 - Nakkila, Finland
1995 - Pori, Finland
1997 - Pärnu
1999 - Hadsten, Denmark

Group exhibitions:
1990, 1991, 1996, 2004 - Tallinn
1990 - Kuressaare
1995, 1996 - Halinga
1997 - Paldiski
1997 - Pärnu
1999 - Kärdla

Awards:
1990, 1995, 2000 – awards at international exhibitions of bookbindings
2001 – prize of the Estonian Ministry of Culture at the exhibition of bookbindings “String of Pearls: Memories of Adele Reindorff”, Estonian Academic Library
2001, 2007 – 3rd prize at the International Bookbinding Exhibition “Knyga/Book”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2002 – master class prize at the 2nd International Exhibition of Bookbinding as Art, Macerata, Italy
2002 – mentioned by the jury at the exhibition “The Very Best of Estonian Poetry”, Estonian Academic Library
2003 – prize of the jury at the international exhibition of bookbindings, UK
2005 – Grand Prix of the international class at the international exhibition of bookbindings, UK
2009 - award at the bookbinding exhibition "9 sectiona", Tallinn Central Library
2010 – honourable mention at the International Exhibition of Artistic Bookbinding “Scripta manent IV”, Tallinn