Marju Bormeister 1
Marju Bormeister 2
Marju Bormeister 3
Marju Bormeister 4
I was the firstborn child of artists Magda and Mart Bormeister, born on the 22nd of December in 1945. I would say I lived half of my life in Tallinn’s Art House, which took me eau de turpentine world of colours. I have worked as a playschool teacher, draughts woman, secretary and in a photo laboratory. I have painted sets designed by Fitz Matt, Aime Unt and Tõnu Virve. I have worked at the Estonian National Museum of Art and Theatre. It is there that I discovered my interest in photography. I have worked as a set-designer at the Tallinn’s Youth Theatre. It was only after that that I went to study theatre design at the Estonian Art Academy. However I switched to the Department of Painting and graduated from it. I have also studied interior design and various types of printmaking (etching, monotypia and other) at the Estonian Art Academy. I enjoy painting outdoor wilderness, landscapes and all kinds of surface textures. I work mainly from home, with lots of paintings around, as well as kids and clients. This makes it difficult to tell whether it is my home or studio. I have participated in a number of different projects of relevance to teaching the monotypia technique in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, USA and Germany. I have taught several diplomatic corporation workers (from England, Denmark, Ireland, USA, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Norway) in my Tallinn studio.
Curriculum Vitae
Marju Bormeister
22nd of December 1945
Pärnu mnt. 6 – 8, Tallinn, Estonia
00 372 56687977
1966 Graduated from Tallinn’s Reaalkool Highschool
1980 First official exhibition
1985 Graduated from Estonian Art Academy
1993 Became a member of Estonian Artist’s Association
1997 Became a member of Estonian Watercolorists
2000 Graduated from Estonian Art Academy, Artists Pedagogue Diploma
2001 Graduated from Estonian Art Academy Tutors Advanced Education/ Training
Important Exhibitions
2004 Dolores Hoffmann Gallery, Tallinn, „Estonian Landscapes“
2005 Dolores Hoffmann Gallery, Tallinn, „Scenic“
2006 Plane Air Easton, Maryland, USA
2007 Tallinn Furniture Shops, „Interior Elements“
2008 G-Gallery, Tallinn, „Meeting“ an exhibition with Peter Heyn (Germany)
2008 Katariina Käik „Birds and Landscapes“ solo exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia
2008 Estonian Watercolour Association exhibition in Finland, Helsinki, „Once in a lifetime“
2008 Estonian Ministry Of Agriculture, solo exhibition „Landscapes“
2008 Tartu Art House, EKL Estonian Art Associaton exhibition 2009 Mereoton Hotel, Lai Street 44, solo exhibition
2009 SEB Gallery, organizer Haus Gallery, solo exhibition „I live in Estonia“
2009 Status Club, solo exhibition „C ela vie“
2009 Metro, Tammsaare Road 56, solo exhibtion „My beautiful life“
2009 Hospital, Paldiski Road 7
2010 Meriton Spa and Conference Centre, Paldiski Road 4, solo exhbition
2010 Tonise Majatalo solo,
2010 Parnu Modern Art Museum, EKL Estonian Art Association exhibition „Blue“
2010 Volikogu Vana Viru 4, solo exhibiton „Landscapes“
2010 ASKO, furniture store Peterburi Road 50
2009 Gallery „Vabaduse“, solo exhibition „Meeting with horizon“
2010 Group exhibitions
Watercolours, Võru Town Gallery
Pärnu Concert Hall
Mexcico, Musio Nacinal De La Acuarela