About Me

Kairi Orgusaar

E-mail: kairi [dot] orgusaar [at] mail [dot] ee
Phone: +372 53 403 124
OÜ Kunivorm
Kunilepa talu, Linna-Aluste küla, Kehtna vald, Raplamaa

Kairi Orgusaar (b 1969) graduated in painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts in 1995, in 2002 she earned M.A. in glass art from the same school. Since 1996 she has participated in various exhibitions at galleries and museums in Estonia and abroad, incl the Museum of Glass Art on Yelagin Island in St Petersburg, Russia, the Finnish Glass Museum at Riihimäe, Finland, LWL-Industriemuseum Glashütte Gernheim in Germany, etc. She has twice been awarded the annual Cultural Endowment of Estonia Regional Award. Her works can be seen in the glass art collection of Ernsting Stiftung Alter of Herding, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design and several private collections. Since 2004, she is heading her own glass art studio Kunivorm LLC, since 2010 she is a founding member and a member of the board of the Centre of Contemporary Arts of Rapla County.

Curriculum Vitae

Born:

14.05.1969. in Rapla, Estonia

Education:

1999 – 2002 Estonian Academy of Arts, post-graduate (MA) speciality of glass

1989 – 1995 Tallinn Art University (now Estonian Academy of Art) graduate painter

 

Employment:

Since 2010  Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, founding member.

Since 2004 Glass studio “Kunivorm”, founding member, glass designer

2004 – 2010 teacher (drawing and painting), Art Society, Rapla

 

Solo (or small groups) exhibitions:

2019    “Dialogues” pop-up exhibition at NÖFF (Women Nights Film Festival, Rapla, with Kati Kerstna)

2019    “Dark River” with Riin Pallon, Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2019    ” Sedna” the exhibition of living pictures (with Erki Kannus) Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2018     “Muutus / Forandring”, Art Gallery Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark

2018   ” Experimental Experience”, Olustvere manor , Estonia

2018    “Darkening”, Janinos Monkutės-Marks Museum Gallery, Lithuania

2017   “Roll-Up ” – Olustvere manor, Estonia

2016   “88 Years later ” – Olustvere manor, Estonia

2016    “What if” , Gribas Memorial Museum, Jurbarkas, Lithuania

2016  ” ÕÕ – Pictures of Memory” Kuressaare Castle, Saaremaa, Estonia

2015    “Baltic Impression” Richter Gallery, Den Helder, Holland

2015  “Marks Left” Haapsalu (Linnaaluste Group)

2014  “Elusive tidewater” (with Riin Pallon), Tahkuna lighthouse, Hiiumaa, Estonia

2013  “LEL” (with I.Audere, B.Gulbe, K.Kerstna, D.Truskaite), Gallery XX, Panevežys, Lithuania

2013 “The Colour of Being” Kloostri Ait, Tallinn

2012  “Falling Time” (with Riin Palloniga) Nousiainen, Finland

2012  “Herbarium of Silence” (with Riin Palloniga) Mynamäki, Finland

2008   “Look Through” (with Kati Kertna), Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2006  “Fire Beads” (with Kati Kerstna), Viieristi Gallery, Haapsalu, Estonia

2002  “Glass Game Boards ” Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

1999  “God`s Game Boards”  Central Library, Paide, Estonia

1998  “Mosaics”, Kuressaare Castle, Saaremaa, Estonia

1996  “Paintings 1996”, Kuressaare Castle, Saaremaa, Estonia

 

Group exhibitions:

2019    “Interplay. Glass & Light” Haapsalu, Evald Okas Museum and the 14th Wandering Lights Festival in Kadriorg, Tallinn

2019     The Exhibition of VIII  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.
2019    “Accordance. Glass in Space”, Haus Gallery, Tallinn

2018    “Estonia: a Mindscape” Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2018   ” Different Angle” International Exhibition of Contemporary Glass Art, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2018    “Darkening” Janinos Monkutės-Marks Museum Gallery, Lithuania

2017   “Verre en forme”  – Centre des Artes Pluriels, Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

2017    The Exhibition of VII  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2017   “Bio Glass”, the exhibition of XI Haapsalu International Hot Glass Symposium, Estonia

2017  ” Life on Earth” – art programme of Culture Festival “Särin” (“Sizzle”), Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2017   “Cold-Hot”. Estonian Glass art 80.Tallinn Creative Hub, Estonia

2016   “GlassJazz /International Glass Art Symposium”  exhibition , PANEVĖŽYS CIVIC ART GALLERY, Lithuania

2016   “2D →” International Glass Exhibition, The gallery of artsists union , Vilnius, Lithuania, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu and RCCCA, Estonia

2016  “Civilization 2: the Trousers of Time”, Seaplane Harbour, Tallinn

2015  „Moment“ Estonian Glassart, Järvakandi, Estonia2015 „10“ international hot glass exhibition, Haapsalu, Estonia
2015  „New Acquisitions 2014“,  Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Lette, Germany

2015   „10“ international hot glass exhibition, Haapsalu, Estonia

2014   “Born / Made I – II”, Tartu Art House, Tartu and Vabaduse Gallery , Tallinn, Estonia

2014   “There is many in One” mosaic glass exhibition, Olustvere manor , Estonia

2014   “Visitor: Estonia”, Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Lette, Germany

2014   “2D →”Arka gallery , Vilnius, Lithuania, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia, Rietumu Bank Gallery,  Riga, Latvia

2014    Vitrum balicum “Optical Outlook”, National M.K.Ciurlionis art museum, Kaunas Lituania

2014   “Line Flowing Underneath the Hand”,the Rapla County Center for Contemperary Art, Estonia

2013    “Light” , the Rapla County Center of Contemperary Art, Estonia

2013    The Exhibition of V  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2013   “Impression” Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2013   “Harmony” Galerii HAUS, Tallinn

2012  ” Estonian contemperary glass art”, Jelegin Glass Museum, St Peterburg , Russia

2012   “New Acquisitions 2011” Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding, Germany

2012   “2D →”  Gallery “ARKA”,Vilnius, Lithuania

2012  “Grand Fragility” Art  Hall, Tallinn

2012  “Sincerely Yours”, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2012 ” Chandelier”, the Rapla Country of Contemperary Art, Estonia
2012  ” Estonian Contemperary Glass Art”,  Estonian Museum of Applied Art and  Design, Tallinn,

2011   “Estonian Glass Art in the 2000s” The Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki.Finland

2011   “Man, Woman and Electricity”, 17-th nude art show, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia

2011   The exhibition of 4-th International Glass Festival, Galerie l´art municipale,    Diekirch and       Atelier d´art de verre in Asselborn, Luxembourg

2011  ” Copy” the Rapla Country of Contemperary Art, Estonia

2010  “Estonian Glass”, Glashütte Gernheim, Petershagen, Germany

2010  “Modern Painting”the Rapla Country of Contemperary Art, Estonia

2010  “Glass Connection 2010” Tetange, Luxembourg

2010 “ Doubly Meaningless”, Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Rapla, Estonia

2010  “Poetry of Glass” Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2010  “Epic Jewellery” Glass Gallery, Riga Latvia

2010  “Gloria”, Latvijan Artist Union Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2010  “Man and Woman” 17-th nude art show, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu

2009  “National Heritage” Concert Hall Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia

2009  “Bead Lines” Central Library Gallery, Pärnu , Estonia

2009   Exhibition of the 3-rd International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

2009   “Catch of the Day” , Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2009/ 2008 Internatinal Glass Art Exhibition “New and Young”

Art Academy Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

Janina Monkute-Marks, Kédainiai, Lithuania

2008 “Internation exhibition “Matchbox”, Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia

2007  “Round”,Albu Manor House, Järva County, Estonia

2007 “Estonian Glass 70, the best of 10 years”,

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and  Design, Tallinn, Estonia

2006 “Beautiful”, Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2007  White Glass Days` exhibitions, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2005 “Broken Things”, Towngallery, Viljandi, Estonia

2005  “Broken Things”, Jaani Seek, Tallinn, Esonia

2004 “Focus”, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, Esonia

2001 “Glass with Care”, EAA Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2001 “Through the Glass”, Town Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

 

Symposia:

2019   “Interplay. Glass & Light” Haapsalu, Evald Okas Museum

2019    VIII  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2017   VII  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2017   “Bio Glass” International Hot Glass Symposium  Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2016   Primitive Glass Art Symposium “Inspired by Roman Glass”, Linnaaluste village, Estonia

2016  “GlassJazz /International Glass Art Symposium” Studio Remis, Panevežis, Lithuania

2013   International Hot Glass Symposium “Impression” Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia

2013   V  International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2011   4-rd International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2010   International Primitive Glass Art Symposium “Bead Days of Kunilepa”

2010    International Hot Glass Symposium “Poetry of Glass”

2009   3-rd International Glass Festival Luxembourg, Asselborn, Luxembourg.

2009    “Bead Days of Kunilepa” Linnaaluste village, Estonia

2009   “Catch of the Day” International Symposium, Haapsalu, Estonia

2005 –  2008 Days of Primitive Glass, Kunilepa, Rapla County, Estonia

2005 –  2007 “White Glass Days”, international symposium and workshop of hot glass, Haapsalu, Estonia

 

Curator of exhibitions:

2018    “Estonia: a Mindscape” Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2017  ” Life on Earth” – art programme of Culture Festival “Särin” (“Sizzle”), Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2014   “Line Flowing Underneath the Hand” (with poet Mathura), Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2013   “Light”, Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2012   “Paintings from Tartu”, Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2012   “Chandelier”,  Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2011   “SoSS” – Exhibition of Contemporary Dutch art (with Rikka Horn), Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2010   “Modern Painting”, Rapla County Center for Contemporary Art, Estonia

2010  “ Doubly Meaningless”, Rapla County Centre for Contemporary Art, Rapla, Estonia

2007   “Estonian Glass 70, the best of 10 years”(with Kati Kerstna, Mare Saare, Vrve Kiil)

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia

2007    “Round” (with Kati Kerstna and Virve Kiil)

Albu Manor House, Järva County, Estonia

 

Membership in unions:

Estonian Glass Artists` Union

 

Works in collections:

Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Lette, Germany

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia

Järvakandi Glass Museum, Järvakandi, Estonia

 

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