Aili Sarv photo, 1947) Aili Vint photo, 2005
the story of my destiny
When I was a child there was a seascape with gigantic wave, hanging on the wall by my bed. I remember how, at bed-time, instead of going to sleep, I roamed on crests of the waves and slid down to the trough. In that stormy sea I had my own place to crawl into when I felt sleepy, and so I often dozed off in the embrace of the silky wave.The picture by my bed was a copy of The Ninth Wave (1850), by Ivan Aivazovski. And today, three of my seascapes are hanging in one room side by side with Ivan Aivazovski’s works at the Marine Art Museum in Otchakow, Ukraine.
Can you imagine! Now sleep together our pictures!
So, when people ask me how long it took me to complete this or that painting, I am always tempted to answer: A long, long time – since childhood.
WORKS IN MUSEUMS
Marine Art Museum in Ochakov, Ukraine.
Tretyakov’s Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
Kumu Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
CV AILI VINT
Was born in 1941 in a tiny town of Rakvere, Estonia, Europe.
1962-1967 Studied at Institute of Art, Tallinn, Estonia
1964-1970 Member of ANK’ 64
1967-present is married to painter and writer Toomas Vint
1970-present Freelance artist, a member of Estonian Artists' Association
Aili Vint has participated in numerous personal and international exhibitions, the latest including:
2012 CHA Roads & Tracks Moscow International Art Salon
2013 The Desire for Freedom Art in Europe since 1945. Berlin, Milan, Tallinn
2013 ANK-64 juubelinäitua
2014 – 2015 Artist´s Footprint. Aili Vint and Toomas Vint. Tallinn Art Hall
2016 Caprises. Aili Vint's work in retrospect. Tartu Art House
For the full CV of Aili Vint, please click HERE
SOME SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 CAPRICES, in Tartu Art House
2001 Gallery of Rakvere Museum, Estonia
2001 Haus Gallery,Tallinn
2001 Olion gallery, Tallinn
1999 Gallery of Estonian House, New York, USA
1995 Kastellaani Maja Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
1995 Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
1990 Järvenpää Cultural Centre, Järvenpää, Finland
1990 Oulu Cultural Centre, Oulu, Finland
1988 The Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn
1977, 1996 Gallery of the Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
1991 - 1996 Estonian Academy of Arts lecturer, a creativity mentor
1996 - 2002 Estonian Business School, creative know-how training for top leaders and businessmen
1999 - 2006 Estonian Euro Management Institute, creativity mentor
Since 2012 TTÜ creative training for architects
CREATIVITY IS THE ONLY PERMANENTLY FAITHFUL CAPITAL
Creativity mentor Aili Vint: Whatever your profession, switch on your creative light and you will see a genius!
On more creative trainingś video is here: Eesti kunst, Aili Vint /ERR/ 1998 Eesti kunst: Aili Vint
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE BOOKS
Aili Vint THE SEA BOOK , published by Tulikiri, Tallinn 2011
.From the Aili Vints book LIKE SUN IN THE SKY, published by Ilo, Tallinn 2000
SOME INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Aili Vint REFLECTIONS, 1993 Exhibited in Osaka Painting Trienale 1993. Acrylic the Light, reflected on the color, is glowing from behind. The tilted board is pure white.
1995 Osaka Sculpture Trienale, Japan
1994 Osaka Graphic Trienale , Japan
1993 SUBSTANCE - UNSUBSTANCE The 1st annual exhibition of the Soros Foundation, Center for Contemporary Arts, Estonia. Tallinn, Estonia
1988, 1991 Miniprint Triennial, Chamalières France
1987 Art of Soviet Estonia, Moscow
1987 Rostock Painting Triennial, Germany
1984 SPACE AND FORM, Art Hall, Tallinn
1983, 1986 Riga Miniprint Triennial, Latvia
1981, 1987 Lodz Miniprint Triennial, Poland
1977 Szecin, Poznan, Warssavi (with Toomas Vint) Poland
1975, 1984 Baltic Painting Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
1972, 1997 Cracow Graphic Art Biennial, Poland
1971, 1980, 1983, 1989, 1995 Tallinn Print Triennial, Estonia
2018 -2019 Estonian Art 1918 - 2019, Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow “Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018” is an exhibition of the Art Museum of Estonia and the National Tretyakov Gallery, combining Estonian art of the last hundred years from the collections of the two museums.
The Atlantic Sea 1981 Oil on canvas 175 x 200 cm Tretjakov Gallery
On The Island of Tütarsaar 1985 Oil on canvas 115 x 145 cm Tretjakov Gallery,
XXX Baltic Regatta. Waiting for The Wind, Triptychon II, 1979 Oil on canvas 174 x 150 cm Tretjakov Gallery,
2018 Kris Lemsalu and Aili Vint at Bozar, Brussels @bozarbrussels until August 19, curated by Maria Arusoo, director of CCA, Estonia! ••• The exhibition is part of the project "Somewhere in Between. Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe" in Bozar. Brussels
2017 MONA The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 CAPRICES, in Tartu Art House, Estonia
2016 Soviet Hippies are present at the exhibition: PEACE AND LOVE London
Soviet Hippies are present at the exhibition: PEACE AND LOVE, 2016 Londonn — Soviet hippies: psychedelic underground of 1970s Estonia / Nõukogude hipi / YouTube)
SOME CATALOGS FROM EXHIBITIONS
2019 Catalog: “Border Poetics. Estonian Art 1918–2018” is an exhibition of the Art Museum of Estonia and the National Tretyakov Gallery,combining Estonian art of the last hundred years from the collections of the two museums.
2017 101 Eesti kunstiteost, raamat kirjastuselt Varrak
2014 AILI VINT. .TOOMAS VINT Artists footprint
2013 THE ARTISTS GROUP ANK' 64 Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
2012 CHA ROADS & TRACKS, Moscow International Art Salon, Russia
2010 POPKUNST FOREVER Estonian Pop Art at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Kumu ART Museum
2013 THE DESIRE FOR FREEDOM ART IN EUROPE SINCE 1945, 30th Council of Europe exhibition. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
Invitation to exhibition: ARTIST'S FOOTPRINT
2014-2015 Aili Vint's and Toomas Vint's exhibition: ARTIST'S FOOTPRINT, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Together with Toomas Vint it was our intent to put the visitors, as they entered the Tallinn Art Hall, into the right frame of mind. For that we prepared a surprise for the people rushing in from the winter gloom. They could see The Sun rising in the display window, and upon entering, they were walking on grass and the scent of fresh-mow in hay tickled their noses.
Aili Vint: THE SUN SETS AND RISES FROM THE TALLINN ART HALL 2013-2014 Time-and-Space Specific Light Installations, 3000 x1400 x 900 cm