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Kristi Kangilaski

Biography

Kristi Kangilaski (1982) is an illustrator, book and graphic designer, author of children's books, and art teacher. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in graphic design in 2013, and is member of the Estonian Graphic Designers Association. Kangilaski regularly collaborates with the Estonian magazine Ema. She has received numerous awards for the books she has written and/or illustrated, and was included in the 2015 White Ravens catalogue.

I start working in my head first. When the vision of a picture is complete, then I take a pencil and draw it on paper. The biggest part of the process happens at a computer. Usually, I cut the drawings up into pieces digitally, "glue" them back together, and then draw over them.

Profile photo: Piia Ruber

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Eureka!

Els Heinsalu

Päike ja Pilv
2019, 38 pp
ISBN: 9789949728565
fiction, storybook

Guess?

Epp Petrone

Päike ja Pilv
2014, 44 pp
ISBN: 9789949947065
fiction, picturebook
2019
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Kristi Kangilaski. „Suur rüütel“)

2017
Good Children's Book (Epp Petrone. Magic Words)
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Els Heinsalu. Ahhaa!)

2015
The White Ravens (Kristi Kangilaski. Tiu and the Dove)
The Knee-High Book Competition, Honourable Mention (Lana Vatsel. Somebody Always Cares)

2014
5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristi Kangilaski. Tiu and the Dove)

2013
5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kristiina Kass. Dream Bird’s Nest)
The Knee-High Book Competition, 2nd place (Epp Petrone. Take a Guess)

2012
5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special Prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Estonian Graphic Designers’ Associations’ Special Prize for a young artist (Kristi Kangilaski. The Sun Goes on Holiday)
Good Children's Book (Kristi Kangilaski. The Sun Goes on Holiday)

2011
The Knee-High Book Competition, Honourable Mention (Kristi Mägi = Kristi Kangilaski. Three Stories of the Sun = The Sun Goes on Holiday)
2020
Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia

2019
Solo exhibition, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn
Spring exhibition, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn

2018–2020
Exhibition of Baltic illustrators “Running with Wolves”, London, the United Kingdom; Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (“Wolf Run”), Tallinn; Gdańsk, Wrocław, Białystok, Warsaw, Płock, Szczecin, Poland; Pordenone, Italy; Vilnius, Lithuania

2018–2019
Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “Running with Wolves”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn

2017
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
Spring exhibition of Estonian illustrators, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre
Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “A Window into the Fairy Tale World”, Haapsalu Cultural Centre, Haapsalu Children’s Library

2016
Travelling exhibition of Estonian illustrators, “A Walk on the Path of Fairy Tale Together with Charles Perrault”, Moscow, Krasnoarmeysk, Mytishchi, Russia

2015–2020
International illustration exhibition, “It’s Always Tea-Time”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; Riga, Latvia; Uusikaupunki, Finland; Gdansk, Wrocław, Toruń, Elbląg, Poland; Berlin, Germany; Szczecin, Płock, Poland; Budapest, Hungary; Oxford, the United Kingdom; Moscow, Krasnoarmeysk, Mytishchi, Vyborg, St. Petesburg, Russia

2015–2019
Exhibition of Estonian Illustrators, “Once Upon a Time...” (Grimm’s Fairy Tales), Aosta, Anagni, Lagonegro, Bernalda-Metaponto, Corato, Matera, Roma, Lacco Ameno, Irsina, Siracusa, Sassari, Roma, Bologna, Italy; Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; Minsk, Belarus; Kraków, Łomża, Białystok, Szczecin, Płock, Warszaw, Elbląg, Gdańsk, Opole, Poland

2015
“Picture Story”, Tallinn, Estonia

2013–2014
Group exhibition “The Visions of Mother Goose. Tribute to Charles Perrault”, Tallinn, Estonia