Viive Noor


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07/10/1955


Occupations

illustrator, curator


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Viive Noor (1955) is an illustrator and curator. She works as a curator at the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. Noor is the founder and organiser of the Tallinn Illustrations Triennial “The Power of Pictures” (2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017). She graduated cum laude in fashion design and graphic art from the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR (Estonian Academy of Arts) in 1981. Noor is the Vice President of the Estonian Section of IBBY and a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association, Estonian Graphic Designers’ Association (Head of Book Design Section), Associazione Italia Estonia, International Laboratory of Art, and Mega Art in Italy. Her works are held in the art collections of the National Library of Estonia, the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, the Hiroko Mori & Stasys Museum in Japan, and the Marstal Maritime Museum in Denmark, as well as in many private collections in Estonia, Japan, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Russia etc.

I certainly drew a lot as a child, but I was convinced I’d become an explorer. I read books about travels, expeditions, and nature. Back then, I knew many of the Latin names for animal and plant species by heart. While studying in an art-intensive school, I started going to art exhibitions and before I knew it, I’d enrolled in the Estonian Academy of Arts. I still love nature to this day, but can’t imagine life without art. I have a deep fondness for books and illustration, but the world of art is boundless and the explorer in me lives on.



Tricarico, Bianca Maria. „Tamburopoli”, Corato: SECOP Edizioni 2019
Toomet, Tiia. Mailill ja Ülane (May Lily and Anemone), Tammerraamat 2015
Panga, Milvi. Kus sa oled, päkapikk? (Where Are You, Santa’s Elf?), Varrak 2011
Дружинина, Марина. (Druzhinina, Marina). „Зимняя сказка/Новый Год” (The Winter’s Tale/New Year), Moscow: Лабиринт 2011
Kangur, Kalju. Timbu Limbu ja kaval kääbus (Timbu-Limbu and the Cunning Dwarf), TEA Kirjastus 2008
Panga, Milvi. Läki õue, läkiläki! (Let’s Go Outside!), TEA Kirjastus 2007
Made, Reet. Vallatuste pood (The Shop of Frolic), Tiritamm 2005
Panga, Milvi. See, kes lustib (The One Who Enjoys), Tiritamm 2004
Tungal, Leelo. Väike jõulusoov (A Little Christmas Wish), Tänapäev 2004

With other illustrators:
Eesti muinasjuttude kuldraamat (The Golden Book of Estonian Fairy Tales), TEA Kirjastus 2009
Elas kord… (Once Upon a Time…), Avita 2008
F. R. Kreutzwald. Lopi ja Lapi (Lopi and Lapi), Tänapäev 2008

2019 Sharjah Children’s Book Illustrations Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2018 Annual International Contest ‘Image of the Book’, Moscow, Diploma
2016 Silver Badge of Merit of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Tiia Toomet. May Lily and Anemone)
2013 Plaque of the 47th International Golden Pen of Belgrade / Плакета Међународног Златног Пера Београда
2011 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Milvi Panga. Where Are You, Santa’s Elf?)
2009 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Diploma
2009 Muhv Award
2008 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Kalju Kangur. Timbu-Limbu and the Cunning Dwarf)
2008 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Special prize of Estonian Graphic Designers’ Union (Once Upon a Time…), Special prize of The Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (F. R. Kreutzwald. Lopi and Lapi)
2008 Raisin of the Year Award (Once Upon a Time…)
2007 Nominee of the Kristjan Raud Prize
2007 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, Certificate of Merit (Milvi Panga. Let’s Go Outside)
2006 IBBY Honour List (Milvi Panga. The One Who Enjoys)
2005 Special Prize ‘Golden Book’ of the National Library of Estonia (Reet Made. The Shop of Frolic)
2004 5 Best Designed Estonian Children’s Books, 2 Certificates of Merit (Milvi Panga. The One Who Enjoys; Leelo Tungal. A Little Christmas Wish)

Noor’s works have been displayed since 1978 in more than 400 exhibitions in Estonia, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Colombia, China, Denmark, France, Spain, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, South-Korea, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Finland, Hungary, Ukraine, the USA, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.
Has had 72 solo exhibitions: 57 in Estonia, 8 in Finland, 3 in Germany and 4 in Russia.

Selected exhibitions:
2019 Sharjah Children’s Book Illustrations Exhibition, the United Arab Emirates
2019 Spring exhibition, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre
2018 Group exhibition of Estonian artists, Skizza gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
2018–2019 Exhibition of Baltic illustrators “Running with the Wolves”, Olympia Hall, London, the United Kingdom; international exhibition „Wolf Run“, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; Gdańsk, Wrocław, Warsaw, Poland
2018–2019 Exhibition of Estonian illustrators “Running with the Wolves”, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre, Tallinn; selected works, Pskov, St. Petersburg, Russia
2017 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2017 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2016 Solo exhibition “May Lily and Anemone”, Kondas Centre, Viljandi, Estonia
2016–2019 International exhibition „Illustrating Life – International Illustration & Contemporary Life“ II–IV, Beijing, China
2016–2018 Group exhibition of Estonian artists „Secret Lives I”, hotel Sofitel in Strasbourg, Embassy of Estonia in Paris, France
2016 Travelling exhibition of Estonian illustrators, “A Walk on the Path of Fairy Tale Together with Charles Perrault ”, Russia
2015–2019 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, Russia
2015–2018 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, Estonia; Gallery “Culture University”, Minsk, Belarus; Kraków, Łomża, Białystok, Szczecin, Płock, Warszaw, Elbląg, Gdańsk, Poland
2015 European Professional Doll Art Festival, “Theatrum Botanicum”, Riga, Latvia
2015 Travelling exhibition “Made with the Heart. Estonian Children’s Book Illustration”, Russia
2014–2015 Solo exhibition “Tree of Love”, Tallinn, Haapsalu, Pärnu, Viljandi, Estonia
2014 International exhibition „BEE ART”, Galerie Faszination ART, Hamburg, Germany
2014 International exhibition of illustrations, „Beyond the Seas”, Budapest, Hungary
2014 European Professional Doll Art Festival, Riga, Latvia
2014–2017 “Tallinn Illustration Triennial 2013. Estonian Illustrators”, Estonia, Poland
2013 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2013 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2013 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2013 Travelling exhibition of Estonian illustration, “Etelästä tuulee – Lõunatuul puhub” (The South Wind Blows), Finland
2013–2015 Exhibition by Estonian and Hungarian Illustrators, “Crisscross Stories”, Estonia, Hungary, the United Kingdom
2013–2014 Group exhibition, “The Visions of Mother Goose. Tribute to Charles Perrault”, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 Group exhibition „Four Is Better than Three”, Estonia, Finland
2012–2013 Exhibition by Estonian illustrators, “Old Fairy Tales” (Brothers Grimm), Estonia, Russia
2012–2013 Travelling exhibition “A Handful of Book Illustrations by Estonian Artists”, Poland
2011 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2011 Group exhibition „Me kolmekesi tuleme”, Pskov Art Museum, Russia
2011–2018 Exhibition of artists from the Baltic Sea countries, “Sea Fairy Tales”, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia
2010–2011 Travelling Exhibition of Estonian Book Illustration, Russia, Finland
2009 Solo exhibition „Christmas Light“, Exhibition Hall of the Parliament of Estonia, Tallinn
2009 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2009 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2009 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2009–2010 2nd “Blue Book Group”, an international illustration exhibition, Iran, Japan, Spain, Argentina
2007 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2007 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2006 Solo exhibition „Nallet, enkelit, hiiri ja niiden ystäväpiiri”, Cultural Centre Cruselli, Uusikaupunki; Puppet Theatre Sampo, Helsinki, Finland
2006 Solo exhibition „Illustrations”, Kondas Centre, Viljandi, Estonia
2006 Solo exhibition „Bears, Angels and Their Friends”, Haapsalu City Gallery, Estonia
2006 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2006 International exhibition „El desfile de los animales”, León, Spain
2005 Solo exhibition “Book Illustrations”, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
2005 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2003 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2003 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2003 Tallinn Illustrations Triennial (TIT), Estonia
2001 Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia
2001 International Biennial of the Illustration, “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, Serbia
2001 Biennial of European Illustrations in Japan (BEIJ)

10 Cakes by Lehte Hainsalu
German: 10 Kuchen. Tallinn: Perioodika 1991
Russian: 10 блинчиков. Таллин: Периодика, 1991
English: 10 cakes. Tallinn: Perioodika, 1990

The Winter’s Tale by Zacharias Topelius
Russian: Зимняя сказка. Москва; Перм: Прогресс; Урал-Пресс 1992