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Artist talk: Ilona Treiman

Ilona Treiman is a jewellery and metal artist and teacher, who uses different materials and techniques in her work, characterised by a sculptural approach. She has graduated from metalworking at the Estonian Academy of Arts (1984), is a member of the Estonian Artists Association, Ornamo Art and Design Finland and The Union of Finnish Art Associations. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably at Limoges (1990, -92, -94), Cincinnati USA (1989, -91), Moscow and Tallinn (1985 -1990), Tokio (1992), Denmark, Beijing (2004) and Berlin (2005, -16), She has taken part of the nomadic exhibition Baltic and Nordic Jewellery Art (Denmark-Finland-Sweden, 1991) and the exhibition in Seoul South Korea (2011). She had a solo exhibition in the Art Museum of Hyvinkää (2012). In 2019, she received the Ede Kurrel prize of the The Estonian Association of Jewellery and Blacksmiths. Her works are part of the collection of the Estonian Museum of Applied Art And Design, Nordic Museum in Vaasa and private collections in France, USA, England, Finland, Denmark, Italy.

Ilona Treiman’s exhibition “Fire” was in the A-Gallery VAULT 28.05–29.06.2021.

The exhibition was part of the 8th Tallinn Applied Art Triennal satellite programme.

The artist talk was conducted by jewellery artist Marita Lumi, filmed and edited by Liina Lõõbas.

A-Gallery’s artist talks are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.