Olga Pärn

Olga Pärn (1976) is an animator, film director, and illustrator. She graduated in graphic arts from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and completed a course in film direction at the La Poudriere animation school in Valence, France. Currently, she works as a visiting professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Pärn’s style is sometimes fun, other times somewhat sarcastic and edging towards dark humour, but always warm and witty. Her illustrations provide food for thought.

Profile picture: private collection

Illustrated books

Awards

2021
Karl Eduard Sööt Children’s Poetry Award, Readers Choice (Anti Saar. The Great Pancake-Make, for illustrations)

2020
Good Children’s Book (Anti Saar. The Great Pancake-Make)

2018
25 Best-Designed Estonian Books (Aino Pervik. From BonnyHead and Beyond)
Good Children’s Book (Aino Pervik. From BonnyHead and Beyond)

2015

5 Best-Designed Estonian Children’s Books, special prize of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre (Gianni Rodari. Telephone Tales)
25 Best-Designed Estonian Books (Gianni Rodari. Telephone Tales)

Exhibitions

2019
Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia

2017

Group exhibition of Estonian illustrators “Leafing Through Estonian Children’s Books I”, Moscow, Kolomna, Russia

2016

Spring exhibition of Estonian illustrators, Estonian Children’s Literature Centre

2013

Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB), Slovakia

2008–2009
Olga and Priit Pärn’s exhibition “Life without Gabriella Ferri”, Tallinn, Tartu

About the author

Eesti Joonisfilm. Filmmakers: Olga Pärn

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