Dec 22, 2015

December 22, 2015 Newsletter is Out

- summary of 2015
- feature in PRIME book
- video documentation of new performance
- upcoming performance
- Robert Ryman exhibition guide
- Invitation to Workshop 


Oct 24, 2015

Solo Exhibition at WAAM, Woodstock NY

Jaanika Peerna

Lightest of Matter
solo exhibition of drawings, installation, light work and video

October 24 - November 29 2015

opening  Oct 24 4-6PM
performance with Timothy Hill (overtone singing) Nov 22 2-3PM

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum
28 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498

(845) 679-2940

see video documentation of the performance HERE 
photos of the exhibition are  HERE 
Collaborative performance with Timothy Hill (overtone singing)

Jaanika Peerna, Light Matter, reflective film, magnet, light 2015

Sep 30, 2015

Drawers Drawing / group exhibition in NY

curated by Alison Pierz

Featuring works by: James Bills, Colleen Blackard, Ai Campbell, Joseph Karwacki, Tim Maxwell and Jaanika Peerna

People who draw are technically referred to as draughtsman, which seems to suggest that their efforts are considered a step in a process. One draws a preliminary sketch, or plans to be interpreted and developed into something else at a future date. The artists presented in "Drawers Drawing" have all made the choice to be “drawers” and consider their mark making the end product in itself. Exhibited hear are: technical pencil drawing, ball point pen, large scale installation pieces, works on wood and 3-dimensional objects. This exhibition celebrates the ancient human act of mark making and the artists who engage with it.

Galerie Protégé 

OCT 8 - NOV 5, 2015

197 Ninth Ave (Lower Level - Chelsea Frames)
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-807-8726

more info HERE

Jaanika Peerna and Anni Jürgenson at the opening

Jaanika Peerna BendLine Series, graphite on Mylar, reflective Mylar, 2015

Jaanika Peerna, Graphite Falls (Chelsea), graphite on Mylar, reflective Mylar, 2015

Aug 13, 2015

Drawings at Tallinn International Drawing Triennial in Estonia

Jaanika Peerna's large scale work is included in two group exhibitions at
V Tallinn International Drawing Triennial

 IV Drawing Triennial Award Winners Exhibition

Kadi Pajupuu ja Marilyn Piirsalu (Estonia), Jaanika Peerna (USA- Estonia), Viktoria Pitirimova (Russia) ja Tomiyuki  Sakuta (Japan) 
13.08 - 1.09.2015

Vabaduse Gallery
Vabaduse väljak 6, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
+372 5301 8715


Black and White
22.08 - 27.09.2015
Kunstihoone/ Tallinn Art Hall 
Vabaduse Square 8, Tallinn, Estonia

Jaanika Peerna, Falls, graphite on Mylar, 2015

Jun 14, 2015

INVERSIONS: collaborative performance in NYC

Collaborative drawing and sound performance
overlooking Manhattan mid-town

drawing: Jaanika Peerna (New York)
cello: Lucio Corrente (Milan)

June 7

video: Thomas Wilson

a short overview of the performance evolving over time:

Apr 28, 2015


Exhibition Dates: May 1 - 30, 2015
Opening Reception: May 1st, 6-9pm 

Artist Performance
Saturday, May 16 at 1pm

Part of the EU Month of Culture this May Hillyer Art Space is partnering with the Embassy of Estonia to present LIGHT MATTER, an exhibition and performance by artist Jaanika Peerna. Peerna will create a room-size drawing installation which will consist of works in varying scale and presence. There will be tiny and large framed drawings as well as sculptural forms made from reflective mylar as well as graphite drawings on mylar.

take a look at the photos of the exhibition HERE and of Peerna's live drawing performance HERE

Estonian National Broadcast news story of both exhibit and the performance can be viewed HERE

photo: Estonain Embassy in Washington

9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008


more info HERE 

Apr 8, 2015

Storms and Silences at New York Public Library

Jaanika Peerna's new richly illustrated art book with essays by Fiona Robinson (UK) and Heie Treier (Estonia) was presented at New York Public Library on March 13, 2015.

The event was organized my Mid-Manhattan Library, The Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Consulate General of Estonia.

Consul general of Estonia in New York Eva-Maria Liimets gave a short introduction on Estonia and Peerna's artwork. The artist herself continued with and illustrated lecture on the influences of Estonian artists and nature on her work and gave an overview of the project included in the new book Storms and Silences.

Click HERE to see photos of the gathering. All photos Eleri Ever

To flip through the book digitally and/or purchase it please click HERE 

photos Eleri Ever

Mar 15, 2015

Memories in Motion : group exhibition in Sydney

Jaanika Peerna is showing her drawings and installations
in a group exhibition

Memories in Motion

March 21 - April 25, 2015

opening and performance
March 21


M Contemporary
37 Ocean Street
Woollahra, Sydney

More info and contact the gallery
click HERE
Jaanika Peerna BendLine Series, top view, pencils on Mylar reflective Mylar  6x9x9" 2015 

Feb 14, 2015

Light Matter in Brooklyn

Light Matter

solo exhibition of drawing installation

by Jaanika Peerna

February 14- March 29, 2015

opening February, 13 6-8PM
kinetic performance with Alexis Steeves and Rain Saukas  March 7, 4PM

brochure with an essay by Taney Roniger accompanies the exhibition

for more information and to read essay click HERE

Kentler International Drawing Space
353 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn (Red Hook), New York 11231

718 875 2098

Jan 26, 2015

Movements in Grey : short on Jaanika Peerna's practice

A short on Jaanika Peerna's art practice was released on January 24, 2015

Jaanika Peerna -
Movements in Grey

directed by Umru Rothenberg
9 films 2015

click HERE to view it