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Hi!

I am Helsinki-based illustrator, visual artist and art teacher.
I studied Art Education at Aalto University and Printmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts.

I like bright colors, forrest walks and black coffee.
I feel happy when drawing and when making up my own stories.
I also like seeing others pictures, reading others stories and teaching picture-making for others.


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Contact:

If you like my work, you can contact me at anna.sailamaa@gmail.com
Looking forward to hearing from You!

Education:

2015   Masters’s degree in Printmaking / University of the Arts Helsinki
2013   Masters’s degree in Art Education / Aalto University

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Illustrations:

2019  Sankaritarinoita (kaikille) / Into (Finland)
2018  Sankaritarinoita tytöille / Into (Finland)
2015  Sarjainfo #169 / cover image (Finland)
2015  The New York Times / Sunday Review / Sept. 5, 2015 (U.S.A)
2012  New Brave World / Nobrow 7 (England)

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Books:

2018   Pocket Flowers / self-published zine (Finland)
2016   Everybody is hungry / Kuš Komiksi (Lithuania)
2015   The Beehive / Asema Publishing (Finland)
2014   80/35 / self-published photobook (Finland)
2013   Pasterz / Centrala (Poland)
2013   Le Pasteur / L’Association (France)
2013   Sois sage maintenant / 5C – la Cinquième Couche (Belgium)
2011   The Shepherd / Huuda Huuda (Finland)
2011   While 1-3 / self-published zines (Finland)
2008  Be Good Now / Huuda Huuda (Finland)

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Short stories:

2019  Plant Power / Kuš! #35 by Kuš Komiksi (Lithuania)
2018  Visitors / Kuš! #31 by Kuš Komiksi (Lithuania)
2017  Year 1976 / 101 Comics from Finland by Zum Teufel (Finland)
2016  Haïku / Rhizome #12 by La Boîte À ‘Zines (Belgium)
2015  Hemispheres / Tempora Mutantur by Kutikuti (Finland)
2014  On Your Marks / Short Run Anthology, vol. 2
2014  Colmena / El Estado Mental (Spain)
2014  Ruche / The Journal of La Camaraderie (Belgium)
2014  Father / Comic Atlas Finnland by Reprodukt (Germany)
2013  Le Sauna public / BD Finlandaise (Finland)
2012  Last Summer / The KutiKuti Guide to Finland (Italy)
2011  Midnight Sun / Kuš! #7 by Kuš Komiksi (Lithuania)
2011  Afternoon / Eyeballing! The New Forms of Comics (Finland)
2011  The Isle / Our Little Se by Studio Panama (Finland)
2009  Common Sauna / Nordicomics (Finland)
2009  After snowfall / Kuš! #5 by Kuš Komiksi (Lithuania)
2009  The Nest / Contemporary Finnish Comics by Boomfest (Russia)
2009  Common Cold / Canicola 7 (Italy)
2009  Escape / Glömp 10 by Boing Being (Finland)
2007  Mother / Glömp 9 by Boing Being (Finland)

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Selected solo and group exhibitions:

2018    Bibliotek Nordica / International Artist Book Exhibition
2018    St. Petersburg Nordic Weeks 2018
2016    Finnish Comics Now / Embassy of Finland, Washington D.C., U.S.A
2015    Tempora Mutantur / Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, Filnland
2014    Short Run Comics & Arts Festival / Seattle, U.S.A
2014    Personal Taste / Bologna, Italia
2013    Kuti Kuti Exhibition / Kultures Maison in Brussels, Belgium
2012    12. Internationales Literaturfestival / Berlin, Germany
2012    Billnäs Young Artists / Billnäs, Finland
2012    Eye Balling – Contemporary Finnish Comics / Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2011    Camping, Contemporary Finnish Comics / Salo Art Museum, Finland
2011    Fanzines ! / Paris, France
2011    Ramdam, raffut et grognements / Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes in Paris, France
2010    Glömp X – Contemporary Finnish Comics
2010    Nordicomics.info – Contemporary Nordic Comics
2010    The Last Match – Contemporary International Comics
2010    Dollhouse / Rocketship Store, New York, U.S.A
2009    Virus – Fumetto / Lucerne, Sveitsi
2008    BD Finlande – Contemporary Finnish Comics

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