artist from Tallinn, Estonia
mirroring physical paint with its digital representations

Mart Vainre (born 1988) is an artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. He received his MA in New Media in 2014 and his BA in Painting in 2011 from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Vainre has had several solo exhibitions, and his work has been featured in curatorial exhibitions at the KUMU Art Museum and Tallinn Art Hall. His artistic method involves mirroring physical paint with its digital representations. By blending painting, a symbolic method of marking the presence of a human, with high-tech digital tools like 3D scanning and modeling, he experiments with the overlap between human and machine. Vainre's visual language can take on a digital dystopian or techno-psychedelic quality that is translated into painting.

Born in 1988, Tallinn, Estonia
Lives and works in Tallinn, Estonia

2021 Human Compatible, ARS Showroom, Tallinn
2018 Self-Contained Pictures, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn
2017 Bubbles, Tallinn City Gallery
2013 Mirror mirror, Draakon Gallery, Tallinn
2013 Meeting with the Trickster, Haapsalu City Gallery, Haapsalu
2012 Constructor, Kunstihoone, Gallery, Tallinn
2011 In the Right Place at the Right time, Always, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn

2024 Allow Yourself to Change, curated by Liisa Kaljula, ARS Project Space, Tallinn
2019 4D, ARS Project Space, Tallinn
2018 Juubelikevad 2018, Tallinn Art Hall
2016 Suur Maalritöö, curator Liisa Kaljula, Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu
2014 Can't Go On, Must Go On curators Mihkel Ilus and Elin Kard, Tallinna Kunstihoone
2014 TASE 2014, curator Merilin Talumaa, Estonian Museum of Architecture
2012 Uutmoodi asjastamatus, curator Raivo Kelomees, Tartu Art House
2012 ArtVilnius '12, Young Painter Prize section, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 Young Painter Prize 2011, Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 Zugzwang, Artcontainer, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 Zugzwang, Siauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania
2010 Zugzwang Commune Art, Vilniuses, Lithuania
2010 Painting In Process, KUMU Art Museum, curator Eha Komissarov, Tallinn, Estonia
2010 193 X 282, Vaal Gallery, curators Kaido Ole ja Tõnis Saadoja, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Eesti Kunstnike Maalide Aastaliidu Näitus, Soosoo Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2009 Eesti nägu, Kunstihoone Gallery, curator Eve Kask, Tallinn, Estonia

2015 TASE 2015 Estonian Academy of Arts MA exhibition design, SUVA, curator Merilin Talumaa
2013 TASE 2013 Eesti Kunstiakadeemia MA exhibition design, Estonian Museum of Architecture, curator Gregor Taul
2012 Tõnis Saadoja's assistant for the NO99 theatre ceiling painting
2012 EKA Met-fond: 1950s exhibition design, EKA G gallery, curator Gregor Taul
2012 VJ for the improvisational composition of Ekke Västriku and Liisa Hirch, Tallinn Music Week, Mustpeade maja

2011–2014 Estonian Academy of Arts, New Media MA
2008–2011 Estonian Academy of Arts, Painting BA

2013 Estonian Artists Association
2015 Estonian Painters Association (board member 2015-2018)

2012 Three Very Important Stories