Anu Samarüütel is an artist and designer, living and working between East London and her native Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

She is a MA graduate of London Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and also the Estonian Academy of Art. 

Having studied fashion design but also industrial and graphic design, her practice varies from  painting, creating fashion, accessories, fabric prints, to illustration.

 During the last few  years she has been focusing mainly on painting, creating works that are hard to define, standing in the borderlands of fashion illustration, graphic art and painting. 

She is a participant in a world touring exhibition project called “New Nordic Fashion illustration” along with such luminaires of fashion illustration as Laura Laine and Lovisa Burfitt. The exhibition has already taken place in Tallinn, Estonia, in 2011 and Design Museum in Helsinki in 2012.

Anu has been a visiting lecturer in Estonian Academy of Arts since 2006, teaching fashion design and fashion illustration. She has also run workshops in these fields.

From May 2012 to February 2013 Anu joined the ranks of artists at Debut Contemporary Gallery in London, where she exhibited in its monthly exhibitions.

In 2010 she had her first solo exhibition in London, in  10 Gales Gallery.

In summer 2013 Anu exhibited her work alongside sculptor Sam Shendi in Devoted To gallery near Leeds, UK.  

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               Photo: Laura Kallasvee