Liis Koger

Liis Koger

Tartu, Supilinn, Estonia

About Liis Koger

Liis Koger, born 23.12.1989, is an Estonian painter and poet. Liis received a degree in Painting, Fine Arts from the University Of Tartu (2013). She minored in Theology and was enrolled in Psychology courses. Three poetry books have been written by her (all in Estonian). She started launching a career of freelance artist during schooltime.

Liis has had personal exhibitions in Rome (Italy), curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, the 45th Venice biennale curator; Berlin (Germany); Milan (Italy); Lugano and Manno (Switzerland) and many different locations in Estonia. She has participated in joint exhibitions and biennals in London, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Chisinau and the many exhibitions at homeland, organised by Estonian Artists' Association and Estonian Painters' Association. In 2017, she had important solo shows at Tallinn Airport and at Swedbank main building in Tallinn.

Liis's paintings are alltime present in public spaces like The Parliament Of Estonia in Toompea, Tallinn, and The Institute Of Mathematical Statistics in Tartu. Her works have been set up for different auctions, such as Bukowskis Market in Helsinki and Stockholm, and also for charity reasons, like the non-profit events organised by The British-Estonian Chamber Of Commerce and by Haus Gallery.

Her paintings have been reproduced in magazines, on textiles and honoured by musicians: her paintings are on LP designs, e.g. Ensemble Resonabilis North Wind, South Wind and Selvadore Rähni Premiére Rhapsodie longplayers. Her works can be found in galleries and private collections in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, The United States Of America.

In 2021, she continues to applaud to the power that can be brought on with colours. Her eye for abstract art is strongly based on intimacy and nature and the effects they can have on human mind, health and overall wellbeing. The beauty that can be brought to everyday life with the myriad of frequencies that originate beyond the veil, so the forces may be with the viewer.


College: University Of Tartu
Major: Painting, BFA
Affiliations: Estonian Artists' Association,
Estonian Painters' Association


Going on:
20.02.-31.05.2021 AJUTINE PIND. Estonian Painters' Association year exhibition at New Art Museum in Pärnu, Estonia

Coming up:
03.05.-30.06.2021 PARK JA LINN. Estonian Painters' Association exhibition at Kadrioru Plaza Gallery in Tallinn, Estonia


Selected Personal Exhibitions

2020 Mother Earth Is Watching You And Man Is Carrying A Child. Viimsi St Jacob's Church, Viimsi, Estonia
2019 XMAS x Crystals. Tallinn Design House, Tallinn, Estonia
2019 Kõik maalid räägivad kuldse valguse värvi. Fahle Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2018 Paintings. Vanemuise Concert Hall, Tartu, Estonia
2018 Moments Of Now And Others. Wabadus, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 Paintings (with Kärt Hammer). Swedbank, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 And I Always Will? Tallinn Airport Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 Kaheksa häält vaikusele. National Library Of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 Virvatulevilk. Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2015 Das Hinterland für einen Lebensraum. tȇte, Berlin, Germany
2014 Liis Koger – Paintings. SomoS Art House, Berlin, Germany

2014 The Overflowing Effect Of Staying Unset. Pärnu City Gallery, Pärnu, Estonia
2013 Liis Koger and Salvador Dalí. Art Salon Allee, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 Valgusemängija (graduate exhibition). Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2013 Suur helendus. Haus Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 Kaotatud maailm. Saaremaa Museum, Kuressaare Castle, Saaremaa, Estonia
2012 Paintings (with Mark Kostabi). Camponeschi, Rome, Italy, curated by Umberto Scrocca and Achille Bonito Oliva
2012 Seal külmas kambris tulid… Võru Town Gallery, Võru, Estonia
2012 Seal külmas kambris tulid… National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
2011 Kohtumine. Gallery Loov, Tartu, Estonia

Selected Joint Exhibitions

2020 Human Rights. The Future's Shape: Women Can Save The World. Curated By Roberto Ronca. AIAPI (Associazione Internazionale Arti Plastiche Italia) l UNESCO exhibition. Campana dei Caduti Foundation, Rovereto, Trento, Italy
2020 Estonian Painters' Association exhibition PARK IN YOUR HEART. Curated by Vilen Künnapu. Kastellaanimaja galerii, Tallinn, Estonia
2020 Estonian Painters’ Association exhibition LOCAL / GLOBAL. The Museum Of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2019 Estonian Painters’ Association exhibition La Grande Bellezza. Tallinn Art Space, Tallinn, Estonia
2019 Contemporary Estonian Art 2019 overview REALITY AND IDEALS. The Museum Of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2018 Lola Liivat. Vaimu vastupanu. Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia
2016 Estonian Painters’ Association exhibition Meri. Viinistu Art Museum, Viinistu, Estonia
2016 Spring exhibition, the 16th annual exhibition of Estonian Artists’ Association. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2016 Contemporary Estonian Art 2016 overview MUUTUV JA MUUTUMATU. The Museum Of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2016 Young Estonian Art. Galleri 67, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Estnische Kunst zu Gast in Fürstenwalde. Temporäre Ladengalerie, Fürstenwalde, Germany
2015 Spring exhibition, the 15th annual exhibition of Estonian Artists’ Association. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 International Painting Biennial Chisinau 2013. Chisinau, Moldova
2013 Spring exhibition, the 13th annual exhibition of Estonian Artists’ Association. Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
2013 Give A New Life. The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2013 New works of Estonian painters. The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia
2013 Estonian – Luxembourg artists in dialogue. Konschthaus Beim Engel, Luxembourg

Works In Public Spaces

Riigikogu, The Parliament Of Estonia, Toompea, Tallinn, Estonia
Institute Of Mathematical Statistics, Tartu, Estonia
Pärnu Hospital, Pärnu, Estonia

Works In Collections

Gallery and private collections in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, The United States of America

Poetry Books

2014 Igaviku kingad. ERP, Tallinn
2012 Vana kuu hea and. Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, Tallinn
2011 Tantsud armastuse lõppu. Fantaasia, Tartu