Graphic art

Print studio. Photo: Liina Siib


The Department of Graphic Art deals with graphic arts on a broad scale from classical printmaking techniques and contemporary digital technologies to visual communication and contextual approach – from art books to artistic research.

The Department of Graphic Art at EKA is the only academic department in Estonia where graphic art is taught at a degree level. What makes the speciality unique is the print workshop for practising classical printmaking techniques in contemporary art.

The concept of “graphics” has several meanings: tight connections to the development of information technologies, reproduction, distribution, copy culture, visual storytelling, information and data visualisation, topics of art books, graphic narrative, and illustration. The range of interests encompasses everything relevant to contemporary visual art and culture from field work and archival materials to contemporary concepts in visual art and society. Graphic art is like a bridge between image and text.

Exhibition “Things and Unthings”, Haapsalu City Gallery, 3rd year BA students,  2021. Photo: Liina Siib



Selected student works

Liisa Tammert “Secret Weapon” 2020


Liis-Marleen Verilaskja “Cielle” 2019. Photo: Diana Tamane


Maria-Izabella Lehtsaar “The Devil Is In thr Details (Letters to Myself”)2020. Photo: Diana Tamane


“Expedited Procedure”, EKA Gallery 2020. Photo: Paul Klooren


“This is not a labyrinth”, EKA Gallery 2020. Photo: Liina Siib


Ella-Mai Matsina “Vunts” 2020

Collaboration with TYPA Printing and Paper Art Centre

Summer studies at TYPA, 2019. Photos: Liina Siib

News and events


Exhibition “Wälljapanek” by Department of Graphic Arts students

On June 15th at 6pm we invite you to EKA Graphic Art students exhibition “Wälljapanek” opening at Aparaaditehas Balcony Gallery. “Dear compatriots! Let us travel back 150 years in time. One might think that it no longer concerns us in any way, but how we tell history TODAY and what we tell about it affects us more than we might think. This is not a museum, but an exhibition. The display of ...
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The laureates of the Young Artist, Young Designer and Young Applied Artist Award 2023 have been announced!

On May 31, 2023, the Young Artist, Young Designer, and Young Applied Artist awards were distributed as part of the opening of the TASE '23 Grad Show of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The awards were presented by Heidy Purga, the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, Mart Kalm, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Pire Sova, the organizer of the TASE ’23 Grad Show, deans of the ...
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Assessment Marathon 02.—19.05.2023 at EKA Gallery

May brings an opportunity to experience, in an exhibition format, works produced by students in the Faculty of Fine Arts as their term projects: every day there will be a fresh crop of university students’ works on display in the gallery. Works in contemporary art, prints, installation, sculpture and painting curricula will be on display. On each morning of the marathon, a new exhibition will ...
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Sidney Lepp at Kanal Gallery

Sidney Lepp residency exhibition “Leave the keys outside..I know these doors, I know these windows..doors, of open doors day..window closed – door open, door closed – window open..each window is a door?” Kanal gallery is attended by interdisciplinary artist Sidney Lepp, who started a month-long residency in the Liiva-ATE in early April. To ...
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Maria Izabella Lehtsaar and Sarah Nõmm in Draakoni Gallery

Maria Izabella Lehtsaar & Sarah Nõmm open their duo exhibition Beauty in the Belly of the Beast in Draakon gallery at 18:00 on Wednesday, March 8th, 2023. Curators of the exhibition are Anita Kodanik and Brigit Arop. Exhibition will be open until April 1st, 2023. With their duo exhibition Beauty in the Belly of the Beast, Maria Izabella Lehtsaar & Sarah Nõmm focus on their shared ...
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Maria Erikson in Draakoni gallery

Maria Erikson’s solo exhibition Soft Touch on the Deckle opens in Draakoni Gallery.  At her present exhibition Soft Touch on the Deckle, the artist observes her relationship with the process of graphic art involving the body of the artist and the lithographic limestone. Seeking parallels and contradictions between them a comparison is made between a body and its surface to the one of ...

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