"I am a vessel gathering subtle and rapturous processes in nature, using the experiences and impulses to make my work”

About The Artist

Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working in New York. She has exhibited her work in New York as well as Berlin, Paris, Tallinn, Helsinki, Venice, Cologne, Dubai, Sydney, and Moscow. She was awarded FID Grand Prix in 2016 for her extensive work in drawing. Her work belongs in numerous American and European private collections and is represented in the United States by ARC Fine Art and JHB Gallery and in Europe by Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne.  

About The Work

Jaanika Peerna’s practice encompasses drawing, installation and performance and thematically addresses transitions in natural phenomena. Using materials such as mylar and plastic paper, Peerna explores relationships between line, space, and elements of the natural world, such as light, wind, and water. She combines her works with performance, through her regular collaboration with other artists, dancers, and musicians. The scope and diversity of her practice allow her works to be understood as part of an ongoing process and flux.