contact

mail: nikita.rissanen@gmail.com

phone: +46 723-238611

Nikita Rissanen

I'm a 3d artist in the making, and my heart burns for animation and character design.

   Currently attending the higher vocational school YRGO , in Gothenburg, where I'm studying

Computer Graphics Design.

I have previously worked mostly as an author of fiction, and as a screenwriter (and once as a director). I make illustrations in my spare time and try to keep my japanese up to date.

Among the softwares I use are: The Adobe suite (After Effects, Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere), 3ds Max, ZbrushCore, Painter Essentials 7, Krita.

Education

Nordens Författarskola Biskops-Arnö,

Creative writing

2006-2008

Nihongo Center, Kyoto, Japanese

2008-2010

Malmö University

Cultural studies

leaning towards visual communication 2010-2012

Computer Graphics Design

YRGO, Gothenburg, 2019-2021 (pågående)

Art, panel discussions and other appearances

Nikita Forever, writer and director,

together with Victor Lindgren,

pre-production began in 2014 and the project

was finished in 2018,

with the premiere on  Svt2 (was available for streaming on Svt Play until 09/09-18)

External Critic, Konstfack,

on Xenia Kleins bachelor's exhibition,

"Min Morfars Hund Finger", Sep 2017

Dolores feta röv, short story, for Kastratet, 2017

P1, Jag känner i köttet att jag är kvinna (I feel in my flesh that I'm a woman),

a conversation with Mia Blomgren, 2017 (radio)

LittFest, panel discussion, Litterära Transformationer (Literary transformations)

together with Theodor Hildeman-Togner

moderated by Lyra Koli, March 2017

Mini residency, Artist in Retreat #6,

a conversation about rainbow politics and storytelling,

at the courthouse of Sölvesborg,

with Yolanda Bohm,

moderated by Xenia Klein, 2019

CV

Stipends and development funding

Sveriges Författarfond

)The Swedish foundation for authors), travel- and research stipend,

used for travel to and in Japan, Feb 2018

Moving Sweden,

a collaboration between SVT and the Swedish Film institute,

script development and film production support, 2016

Sveriges Författarfond, work stipend,

recieved for my first book "Evigheten, syster" (Eternity, sister), 2013

Fiction

Evigheten, syster, Modernista,  published 2012

Isolde, on-going project, to be published at Modernista publishing house