Elis Saareväli (b.1980) is an Estonian artist based in Haapsalu, Estonia. She studied painting at the Estonian Academy of Arts, acquiring BA in 2005.
Saareväli is working with painting and mixed media, experimenting with the aesthetics and limits of painting. Her work is often inspired and uses a variety of found objects. Most of her paintings are monochromatic – the process of clearing the images and the search of documentary aesthetics has been important part of her artistic process. Her first personal exhibition was about the effects of antidepressants from which she has developed a wider interest of mental exhaustion, memories, dreams and their relation to objects. She is exploring the environment where life-management difficulties happen. How people relate with, and create the world around them. Her work has centred around series of solo exhibitions including latest "Even Less" (2014), "The Dark Times" (2012, both in Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn) and "Dreams and Disasters" (2011 Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn).