CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION

2003                DEGREE OF MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN FINE ARTS,
                       THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA
2001-2003        STUDIES IN THE MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAM,
                       EMPHASIS IN SCULPTURE,
                       THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA
2000-2001        POSTBACALAUREATE STUDIES, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY,
                       CALIFORNIA, USA
1999-2000        STUDIES AT THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA.
                       DEGREE OF  BACHELOR OF ARTS  IN  SCULPTURE
1998-1999        STUDIES AT THE HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY AND INTERNATIONAL
                       ENGLISH  LANGUAGE INSTITUTE, CALIFORNIA, USA
1996-1998        STUDIES IN THE SCULPTURE PROGRAM AT THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA
1991-1996        STUDIES AT THE RIGA COLLEGE  OF APPLIED ARTS, LATVIA
 
AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED
 
 
2017 WINNER, COMPETITION BY THE BANK OF LATVIA FOR COLLECTORS 
        "5 EURO" COIN 
2016 FINALIST, "PURVITIS AWARD" BY THE NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF LATVIA
2016 WINNER, COMPETITION BY THE BANK OF LATVIA FOR COLLECTORS
        "5 EURO" COIN "LATGALE" (REGION OF LATVIA)
2014  NOMINATION TO "PURVITIS AWARD" BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF LATVIA 
2014  WINNER, COMPETITION BY THE BANK OF LATVIA FOR COLLECTORS
        "5 EURO" COIN "RIGA CASTLE"
2013  NOMINATION TO "PURVITIS AWARD" BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF LATVIA  
2013  WINNER, COMPETITION BY THE BANK OF LATVIA FOR THE FIRST
         SILVER "5 EURO" COIN OF LATVIA
2013  FINALIST, "PURVITIS AWARD" BY THE NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF LATVIA
2012  NEWSPAPER "DIENA" ANNUAL AWARD IN CULTURE
2012  GRANT, CULTURE CAPITAL FOUNDATION, LATVIA
2011  NOMINATION TO "PURVITIS AWARD" BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF LATVIA
2011  NOMINATION TO "ANNUAL AWARD IN CULTURE" BY NEWSPAPER "DIENA"
2010   "ARTIST OF THE YEAR" PRIZE FROM THE  ARTS CENTER "VEF" , LATVIA
2008   1.PRIZE, MEMORIAL SIGN, MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
2006   2.ND PRIZE,  COMPETITION FOR  THE PUBLIC ART PROJECT,
          DEDICATED  TO THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF  THE
          1.ST ANIMATION FILM OF LATVIA.
2005   2.ND PRIZE, OPEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE MEMORIAL  
          TO THE RESCUERS OF JEWS IN THE WWII, LATVIA 
2003   1.ST PRIZE, STONE SCULPTURE COMPETITION BY THE ARTISTS UNION OF LATVIA
2003   G. SUTTON MEMORIAL AWARD IN FINE ARTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA
2002   JURY PRIZE, ANNUAL WINTER SHOW, THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA 
2002   NOMINEE, INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CENTRE
          OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD, USA
2002   BILL KLIBER MEMORIAL AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN STUDIES,
          THE   UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA
2002   BERTHA MORTON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN MFA STUDIES, USA
1999   2.ND PRIZE, ANNUAL SCULPTURE SHOW, ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA, LATVIA
1999   SCULPTURE PRIZE, ANNUAL STUDENTS SHOW, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
 

SOLO SHOWS
 
2016        "TO MY FATHERLAND", GALLERY ALMA, RIGA, LATVIA
2014        "CABINET OF FOLKLORE" , OPENING OF THE LATVIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY 
2014         "YOU WILL BE PARDONED FORTHWITH", GALLERY ALMA, RIGA, LATVIA
2012         VERKLIGHETEN, UMEA, SWEDEN
2012         "kim?" THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS, RIGA, LATVIA
2011         "BASED ON TRUE STORIES", GALLERY "ALMA" RIGA, LATVIA
2009         "PHENOMENON" TOGETHER WITH MARIS GROSBAHS, RIGA ART SPACE 
2006 „CREATURES“, TOGETHER WITH RASA JANSONE,  GALLERY
                „METRAS MAJA“,  AIZPUTE, LATVIA
2005 „TIME COUNTER“, ARTISTS UNION OF LATVIA SCULPTURE GARDEN, LATVIA
2003 „THE THRESHOLD“,  GALLERY OF VISUAL ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA
2002 „PRE-THESIS“, ART ANNEX GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
 
2016       "FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE", RIGA ART SPACE  
2015       "ART FROM LATVIA",  JUMEIRAH & ETIHAD TOWERS, ABU DHABI,
               UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  
2015       "LOVE NEVER ENDS", CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER, MINSK, BELORUSSIA 
2014       "ON THE WAVE"  CONTEMPORARY ART FROM SIBERIA AND LATVIA,
               RIGA ART SPACE
2014       "START"  ART FAIR, SAATCHI GALLERY, LONDON 
2012        BEAUFORT 04 TRIENNALE, BELGIUM
2012        "TO BE OR NOT", ARTSPACE OF DAILES THEATER, LATVIA
2011        "IS IT THAT HE DOES NOT SEEK THE TRUTH...", RIGA ART SPACE
2011        "SURVIVAL KIT 3", LATVIA
2011        "CESIS ART FESTIVAL", CESIS, LATVIA 
2011        "WE THE ARTISTS", PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 
2010        "RECYCLE.PROCESS" RAILWAY MUSEUM, RIGA, LATVIA 
2010        "KUNST AUS RIGA" STAEDTISCHE GALLERIE, BREMEN, GERMANY
2010        2. BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ART, MOSCOW, RUSSIA 
2010        "WORKS OF GOLD" LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, EXHIBITION HALL
               "ARSENALS", RIGA, LATVIA
2009        "ICONS OF OUR AGE" GALLERY ALMA, LATVIA 
2009        "DETOURNEMENT", 53. VENICE BIENNALE, COLLATERAL EVENT. ITALY
2008 „ART OMI“  RESIDENCY, NEW YORK, USA
2006 „+1867•C“, ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA
2005 „RUDENS“  STATE MUSEUM OF LATVIA „ARSENALS“, LATVIA


SELECTED RESIDENCIES
 
2015         ABU DHABI ART HUB, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 
2012         CIVITELLA RANIERI RESIDENCY CENTER, NEW YORK / ITALY
2012         SYMBIOSIS,  REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
2010         I-PARK, CONNECTICUT, USA
2008 ART OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS RESIDENCY, NEW YORK, USA
2007 PUBLIC SCULPTURE RESIDENCY, VALMIERA CITY, LATVIA
2004 IRON CASTING SYMPOSIUM, LIEPAJA, LATVIA
2003 SYNTHETIC SCULPTURE, AIZPUTE, LATVIA
2002 SPATIAL ART LABORATORY, ROJA, LATVIA
2001 PAPER CASTING WORKSHOP, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
2000 INTERVENTIONS WITH NATURE, PEDVALE OPEN AIR ART MUSEUM, LATVIA 
 

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