Biographical Summary
I attended Riga College of Applied Arts in from 1985 to 1989. In 1999, I received a BA from the Latvian Academy of Art in restoration and painting. In 2001, I received postgraduate master’s workshop diploma in painting. I have participated in many Latvian and international art events and had numerous solo exhibitions. I also received public art commissions in Latvia and Denmark.
I have attended encaustic painting classes at Stamp Antonio as well as papermaking, book arts, printmaking, letterpress and mosaic classes at the Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, Texas. Papermaking and pulp painting have become my primary interests.
In 2006, I became a member of SAVA (San Antonio Visual Artists) and, in 2010, a member of Texas Wax San Antonio. In 2009, one of my hand-made paper works was awarded the 2nd place in a juried group show Art and Archeology at SAVA gallery, SA. In 2008 I was awarded the opportunity to participate in Creative Capital Professional Development Retreat for Artists, The Cultural Collaborative Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Antonio, Texas.