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ILZE AVOTINA

Born 1952 in Riga, Latvia.

Education:
1972 – 1979 - Latvian Academy of Art
1963 – 1970 - Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary School of Art.

Personal exhibitions:
2007
"Garden of Memories", Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2006
Ulda Pilena Birojs, Liepaja, Latvia
2003
Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2002
Exhibition House of Cesis, Latvia
Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2001
Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2000
Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Ciris Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1999
Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1998
Agija Suna Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1997
Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
1996
Centrs Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1994
Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Gallery „Manss”, Jekabpils, Latvia
1993
Paija Salon, Riga, Latvia
1992
Kolonna Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Jelgava Museum, Jelgava, Latvia

Selected Group exhibitions:
2007
„The Backwash of Fauvism. Latvian Painting: 1910 – 1980”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2005
“Women in Summer”, Gallery “MC2”, Riga, Latvia
“Human. In the Nature. In the City”, Gallery “XO”, Riga, Latvia
“The Journey of an Icon”,Gallery “Carousell”, Riga, Latvia
“Nude I”, Gallery “Bonhanss”, Riga, Latvia
2004
“Autumn 2004”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
“Nude”, Gallery “Bonhanss”, Riga, Latvia
2003
„Women Paint Women”, Bastejs Gallery, Riga, Latvia
„Women Paint Women”, Gdansk, Poland.
Group Exhibition, M. ˇilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas Lithuania
„Hunting”, Agija Suna Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2002
„Autumn 2002”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvi
„Autumn 2001”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
„Latvia, Surprising Art from the 20th Century”, Stedelijk Museum, Zwolle, Netherlands
„Witnesses of an Age”, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition of small form visual arts, „Riga Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition „Painting of the Year” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia 2001
„To Paint Riga” Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition of small form visual arts, „Riga Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
„Metropolis Riga”, Riga Stock Exchange Building, Riga, Latvia
„Interval” Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition „Painting of the Year” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
2000
Group Exhibition, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
„Autumn 2000” Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition „Only the Sea” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
Competition – exhibition of small form visual arts, „Riga Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
„Man, Energy, Nature”, Gallery „Daugava”, Riga, Latvia
Group Exhibition, Valmiera, Latvia
1999
„Carousel of Centuries” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia”
„Autumn 1999”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition „Painting of the Year” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
„Joy of Being”, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
„Art Nouveau of Riga”, „Riga Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
„Jazz And Art”, „Bastejs” Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
„Man, Energy, Nature”, Gallery „Daugava”, Riga, Latvia
1998
Competition – exhibition of small form visual arts, „Riga Gallery”, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition of Indulis Zarin
š scholarship, „Bastejs” Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2nd All-Latvian Art Exhibition, „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
„Still Life No2”, Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition „Painting of the Year” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
„Office Painting”, „Bastejs”, Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Competition – exhibition of the Air Company „Air Baltic” and Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga , Latvia
1997
„Rose”, „Bastejs”, Gallery, Riga, Latvia
„Still Life No1”, Artists’ Union of Latvia Gallery, Riga, Latvia
“Latvian Contemporary Art”, Grande Salle de l’Aubette, Strasbourg, Maison du Danemark, Paris, France
Competition – exhibition „Painting of the Year” Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
1996
Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
„Autumn 1996”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
1995
„Autumn 1995”, Exhibition Hall „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
1994
Group exhibition, „Morphy” Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus
„The White Painting”, Agija Suna Gallery, Riga , Latvia
„Bastearijs”, „Bastejs”, Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1st All-Latvian Art Exhibition, „Arsenals” of the State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
„Post-Traditionalism”, Central House Of Artists, Moscow, Russia
„Contemporary Soviet Painting from Riga”, Ed. Nakhamkin Gallery, New York, USA
Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Symposia
2001
Painting on porcelain, Zvartava, Latvia

Plein-airs
1994
Painting plein-air, Pedvale, Sabile, Latvia

Paintings in publice interiors
1979
Wall painting( co-author Aleksejs Naumovs), stained glass, 5thMedical School, conference hall, Riga, Latvia

Works in Collections
Museum of the Artists’ Union of Latvia , Riga, Latvia
State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Awards
1999
1st prize at the competition of the Saules Bank and Agija Suna Gallery
Laureate of the competition „Riga 800” at the Riga Gallery
1998
3rd prize at the competition of the Saules Bank and Agija Suna Gallery
Laureate of the competition „Riga 800” at the Riga Gallery
1997
Laureate of the competition „Painting of the Year” organised by Hansabanka and Agija Suna Gallery
Laureate of the competition „Riga 800” at the „Ciris” Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1995
2nd prize at the competition of the Saules Bank and Agija Suna Gallery
1989
1st prize at the Vilnius Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2nd prize at the competition of the Latvian SSR Ministry of Culture devoted to the 60th anniversary of the USSR
1991
illustrated the book „Suns iegavilejas” by Andris Zauers together with daughter Kristine Luize


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