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Vita MERCA

(1951)

Born on February 23, 1951

EDUCATION

2003 Master of Art at the Latvian Academy of Art.

1980 – 1983 Creative studio of the Academy of Art of the USSR in Riga, post-graduate course with professor E.Kalniņš.

1971 – 1977 Department of Painting at Latvian Academy of Art.

1963 – 1970 Janis Rozentals’ Children’s Art School.

 

Has participated in exhibitions since 1976. A member of Latvian Artists’ Union since 1980. A member of International Art Association B 13 (1993 – 1999).

 

PEDAGOGIC WORK EXPERIENCE

2003 – 2008 associate professor at the Design department of Baltic International Academy.

1999 – 2003 associate professor at Latvian Christian Academy.

1982 – 1999 pedagogue of art subjects at Janis Rozentals’ Children’s Art School.

1977 – 1981 pedagogue of art subjects at Liepaja School of Applied Arts.

 

AWARDS

1994 Grand Pris of the competition “Baltā glezna” (“White painting”), Riga.

1982 Diploma and medal of Lithuanian Artists’ Society at the exhibition of Baltic Young artists in Vilnius.

1981 Second prize at 7th All-Union exhibition of young artists in Moscow.

1979 Medal at the 1st fine arts  exhibition of young artists of the Baltic republics in Vilnius.

Paintings are in many collections of Latvian and foreign museums, galleries and private collections in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Estonia, France, Canada, Lithuania, Israel etc.

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2007 Jelgava History and Art Museum named after Ģ.Eliass, Jelgava.

2007 „Pavasaris” (“Spring”) in gallery „Mūrnieks”, Riga.

2006 „Gaisma” (“Light”) in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga. 2005 „Mans laiks” (“My Time”) in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

2005 A/S „Ventspils nafta” Buisness Centre, Ventspils.

2004 „Dabas daba” (“Nature of Nature”) in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

2003/2004 Jelgava Art School, Jelgava. 2003 Ivonnas Veihertes gallery, Riga.

2003 „Klusā daba un ainava” (“Still Life and Landscape”), in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

2002 „Turpinājums” (“Continuation”) in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

2002 Gallery „Laipa”, Valmiera.

2002 Majori Culture Centre, Jurmala.

2002 Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

2001 Jelgava History and Art Museum named after Ģ.Eliass, Jelgava.

2001 „Gaisma, ainava un klusā daba” (“Light, Landscape and Still Life”), in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1999 „Klusā daba” (“Still life”) in Ivonnas Veihertes gallery, Riga.

1998 „Klusā daba un ainava” (“Still life and Landscape”), in Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1998 Jūrmala city Culture Centre, Majori.

1997 Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1996 Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1995 Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1994 „Pavasaris un klusā daba” (“Spring and Still Life”), in gallery „Fēnikss”, Jurmala.

1994 Parex Bank, branch „Laimdota”, Riga. 1994 Agijas Sūnas gallery, Riga.

1993 Jelgava Art gallery, Jelgava.

1991 Jelgava History and Art Museum named after Ģ.Eliass, Jelgava.

1991 (with L.Zikmane) in Latvian and Estonian Society House, Stockholm, Sweden  Jelgava History and Art Museum named after Ģ.Eliass, Jelgava.

1987 Talsi Culture House, Talsi.

1985 Straupe Castle, Straupe.

1985 Dole History Museum, Dole

1982 Talsi Regional and Art Museum, Talsi.

1982 Smiltenes Music School, Smiltene.

1978 Exhibition hall of Klaipeda Theatre, Klaipe