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Kvitka Kristine

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Kristine Kvitka (1983)

Kristine Kvitka is a Latvian artist, born in Riga in 1983, currently lives and works at Tricase (Italy) and Riga (Latvia). Her artistic education is started in 1994, attending for two years the Elementary School of Applied Arts in Riga (1994-1995), and then continue studying at Jana Rozentala Rigas High Art School (1995-2003). The logical consequence of artistic education obtained in high school was to attend the Latvia Art Academy (2003 - 2010), painting department. During the educational process Kristine studied twice in Italy at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Lecce (2006 and 2008). During her career, she made many solo exhibitions, including two in Italy, and has participated in several art events (exhibitions, plein-air, international art festivals and symposiums) in various European countries. Her artworks are in many private collections in several countries such as Latvia, Italy, Austria, Australia, Iceland, Germany, UK, Russia, etc..

Education:

2009-2010 studies at the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Painting, Masters in Painting

2007-2008 Internship in Restoration at Laboratorio di restauro di Francesca Romana Melodia, Lecce, Italy

2006-2007 studies at the Art Academy of Lecce (EU Programme Erasmus)

2003-2007 studies at the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of Painting, Bachelors in Painting

Exhibitions:

Solo shows:
2014 "Cercando identità" (Searching for identity), Palazzo Gallone, Tricase, Italy
2013 “Es tur biju. Atmiņas un nemainība” (I was there. Memory and retention), gallery “Antonija”, Riga, Latvia
2012 “I codici della natura”(Nature codes), Palazzo Gallone, Tricase, Italy\ 2013 Palazzo Risolo, Specchia, Italy
2012 “Gleznas gaismā”( Paintings in the light), Art cafe “Sienna”, Riga, Lettonia
2011 “Zelta laiki”(Golden times), gallery“Antonija”, Riga, Lettonia
2011 “Dabas kodi”(Nature codes), gallery “Wheels and pictures”, Riga
2009 “Bosco pubblico”, bookshop - gallery “Ergot”, Lecce, Italy
2008 “Klusie nostāsti”(Silent stories), gallery of Agija Sūna, Riga
2008 “Grazie e arrivederci!”, gallery “Jēkabs”, Riga
2007 “1 zeme, 2 jūras”(1 land, 2 seas), gallery “1. stāvs”, Riga
2007 “Negramaro”, gallery “Murnieks”, Riga

Exhibitions & symposiums:

2014 "Imago Mundi" international project of Luciano Benetton
2013 "Young Painter Prize" 15 finalist exhibition. Competition of young Baltic painter (Latvia – Estonia– Lithuania). CAC, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 “100 artisti per il Salento” International contemporary art symposium, Leuca, Italy
2012 “La via del mare”, scambio artistico-culturale tra Italia e Argentina. Mostra collettiva itinerante a cura di Silvio Benedetto, Italy\Argentina
2011 „4 from Latvia”, four latvian artists exhibition, Leipzig - Brussels
2011 „Tylos ekspresija”, group exhibition, Lithuanian Artists' Union Exhibition Hall, Vilnius
2011 “Ainava” (Landscape), gallery “Laipa”, Valmiera, Latvia
2011 “Sapņu anatomija” (Dreams anatomy), 6.donne exhibition, gallery “Istaba”, Riga
2010 “Pilseta naktī” (City in the night), 6.donne exhibition, gallery “Carousell”, Riga
2010 “Domu maģija” (Magic of the thoughts), 6.donne exhibition, gallery “Promenāde”, Liepaja, Latvia
2010 A.Naumovs and K.Zarins painting department Master degree students painting exhibition, gallery “Global art room”, Riga
2010 “Jūra” (Sea), galtery “Jēkabs”, Riga
2010 International plein-air dedicated to lithuanian painter A.Samuolis, Lithuania, Kaunus
2010 “Pilsēta un jūra” (City and the sea), international plein-air, Latvia, Liepaja
2010 „8. marts” (8. March), 6.donne.com exhibition, gallery „Salons Māksla”, Riga
2009 “Tabula rasa”, gallery “Jēkabs”, Riga
2009 “Gada glezna” (Painting of the year), gallery of Agija Suna, Riga
2009 „European cities in the paintings of latvian artists”,gallery of Agija Suna, Riga - Brussels
2008 Exhibition “Painting of the year”, gallery of Agija Suna, Riga
2008 Silvio Benedetto painting workshop „Laboratorio Artistico - Culturale delle Cinque Terre 2008” (Laboratorio di pittura di Silvio Benedetto), Riomaggiore, Italy
2008 “Glezna uz koka” (Paintings on the wood) , gallery “Bastejs”, Riga
2008 “SEB Unibankas stipendija” (SEB Unibanka grant), got 2nd place grant, LMA, Riga.
2007 „Una terra, due mari”, Tricasee, Italy
2007 “Erotiskie stāstiņi” (Erotik stories), gallery “1. stāvs”, Riga
2007 Young artist exhibition „ Nieze” (Itch), LMS gallery, Riga
2007 Benevolence exhibition „Annai, ar mīlestību...” (For Anna. With love...), gallery ”1.stāvs”, Riga
2007 “Visioni del Salento”, Art Accademy of Lecce, Italy
2007 Drawings exhibition “Negadījums ar pirkstu” (Accident with a finger), Jurmala city museum, Jurmala
2006 “Melnais cukurs” (Black sugar), gallery “Murnieks”, Riga 
2006 “Sapņu dokumentācija” (Documentary of dreams), gallery “Murnieks”, Riga 
2006 Young artists exhibition “Skats no augšas” (Look from upside), gallery “Gallery LMS”, Riga
2006 “Grant of Indulis Zarins”, gallery “Bastejs”, Riga
2005 Symposium “Valmiera 2005”, Valmiera, Latvia
2005 Faborg art festival, Denmark 
2005 “Renew”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia