Liepina Griva Gunta

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Gunta Liepina Griva

Born 1942 in Riga, Latvia


1961 – Graduated from J. Rozentals Art School

1966 – Started participating in exhibitions

1967 – Graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia. Faculty of Visual arts

1970 – 1973 Has taken graduate studies in I. Repin Institute in St. Petersburg, Faculty of History of Art


In Latvia and abroad has participated in more than 50 exhibitions.

14 solo exhibitions have taken place since 1984. The most important of them: 


1993 – M6 gallery Riga, Latvia

1993 – CARRE’ d’ OR gallery Paris, France

1997 – A. Suna gallery at The Black Pigeon, Riga, Latvia

2000 – LAT Fine Art gallery, Valencia, Spain

2001 – Exibition Hall Vernisaza, Riga, Latvia

2002, 2003 – LAT Art Gallery, Hague, Netherlands

2004, 2008 – A. Suna gallery at The Black Pigeon Hotel, Riga, Latvia


In various fine art competitions has received prizes.

Paintings can be found in the funds of Latvian National museum of Art, Tretyakov State Gallery in Moscow, as well as in private collections throughout the world.


In The Soviet time, painting „Birthday” (1968) led to the prohibition of the 7th young artists’ exhibition.


Works in oils, watercolor, pastels, etc. techniques.

Brilliant uplifting periods alternating with deep depression periods in her creative work. 


Works on various contract paintings.

Has executed two particularly significant orders in altar painting restoration – Christ and Holy Peter (375x175cm) in 1994, Mazirbe church and Birth of Christ (178x145cm) in 1998, Evele Church.