Aija Zarina was born in 1954. She graduated from the Latvian Academy of Art, Department of Painting, in 1982, and received master’s degree as well. She is the member of the Artists’ Union of Latvia since 1983.
Important solo exhibitions – “Guide” at the Gallery Noass in Riga (1999), “Aija is Drawing. Aija in a Symbol” at the State Museum of Art in Riga (1998), “Head of the Virgin Mary” at the Riga Gallery (1996), series of exhibitions “Centaur, Bird and Elephant” in Riga, exhibition at the Galerie du Rond Point in Paris (1992), exhibition at the Eduard Nakhamkin’s Fine Arts Gallery in New York (1989).
Important group exhibitions – “Gentle Fluctuations” at the State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenāls (2002) and at the Exhibition Hall Latvija (1990) in Riga, “House in Bolderāja” in Bolderāja, Riga (1997), “Personal Time. Art of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: 1945-1996” at the Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Poland, and at the Central Exhibition Hall Manezh in St. Petersburg, Russia (1996), “Riga – Lettische Avantgarde” at Kunsthalle in Berlin, at the Exhibition Hall Weseburg in Bremen and at the Municipal Gallery Im Sophienhof in Kiel, Germany (1988, 1989).
Aija Zariņa has worked at the Public Relations Department of the State Museum of Art and curated the exhibition “Antiņš” at the State Museum of Art Exhibition Hall Arsenāls in 2001.