DITA LŪSE

Born in Riga, Latvia in 1972
Lives and works in Riga

ditaluse@gmail.com
 

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts (1996)
Masters School of Monumental Painting at Art Academy of Latvia (1994-1996)
Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department (1990-1994), BA 1994
University of Wisconsin La Crosse, USA (1991-1992)
J.Rosental’s Art School in Riga (1982-1989)


AWARDS

Finalist Award at CFA "Circle quarterly Art Review Magazine Contest" Lyon, France 2022
Finalist at Arte Laguna Prize '16 (2021/22) Venice, Veneto, Italy 2022
Grand Prix at Independence Day competition exhibition in Bulduri Exhibition House, Jurmala, Latvia 2021
Finalist Award at Circle Foundation for the Arts “Art in the Time of Coronavirus & Social Distancing” 2020
Finalist Award at CFA "Circle quarterly Art Review Magazine Contest" Lyon, France 2020
Finalist Award at Circle Foundation for the Arts “Artist of the year 2019” Lyon, France
The winner of Public Vote of Grata Prize contest "Source of Power" at gallery MuseumLV Riga. Latvia 2019
Excellence award winner at Art Olympia Tokyo, Japan 2019
Finalist at CFA "Artist of the year 2018" Lyon, France 2018
Finalist at Artist Grand Prize Competition of Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan 2017
Excellence award winner at Art Olympia 2017 Tokyo, Japan 2017
Selected as invited artist in Art Revolution Taipei 2016, Taiwan 2016
Honorable mention award in Park Art Fair International 2016 Triberg, Germany 2016
Finalist at Artist Grand Prize Competition of Art Revolution Taipei 2015, Taiwan 2015
The Winner of Aviskar Awards in category "Best Painter" 2012 Kolkata, India 2012

SOLO SHOWS

2022 "Studio of Moods" in Imanta Culture centre Riga, Latvia
2022 "Spacetime", Jurmala museum, Jurmala, Latvia
2021 "Identity", Talsi regional museum, Talsi, Latvia
2020 "Amalgams of Time, gallery MuseumLV, Riga, Latvia
2020 "Seize the Moment!" Jurmala Culture Centre, Jurmala, Latvia
2019 "Space.Light.Silence." in Art space of Publishing House Aminori, Riga, Latvia
2019 "Branduolys" (Nucleus) AP Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2019 "Gentle Illuminations" in Liepaja Museum, Liepāja, Latvia
2018 "Time of Light", the Embassy of Latgale GORS, Rēzekne, Latvia
2018 "Code of a Moment" gallery Laipa, Valmiera, Latvia
2017 "Anatomy of Light" gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia
2017 "Siesta", Liepāja Latvian society house, Liepāja, Latvia
2016 "Light Matter" , Jurmala City Museum, Jurmala, Latvia
2015 "Colour Of Silence" concert hall Baltais Fligelis, Sigulda, Latvia
2015 "A Moment of Light", Artifact art gallery, New York
2015 "Nature of Light" , The House of EU in Riga, Latvia
2014 "Dimension of Light", Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2014 "Luci e Ombre", Gallery Immagini Spazio Arte, Cremona, Italy
2013 "Parallels of Light", Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia
2012 "Two conversations", Gallery Mans's, Jekabpils, Latvia
2012 "Light", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2011 "Paintings", Ventspils, Latvia
2009 "Fragility", Crnomelj & Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 "Heritage", Gallery Istaba, Riga, Latvia
2007 "Paintings", Ventspils, Latvia
2007 "Quotations", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2006 "Paintings", Ventspils, Latvia
2005 "Nucleus", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2005 "Breast factor", Gallery Istaba, Riga, Latvia
2003 "Paintings", Ventspils, Latvia
2003 "Origins", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2002 "Close-up", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2002 "Fragment", I.Veihertes Gallery, Riga. Latvia
2001 "City for one", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
2000 "Architecture of loneliness", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia
1998 "Matilda’s dances", Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023


2022
"Hope of All" in Art Gallery Riga, Latvia
Art Vilnius 2022 - International Art Fair Vilnius, Lithuania
"Intricacy of the Mind" in Eclectic gallery London, UK
Regina Deicmane collection exhibition in Dundaga Castle, Dundaga, Latvia
Annual contest for GRATA BALVA award 2022, gallery MuseumLV, Riga, Latvia
Nord Art Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Rendsburg, Germany
Group exhibition in Hylands House Estate's Bookshop Gallery, Essex, UK

2021
"Eclectis Gingles", Eclectic Gallery London, UK
Independence Day competition exhibition in Bulduri Exhibition Haouse, Jūrmala, Latvia
Art Vilnius 2021 - International Art Fair Vilnius, Lithuania
"Unity in Diversity", Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Battersea Affordable Art Fair London, UK
"Spotting the Brightness" in Eclectic Gallery London, UK
Affordable Art Fair London, UK

2020
Gedert Eliass award exhibition in G.Eliass' art and history museum, Jelgava, Latvia
"Mystic Power" in Eclectic Gallery London, UK
"#4 Stages" art exhibition devoted to ballet, gallery MuseumLV, Riga, Latvia 
"Protective Masks", gallery Istaba, Riga, Latvia 
"Light. Form. Idea."- three artists exhibition in Art space Zeit, Līgatne, Latvia 
Women Artists around the World 100 Artists from 100 countries, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, UAE 
Annual contest for GRATA BALVA award 2020, gallery MuseumLV, Riga, Latvia

2019
"I am contemporary", gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia 
"Enough" International women artist exhibition in Marc Chagall's Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus 
Art and Medicine, exhibition of Medical Company ARS art collection in Kuldiga Art House, Kuldīga, Latvia
The Great Summer exhibition 2019 Gallery Mans's, Jekabpils, Latvia
Encrypted Message, three artists exhibition in Lithuanian Artists Association Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Art Olympia 2019 Exhibition in Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Art Olympia 2019 Award winning selection exhibition in Toshima Center Square, Tokyo, Japan
Source of Power in Gallery Museum LV, Riga,
Art Vilnius 2019 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania
Green house of Art Days in Aminori art gallery, Riga
Rendezvous in Art gallery of Rietumu bank, Riga
Women Artists around the World, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, UAE


2018
100th Anniversary Lottery in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
Kinship scripts in gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia
Montreux Art Gallery 2018 Contemporary Art Fair in Montreux, Switzerland
Art Helps Vision charity exhibition in gallery MusemLV, Riga, Latvia
Three flowers in Valmiera library, Valmiera, Latvia
Agijai 80 a group exhibition devoted to Agija Suna's birthday, The House of EU, Riga Latvia
Exhibition of plein-air in Palace of Mazā Mežotne, Latvia
The Great Summer exhibition 2018 Gallery Mans's, Jekabpils, Latvia
Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, Cairo, Egypt
100 in Latvian Art - Internationally juried exhibition in Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia
Mystery. Ritual Art gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia
Art Vilnius 2018 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania
AP galerija atsiDARO! Gallery Inauguration exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania
Huntenkunst 2018 International Art Fair in Ulft, The Netherlands
Gallery Inauguration exhibition gallery Museum LV, Montreux, Switzerland


2017
Literally Art gallery Museum LV Riga, Latvia
Painting of the year in the Art space of Theatre Daile, Riga, Latvia
Artists of the year Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
Montreux Art Gallery 2017 Contemporary Art Fair in Montreux, Switzerland
Artist of the year, gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia 
Painting of the year, Art space of Theatre Daile, Riga, Latvia
Art Olympia 2017 - juried international exhibition in Toshima City Government Office, Tokyo, Japan
Art Vilnius 2017 -International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Opening No. 1, gallery Museum LV Riga, Latvia
Rendezvous in the World of Art - Euro-American artists in X-Power gallery Taipei, Taiwan
Art Revolution Taipei 2017, Grand Prize Competition final in Taipei, Taiwan
Preview show in Get Art museum in Taipei, Taiwan


2016
Artists of the year in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia 
Painting of the year in Art space of Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia
Flower Power in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
Art Vilnius 2016 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania
NordArt 2016 Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf/Rendsburg, Germany
Latvian Ar in Galeria Van Golik, Warsaw, Poland
Art Revolution Taipei 2016 - International Art fair in Taipei, Taiwan
ArtAlea Code in Tal Residence Riga, Latvia
Preview show in Baosheng Gallery Influence Arts Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
Preview show in Kelti Gallery Taipei, Taiwan
Park Art Fair International (Pafi) 2016 Triberg, Germany
Cheers For Holland in The House Of Eu in Riga, Latvia


2015
The Green Land In Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels, Belgium
Immagina Arte In Fiera Art Fair In Reggio Emilia, Italy
Klassische Moderne Reinszeniert Galerie Speckstrasse in Hamburg, Germany
Notte Bianca Di Lodi Galleria Oldrado Da Ponte, Lodi, Italy
Art Revolution Taipei 2015 Grand Prize Competition final in Taipei, Taiwan
Vernice Art Fair Forli in Forli, Italy
True Colors, Directorate General for Interpretation of EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium
Genesis International Group Exhibition In Jurmala City Museum, Latvia
Contemporary Artists from Latvia Luciano Benetton Collection IMAGO MUNDI
Italy in paintings of Latvian artists in Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels, Belgium


2014
Multipoint exhibition, Oravska Galeria, Dolný Kubín, Slovakia 

2013
Latvian contemporary art in Rokiski District Museum, Lithuania
Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain
Luce (Light), Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy
Latvian Painting, in Silezia museum in Katowice, Poland
Such a place – Latvia - Latvian Art, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland


2012
Santorini Biennale of Arts in Santorini, Greece
AVISKAR 2012 East meets West,in gallery Gold, Kolkata, India


2011
Maphiart Festival della Legalita, Villa Filippina, Palermo, Italy
Berliner Liste - Contemporary Art Fair, Berlin, Germany
For the Love of Art The Acquire Arts Gallery, London, UK
Inaugural Exhibition “Wikiarte” gallery Wikiarte, Bologna, Italy
Expo Officine Artistiche 2010 in Bologna, Italy
HanseArt Fair Bremen, Bremen Arena, Germany


2010
World of Art exhibition in Urania centre in Berlin, Germany
Beijing International Art Biennale China 2010 in Beijing, China
Group exhibition in Cannery Art & Design Center, Dayton, Ohio, US
The Art of Peace juried exhibition in Dayton International Peace Museum, Ohio


2009
Multipoint Art Exhibition in Gallery Univerzum, Nitra, Slovakia
European Contemporary pARTy, Opera gallery, Budapest, Hungary


2008
European Cities at the representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels
Stars in the Sky, gallery KUD Laterna, Crnomelj, Slovenia
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London


2007
International group exhibition, Dry Walk gallery, Bricklane, London 

ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS:

Hotel Zeit collection, Ligatne, Latvia
Medical company Ars collection, Riga, Latvia
Jūrmala museum collection, Jūrmala, Latvia
Mazā Mežotne Castle collection, Mežotne, Latvia
Latlotto collection, Riga, Latvia
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton collection, Italy
Private collections in Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweeden, Greece, Czech Republik, Slovenia, UK, Taiwan, India, USA, Hong Kong
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