DITA LUSE

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

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 at Art Olympia 2019 competition in Tokio, Japan
Finalist at CFA “Artist of the year 2018”, Lyon, France
Finalist at Art Olympia 2017 competition in Tokio, Japan
Finalist at Artist Grand Prize Competition of Art Revolution Taipei 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan
Honorable mention award in "Park Art Fair International 2016" Triberg, Germany
Selected by Curatorial Committee as invited artist in " Art Revolution Taipei 2016", Taiwan
Finalist at Artist Grand Prize Competition of Art Revolution Taipei 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan
Awarded as Best Painter by Professional Jury for Aviskar Awards 2012, Kolkata, India

SOLO SHOWS

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

Art Olympia 2019 Award winning selection exhibition in Toshima Center Square, Tokyo, Japan (2019)
Source of Power in Gallery Museum LV, Riga, (2019)
Art Vilnius 2019 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania (2019)
Green house of Art Days in Aminori art gallery, Riga (2019)
Rendezvous in Art gallery of Rietumu bank, Riga (2019)
Women Artists around the World, One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai, UAE (2019)
100th Anniversary Lottery in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (2018)
Kinship scripts in gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia (2018)
Montreux Art Gallery 2018 Contemporary Art Fair in Montreux, Switzerland (2018)
Art Helps Vision charity exhibition in gallery MusemLV, Riga, Latvia (2018)
Three flowers in Valmiera library, Valmiera, Latvia (2018)
Agijai 80 a group exhibition devoted to Agija Suna's birthday, The House of EU, Riga Latvia (2018)
Exhibition of plein-air in Palace of Mazā Mežotne, Latvia (2018)
The Great Summer exhibition 2018 Gallery Mans's, Jekabpils, Latvia
Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition in Egyptian Centre for International Cultural Cooperation, Cairo, Egypt (2018)
100 in Latvian Art - Internationally juried exhibition in Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia (2018)
Mystery. Ritual Art gallery Museum LV, Riga, Latvia (2018)
Art Vilnius 2018 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania (2018)
AP galerija atsiDARO! Gallery Inauguration exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania (2018)
Huntenkunst 2018 International Art Fair in Ulft, The Netherlands (2018)
Gallery Inauguration exhibition gallery Museum LV, Montreux, Switzerland (2018)
Literally Art gallery Museum LV Riga, Latvia (2017)
Painting of the year in the Art space of Theatre Daile, Riga, Latvia (2017)
Artists of the year Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (2017)
Montreux Art Gallery 2017 Contemporary Art Fair in Montreux, Switzerland
Artist of the year, gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (2017)
Painting of the year, Art space of Theatre Daile, Riga, Latvia (2017)
Art Olympia 2017 - juried international exhibition in Toshima City Government Office, Tokyo, Japan
Art Vilnius 2017 -International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania (2017)
The Opening No. 1, gallery Museum LV Riga, Latvia
Rendezvous in the World of Art - Euro-American artists in X-Power gallery Taipei, Taiwan (2017)
Art Revolution Taipei 2017, Grand Prize Competition final in Taipei, Taiwan
Preview show in Get Art museum in Taipei, Taiwan (2017)
Artists of the year in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (2016)
Painting of the year in Art space of Daile Theatre, Riga, Latvia (2016)
Flower Power in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia (2016)
Art Vilnius 2016 - International Art Fair in Vilnius, Lithuania (2016)
NordArt 2016 Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf/Rendsburg, Germany (2016)
Latvian Ar in Galeria Van Golik, Warsaw, Poland (2016)
Art Revolution Taipei 2016 - International Art fair in Taipei, Taiwan
ArtAlea Code in Tal Residence Riga, Latvia (2016)
Preview show in Baosheng Gallery Influence Arts Centre, Taipei, Taiwan
Preview show in Kelti Gallery Taipei, Taiwan(2016)
Park Art Fair International (Pafi) 2016 Triberg, Germany (2016)
Cheers For Holland in The House Of Eu in Riga, Latvia (2016)
The Green Land In Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels, Belgium (2015)
Immagina Arte In Fiera Art Fair In Reggio Emilia, Italy (2015)
Klassische Moderne Reinszeniert Galerie Speckstrasse in Hamburg, Germany (2015)
Notte Bianca Di Lodi Galleria Oldrado Da Ponte, Lodi, Italy (2015)
Art Revolution Taipei 2015 Grand Prize Competition final in Taipei, Taiwan (2015)
Vernice Art Fair Forli in Forli, Italy (2015)
True Colors, Directorate General for Interpretation of EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium (2015)
Genesis International Group Exhibition In Jurmala City Museum, Latvia (2015)
Contemporary Artists from Latvia Luciano Benetton Collection IMAGO MUNDI (2015)
Italy in paintings of Latvian artists in Permanent Representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels, Belgium
Multipoint exhibition, Oravska Galeria, Dolný Kubín, Slovakia (2014)
Latvian contemporary art in Rokiski District Museum, Lithuania (2013)
Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain (2013)
Luce (Light), Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice, Italy (2013)
Latvian Painting, in Silezia museum in Katowice, Poland (2013)
Such a place – Latvia - Latvian Art, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Santorini Biennale of Arts in Santorini, Greece (2012)
AVISKAR 2012 East meets West,in gallery Gold, Kolkata, India (2012)
Maphiart Festival della Legalita, Villa Filippina, Palermo, Italy (2011)
Berliner Liste - Contemporary Art Fair, Berlin, Germany (2011)
For the Love of Art The Acquire Arts Gallery, London, UK (2011)
Inaugural Exhibition “Wikiarte” gallery Wikiarte, Bologna, Italy (2011)
Expo Officine Artistiche 2010 in Bologna, Italy (2010)
HanseArt Fair Bremen, Bremen Arena, Germany (2010 & 2011)
World of Art exhibition in Urania centre in Berlin, Germany (2010)
Beijing International Art Biennale China 2010 in Beijing, China (2010)
Group exhibition in Cannery Art & Design Center, Dayton, Ohio, US (2010)
The Art of Peace juried exhibition in Dayton International Peace Museum, Ohio (2010)
Multipoint Art Exhibition in Gallery Univerzum, Nitra, Slovakia (2009)
European Contemporary pARTy, Opera gallery, Budapest, Hungary (2009)
European Cities at the representation of Latvia to the EU in Brussels (2008)
Stars in the Sky, gallery KUD Laterna, Crnomelj, Slovenia (2008)
Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London (2008 & 2010)
International group exhibition, Dry Walk gallery, Bricklane, London (2007)


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