Andris Eglītis
 Andris Eglītis. Cycle of the Corners. 2012. Oil on canvas, 63x48 Andris Eglītis. Cycle of the Corners. 2012. Oil on canvas, 78x62.5 
  Andris Eglītis. From the series Earth Works. 2010. Author's technique on wood. 220x151 Cycle of the Near Ideal. 2012. Author's technique on wood, 90x119 
  The Order of Things. No 64. 2008. Oil on canvas, 40x40 01.08.2010. Oil on canvas, 221x171 
  03.07.2010. Oil on canvas, 128x206 14.11.2010. Oil on canvas, 140x182 
  Cycle of the Near Ideal. 2012. Author's technique on wood, 155x115 White Bed. 2010. Oil on canvas, 185x192 
  Corners. 2012. Oil on canvas, 63x56.5 Nr. 65. 2008. Oil on canvas, 38x46 
 

Andris Eglītis

Born on June 24, 1981, in Riga, Latvia.

O p p o n e n t: So, why do you paint?

R e s p o n d e n t: I guess I’m obsessed with painting; I find it interesting and topical – a balance between the mind and being that doesn’t encourage empty jokes.
Perhaps my education is partially to blame, but that’s just the product that I am. I shouldn’t have to avoid or destroy what I am; rather, I should strive to turn it into a value.

Children. A scene with children and parents. Children, parents, and grandparents. The rhythm of the world.

Contrivance that is an end in itself, performed in the name of originality, is completely misguided.

Moments of thought are brief and evanescent.

Andris Eglītis. From the exhibitions’ catalogue “Under The Sky”, 18.01.–17.02. 2008

2017 Head of Art Academy of Latvia Painting Department.
2013 Purvītis Prize 2013, Riga, Latvia.
2012-2013 Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Gent, Belgium.
2009 Nominee for the Purvitis Prize 2009, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Lecturer at the Latvian Art Academy, Department of Painting.
2008 Residency in Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
2008 Residency in IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden.
2007 Residency in IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden.
2007 The first prize in annual exhibition Autumn 2007, Riga, Latvia.
2003–2005 Latvian Art Academy, Painting Department, Master`s degree.
2004 Exchange studies in I.E. Repin Saint-Petersburg Institute of Art, Painting Department.
2003 Prize for the best debut in art critics, art magazine Studija, Riga, Latvia.
2002 Exchange studies in Manchester Metropolitan University, Fine Arts Department.
2002 Prize for the best debut in annual exhibition Autumn 2002, Riga, Latvia.
1999–2003 Latvian Art Academy, Painting Department, Bachelor`s degree.
1999 The first prize in drawing competition of A. Kronenbergs. Riga, Latvia.
1996–1999 Photo studies in centre of technical creativity ANNAS 2.
1992–1999 Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary School of Art.
1999 Starts participating in exhibitions.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Transition, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2016 Gradient, Kuldīga Artist residency gallery, Kuldīga, Latvia.
2015 56th Venice art biennale, coproject with Katrina Neiburga for Latvian pavilion, Venice, Italy.
2014 Possible Space, Exhibition Space in Cēsis, Latvia.
2014 Dirty Modernism, Gallery Alma, Riga, Latvia.
2013 Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Gent, Belgium.
2012 Layers of Time and Paint, Nunc-contemporary, Antwerpen, Belgium.
2012 Near Ideal, Krome Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2011 Earth Works, Mukusala Art Salon, Riga, Latvia.
2010 Living Conditions. 15 Kaļķu Street, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Want to Be There. Old storage building, Cesis, Latvia.
2009 The Order of Things. Creative Workshop of the LNMA, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Order of Things. Volume 1, during Art For Love, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Under The Sky, Andrejosta, Riga, Latvia.*
2006 Seven Sweet Landscapes, Gallery  Art Garden, Riga, Latvia.
2005 Paintings nr. 18; 19; 20, studies from Beat Streuli, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 The World is Everything that Exists, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2014 Impressions and Parallels, Musée Ianchelevici, La Louvière, Belgium.
2014 This place tells us something, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2013 ABLV Collection, Riga Art Space, Latvia.
2013 Candidates of Purvītis Prize 2013. Exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2012 Autumn, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2012 Survival Kit, Riga, Latvia.
2012 Cesis art Festival, Cesis, Latvia.
2012 HISK Open Studios, HISK,Gent, Belgium.
2012 Outstanding Latvian Artists, The National Arts Club, New York, USA.
2012 Is it that he does not seek the truth, but does want to influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia.
2011 Thickspace, Exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2011 Balticum. Tides Of Change, HangART-7, Salzburg, Austria.
2011 By The Amber Sea. 1990–2010. Exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2010 We are Fine, Garage gallery, Tallin, Estonia.
2010 Figure, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2010 Illusion of Inclusion, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2009 Space Oddity. Europe XXL programme, maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille, France.
2009 Winter Solstice, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Autumn 2009, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Skywards and on the Earth, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2009 The Purvītis Prize. Exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Eclaire, Gallery Crous art, Paris, France.
2008 Contemporary Painting of Latvia, MOYA, Vienna, Austria /organized by Gallery Daugava/.*
2008 Do Not Hurry, Riga, Latvia.
2008 A Squirrel, Kuldiga, Latvia.
2008 Draftsman, Gallery Daugava,  Riga, Latvia.
2008 Urban Stories, Art Promotion02 gallery, Liebshausen, Germany.
2007 Candy Bomber. Young Latvian Painting, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.*
2007 Trajectories 4, Anrejsala, Riga, Latvia.
2007 Autumn 2007, Central Post Building, Riga, Latvia.
2007 A Garden of Temporal Amenity, Gallery Māksla XO, Riga, Latvia.
2006 U25 – Young artists from Latvia, Temporary Art Gallery, Liepaja, Latvia.
2005 U25 – Young artists from Latvia, BB Bar, Riga, Latvia.
2005 Etonnate Academie, during Latvian exposition Surprising Latvia, Saint-Etaine, France.
2005 Workshop 200 x Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
2005 Painting workshop of Riga and Bremen artists, Bremen, Germany.
2005 Latvian Art Academy exhibition, I.E. Repin Saint-Petersburg Institute of Art, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
2004 Impressions of Zvārtava, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2004 Romualdo del Bianco simpozium From Mazacho till Marini, Florence, Italy.
2003 Photo workshop of Valmiera, Valmiera, Latvia.
2003 Autumn Laureates, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
2003 Painting workshop of Riga and Bremen artists, Zvartava, Latvia.
2003 Cameraman and photographer in the film of A. Grinbergs Self-portrait. Testament, Riga, Latvia.
2003 Prague – Riga. Dialogue, State Gallery of Prague, Prague, Czech.*
2002 Social Exhibitionism, photographs (in cooperation with A. Grinbergs),
Railway Museum, Riga, Latvia.
2002 Autumn 2002, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2002 Students’ Art Show in Art Academy of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.
2001 Contemporary Utopia, photographs and participation in project The Met Ones, The  Lost ones, And Those Who Stays, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
2001 The Near Pardaugava, Museum of Ojārs Vācietis, Riga, Latvia.
2000 To Stop Unstoppable, Museum of Ojārs Vācietis, Riga, Latvia.
1999 JRRMV diploma works, Gallery of Artists’ Union, Riga, Latvia.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
Swedbank, Riga, Latvia.

*catalogue

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