Dace Liela
 Dace Lielā. October. 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 147x190 Dace Lielā. River. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 150x190 
  January. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 120x150 Evening. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 150x190 
  March. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 160x210 A Pond. 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 150x200 
  Mountains I. 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 120x150 Mountains II. 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 120x150 
  Seashore. 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 170x210 Girl by the Water. 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 120x150 
  Visiting Uccello. 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 110x200 Abava. 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 170x130 
 

Dace Liela

Born on June 12, 1957, in Riga, Latvia.

Dace Lielā does not paint landscapes; she paints Nature, everlasting and powerful. Her painting presents an impression of human existence and the eternal flow of Time and engages in a dialogue between Nature and Man. The former is eternal, but the latter is transitory. A man’s life is just a short segment of time in which he is given the possibility to fulfil his ambitions and perceive the eternal things like the sea, mountains, light, green grass, the smell of summer, as well as those things created for eternity by man including architecture, music and art. Paul Sartre once wrote that a man’s body is a mere instrument for the fulfilment of his ambitions. It is the sense of existentialism that fascinates in Dace Lielā’s painting. But most fascinating is the way she achieves spatial depth, vibrations of light and air, and materiality, in a word, everything that is called good painting.

2008-2013 Lecturer at the Drawing Department of the Latvian Academy of Art.
2003 Master of Art degree, Latvian Academy of Art.
2001–2003 Lecturer at the Drawing Department of the Latvian Academy of Art.
1999–2001 Teacher at Janis Rozentāls Riga Secondary School of Art.
1984–1987 Master studio of Professor Eduards Kalniņs, USSR Academy of Art.
1983 Member of the Latvian Artists’ Union.
1975–1981 Latvian Academy of Art, Department of Painting.
1968–1975 Janis Rozentāls Riga Secondary School of Art, Riga, Latvia.
1980 Starts participating in exhibitions.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 The Sea, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2015 Paintings, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2013 Outside, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2010 The Exhibition Hall of Cesis, Cesis, Latvia.
2010 Paintings, Rietumu Capital Centre, Riga, Latvia
2009 Paintings, Theatre House Jūras vārti, Ventspils, Latvia.
2009 Paintings, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2007 Valmiera Local History museum, Valmiera, Latvia.
2007 Paintings. The presentation of the catalogue, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.*
2005 Paintings, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
2000 Paintings, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1998 Black, Green and Other Paintings, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1998 Landscape and Small Landscapes, Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1998 Unibanka Branch in Āgenskalns, Riga, Latvia.
1997 Didactic Paintings, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1996 Paintings, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1993 Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.
1992 Gallery Kolonna, Riga, Latvia. 
1986 In the framework of the 8th Painting Biennial, Koshice, Czechoslovakia.*

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 The World is Everything that Exists, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2014 Play, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2014 This place tells us something, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2011 Is it that he does not seek the truth, but does want to influence?, Riga Art Space, Riga, Latvia.
2010 A Draughtsman. Spring’10, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Winter Solstice, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2009 Autumn 2009, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Contemporary Painting of Latvia, MOYA, Vienna, Austria /organized by Gallery Daugava/.*  
2007 Midsummer Day and the Time After, contemporary painting, sculpture, ceramics, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia. 
2006 Visions and Reality, exhibition of contemporary Latvian painting, Pulchri Studio,  Hague, The Netherlands*
2004 Exhibition of works by teachers of the Drawing department of the Latvian Academy of Art, Ģederts Eliass Jelgava City History and Art Museum, Jelgava, Latvia.
2003 Women Paint Women, Latvian art exhibition, City History Museum, Gdansk, Poland.*
2002 Testimonio de la fe  /Testimony of Belief/, Madrid City Museum, Madrid, Spain /organized by Gallery Daugava/.*
2002 Witness of the Age, painting collection of the Latvian Artists` Union Museum, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.*
2002 Latvia, Surprising Art from the 20th Century, Zwolle City Museum, Zwolle,The Netherlands.*
2001 Metropolis. Riga, Riga Stock Exchange building, Riga, Latvia.*
2001 Latvian Art Exhibition, office of the Commissioner on European Union enlargement Gunter Verhoigen, Brussels, Belgium.
2001 The Art to Fly, artwork collection of the JSC airBaltic, Museum of Decorative Art and Design, Riga, Latvia.*
2000 Baltic Art. Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures, National Arts Club, New York, International Monetary Fund Arts Gallery, Washington, USA.*
2000 Social and Personal, 1984-2000, Latvian National Museum of Art exhibition hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia.
1999 The Joy of Being, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.*
1998 Bild Botschaften aus Lettland, Galerie im Airport Hotel, Hamburg, Germany.
1998 The 2nd All-Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition, exhibition hall Latvia, Riga, Latvia*
1998 Riga in Contemporary Art – Art Nouveau of Riga, exhibition-competition, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia.*

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
Latvian Artists` Union Museum, Riga, Latvia.
Bank of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
Swedbank, Riga, Latvia.
Ventspils Nafta, Ventspils, Latvia.
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Jane Voorhes Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NY, USA
Poznan Art Museum, Poznan, Poland

*catalogue

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