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          ELINA  LUSIS - GRINBERGA             

          Textile artist          


    Born on 1st December, 1966 in Riga, Latvia. 


 
Education:

1999  Master Grade

1984 –1989  Studies in Textile Department

at Latvian Academy of Arts; Bachelor’s degree.
 

Collateral education:

2005 –„Establishing Small Business” - course education at Business University „Affluence”

Certificate of education of professional completion

2003 – Program of professional mastery completion „Innovations in Higher Educational System”, Daugavpils University. Certificate
 

Memberships:

since 1992 – member of Latvian Artists’ Union

since 1997 – member of Latvian Textile Association

since 2003 – member of European Textile Network (ETN)

since 2003 – member of American Tapestry Alliance (ATA)

since 2010 – board member and International Representative of Latvian Patchwork Association

Since 1985 participating in national and international exhibitions in Baltic states, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Denmark, France, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Australia.
 
 

Awards:

2011 – Award in 1st Contemporary Tapestry Triennial in Moscow (Russia)

            “The Best of the Show” in the category “Innovative Approach to the Tradition”

 
Works in Collections:

Applied Arts and Design Museum (Riga, Latvia)

Russian State Museum “Tsaritsino” (Moscow, Russia)

Private collections in Latvia, Germany, Great Britain, France, USA.
 
 
 
Teaching masterclasses
 
in Great Britain, France, Russia.
 
 

Participation in International Projects:

2012 - Curator of exhibition “Latvian Art Quilts” at Festival of Quilts (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

2012 - Curator of exhibition “Latvian Art Quilts” at Festival of Quilts (Birmingham, UK)

2009 - Lecture/slideshow „Latvian Contemporary Textile Art in the context of European Textile art” at the Museum of Foreign Arts (Riga, Latvia)

2008 – Curator of Latvian Textile Exhibition during „European Patchwork Meeting”          in        St.Marie-aux-Mines (France)

2008 – Textile Art Project „Threads Unite Women” (Germany-Afghanistan)

2007 – Textile Art Project „Threads Unite Women” (Germany-Afghanistan)

2006 – Tapestry project „Latvia-Sweden”

2003 – Lecture/slideshow „Latvian Contemporary Textile Art” (Minneapolis, USA)

2003 – Tapestry project „Latvia-Sweden”

2002 – Art Project „Latvia- Germany”

 
 
 
Solo shows:
 
2014 - Exhibition in Arts’ Museum in Jelgava (Latvia)

2013 – Exhibition at International Festival „Quilt  Forum 2013” (St. Peterburg, Russia)
 
 2013 – Exhibition at International „Quiltfest 2013” (Moscow, Russia)

 2013 - Exhibition "TEX-STYLE" at Festival "CREATIVA"   (Montpellier, France)

 2013 - Exhibition "TEX-Style" at Cultural Centre “Adazi”  (Latvia)

 2012 – Exhibition “Tex-Style” at European Patchwork Meeting (Ste. Marie-aux-Mines, France)

 2012 – Exhibition in “Quilt Expo en Beaujolais” (Beaujolais, France)

 2012 – Exhibition in the International Show “L’aiguille en fete” (Paris, France)

 2011 - Exhibition “ART-DUO” in gallery “Belajevo” (Moscow, Russia)

 2011 – Exhibition “Tex-style” in “Winter Garden” at Tallinn Opera House (Tallinn, Estonia)

 2010 – Exhibition in gallery „Apsida” (Riga)

 2010 – Exhibition in Kuldiga, (Latvia)

 2009 – Exhibition in Arts’ Museum in Cesis (Latvia)

 2009 – Exhibition in gallery „Apsida” (Riga)

 2007 – Bad Wildungen (Germany)

 2007 – Exhibition in Blackheads’ House (Riga, Latvia)

 2005 – Exhibition “Fabric and Color” in Arts’ Museum in Liepaja (Latvia)

 2002 – Exhibition “Quattro” in Arts’ Museum in Talsi (Latvia)

 1991 – Art Days show in Gulbene (Latvia)

 1990 – Environmental Club Gallery „M 6“(Riga, Latvia)

Main group shows:

2015 – Fine Art Quilt Masters’ gallery at Festival of Quilts (Birmingham, UK)

2015 – 7th International Mini Textile exhibition (Kherson, Ukraine)

2014 - International Quilt Festival “Grand Textile” (Moscow, Russia)

2014 - International Quilt Festival (St. Peterburg, Russia)

2014 – 2nd International Tapestry Triennial (Moscow, Russia)

2014 - International Quilt Exhibition at European Patchwork Meeting (Ste. Marie-aux-Mines,     France)

2014 - International Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition „Radiation” (Switzerland, France)

2013 – International miniature textile exhibition “Boredom” (Germany, Great Britain, Russia,  France)

 2012 - Exhibition “Latvian Art Quilts” at Festival of Quilts (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

 2012 – Exhibition “Latvian Art Quilts” at Festival of Quilts (Birmingham, UK)

 2012 – International Quilt Exhibition “Signs of the Time” (Germany, France)

 2011 – 1st International Tapestry Triennial “Square meter-my space” (Moscow, Russia)

 2011 – Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries Exhibition (Melbourne, Australia)

 2011 - International miniature textile exhibition “Vanish/Survive” (Vilnius, Lithuania)

 2011 – International miniature textile exhibition “Freedom” (Germany, Great Britain, France)

 2010 III International Applied Arts Festival “Unforgotten Traditions” (Moscow, Russia)

 2010- International Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition „Jacquard-Inspirationen” (Leipzig,     Germany)

 2010 - 15th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

 2009 –International Exhibition in “Kunstsalon Franz Leuwer“ (Bremen, Germany)

 2009 –II International Applied Arts Festival “Unforgotten Traditions” (Moscow, Russia)

 2009 - International Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition „Borderless” (Budapest, Hungary)

 2009 - Latvian Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition in Moscow (Russia)

 2009 – 14th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

 2009 - Latvian Textile Art Exhibition in Museum of Foreign Arts (Riga, Latvia)

2009 - Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition in Mencendorf’s House (Riga, Latvia)

 2008 – Latvian Textile Art Exhibition during „European Patchwork Meeting” in                St.Marie-aux-Mines (France)

 2008– International Textile exhibition “Threads Unite Women” (France, Germany, Austria,          Denmark)

2008 - 13th Exhibition of Latvian Textile  Association (Riga, Latvia)

 2007 – Latvian Textile Art Exhibition in Istanbul (Turkey)

 2007 –12th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

 2007 – European Art Quilt Festival in Birmingham (Great Britain)

 2007 – European Patchwork Meeting (France)

 2007 – European Art Quilt Festival in Lion (France)

 2006 – Textile Art Exhibition in Artists’ Union Gallery (Riga, Latvia)

 2006 – Latvian Textile Art Exhibition in Berlin (Germany)

 2006 - Latvian Textile Art Exhibition in Hamburg (Germany)

 2006 - 11th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

 2005 – Patchwork and Quilt Exhibition in Mencendorf’s House (Riga, Latvia)

2005 - 10th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

2005 – European Art Quilt Festival in Birmingham (Great Britain)

2004 - Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Talsi, Latvia)

2004 – Latvian Textile Art Exhibition (Australia)

2004 - Latvian Textile Art Exhibition „Colorful Stories” (Riga, Latvia)

2004 – 9th Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Riga, Latvia)

2004 - Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association (Liepaja, Latvia)

2003 - Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association „World in World” (Riga, Latvia)

2003 – European Quilt Show (Great Britain and Netherlands)

2002 - Exhibition of Latvian Textile Association „ Connection” (Riga, Latvia)

2002 – Applied Arts Exhibition (Valmiera, Latvia)

2002 - Textile Art Exhibition presented by Latvian Embassy (Tallinn, Estonia)      

2002 – Miniature Textile Exhibition in gallery „Apsida” (Riga, Latvia)

2001 – International Textile Art exhibition „Soft World” (Kaunas, Lithuania)

2001 –Latvian Textile Exhibition in Applied Arts and Design Museum (Riga, Latvia)

1999 – Applied Arts Exhibition in gallery „Bastejs” (Riga, Latvia)

1998 – Applied Arts Exhibition in Applied Arts and Design Museum (Riga, Latvia)

1997 – Miniature Textile Exhibition in gallery „Laiva” (Riga, Latvia)

1992 - Latvian Textile Exhibition (Graz, Austria)

1992 – Textile Art Exhibition in Applied Arts and Design Museum (Riga, Latvia)

1991 – Applied Arts Exhibition in Applied Arts and Design Museum (Riga, Latvia)

1990 – Group Exhibition (Bremen, Germany)

1989 – Group Exhibition in Planetarium (Riga, Latvia)

1988 – Triennial of Baltic Young Artists (Jurmala, Latvia)

1988 – Miniature Textile Exhibition (Hungary)

1988 –Miniature Textile Exhibition (Moscow, Russia)

1988 – Miniature Textile Exhibition from Baltic States (Tallinn, Estonia)

1987 – Latvian Applied Arts Exhibition

1987 – Latvian Miniature Textile Exhibition