Background in Visual  Arts


1974, Graduated from high school with major in art history and drawing.

1993-1995, Studied batik and silk painting with G.Barkans, a well known textile artist in Latvia.

1996-2002, Instructor in workshop on silk painting,Indonesian batik art, ceramic and glass painting.

1996-1998,  Studied art photography theory and practice with the well known Latvian expert    R. Lielbriedis and M.Kundzins.

2006,  began  career as a professional  photographer.

Sigita Lapina  has exhibited  her work at a wide range of venues, including  National and  International/Global competitions, state-wide and regional exhibits, public and professional establishments, churches,  galleries as  well as with  the travel industry.



Sept.,Feb. 2007/2008,   Personal exhibition  „Mexico: colorful, unfamiliar, different” Riga, Livani(Latvia)

Sept.-Oct.,2011, Personal exhibition „Way to Harmony"                                                                                       Riga(Latvia)                  

Feb.,2012, participant in International Biennial Exhibition of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires(Argentina)

Dec.,2013, participant in International exhibition “ Gardens in Focus”, Australian Royal Botanical Garden(Australia)

Jan.-May, 2014, participant in „S-studija” travelling exhibition „In Balance”, Latvia

Oct.,2014, participant in travelling exhibition „White perception of the world today”, „Aukuras”, Lithuania

Dec.,2014, participant in exhibition „Flower Power 2014” in „1650 Gallery” Los Angeles(USA)

Dec.,2014, participant in travelling exhibition „ Latvian most beautiful oaks”, Latvia

Oct.2014-Jan.2015, participant in „S-studija” travelling exhibition „Life in White”, Latvia

May-Oct.,2016, Personal exhibition "Invisible in visible. 4 elements", Ungurmuiza, Riga(Latvia)

Feb.-March,2017, participant in International exhibition "Motion", Art Gallery "PH21", Budapest(Hungary)

Feb.-March,2017, Personal exhibition "Rise in Light", Kekava(Latvia)

Feb.-Apr.,2017, participant in International exhibition "Something new", Art Gallery "Exhibition Without Walls", USA

Feb.-March,2018, participant in International exhibition"Food", Art Gallery "The Passporte"

Nov.,2018, participant in International exhibition "The Essential", Art Gallery "MILLEPIANI", Rome, Italy


Awards Received

March, 2007,   Received an award  for work presented at the art photography  competition  under the auspices of  the photography journal „Foto Kvartals”, Latvia.

2008,  Received the 2008  „Visual Culture’s”  award  at the World Competition for  outstanding work in the art photography category  Nature for photo „Call of Wild 1”.

2009,   Received the distinction of the  title  ”Laureate” for photo „Morning”  presented at the photography competition  ”The Natural Landscape of Latvia: the Beauty of our Country”, Latvia.

2010, Received the 1-st Place in the photography competition „Don’t cry my green country”,Latvia for photo ”In Harmony”.

2010, finalist of the WPGA2010 Competition/The Pollux Awards in category Citiscapes and Children

2010, Received the Honorable Mention in The WPGA The Invisible World Portfolio selection  for  portfolio „What next?”

2011,  Received the Honorable Mention in The 3-rd Annual Global Travel Photo contest(Planet* presents) 2011 for photo „In Harmony”(„Morning”)

2011, Awarded in The 3rd edition of The Pollux Awards for photo „Call of Wild1”

2012,Awarded  in photocontest Interphoto 2012(Italy) for photo „Soul”

2013, finalist of the Worldwide Photo contest „Gardens in Focus”, Australia

2013, Received the 2-nd Place in The Worldwide Photo Gala Awards contest „B/W Photographer of the year” for photo „North forts-2”

2014, Received the 1-st Place in the photography competion „Latvian most beautiful oaks”

2015, Received the 1-st Place in the European Environment Agency photography competion "Picture 2050"

2016, in Worldwide Photocontest "B&W CHILD 2016" nominated photography "In family"

2017, Awarded in Worldwide Photocontest "Wildlife 2017" for photo "Disturbed"

2017, Receiwed PRO Photographer Certificate "SERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER" from SWOT Media Photography Commity

2017, Winner in the Worldwide Photocontest "LIVING THE NATURE" organized by THE PHOTO PHORE

2018, Received the 1-st Place in Worldwide Photocontest "My language. My culture" in Category "Language and it's people"


Many photography are in private collections in Latvia, Canada, USA, Australia