SIGITA LAPINA

                   

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.

 

Exhibitions

* Sept.-Dec.,2019, participant in International exhibition "London Photo Festival. Abstract Phoyography" at Harris+Hoole in Twickenham London, UK

*Oct.-Nov.,2019, participant in International exhibition "Suburbs", Art Gallery "MILLEPIANI", Rome, Italy

August 2019, participant in Chania International Photo Festival, Blank Wall Gallery, Greece

June-August 2019, participant in the Worldwide 2nd Annual 2019 Art exhibition "555 Special", Light Space@Time Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California, USA

June, 2019, participant in the Worldwide exhibition "Landscapes Art 2019", Light Space@Time Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California, USA

Febr.,2019, participant in International exhibition "Bodys in movement", Art Gallery "MILLEPIANI", Rome, Italy 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept.-Oct.,2011, Personal exhibition „Way to harmony",  Riga, Latvia             
Marz,2010., participation in the traveling exhibition "European Summer in my Camera" organized by the European Union. 
 
  Nov.,2009, participant in photo exhibition " Latvian nature - our beauty", Latvia          

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

 

 

Awards Received

2019, Received Special Merit for the photos "Path searching" and "The Mirror of the Soul 1", Light Space@Time Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California, USA  

2019, Received Special Recognation for the photo "Call of Wild 1", Light Space@Time Art Gallery, Palm Springs, California, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011, Awarded in The 3rd edition of The Pollux Awards for the photo „Call of Wild 2”

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

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

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

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

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.

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”.

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

 

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