Curriculum Vitae

Born: 29 May – Riga, Latvia
Place of residence: Mārupes pag. Tīraines street 19c, Latvia
Phone, email: (+371) 29760482, caruka@inbox.lv
Education:
1988. – Latvian Art Academy, Department of Graphics
1985. – Polygraphic Institute, Department of Graphics, Lvov, Ukraine
Personal shows:
2014. – “Cuts” – Etching Guild gallery, LMS, Riga
2013. – “Imaginary flowers” – Reitern House - Music and Art salon
2012. – “Lino” – Gallery “Māksla XO”, Riga
2010. – “Drawing” – Ivonnas Veihertes gallery, Riga
2009. – “More sun IV” – art musseum of Tukums, Gallery „Durvis”, Latvia
2007. – „More sun IV” – gallery „Bastejs” in Riga, Latvia
2005. – „More sun III” – „Lantidote” gallery in Geneva, Switzerland; „Fish” (with sculptor Aigars Zemītis) – „Māksla XO” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
2004. – „More sun II” – Theater gallery in Valmiera, Latvia; „More sun I” – „Asūna” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
2003. – „City birds – woman” – „Putniņas” gallery in Riga, Latvia; LU gallery „Bastejs” branch in hotel „Konventa sēta” Riga, Latvia.
2000. – „Tango – 2000” – „Māksla XO” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
1999. – „Woman – summer” – LU gallery „Bastejs” Riga, Latvia; „Kidnapping of Europe” – In the Commission of European Union house, Riga.
1998. – „Woman and Horse” – Ivonna Veiherte gallery gallery in Riga.
1997. – „Pelēkās māsas” gallery in Riga, Latvia;
1996. – „G&G” gallery in Riga, Latvia; „Twerenbold” gallery in Lucerne, Switzerland.
1994. – „River loves Soil” – Reitern house in Riga, Latvia.
1993. – „My cinema” – Cinema Gallery in Riga, Latvia.
1992. – „Carmen” – LU gallery „Bastejs” Riga, Latvia; „Wetter” gallery in Lublin, Poland.
1991. – The House of Architects in Riga, Latvia
Group exhibitions:
2010. – “Zīds un porcelāns” – „Meistera Gotharda” Gallery, Bauska, Latvia
2010. – “Painting with vine” – Ivonnas Veihertes Gallery, Riga
2008. – 09. – „Art on wooden desks” in gallery – gallery „Bastejs” in Riga,Latvia.
2005. – L. Wagner gallery in Munich, Germany;
„The Sea” – „Bonhanss” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
2003. – „1000 and 1 night” – „Bonhanss” gallery in Riga, Latvia;
„Drawings” – „Māksla XO” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
2002. – „Hunting” – „Asūna” gallery in Riga, Latvia;
„Miniature” – „Riga gallery” in Riga, Latvia.
2001. – „Miniature” – „Riga gallery” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
2000. – „Line Art Gent” – Gent, Belgium; „Riga 800” – LU gallery „Bastejs”;
„Riga 800” – „Čiris” gallery in Riga, Latvia.
1999. – „Line Art Gent” – Gent, Belgium.
1998. – Exhibition of Latvian artists in Art museum „Casa de Elisada” Barcelona, Spain.
1997. – Exhibition of Latvian artists in Australia;
Printed graphics Mess in Düsseldorf, Germany;
Art mess „Art Frankfurt” in Germany.
1995. – 96. – Watercolor exhibition – in exhibition hall „Latvija” Riga, Latvia.
1995. – Tallin Print Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia;
Exhibition of modern graphics – State Art museum in Riga, Latvia;
Exhibition of Latvian artists „Die Galerie” in Zibruk, Germany.
1993. – 1st International Graphics biennale in Maastricht, Nederland;
4th Mini graphics biennale in Varna, Bulgaria.
1988. – „Artcontact” – Festival of Avant-garde Art in Riga, Latvia.

Paintings are in Latvian Artist Union collection, in private collections in Europe and America, in Lvov Art museum in Ukrain, and even in Latvian ex-presidents Vairas Vīķes Freibergas personal collection. Since 2008 I lead art section in Jaunmārupes musical and art school in Latvia.