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Laura Vela

artist, illustrator, designer, dreamer

Laura Vela uses identity and time research as inspiration for her artworks revealing contemporary anxiety and doing research on new forms and techniques. In the last years, the artist focuses on developing her own technique combining old school of painting and drawing with new media and materials. The main impulse comes from social environment, searching for own identity as a bridge from past to future.

In the artworks, there are references to the influence of trauma of Soviet occupation on Latvian identity as well as to theories and mythology of quantum physics. The artist works with wide range of materials, mainly creating paintings, but also installations, video art and performances.

Contact

Email & Social Networks

art@lauravela.lv

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Edge of the Earth

Carnikava Culture House “Ozolaine”

2017
Face.Untitled

Kalnciema Quarter Gallery

Group Exhibitions

2018
Brederlo-von Sengusch grant exhibition

Art Academy of Latvia

2018
Mytology of Nowdays

Carnikava, Latvia

2018
Seashore Dreams

Carnikava, Latvia

2018
Kunstakademie Lettland

Kreis Gütersloh

2018
CILME

Riga Art Space

2018
New talants for Latvia100

Art Academy of Latvia

2017
Dream Catchers

Galeria Non Gratta, Latvia

2017
Generations

Liepaja Museum, Latvia

2017
Art Future

Art Academy of Latvia

2017
Latvia's State Forest grant

Latvia

2017
Gederts Eliass grant exhibition

Gederts Eliass Museum, Jelgava, Latvia

2017
LMA students exhibition

Art House Kuldiga, Kuldiga, Latvia

2017
Seashore Spirit

Carnikava, Latvia

2017
SEB grant exhibition

Art Academy of Latvia

2016
Student Diary

Dubulti Art Station, Dubulti, Latvia

2016
Turn on Future

Art Academy of Latvia

2015
How it comes

KAR gallery and Pamekalnio Galerija (Vilnus, Lithuania)

2014
Will not Fall

Bruninieku 2, Riga, Latvia

2014
Brederlo-von Sengusch Grant

Art Academy of Latvia

2014
Internation Plenair exhibition

Kuldiga Art House

2014
Wind of Academy

Art Academy of Latvia

Education & Awards/Grants

2017 - now
Painting department, Master program

Art Academy of Latvia

2013-2017
Painting Department, BA program

Art Academy of Latvia

2006-2010
Image processing / MA program

Riga Technical University

2002-2005
IT Technology, BA program

Ventspils College

2003-2006
Piano Class

Ventspils Music College

BORIS AND INĀRA TETEREV FOUNDATION grant
Latvia’s State Forest sympathy prize