Ieva Iltnere

Ieva Iltnere ( 1957 )

Ieva Iltnere's painting is associated with very fine and laconic depiction, pronounced aestheticism and colouring, sensitivity, delicate attitude towards each nuances of painting, the artistic quality. It is her special way of thinking - how to paint, instead of what to paint. The depicted plots, if they are presented at all, appear only in the process of work, they deal with painting as such - the association of colours, their closeness and contrasts, the light and the form. Things encountered in reality, handled with the mediation of Biblical and mythological characters, are created in the exquisite colour scheme of an aesthetic metaphor.

Ieva Iltnere was born in 1957. Lives and works in Riga, Latvia. Graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia (1982). Participates in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad since 1977. Arranged 23 solo exhibitions;  participated more 90 group exhibitions.
Most important of them during last years – "(un) determined" XVII International Vilnius Painting Triennial, the Applied Arts and Design Museum of the Lithuanian Art Museum (2020, Vilnius,  Lithuania), "PORTRAIT IN LATVIA. 20th CENTURY. Facial Expressions", Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals (2018, Riga, Latvia), "Abundance and Ephemerality. Still Lifes from Finnish and Baltic Collections", Kadriorg Art Museum (2017, Tallinn, Estonia), "Hyperrealism. Movement Manifestations in Latvia", Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals (2017, Riga, Latvia), "Nine Artists From Latvia” (2012, NewYork – Washington – Chicago – Riga), "Changing Perspectives" 15 years of the ECB’s Art Collection, European Central Bank (2012, Frankfurt, Gearmany), ''Territory of Art'', Volkhonka Fine Art Centre (2010, Moscow, Russia), Purvitis' Award, Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals (2009, Riga, Latvia).

Ieva Iltnere’s artwork are included in public collections: Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia), Latvian Contemporary Art Museum Collection (Riga, Latvia), Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), Ludwig Museum (Aachen, Germany), ECB’s Art Collection (Frankfurt, Germany), State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), and e.c.t.