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JANA BRIKE

Born: August 29, 1980, Latvia
Currently lives and works in Riga, Latvia


Education

2003–2005  Master’s degree, Figurative painting – Prof. K.Zariņš, N.Brasliņš, J.Jurjāns, Painting department, the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1999–2003  Bachelor’s degree, Painting department, the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1991–1998  J.Rozental Riga Art secondary school, Riga, Latvia


Solo shows

2019       "Soulsearching", Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
2018       "Sea of Change", San Diego Art Institute, curated by Distinction Gallery, San Diego,USA
2018       "Summer of the Wild Wallflower", Gallery House Toronto, Canada
2017       “Ebbs and Flows of Heartblood”, William Baczek Fine Arts gallery, Northampton, USA
2017       “Savage Eden”, Vinyl on Vinyl gallery, Manila, Philippines
2016       "Superabundance of Ordinary Being", Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco, USA
2016       "About a Girl", the Gallery of the Youth, Kyoto, Japan
2015       “Anatomy of Innocence”, Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2014       “After The End of Time”, FB69 gallery, Muenster, Germany
2013       “My Paralles Lives”, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia
2013       “Songs of Purity”, Distinction gallery, San Diego, California, USA
2012       “Winter of Love”, Mondo Pop gallery, Rome, Italy
2011       “Milk and Blood” gallery “Maksla XO”, Riga, Latvia
2011       “Voyage Inside” gallery “Curly Tale”, Chicago, USA
2011       “Book of Taboo” gallery “Distinction”, San Diego, California, USA
2010       “Science of Sleep” in White Piano house, Sigulda, Latvia
2010       “The Lost Children” gallery “Distinction”, San Diego, California, USA
2007       “Playground” in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2007       Solo Exhibition. Islande Hotel, Riga
2005       “Firebird Seekers”, Convent yard, Riga, Latvia


Group exhibition

2019       "Humans", gallery “Maksla XO”, Riga, Latvia
2018       PULSE Miami Art Fair, with William Baczek Fine Arts gallery, USA
2018       "Art Collectors Starter Kit" Corey Helford gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2018       13th annual BLAB exhibition, Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2018       "Ephemeral" group exhibition curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine in Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco, USA
2018       "New Romantics" exhibition in Corey Helford gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2018       "East meets West" exhibition in Corey Helford gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2017       Pulse Miami Beach art fair with William Baczek Fine Arts gallery, USA
2017       12th annual BLAB exhibition, Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2017       "Small Works" annual exhibition, BeinArt gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017       "Lush", 4-person exhibition in BeinArt gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2017       “Animal Kingdom” group exhibition in William Baczek Fine Arts gallery, Northampton, USA
2017       LA Art Show 2017 with Arcadia gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016       “12 by 12 in 12” group exhibition in Arcadia gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016       "The Hours of Silence" exhibition in Gallery House, Toronto, Canada; co-curated by Ray Caesar
2016       "Femme to Femme Fatale" exhibition, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA; co-curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
2016       "Amethyst" exhibition in Arch Enemy Arts gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2016       11th annual BLAB exhibition, Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016       "Suggestivism" exhibition, Spoke Art gallery, San Francisco, USA; co-curated by Nathan Spoor
2016       "Small Works" exhibition, BeinArt gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2016       "Selfie" exhibition, Stephanie Chefas gallery, Portland, USA
2015       "Self-Portrait", Maksla XO Gellery, Riga, Latvia
2015       “Don’t Wake Daddy X” annual invitational exhibition in Feinkunst Kruger gallery, curated by Heiko Muller, Hamburg, Germany
2015       “13th Hour” group exhibition in Last Rites gallery, New York, USA
2015       “Les Petit Fours” group exhibition co-curated by Friends of Leon Gallery and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Sydney, Australia
2015       “The BLAB! Show”, annual group exhibition; Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Curator Monte Beauchamp
2015       “Ephemeral:Territory of Girls” group exhibition in Jiro Miura gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015       “Storybook” group exhibition, Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco, USA, co-curated by the Warholian’s Michael Cuffe
2015       “Inevitably Imperfect” group exhibition, Vinyl on Vinyl gallery, Manila, Philippines; curated by Dan Barry and Dexter Sy
2015       "Golden" group exhibition in Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco, USA
2015       “Floating Intersections” group exhibition in Pink Zeppelin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015       “Glass, Cinder, Thorns” exhibition in Inner State gallery, Detroit, USA
2015       Stephen Romano Gallery’s “Seeing the Hidden” exhibition at The Metro Show in New York, USA
2015       "Captive Beauty in Miniature", Maksla XO Gellery, Riga, Latvia
2015       "Platinum Blend" in Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco, USA. Curated by Stephanie Chefas
2014       “Milk” 4 person exhibition in Secret Fresh gallery, Manila, Philippines
2014       “Mysterium Cosmographicum” group exhibition in Stephen Romano gallery, New York, USA
2014       “Small Indignities” group exhibition in the Red Truck gallery, New Orleans, USA
2014       “Welcome to the Dreamtime” group exhibition in Stephen Romano gallery, New York, USA
2014       “Suggestivism” group exhibition in Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA, curated by Nathan Spoor
2014       “The BLAB! Show”, annual group exhibition; Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Curator Monte Beauchamp    
2014       Metro Show 2014, With Stephen Romano gallery, New York, USA
2014       IV Artishok Biennale A+B=AB14, Riga, Latvia
2014       "Crows are Following Us", FB69 gallery, Munster, Germany
2013       PULSE New York Art Fair and The Metro Show; with independent curator Stephen Romano
2013       “Something Wicked This Way Comes” Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; curated by Stephanie Chefas
2013       “Draw” group exhibition, Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2013       “Inevitably Imperfect” group exhibition, Artery Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; curated by Dan Barry
2013       “Painted Sound” group exhibition, Flower Pepper Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2012       The Metro Show Art Fair; with independent curator Stephen Romano
2012       “Anomalies”, group show by Beinart Collective; Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2012       “The BLAB! Show”, annual group exhibition; Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Curator Monte Beauchamp
2012       “Go with the Flow” group exhibition, Lucca, Italy; curated by Elena Girelli
2012       Preview Berlin Art Fair; with “Maksla XO” gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012       “Taboo”, group show by Beinart Collective; Last Rites gallery, New York, USA
2012       Swab Barcelona 2012, Barcelona, Spain; with “Maksla XO” gallery
2012       “Vending Art Machine” project by Oficina 36; Barcelona, Spain; with “Maksla XO” gallery
2012       SWAB, art fair and TOYZ for FLS auction; Barcelona, Spain; with “Maksla XO” gallery
2012       “This is So Contemporary” group show, Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; curated by Daniela De Giorgi Petkovic
2012       Closeup of pop-surrealism and Urban Art; Miomao gallery, Perugia, Italy
2011       “Krampus show” gallery „Curly Tale”, Chicago, USA; curated by Monte Beauchamp
2011       “Taetrum et Dulce” show, Mondo Pop Gallery, Rome, Italy; curated by Dan Barry and David Vecchiato
2011       “The BLAB! Show”, annual group exhibition; Copro gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Curator Monte Beauchamp
2011       “Beyond Black and White” National Library of St Petersburg, Russia
2011       “Sanrio For Smiles” charity show for festival “Mi Japan”, Chiostri dell’Umanitaria, Milano. Curated by Christian Gancitano
2011       “The BLAB! Show” gallery “Roq La Rue”, Seattle, USA. Curated by Monte Beauchamp
2010       “Subtleties of Character” gallery “WWA”, Los Angeles, California, ASV
2010       installation „Comfort me Again” for project „Experimental Station Laimdota” Contemporary Music and Art Festival, Cesis, Latvia. Curated by Daiga Kruze
2010       “Horrorwood” group show, gallery “WWA”, Los Angeles, California, USA
2010       “Jest in Time. The Phylogenesis of Clowns” gallery “Distinction”, San Diego, California, USA
2009       “Unbearable Freedom” show of young figurative painters; in the program of the “White Night 2009” festival, Riga, Latvia  
2009       Art Zurich 2009, Switzerland
2009       “The Dark Arts Laboratory” show in gallery Slazds, Riga, Latvia
2009       “European cities in the paintings of Latvian artists II”. Gallery ASuna, Riga and in the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU, Brussels, Belgium       
2009       “Good-bye cruel world!” exhibition of contemporary painting. Gallery Alma, Riga, Latvia
2009       "The Black Market" group show in gallery Slazds, Riga         
2009       International Contemporary Art Fair Europ’ART Geneve 2009   
2009       “Purity”. Drawing exhibition of young Latvian contemporary artists. Creative space Tasty, Riga, Latvia
2009       Bridge Art Fair. New York, USA
2009       "Objects. Paintings on wood". Gallery Bastejs, Riga
2008       Contemporary art fair „Lineart”, Belgium; with Gallery Art Garden
2008       Exhibition of the contemporary Latvian art in consulate of Latvia in Zurich, Switzerland
2008       “Painting of the year” juried exhibition of contemporary painting. Gallery ASuna, Riga, Latvia
2008       “Autumn 08, I am Georgian!”. The annual juried exhibition of Latvian contemporary art. The gallery of the Latvian Artist Union, Riga, Latvia
2008       “Time”. The Exchange Project of the Latvian and Finnish artists. Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, Organizer from Latvia - gallery Asuna
2008       “Take your time”. The new Latvian painters – exhibition of the contemporary figurative painting. Part of the festival program ‘White nights 2008’. Strelnieku street, Riga, Latvia. Curator Inga Bunkse
2008       International Contemporary Art Fair Europ’ART Geneve 2008
2008       ”Cameo II” miniature exhibition in gallery Art Garden, Riga, Latvia
2008       The Art Now Fair. Hotel 30/30, New York, USA
2008       “European cities in the paintings of Latvian artists”. The Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the EU, Brussels, Belgium
2008       “Joy Inverted”. Latvian contemporary painting. Gallery Mans’s, Jekabpils, Latvia
2008       The Art EXPO Fair. New York, USA
2008       ART Innsbruck 2008. International Fair for Contemporary Art. Innsbruck, Austria
2008       "Hot". Creative workshop - exhibition of paintings. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2008       "Inland". Artists Gundega Tutane, Jana Brike, Ieva Lapina, Ivonna Zile. Exhibition in gallery Art Garden, Riga, Latvia
2008       "Celebration of Life" exhibition in gallery Bastejs, Riga< Latvia
2008       Exhibiton "28th Art Fair Sollentuna" in gallery Bastejs, Riga
2007       “Painting of the year” gallery ASuna, Riga, Latvia
2007       “Everything is White”. Exhibition in gallery Laipa, Valmiera, Latvia
2007       “Myth about…” group show of contemporary painting, in consulate general of Latvia, St. Petersburg, Russia
2007       Visual art project ”Ropažu plenērs 2007” (Plein air of Ropazi 2007), Ropazi, Latvia
2007       “Silence”. Open Air Museum of Ventspils, Latvia
2007       9th International Contemporary Art Fair ‘Art International Zurich’. Kongresshaus Zurich, Switzerland
2007       Brighton Art Fair 2007, Gallery Rhapsody House, UK
2007       Art & Soul. Fine art auction in aid of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Tunbridge Wells, UK
2007      The Big Summer Exhibition 2007. Latvian contemporary painting. Gallery Mans's, Jekabpils, Latvia
2006       “Bounded transference”. Latvian contemporary painting. Gallery Mans’s, Jekabpils, Latvia
2006       “Rudens 2006” (“Autumn 2006”) annual Latvian contemporary visual art exhibition, organised by Latvian Artist Union, Railway museum, Riga, Latvia
2006       “My tender beast” graphic exhibition in gallery Art Garden, Riga, Latvia
2006       “Mondo Lettone. Made in Italy”, Bose Marina, Sardinia, Italy    
2006       Contemporary women artists, exhibition within the framework of the conference of female rights, Kreishaus, Giterslo region, Germany
2006       “Human” Exhibition of figurative painting, exhibition hall of Riga Art and Design College, Riga, Latvia
2006       Tra i colori del Carnevale. Artisti Baltici a confronto con artisti Sardi – exhibition of Latvian and Sardinian contemporary artists. Corso Giacomo, Tempio Pausania, Sardinia, Italy
2006       Art Salzburg 2006, contemporary art fair, participation in collaboration with gallery Bastejs, Salzburg, Austria
2006       Exhibition of the Latvian contemporary painting, castle of Jekabpils, Latvia
2006       “L’Eros degli Artisti da Est a Ovest” for Priapeide 2006, San Maurizio square, Venice, Italy
2005       “Painting of The Year”, gallery “ASuna”, Riga, Latvia
2005       Cafe Art Exhibition of gallery RTBiz, Edinburgh, UK
2005       Exhibition of Latvian artists “Surprising Academy” in gallery “La Serre”, in Saint-Etienne, within the framework of Latvian Culture festival in France "Surprising Latvia" ("Etonannte Lettonie")
2005       “Portrait of a flower”, exhibition in gallery Carrousell, Riga, Latvia
2005       Exhibition of Latvian contemporary painting, ANO house, Riga, Latvia
2005       “Sguardo ad est” Exhibition of Baltic and Sardinian artists, Sala Delegazione Comunale and Salone Parrochiale, Sardinia, Italy
2005       Auction of Sotheby’s “gli amici artisti per le bambine di kalitala” in collaboration with Sabera Foundation, Milano, Italy           
2005       “Tre pittrici lettoni” Exhibitions of Latvian paintings in parallel exposition of Venice Biennale 51. Venice, Italy
2005       Exhibition of Latvian art in the Institute of I.Repin, St.Petersburg, Russia
2005       “Dreaming of something” gallery New Realms exhibition in London, UK
2005       “L’eros degli artisti”, Smallbobcafe galleria, Lawrence, Italy
2005       "Alter ego", gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2005       Creative Workshop 2005 "The New Figuralism.  The Language of The Body", gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2005       Plein air and exhibition in Ropazi, Latvia
2005       I.Zarins' grant competitive exhibition in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2004       “Cameo” in Art Garden gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004       Opening exhibition of gallery New Realms, London, UK
2004       Exhibition of Latvian Academy of Art in the University of Art and design, Helsinki, Finland
2004       I Fumi Cotti di Ripe San Ginesio 2004, graphic exhibition, San Ginesio, Italy
2004       ART house gallery exhibition 'Six Ways to Dream' at ART ID Gallery Tunbridge Wells, UK
2004       “Absolute things” in Art Garden gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004       Plein air and exhibition in Ropazi, Latvia
2004       Group exhibition in Boheme House Gallery, London, UK
2004       Group exhibition in “ART house” galleries, Tunbridge Wells and London, England
2004       Latvian contemporary painting exhibition in European Commission, Brussels
2004       “That Inside You”, exhibition in theatre of Valmiera, Latvia
2004       "Objects. Paintings on the wood. Postcards." Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2004       Creative Workshop 2004 "Border", gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2004       Group exhibition at gallery AG7, Riga, Latvia
2004       Exhibition of Latvian contemporary painting in Edole, Latvia
2004       Exhibition of Latvian painting in Jekabpils, Latvia
2004       I.Zarins' grant competitive exhibition in gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2003       Group exhibition of young contemporary art in Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
2003       Art fair “StArt”, Strasburg, France
2003       "Retrospective", Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia                      
2002       Exhibition of young contemporary art in restaurant "Autostop", Riga, Latvia
1998       Group exhibition at the gallery of Latvian Artists Union, Riga, Latvia
1997       Group exhibition in salon "Vecrīga", Riga, Latvia
1996       Plein air and exhibition dedicated to M.Shagal, Minsk, Belarus