Zile Ziemele (1993)

Zile Ziemele’s paintings reveal many worlds that she has melted within herself as an amber.
There is no particular theme or a subject matter, unless we call it contemplations on how to live life to the fullest. Growing up.
Zile Ziemele paints in a very old technique – egg tempera – as if coming from a prehistory, but talking about contemporary life. She is also a very gifted storyteller in writing. She will bring joy to the world for years to come.
Zile Ziemele works and lives in Riga, Latvia.

2013–2017      Bachelor's Degree - Art Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Visual Arts, Painting Department, Riga, Latvia
2016               Erasmus+ exchange at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
2009–2013      Janis Rozental’s School of Arts, Riga, Latvia
2000–2009      Riga State Gymnasium No 3, Riga, Latvia

Additional education
2017               Master class in an icon painting at Cesis, Latvia
2014               “The secret of icons”, master class in an icon painting at Cesis, Latvia
2013               “The Heritage” master class in an egg tempera painting at Cesis, Latvia
2013               Leonardo da Vinci Mobility project, studies in Tartu Kunstikool, Estonia
2012               Comenius project IDEAlaboratories, Finland and Estonia

Selected solo exhibitions

2019               "Overlaps", Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2016               “Halcyon and Shadow”, Maksla XO gallery, Riga, Latvia

2015               “Egg works”, Central Library of Cesis, Cesis, Latvia

2013               “Plein Air” painting exhibition at the European Union house, Riga, Latvia

2012               “Plein Air” painting exhibition in Cesis, café “Raunas vārti”, Latvia

Selected group exhibitions:

2018               "outlands" - SURVIVAL KIT 10, Riga, Latvia*

2018               "Brother: What is Sex?" - Micelijs, Riga, Latvia 

2018               "My Estonia" - ART VILNIUS 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania*

2017               “Heritage. Art Cēsis", Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2017               Jeune Creation Europenne – Biennale of the Young European Art, Montrouge, Paris, France

2017               “Place where everything is better”, Kanepes Culture Center, Riga, Latvia

2016               “Future Retrospective”, Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2016               “Tension. The Young in Latvian Painting III”, exhibition hall “Arsenals” of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2015               “How it comes” at the Pamenkalnio gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2015               “How it comes” at the KAR gallery, Kuldiga, Latvia

2015               “SEB painting contest for students”, Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2015               “Egg tempera Plein Air exhibition 2014”, Cesis Exhibition Hall, Cesis, Latvia

2015               “M.S. galerija”, Gallery 427, Riga, Latvia

2014               “Brederlo-von Sengbusch Art Award 2014” at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2014               “Draft in the Academy”, exhibition at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2014               “Dialogue” the Autumn exhibition at the Artists' Union of Latvia gallery, Riga, Latvia

2013               “The Heritage”, exhibition of egg tempera paintings at the hotel Kolonna Cesis, Riga, Latvia

2013               “Pumpuri/Šķirotava” graduation work exhibition of J. Rozentals Riga Art School at Tobacco manufacture , Riga , Latvia

2011               “How to invent a bicycle?” JRRMV (J. Rozentals Riga Art School) metal moulding symposium, Riga, Latvia