Лого

MUSEUM LV

Grata JJ

3776

325964

Daina Dagnija

Author's works

Daina Dagnija
Daina Dagnija

Born in Riga, Latvia, 1937
Family flees 2nd Soviet occupation of Latvia, 1944
Emmigrates to U.S.A., 1951
Returns to Latvia, 2001

Education
1959-1960 Chouinard Institute (”Cal Arts”), Los Angeles, CA
1956-1959 Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, Mich
1954-1956 Art Students League, New York, NY (Merit Scholarship)

Faculty
1985-2001 OCCC School of Art, Demarest, NJ

Awards and recognitions
2009 Cité Internationale des Arts residency, Paris, France
2005 Latvian Artists Association’s nomination for Baltic Assembly Culture Award
1999-2001 Art in Embassies Program (AIEP), U.S. State Department
1997&1999 Fordham University, New York, course “Spirituality in Art”
1994 Marymount Manhattan College, NY, course “Gender Identity in Art”
1993 World Federation of Free Latvians, Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Award
1985 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Painting
1983 Summit Art Center - Juried Show ‘83 painting prize (Juror Vivien Raynor)
1980 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Painting
1978-79 CETA Project - painting murals at Bergen Pines Hospital, Paramus, NJ, U.S.A.

Selected solo exhibitions
2015 Rothko Center for the Arts, Daugavpils, Latvia, July - September
2015 Bauska Museum, Bauska, Latvia, 17 January - 11 March
2013 Apsida Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2012 Jurmala Museum, Jurmala, Latvia
2010 Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2009 The Museum of History of Riga and Navigation, Riga, Latvia
2007 Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2005 XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004 Vilnius Rotuše - City Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania
2004 Latvian State Museum exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia (Retrospective exhibition)
2003 The Museum of History of Riga and Navigation, Riga, Latvia
2003 Apsida Gallery of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia
2002 The Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia (“America, 60’s and 70’s”)
2002 Gallery “Daugava”, Riga, Latvia
2002 The Museum of History and Art, Cesis, Latvia
2001 Ivonna Veiherte Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2000 Cicada Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
1995 Latvian National State Museum exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
1989 Williams Center for the Art, Rutherford, NJ, USA
1987 Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ, USA
1984 Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ, USA
1983 Foyer George Washington, Rabat, Morocco
1982 Queens College Arts Center, New York, NY, USA
1977 Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ, USA
1971 Herbert Benevy Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1968 Detroit International Institute, Detroit, Mich, USA

Selected group exhibitions
2011 Prague National Art Gallery, Czech Republic, “Spiritual Practices”
2011 Latvian State Museum exhibition hall Arsenals, “Spiritual Practices”
2010 Latvian State Museum exhibition hall Arsenals, “Golden Works”
2009 “ART VILNIUS ‘09” International Contemporary Art Fair

Work has, also, been shown in countless group exhibitions, among them at
P.S.1 Institute of Contemporary Art, New York; The Newark Museum, NJ;
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; City Without Walls gallery, Newark, NJ;
Frank J. Miele gallery, New York; Stables Gallery, Taos, NM; also Womens Caucus on Art exhibitions (New York) - “Artist and the Spiritual Quest”,
“Painters Puzzle Project”, and others.