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Ilze Preisa

Author's works

Ilze Preisa

Ilze Preisa

Works of Ilze Preisa are multilayered.
They freely coexists different characters and symbols, antique and modern, textures and smooth surface.
The work of a mysterious enchantment is revealed little by little.

Paintings are expressed with Art Nouveau and Art-Deco influence.
In this style are created series of paintings in private areas working together with architects and designers.
Spanish theme - Flamenco, bulls, matadors - is another direction in artist’s work. This theme allows to discover its temperamental characters, the psychological portrait and internal experiences.
Masks, dolls, dresses, portraits – also these characters through symbols help to create a story of people.
"Art is my life and the life - art! In my paintings with a variety of images, symbols, colors and textures I am telling a story about people, about myself and what unfolds around us "- Ilze Preisa

Ilze Preisa got higher education studying art in Riga’s and Berlin's art academies. In general, the artist has had 17 solo exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, and participated in more than 90 group exhibitions.

Her unique and feminine paintings are in some famous art collections and museums in several countries - Matti Miliuse and Luciano Benetton art collections, etc., as well as in private collections around the world.


In 2000 Ilze Preisa Finished Art Academy of Latvia (LMA), MA Fine Art with distinctions, creating a thesis, cycle "Letters from bulls', gaining Klavs Sipolins (Canada) creative scholarship.
1999 - 2002. - Studies at the Latvian Culture Academy (LKA) MA;
In 1998. She was studying in Germany, Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste Berlin, HdK );
1988-1994.- studied J.Rozentâls Riga Art Secondary School
Selected solo exhibitions.

1994 - Exhibition of paintings of Latvian culture days, Melbourne, Australia;
2000 - Exhibition of paintings, Klein Haus der Kunst, Berlin, Germany;
2001 – Paintings, Aizkraukle’s museum, Aizkraukle, Latvia;
2004 - Letters from Spain, gallery Lita, Riga, Latvia;
2006 - The girl with red corset, gallery Lita, Riga, Latvia;
2009 - Doors No.8, A.Sūnas glass gallery in Riga, Latvia;
2010 - Games of Light in dark Gray, Gallery Jekabs, Riga, Latvia;
2011- The thread of silk butterfly, Gallery Pegass, Riga, Latvia;
2012 - A woman with an umbrella, Gallery Jacabs, Riga, Latvia;
2014 Meeting - family exhibition together with Henry Preiss, Leo Preiss, Ingrīda Preisa, Palace of Culture Ziemeļblāzma, Latvia;
2015.- Antoinette and her dress- exhibition- fashion project, Desighn and fashion store Klase, Riga, Latvia;
2016-Art exhibition, Conference Hall Citadele, Riga, Latvia;
2016.- Paintings, Ibis Styles Hotel, Riga, Latvia;
2017-Art exhibition, International Business Forum – Creativity, Conference hall Citadele, Riga, Latvia;

Selected group exhibitions.

2001 - European watercolor exhibition Water-Color-Rock-Paper, Istanbul, Turkey; 2001 - Baltic Triennial watercolor, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia; 2002 - Latvian watercolor exhibition, Pori, Finland;
2004 - 6 from Latvian - Latvian watercolor, Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden;
2007 - The Myth of ..., Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia;
2008 – Painting of the Year, Award’s exhibition, A.Sūnas Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia;
2010 - Paintings with wine, Gallery of Ivonna Veiherte, Riga, Latvia;
2010 - Vilnius watercolor Triennial, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania;
2011- The Great Summer Exhibition 2011, Gallery Manss, Jekabpils, Latvia
2011- Exhibition of Leo Preiss and Ilze Preisa –Paintings, Memorial house of sculptor Voldemars Jakobsons, Jaunbebri, Latvia
2012.- The great summer exhibition 2012, Gallery Manss, Jekabpils, Latvia
2013- My Burinieks, Gallery Jekabs, Riga, Latvia;
2014 This woman, Gallery Monaro, Riga, Latvia;
2015.- International Visual Art Exhibition AUTUMN 2015/25 barricades, LMS gallery, Riga, Latvia;
2016.- Exhibition AUTUMN 2016- WHO IS ARTIST ?, gallery LMS, Riga, Latvia;
2017.- Exhibition Ilze, gallery Laipa, Valmiera;
2017.- Jazep’s Pigozni’s Award of Latvian landscape painting, Painting’s exhibition, Riga St. Peter's Church, Riga, Latvia;
2017.- Spanish dance – dance of passion, House of the Blackheads, Riga, Latvia;

Participating in annual exhibitions of the Art -Days exhibitions since 1997;

Public activities.

Actively participate in various art plenaries, symposiums, seminars, charity events and auctions of art in the Baltic and Scandinavian countries as a participant and organizer.
Cooperate with charity organisation Wings for Kids since 2016.
Member of women's association Sun.


Member of Artists' Union of Latvia since 2001.

Collections / Museums.

Arsenal ( Latvian State museum),Latvia; Cesis Exhibition House, Latvia; Art Museum in Omsk, Russia; Ventspil’s Museum, Ventspils, Latvia; Matti Miliuse art collection (Tartu, Estonia); Art collection of Luciano Benetton; private collections in the United States, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, etc.