1945, Born in Riga Latvia
"Image is my language (...) I am fascinated by theatre. Therefore I 'play' my paintings.
1958- 1965: Janis Rozentals Art Highschool.
1966-1974: Latvian Academy of Art, Painting Department.
Creative Activities: painting, animation films and book illustrations for children.
Member of the Latvian Artists Society since 1976.
Art and local History Museum, Tukums, Latvia
The State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
The Art Collection of the Latvian Artists'Union
The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow. Russia
The Art Museum at Sverdlovska, Russia
Selected exhibitions and Art Fairs
Since 1969, regular participation in more than 60 exhibitions in Latvia and abroad.
Among them : 1979: Baltic young artists exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania.
1981: Vilnius Painting Triennial.
1989: The USSR Painting Exhibition, Moscow.
1990: The Vilnius Book Illustration Triennial.
1998: II All Latvian Art Exhibition, Riga, Latvia.
1989: Riga Days in Bremen, Germany: Lettische Malerei.
1990: Malerei der achtzigen Jahre aus Lettland Riga, Munchen Hilton.
1995: Arte Fiera 95. International Fair of Contemporary Art, Bologna.
2001: Classic VIII International Biennial, Kortrijk, Belgium.
2003: d’Haudrecy Art Gallery, Belgium (solo)
2003: Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton N.J., USA 2003: Blackheath Gallery, London, UK 2003: El Cantil Gallery, Santander, Spain
2005: El Cantil Galeria de Arte, Puente Arce, Spain(solo)
2006: Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, UK
2007: Gallery Strenger, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2009 ( 21 Aug.- 20 sept) : solo exhibition at the Latvian National Museum of Art . Retrospective of the artist's works spanning almost thirty years (1971-2009) of her creative career.
2012: A.Suna Art Gallery, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2012: d’Haudrecy gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2013: Lille Art Fair - d’Haudrecy gallery, Lille, France
2014: Gallery Pegazs, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2015: d’Haudrecy gallery, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
2017 Museum of poet O.Vacietis, Riga, Latvia (solo)
2017 Municipalitaty museum in Talsi, Latvia (solo)
2020 Gallery MANS’S in Jekabpils, Latvia (solo)
2020 Latvian National Museum of Art: ”I remember, so I am. Unwritten stories: female artists archive”.
Laima Eglite , one of the most versatile artists of her generation, alongside painting is also working in book graphic art and animation. Eglite trained as a professional artist at Janis Rozentäls Riga Secondary Art School and Department of Painting of the Latvian Acamdemy of Art. Duality, formally ranging from use of lacal spectre hues to nuanced subtlety of half-tones, from a bold brushstroke to a pointillistic pulse, is typical of Laima Eglite's painting, resulting in compositions that are, at times, static and serene and, at other times, powerfully expressive. Laima Eglite's solo exhibition at the White Hall of Latvian National Museum of Art offers a retrospective overview of the artist's work, spanning almost thirty (1971-2009) years of her creative career.