Open - during solo exhibitions - Friday through Monday: 11.00 - 13.00 & 14.30 - 18.00
and by appointment
Laima Eglite

1945, Born in Riga Latvia

"Image is my language (...) I am fascinated by theatre. Therefore I 'play' my paintings. 

Education 
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.

Public collections 
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. 

With child
oil on canvas
17,5 x 12,5 cm
Reader
oil on canvas
18 x 23,5 cm
Bookworm
oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Together
oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Alter Ego
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Alliance
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Black Companion
oil on canvas
22 x 27,5 cm
Confusion
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Dance
oil on canvas
100 x 60 cm
Feeling
oil on canvas
22 x 16 cm
Feeling Blue
oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Let It Be
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Love Me Tender
oil on canvas
89 x 130 cm
Night Fall
oil on canvas
95 x 65 cm
Passion
oil on canvas
22 x 27 cm
Strident Friend
oil on canvas
20 x 24 cm
Tell Me
oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm
Unknown
oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
Whisper
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Every Picture Tells A Story
oil on canvas
81 x 116 cm
In Black
oil on canvas
24 x 18 cm
Twighlight
oil on canvas
Child With Balloon
oil on canvas
54 x 65 cm
Mime
oil on canvas
27 x 22 cm
The Splinter
oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm