Franceszka Kirke born (1953- )

Artist: Franceszka Kirke born (1953- ) Riga, Latvia Title: ''Thirst,'' Oil on canvas  Signed & Dated 1995 Size: 56" x 66" (142.24cm x 167.64cm) Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: Franceszka Kirke born (1953- ) Riga, Latvia
Title: ”Thirst,” Oil on canvas
Signed & Dated 1995
Size: 56″ x 66″ (142.24cm x 167.64cm)
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Franceska Kirke
Born in 1953 in Riga / Latvia

Education:
1985-1987 Master Studio of Professor Eduards Kalnins
1972-1978 Latvian Academy of Art, Riga, Latvia
1965-1972 Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary School of Art, Latvia

Participates in exhibition since 1974

Major solo exhibitions:
2012
Gallery Bastejs, Face Control
2007
Dedication to Hermitage, Gallery NOMS, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2006
Private Mythology, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2004
One, Gallery TT, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003
Vanishing, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Applied Art, Gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia
New and Old Works, Gallery Sachetti, Askona, Switzerland
2002
Museum, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
Museum, National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2000
Appropriated images, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
1998
Impossible meeting, Mimi Ferzt gallery, New York, USA
1997
Restoration, Bastejs Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Restoration, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
1995
Searching for Gone By Time, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
1988
Dieter Hildebrandt Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Selected group exhibitions:

2009
Red Dot Art fair New York, New York, USA
Scope Miami Art Show, Miami, USA
Berliner Liste Art fair Berlin, Germany
Tuareg Blue, Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia
2008
Contemporary Painting of Latvia, MOYA, Vienna, Austria
The Beauty, contemporary arts exhibition, Cesis, Latvia
Art Moscow, the 12th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2007
Aftermath of Fauvism, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
Art Moscow, the 11th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2006
Painting in Hague, gallery Pulhri, Holland
Art Moscow, the 10th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
The Tome of Museum, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
The Force of Body, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Mexico annotations, Gallery Art XO, Riga, Latvia
2005
Art Moscow, the 9th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
2004
Art Moscow, the 8th International contemporary art exhibition, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, Russia
Still life, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
Dispute, Gallery Art XO, Riga, Latvia
2003
Abstractionism in Latvian painting, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
2002
Latvian Art of the 20th Century, Museum of city Zvolle, Zvolle, Netherlands
Witnesses of the time, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Biennale Rauma Balticum, Rauma, Finland
2001
Interval, exhibition hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia
A Drawing, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia
Latvian Art Exhibition, Gunter Verheugen office in European expansion Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Metropolis – Riga, Riga Stock Exchange, Riga, Latvia
2000
World Premiere, Baltic Art exhibition, Contemporary painting and sculpture, New York, Washington, Los-Angeles, Chicago, USA
1999
The joy of being, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Public Collections:
The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
Latvia Artists’ Union Museum, Riga, Latvia
Swedbank contemporary art collection, Riga, Latvia
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Awards:
2002 Award Artist of the year 2002, the Gold Medal of Latvian Artists’ Union
2001 Award of the Year together with Inese Baranovska for the curator work of the exhibition Metropolis, Riga.
I. ANCIENT OVERTURE OF HÉRODIADE

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