Ilze Preisa's painting is an invitation to beauty, life, and art, that brings new energy which has nothing to do with matter, but shines with a supernatural light.
Simona Scopelliti, Art Historian,Venice/
Ilze Preisa is a Latvian artist, born in Riga and raised in a family of artists. She graduated with Honours in Fine Art at the Art Academy of Latvia (LMA) in 2002 and studied at the Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste Berlin, HdK).
The paintings of IlzePreisa are multi-layered works, in which different antique and modern characters and symbols, textures and smooth surfaces, modesty and luxury, all freely coexist. Her paintings reveal their mysteries little by little to the patient viewer.
"Referencing the events that occur around us, I paint characters of the mythical world, giving them new shades. The symbols I use in my works can also be included in geometric shapes and arranged in a certain order; they form a new story.
The works are created in many layers, long-lasting, where each detail or symbol has meaning.
The beautiful - sometimes even the aching Beautiful - is important. It is a deliberately chosen art form that attracts the viewer and invites them to take a deeper look.
Art is my means of communication with the spectator."
/IlzePreisa/ Project Art and Science/
Ilze’s paintings are exhibited internationally in many museums and private collections:
Arsenal (the national collection of Latvia State Museum), Latvia
Art Museum Omsk, Russia
MattiMiliuse art collection, Tartu, Estonia
Luciano Benetton Art Collection Imago Mundi,
Private collections in New York, Berlin, Oslo, Copenhagen, Monaco, Luxembourg, Brussels, and Stockholm.
Ilze has had more than 40 solo exhibitions in her home country and abroad, in places such as Riga, Melbourne, Berlin, and Stockholm. She has also participated in more than 140 group exhibitions.
1994. – Painting exhibition, Melburn Australia;
1999. – Painting exhibition, Reutern House, Riga,Latvia
2000. - Painting exibition, Klein Haus der Kunst, Berlīnē, Vācija;
2001. - Painting exibition, Aizkraukle Museum, Aizkraukle, Latvia;
2004. - Painting exhibition ’’Letters from Spain’’, gallery Lita, Riga, Latvia;
2007. - Painting exhibition, Manss, Jekabpils, Latvia;
2009. - Painting exhibition, Doors Nr.8, A.Sunas Glass Gallery, Riga, Latvia;
2010. - Painting exhibition, Games of Light in grey darkness, gallery Jekabs, Riga, Latvia;
2011. - Painting exhibition, Silk Butterfly, gallery Pegazs, Riga, Latvia;
2012. - Painting exhibition, Woman with umbrella, gallery Jekabs, Riga, Latvia;
2014. - Painting exhibition Meeting – family exhibition with Henriju Preisu, Leo Preisu, Ingridu Preisu, Culture Palace Ziemelblazma, Latvia;
2018. - Painting exhibition and presentation of Art Calendar 2019 in collaboration with printing company Veiters, Hotel Kempinski Rīga;
2018./2019.- exposition in Kempinski Riga hotel, Riga, Latvia;
2019. - Painting exhibition, Melngalvju nams, Riga, Latvia;
2019. - Painting exhibition in Pullman Riga space, Riga, Latvija;
2019./2021.- Art&Staging – a collaboration with a real estate company in Spain;
2021. - Painting exhibition C-Weflen Group-Art Space, Alicante, Spain;
2021. - Painting exhibition My Space, concert hall Vidzemes, art gallery Cesis, Cesis.
Ilze Preisa also cooperates permanently with the Kempinski Riga Hotel.
Let’s surround ourselves with such values and allow art to change our world!