Helena Heinrihsone

Painting is the greatest adventure, where nothing is impossible. It breaks down boundaries between reality and art. When the deeply personal is formulated into colors and made public, serious things can be turned into farce. So it is with my dogs, foxes and cat-frogs. Through a ludicrous body a very specific experience is revealed.
/Helēna Heinrihsone/

Helēna is versatile. Her excellence shows not only in her painting, but also in the graphic, drawing, porcelain painting and animation.

Curriculum Vitae

Born in 1948 in Riga, Latvia

Education

1967-1973 Latvian Academy of Art. Painting department

1960-1967 Jānis Rozentāls Riga secondary school of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions (2004-2016):

2016    ILLUMINATION. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2015    Magic Realism. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2014    In the Sea. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2013    Hot.  Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2013    Fetishes. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2012    Flat. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2011    Observers. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2011    Helena Heinrihsone. Aquarelle. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2010    Painted From. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2009    Ivars & Helēna. Paintings. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2008    Watercolours. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2007    Hey, Mole! Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2004    Summer Faces. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia          

Selected Group Exhibitions (2004-2014)

2014   ART COPENHAGEN 2014, Gallery Bastejs, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014   ART VILNIUS. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2013    Rīgas Laiks. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia 

2013    Blue. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia           

2013    Holy Shit. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2013    Liste Berlin. Gallery Bastejs, Berlin, Germany

2012    Baltic Bridges. Museum of Visual Comunications, Kaunas, Lithuania

2012    Calendar. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2011    ART VILNIUS 11.  Maksla XO Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011    Lithographers. Maksla XO Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2010    Red Dot Art Fair NYC. Gallery Bastejs, NYC, USA

2010    Cities of Europe in the Works of the Latvian Painters No. 2. European

2010    Commission Representation. Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia

2010    Golden Works. The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga,Latvia

2009    SCOPE ART FAIR BASEL. Gallery Bastejs, Basel, Switzerland

2009    ART VILNIUS 09. Maksla XO Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009    Bridge Art Fair. Gallery Bastejs, NYC, USA
2009     Conversion. Design and Decorative Art Museum, Riga, Latvia

2009    Tuareg Blue. Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2008    Cities of Europe in the Works of the Latvian Painters. Art Gallery Asuna, Riga, Latvia

2008    Baltic Bridges. M.K.Ciurlonis National museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

2008    The Purvītis Prize. The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art,Riga,Latvia

2007    Echoes of Fauvism. Latvian Painting 1910 – 1980. The Exhibition Hall Arsenals of Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2005    Vita Nuova. La Lettonia in Europa. Pallazzo Reale, Napoli, Italy  

Awards:

2009 Nominant for the Purvītis Award 

2008 Diena Annual Culture Award

2008 Lielais Kristaps (“Big Kristap”) – Prize of Latvian Filmmakers Union

2008 Order of the Three Stars – order awarded for merits in service for Latvia

Public collections:

The Latvian National Museum of Art.  Riga, Latvia

Latvia Artists’ Union Museum. Riga, Latvia

The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia

Jane Voorhees Zimmerly Art Museum. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

Swedbank Contemporary Art Collection.  Riga, Latvia 

State Bank of Latvia. Riga, Latvia