ANNA VARNASE

PERSONAL GLASS ARTISTS HOMEPAGE

CV

Anna Varnase was born in Riga, Latvia in 1990, making her part of the first generation to be living in a free country since the 1940 occupation. This has influenced her work in a truthful, emotional and thoughtful manner.
She has finished her masters studies at the Art Academy of Latvia in 2017. The same year, she was nominated as best young artist for the Stanislav Libensky award. Her works have been displayed in exhibitions around Europe.
With Glass Art being a relatively new field in Latvia, Varnase established her own studio „Glass Point“ to increase the interest in her craft and bring the material closer to people. The studio organizes a variety of social projects and glass workshops for the public.

 

EDUCATION

2017 Founder of the Glass Point Studio, Riga, Latvia
2015 - 2017 Art Academy of Latvia, Department: Glass art, master’s degree
2014 – 2015 Art Academy of Wroclaw, glass department
2011 – 2015 Art Academy of Latvia Department: Glass art. Bachelor's Degree
2007 – 2011 Riga Design and art school Department: Metal design
1998 - 2007 Riga Culture Secondary school

ADDITIONAL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

2017 „Kuressaare Klaasikoda” Assistant in the Hot-shop Saaremaa, Estonia
2016 “Barracha Fornos E Technologias Termodinamicas, LDA” Assistant, Lisboa, Portugal
2016 “A THING FROM WATER “ Creative workshop, Nida Art Colony
2 Interpretation. Nida, Lithuania
2013 of May till 2013 of October stained glass artist at “AM studio”

THE MAIN SELECTED GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2018 “Frieden und Freiheit, Internationale Glastage 2018” Zwieseler, Germany
2017 “7th International Glass art Festival, Luxembourg” Luxembourg, Asselborn
2017 ”International Biennal Of Glass” Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 „Stanislav Libensky Award” Prague, Czech Republic
2017 „Junior Glass Ways” Czech Republic, Sazava
2017 “Melting Limits” Riga, Latvia
2016 “10th International Blown Glass Symposium Lviv” Lviv. Ukraina.
2016 “Zwieseler Glastage 2016” Germany, Zwiesel
2016 “Autumn 2015, barricades 25” Riga, Latvia
2015 “Interpretations” Olustvere, Estonia
2015 “Erasmus+ exhibition” Poland, Wroclaw
2014 “Zwieseler Kölbl 2014” Germany, Zwiesel
2013 “Look in to glass” Liepaja, Latvia
2012 “The Spring” Latvia, Malpils
2012 International Project “Dreams of the future” held by Mark Eckstrand in Panevezys, Lithuania

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

2019 Saxe Emerging Artists, Lection St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
2017 Luxembourg Glass Art associations award for work “Family”

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Latvia, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Ukraine

PUBLICATIONS

2017 “7th International Glass Festival, Luxembourg” Anna Varnase 111., 113., Pages
2016 June/July Art magazine “Studija”, 108. Number, Anna Varnase, new artists
2016.03 May, Latvian newspaper Kultural signes, “Mijiedarbiba starp makslu un Dizainu” review of Artis Nimanis exhibition “Fragile”

Phone number: +371 28 288 529

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