Laura Dzērve
Laura standing with two of her paintings

About me

My name is Laura Dzerve. I’m a textile artist, painter and art teacher based in Liepaja, Latvia. I graduated Art Academy of Latvia and have studied at Falmouth University, England.

Originally, I am from a small town, next to the Baltic Sea – Pavilosta. I lived there with my two brothers and parents, my dad was a border guard, and my mom worked in a kindergarten. I would say I am an ordinary country girl who loves nature and rejoices about small things. Creating art and making money with that has always been my dream.

I like to watch people and be in different environments. Probably that is why I depict different personalities in my works.

I teach drawing and painting at Liepajas secondary school of Music, Art, and Design. I like to be a teacher. I’m open to international projects.

Currently, I am studying masters in textile art and spending time with my three-legged cat assistant – Adolfin.

Thank you!

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITION- “POZITIVE MUZZLE” 30/04/21 – 30/06/21
ZEIT Ligatne, Latvia

SOLO EXHIBITION- “IN THE BEAST SKIN” 11/07/20 – 30/09/20
Pavilosta Museum, Latvia

“GAMES WITH MATERIALS” – 11/04/19 – 19/05/19
Cesis Exhibition House, Cesis
Exhibition of Latvian Textile Art Association

“PROCESS” – 2018
Vitebsk University, Belarus

“CENTURY” – 29/06/18 – 22/07/18
St. Peter’s Church, Riga

SOLO EXHIBITION- “EXPRESSION” 14/05/16 – 30/06/16
Pavilosta Exhibition Hall, Latvia

EDUCATION

TEXTILE ART – 01/09/22 – now
Art academy of Latvia, Master of Arts

BASICS OF PEDAGOGY – 01/08/19 – 31/11/19
University of Latvia

TEXTILE ART – 01/09/15 – 31/06/19
Art academy of Latvia, Bachelor of Arts

NEW DESIGN RULES  – 16/04/18 – 20/04/18
Art Academy of Vilnius, Klaipeda Faculty, Seminar led by Bass Konning (Art University of Netherlands)

TEXTILE DESIGN – 01/09/17 – 31/01/18
Falmouth University, England (Erasmus)

ADVERTISING DESIGN – 01/09/11 – 31/06/15
Liepaja Secondary School of Music, Arts and Design

ACHIEVEMENTS

LIEPAJA VISUAL ART EXHIBITION “THE ROAD” AWARD – 2019
Museum of Liepaja,
Painting Award – “In the beast skin”

BRADFORD TEXTILE SOCIETY DESIGN COMPETITION COMMENDATION – 2018
England
Commendation for fabric design- “Cornwall”

LIEPAJA VISUAL ART EXHIBITION
VISITOR SYMPATHY AWARD- 2017
Museum of Liepaja,
Award for painting “Peace”

WORK EXPERIENCE

DRAWING, PAINTING AND TEXTILES TEACHER – 01/09/19 – NOW
Liepaja Secondary School of Music, Arts and Design

FASHION DESIGNER, DESIGNER ASSISTANT – 10/09/18 – 18/01/19
Baltika Group, Monton brand, Tallinn, Estonia