Dimensions: 22 x 20″
Media: intaglio and aquatint on paper
Nele Zirnite (born May 27, 1959 in Lithuania) is a graphic artist, painter, associated printmaking professor and Guildmaster of the Etching Guild in Latvia.
She studied graphic arts at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and The Art Academy of Latvia. Nele directs the etching studio in the Union of Latvian Artists where she has been a member since 1988. From 1995–2003 she lectured at the Graphic Arts Department in the Art Academy of Latvia.
In 2017 Nele Zirnite received the Italian Graphic Arts award, accompanied by a solo exhibition. Her works have won numerous international printmaking awards, and have been included in art history books.
Museum collections holding Zirnite’s works in their permanent collections include the following:
Biblioteca di Bodio, Lomnago, Italy
Collection “Prints for Peace” in Arte/Desarrollo Humano Workshop of Casa Hogar el Refugio Monterrey NL, Mexico
Amire Art Centre, Tophane/Istanbul, Turkey
Monroe County Community College, MI, USA
Municipal Art Gallery in Lodz, Poland
University of Arizona Museum of Art, USA
Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Alma Lov Museum, Ostra Amtervik, Sweden
Cremona Civic Museum, Collezione Internazionale Della Grafica, Cremona, Italy
Arsenals Art Museum, Riga, Latvia
Valka Regional Museum, Valka, Latvia
Eksjo Museum, Eksjo, Sweden