Ausma Šmite Emerging artist
Ausma Šmite (born 1986) begun her studies at the Department of Graphic Art of the Art Academy of Latvia in 2007. She received her BA in 2009 and MA in 2011. Currently working at the department, she is a frequent guest to the printmaking workshops. Šmite has also studied in the Printmaking Department of the Art Academy of Caen, France (2007).
Šmite had a stellar rise in the Latvian art world in 2012 with her solo show at Gallery 21. The masterly fossils and monsters in the exhibition quickly became the must-have works for group displays focusing on Latvian graphic art.
Works in collections: Mūkusala Art Salon (Latvia), Jyväskylä Art Museum (Finland)
Source: Tartu Art House