Ella Mežule Emerging artist
Ella Mežule (born 1991) has studied art for more than 9 years. She graduated from the Janis Rozentāls Riga Art highschool in the field of sculpture, proceeding to study at the Art Academy of Latvia, where she is currently an MA student. She has also studied in Ireland (in National College of Art and Design) and in Italy (in Accademia di Belle Arte di Napoli). In her work, Mežule uses different media but she is mostly focused on philosophical questions asked through painting. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia. She has also had several solo exhibitions. Her works can be found in many private collections in Latvia, Italy, USA, Ireland, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. In 2016 she was awarded Brederlo von Sengbusch art prize and in 2017 she received the Valdemārs Tone Scholarship.