Originally from Riga Latvia, Zane is now a painter living in Wexford. Her work presents a large-scale figurative oil paintings. The image elements of her recent work (dome ceilings, water, smoke, war planes) are codes, belonging to Zane’s personal history. They are archetypes. They are factually absurd fragmented memories turned into autonomous story lines. She questions and synthesizes ideas of physical and spiritual, the human and divine. Zane always enjoys the play around the ambiguity of the photographed and the painted image, – between the truth and the fiction. Her work is collaging issues of current and timeless.

As a source material artist uses old photographs from 1920’s called French Postcards. It is about women, death, religion and sex. Those women were real but remained anonymous. Painted characters are pointing to the misleading illusory imaginations that control our obsessions and phobias through the historical disasters. They are symbols stereotyping dangerous pleasures (like war crime and sex crime) and confronting horror, femininity and mortality.

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

2017 | I’m just standing here | Sol Art Gallery | 8 Dawson Street | Dublin 2 | Ireland

2016 | Them, Presentation Centre | Enniscorthy | Co. Wexford | Ireland

2016 | Chanson D’Amour | Ranelagh Arts Centre |Dublin | Ireland

2014 | The World of Empty Chairs | Co. Wexford |Ireland

EXHIBITIONS

2018 | ArtRooms | International Contemporary  Art Fair | London | UK

2017 | Christmas Group Show | The Doorway Gallery | Dublin | Ireland

2017 | 20ten Gallery | Waterford | Ireland

2017 | Uglified | InSpire Gallery | Dublin | Ireland

2017 | EXPO 2017 | Wexford Opera Festival | Wexford | Ireland

2017 | Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Dublin, Ireland

2017 | GOMA Contemporary | Waterford | Ireland

2017 | Group Exhibition | InSpire Gallery | Dublin

2017 June | Art Fog | Group show | Dublin

2017 April | group exhibition | Presentation Centre Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

2017 April | Catch 2017 | contemporary art show in Stella Maris Centre, Wexford

2017 February | Green Acres | annual open submission exhibition
Selskar Street, Wexford

2016 November | Them | solo show | Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

2016 October | The End | group show | GOMA Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford

2016 October | Wexford Opera Festival |  group exhibition | Wexford

2016 November | Neon X | group show | InSpire Art gallery, Dublin

2016 September | Chanson D’Amour | solo exhibition | Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin

2016, 19th of May – 16th of June | The Caged Bird Sings | Graduate group exhibition | Wexford Art Center

2016 March | TUI (Teacher’s Union Ireland) | Competition winner Award show
1916 | Art Competition | Killarney, Co. Kerry

2016 January | WebLuvr Expo | Group art exhibition | Whites Hotel, Wexford

2016 | Green Acres | annual open submission exhibition | Selskar Street, Wexford

2015 | Christmas Art Fair | group exhibition | LaSperanza art gallery, Main Street, Wexford

2015 | Wexford Opera Festival | art exhibition | LaSperanza Art Gallery, Main Street, Wexford

2015 | Summer art exhibition | Denis Collins Art Gallery, Wexford

2015 | Albedo | 3rd Year’s art student group exhibition | Wexford

2014 | Annual summer art exhibition | Denis Collins Art Gallery, Wexford

2014 | The World of Empty Chairs | Solo Exhibition | Wexford Strawberry Festival | Curated by Denis Collins

2013 | The Light Show | Student art exhibition | Wexford School of Art and Design, Hill Street, Wexford

2013 | Annual summer art group exhibition | Kilmuckridge, Wexford

2011 – 2014 | Art in the Open | summer plain air festival exhibitions | Green Acres, Selskar Street, Wexford

2001, 2002, 2014 | Lion’s Club open submission art exhibitions | Wexford Art Centre

AWARDS

2017 | Shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize | National Gallery of Ireland

2016 | Purchase Award of IT Carlow | Solitaire Island (oil on canvas) 150x110 cm | Wexford | Ireland

2016 | Award winner, Art competition | ’Year 1916’ | TUI (The Teacher’s Union Ireland), (conte on Fabriano paper)

2014 | Purchase Award Wexford School of Art and design | Ireland | Lament’, collage, oil on paper and board (mixed media) 210x120 cm

PUBLICATIONS

2016 | Publication project | My Year | Journal | Dublin

2016 | The Paradox of Photography: an analysis of Cindy Sherman | Thesis, BA Hons in Art | Wexford

2015 | In and Out | interviews, poetry, photography | project publication

COMMISSIONS

2012 – 2016 |  number of commissioned paintings for private collectors and public spaces (Ireland, UK, USA, Luxembourg, Latvia)