Gita Treimanis

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Gita Lapin Treimanis

     Born in the small East European village of Tirza in Latvia, Gita Lapin Treimanis comes from a long line of artisans, wood carvers, weavers and potters.  Gita was schooled in the theatrical arts and was performing in the theatre when the horrific reality of World War II forced her to flee her homeland and emigrate to the United States.

     In the United States, Gita was captivated by the world of fine arts.  She studied, she painted, she carved, she wove, and she sculpted.  For the past several years, Gita has expressed herself through fabric wall hangings and has become a master of her medium.  Her works are reminiscences of heartfelt experiences throughout her life.  Her vision lifts the spirit with messages that can be universally understood by humankind.

     A member of the New York Chelsea Art Galleries, Gita produces a yearly solo show and numerous selected group exhibits.  Gita is well received by the public and critics.  Her work is represented in many commercial and private collections throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe. Gita is active locally in New Canaan at the Silvermine School and also the Carriage Barn Gallery in Waveny Park.

Resume:

Gita Lapin Treimanis  - Artist

                                                                       

2006  New Canaan Society for the Arts Juried Show, Juror: Phyllis Tuchman, New Canaan, CT

 

2005  Associate Members Show “At This Point in Time” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo NYC  

          New Canaan Society for the Arts Members Show, curator Cecilia Barnett, New Canaan, CT

          Solo exhibition “Inheritance” – Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

          New Canaan Society for the Arts Juried Show, juror Douglas K.S. Hyland, second prize for

                    Mixed Media, New Canaan, CT

              Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show “Celebrating 25 Years of Art” – Red Hook,Brooklyn, NY

 

2004    Solo exhibition “My Other Brothers” – Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

 

2003  Solo exhibition “Don’t Fence Me In” – Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

 

2002   Solo exhibition “Old Trials” – Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

 

2001  Solo exhibition “Without Pretence” – Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

          Solo exhibition – United Methodist Church, New Canaan, CT

 

2000    Solo exhibition “Endurance” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show VIII – Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

           The Latvian Four – Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

           Benefit Art Show; Shiba Russell, Channel 12 News Anchor, Mistress of Ceremonies                                 

 1999  Solo exhibition“Visitations” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC                                                                                                                                                      

Benefit Auction Art;  Danny Glover, Chairperson;  Sponsor, Chase Manhattan Bank, NY

           Members Show “Mixed Impressions” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo NYC  

           Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show VII – Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

           Art Exchange Show – Galerie Rossler – Munich, Germany

           99/00 Millennium Holiday Show –- Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Members Show - “Images of Self” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo NYC

 

1998  Members Show – “Start Small, Start Collecting” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Selected Group Show – “6 on Broadway” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Members Show – “Off the Cuff” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          98/99 Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC  

 

1997  Solo exhibition - “Not By Bread Alone” - Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           3 Women Show – “Take It For Granted” – MyunSook Lee Gallery, NYC

           NY Latvian Artists – Lever House Gallery, NYC

           NY Latvian Artists – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

           Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show V – Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

           Members Summer Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           97/98 Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 

1996  Solo exhibition “Lamentations” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

              Solo exhibition“Wall Tapestries by Gita” – Locust Valley Library, Long Island

           Selected Group – “Genre Show” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

               American Latvian Artist Group – International Images Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

               Concept Show – “Masks and Screens” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

               Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show IV – Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

               Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 1995  Selected Group Show – “Six on Broadway” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

             NY Latvian Artists – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

             Brooklyn Waterfront Artists – Pier Show III – Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

             Invited Artists – Swan Gallery, SoHo, NYC

             American Latvian Artist Group – International Images Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

             Concept Show – “Random Order” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

             Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC      

 

1994  Solo exhibition “Recent Work” – Cast Iron Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Solo exhibition “Night School” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Sculptors Show – “Transformation” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Selected Group Show – “Pleiades on Broadway” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Pleiades and Friends Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          New York Latvian Artists – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

          Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 

1993  Solo exhibition “After the Storm” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

             Solo exhibition“Latest Work” – Mari Gallery, Mamaroneck, NY

             New York Latvian Artists – Lever House Gallery, NYC                            

             Group Show - “Work in Progress” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

             Pleiades and Friends Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC                                             

          Diversity Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Holiday Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 

1992  Solo exhibition “Barefooted” - Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Juried Show – “Point of View” – Daniel Cameron, Juror

          Pleiades and Friends Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          New York Latvian Artists – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

          Selected Group Show – “Express Lane” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Holiday Group Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 

1991  Selected Group Show – “Coast to Coast” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

              Selected Group Show – Montserrat Gallery, SoHo, NYC

              Selected Group Show – “Have a Nice Day” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

              New York Latvian Artists – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

 

1990  Solo exhibition“Sails” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Pleiades and Friends Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Group Show – “Scapes” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Fifteenth Anniversary Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

           Bay Ridge Art Festival – Brooklyn, NY

 

1989  Solo exhibition“I Somnambulist” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Juried Show – “Sights Unseen” – Kim Levin, Juror

          Selected Group Show – “One + Five” – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

          Art Exchange Show – East Main Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

          Bay Ridge Art Festival – Brooklyn, NY

          Holiday Art Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC

 

1988  Solo exhibition – DV Gallery, Bronx, NY

          Bay Ridge Art Festival – Brooklyn, NY

          Holiday Art Show – Pleiades Gallery, SoHo, NYC