Elizabete Ludviks

Elizabete Ludviks

ludviksBorn in Riga, Latvia in 1975, Elizabete Ludviks developed her perception and lovefor art while growing up in a community of artists, designers and political activists.

In her teens, together with her family she moved to Canada where she began her artseducation at arts high schools in Toronto (ESA) and Ottawa (Canterbury) She began studying at OCAD inInterdisciplinary studies in 1994 and graduated with honors from the OntarioCollege of Art and Design in ceramics and jewellery in 1998. During her studies shebegan developing her style of portraying a precious lightness in her pieces madefrom metal and stones and other other found objects. She continues to play and experiment with contrasts in her designs,creating wearable 3D jewellery that strikes a balance between geometric andorganic, fragile and strong, precious and non-precious, traditional and playful.

Elizabete’s pieces are enjoyed not only because they display her unique imaginationbut they also give the wearer the opportunity to use their imagination in wearingthem. Ordinary stones cast in silver boxes are turned precious. Simple, linear three-dimensional cubes are strung into a playful long necklace that can be hung like a scarf on the body.

Today, Elizabete Ludviks lives and works in her studio in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and two kids. Her cultural roots and past and present studies of Scandinavian and Baltic design continue to influence her work. In addition to using organic themes, she often re-interprets traditional ancient Baltic & Ugric jewellery design elements in her work.

Elizabete Ludviks’ jewellery can be seen and purchased at stores and galleries inmajor cities across Canada, USA, Italy, Spain and Latvia.

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EDUCATION

1998    Ontario College of Art and Design, Graduated with Honours,

Material Art and Design, Jewellery

SHOWS

2014    Byers Market of American Craft, Wholesale show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2013    “Open House & Studio Sale” with Tania Love & Andrea Piller, Hamilton, ON

2013    “Fire and Ice” juried exhibition, Craft Council of Newfoundland Gallery, St. John’s, NF

2013    Metal Arts Social, Shao-Pin Studio’s, Toronto, ON

2013    Carnegie Craft, Juried Biennial Exhibition – A Premiere Showcase of Excellence in

Craft, Jurors: Janna Hiemstra and George Wale, Dundas, ON

2013    “Signatures” Christmas Show, Ottawa, ON

2013    “Cobalt Connects” CSA box Participant, Hamilton, ON

2013    26th annual Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Jewellery, LA Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2013    “The Wearable Art Show” Bathurst Center for Arts and Culture,Toronto, ON

2013    “Art in the Park” Show and Sale, Dundas, ON

2013    “Supercrawl” Show and Sale, Hamilton, ONā

2013    “Internal Identity”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Baltu Rotas, Riga, Latvia

2013    “Design Sans Frontieres: Metal Artists in Collaboration’, Juried National

Exhibition by Charles Lewton-Brain, Alan Elder and Joy Charbonneau,

The Design Exchange, Tornto, ON

2013    Exhibition in Motion: Black+White+Pearl, SNAG Conference,

Curators: Alannah O’Neill and Dean Davidson, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON

2013    WHAT – West Hamilton Arts Tour, Juried Arts Tour, Hamilton, ON

2013    “Transformations” National Juried Exhibition, Zilbershmuck, Toronto, ON

2013    “Family Album”, An exhibition of works by Current and Past Studio Members,                                                            Harbourfront Metal Studio, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON

2013    SMIJ 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Guest Artist, LCC Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013    Byers Market of American Craft, Wholesale show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2013    “Boxed In” Exhibition of National Juried Works, curator Denis Longchamps,

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, NF

2012    All that Glitters, annual Jewellery show, La Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2012    “Open House & Studio Sale” with Tania Love & Andrea Piller, Hamilton, ON

2012    “The Moose Show”, CBC Atrium, Toronto, ON

2012    “8 x 10 = 80 Years of Success” Anniversary Exhibition of Juried pieces at Canada Crafts

Council store “The Guild Shop”, Toronto, ON

2012    JOYA Barcelona, International Juried Exhibit of Current Contemporary Jewellery,

Barcelona, Spain

2012    “Queen West Art Crawl”, Toronto, ON

2012    “Two Sides”  Solo Exhibit, Gallery Tornis, Riga, Latvia

2012    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2012    “Superstitions” National Juried Exhibition, Zilbershmuck, Toronto, ON

2011    Ontario Craft 2011, Ontario Crafts Council Biennial Juried Members

Exhibition, OCC, Toronto, ON

2011    Exhibition in Motion: Objects Performed, SNAG Conference,

Juried Show, Curators: Stefano Catalani, Venetia Dale and Tia Kramer,

Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, USA

2011    “The Moose Show”, CBC Atrium, Toronto, ON

2011    Annual “Muskoka Art Show and Sale”, Bracebridge, ON

2010    “Open House & Studio Sale”, Toronto, ON

2010    “The Moose Show”, CBC Atrium, Toronto, ON

2010    “Bond” – 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zilbershmuck, Toronto, ON

2010    “Where are they now?”, OCAD Alumni Juried Exhibition,

OCAD Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010    Winter Art & Craft Show, Main St. Center, Ottawa, ON

2009    “Connections”, Shao Designs Gallery, Toronto, ON

2009    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2009    Cabbagetown Art Festival, Toronto, ON

2008    West Coast Latvian Song Festival Art Exhibit, Ventura, CA, USA

2008    “All That Glitters”, Lafreniere-Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2008    “Gadatirgus” Annual Exhibition, Open Air Museum, Riga, Latvia

2007    Chicago Latvian Song Festival Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL, USA

2006    “All That Glitters”, Lafreniere-Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2006    “Quotations”-  2nd Annual Juried Show, Zilbershmuck, Toronto, ON

2006    “History Passing”  Portfoolio Gallery, Orangeville , ON

2006    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2005    “Zeitgeist – Spirit of the Times”, Annual Juried Show,

Zilbershmuck Gallery   , Toronto, ON

2005    “Introductions”, Solo Exhibition, Wares of the World Gallery,

Chicago, IL, USA

2005    Winter Art & Craft Show, Main St. Center, Ottawa, ON

2004    St. Andrew’s Christmas Art Market, Toronto, ON

2004    Latvian Song Festival Art Exhibition, Royal York, Toronto, ON

2004    “All That Glitters”, Lafreniere-Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2003    St. Andrew’s Christmas Art Market, Toronto, ON

2003    Scotia Plaza Holiday Gift Show and Sale, Toronto, ON

2003    “Space” Group Show, Palace Contemporary Craft Gallery, Toronto

2003    Portfoolio Gallery Open House Show and Sale, Orangeville, ON

2003    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2003    West Coast Latvian Song Festival Art Exhibit, Juried Exhibition,

San Francisco, CA, USA

2003    “By Hand” Signatures Wholesale Show, Toronto, ON

2003    The Distillery District Outdoor Show, Toronto, ON

2002    “Black & White”, Juried Group Exhibition, A Show of Hands Gallery, Toronto, ON

2002    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2002    “All That Glitters”, Lafreniere-Pai Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2001    Winter Time  Show at Scotia Plaza, Toronto, ON

2001    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2000    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

2000    “Time Passages”, Group Show, Portfoolio Gallery, Toronto, ON

2000     “ Time & Place’’, Group Show, Latvian Center, Ottawa, ON

1999    “word5______” group show, OCAD Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, City Hall, Toronto, ON

1998    “Up”, group show, curator Kai Chan, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

1998    “One  to Seven”, Graduating Show, OCAD gallery, Toronto, ON

1998    “Be Hold With In”, Juried Group Show, OCAD gallery, Toronto, ON

1997    Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. City Hall, Toronto, ON

1997    “Redesigning, Redefining, Restructuring the City to The  Lake” Juried Show,

Honourable mention by Design Exchange Jury, The Design Exchange, Toronto, ON

1997    “Showcase”, Group Show, OCAD Atrium Gallery, Toronto, ON

1996    “Compartments”, Group Show, Gallery 44, Toronto, ON

 

 

 

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2013    Carnegie Craft Biennial Juried Exhibition, Best Metal Craft Award

2013    Chalmers Arts Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council

2013    Exhibition Assistance Grant, for “Boxed In” Exhibition, Ontario Arts Council

2012    Exhibition Assistance Grant, Latvian Council for the Arts, Riga, Latvia

2011    Grant for Craft Projects & Development, Ontario Arts Council

2011    Lily Yung Memorial Award, Ontario Crafts Council

2008    Best in Show, Jewellery Category, “Gadatirgus” Annual Exhibition, Riga, Latvia

1999    “Up”, Group Show, Curator Kai Chan, Harbourfront, Best of the Show in Metal

sponsored by the Outdoor Art Exhibition

1997    George A. Reid Scholarship, Nora E. Vaughan Scholarship & Graduate studies

scholarship, OCAD, Toronto, ON

1997    Honourable mention, Design competition “Redesigning, Redefining, Restructuring the

City to The Lake”, sponsored by Design Exchange, Toronto, ON

 

INTERNSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2011    Workshop with Vitauts Straupe, Finno-Baltic and Balto-Ugric Jewellery, Sigulda, Latvia

2004    Workshop with Lilita Spure, Weaving and twisting techniques,

ancient Baltic jewellery, Long Lake, Michigan, USA

2003    Internship with Talis Kivlenieks at “Kalupe” jewellery,

Mould making and wax carving, Toronto, Ontario

2001    Internship with Daumants Kalnins,

Ancient and traditional jewellery making techniques, Cesis, Latvia

1999    Harbourfront, Three Year Residency, Metal Studio, Toronto, ON

1998    Harbourfront, Summer Student Residency Internship in Metal Studio, Toronto, ON

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013    Private lessons, Basics in Jewellery making techniques, Hamilton ON

2006    3×3 Camp, Workshop in ancient Baltic jewellery making techniques, Adult courses

2005    Camp Sidrabene, Toronto Ontario, Kids summer camp, Jewellery making courses

2000    Harbourfront, Metal smithing Workshops, Adult Courses,

Metal Studio, Toronto, ON

1999    Harbourfront, Basic jewellery making techniques, Adult courses,

Metal Studio, Toronto, ON

PUBLISHED IN PRINT

2012    “Joyeria”, Catalogue of participating artists, Joya Barcelona, Spain

2012    “Two Sides” Exhibition Catalogue, Gallery Tornis,Riga, Latvia

2012    “Santa” Magazine, Review of Exhibition in August Issue, Riga, Latvia.

2012    “Svetdienas Rits” Interview with artist, July Issue, Riga, Latvia.

2011    “Dress to Kill” Fashion Magazine, Editorail Shoot, Fall Issue, 2011, Montreal, Quebec

2010    Metal arts Guild of Canada MAGazine, V26, No1,p29; 2011, review of “Bond” show at                                               Zilbershmuck Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.

Project Details

Info:
Website: http://www.ludviks.com
Email: elizabete@ludviks.com
Year of graduation: 1998
Discipline: Material Art and Design, Jewellery