October 21, 2021
491 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 20000
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Listen to Your Art: Vija Celmins by Tom Birkner
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Tom Birkner will discuss the life and work of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins.
Vija Celmins is a visual artist from Riga, Latvia and is best known for her photo-realistic paintings and drawings of natural environments and phenomena such as the ocean, spider webs, star fields, and rocks. Since the 1960s Celmins has been included in hundreds of group exhibitions and the focus of over forty solo exhibitions all over the world. She currently resides in New York City and is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery.
Tom Birkner has exhibited his paintings on an international level for over 30 years. His work has been shown in numerous cities such as Newark, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Milan and Venice. In 2003, he was one of the artists chosen to represent the U.S. in the First Beijing International Biennale. His work has been reviewed in the journals Art In America, ART News, Tema Celeste, Flash Art, The New York Times, and The New York Observer among others.