Roberts Diners

Born 1977 in Riga, Latvia. Has been making sculptures since 1980. A member of the Latvian Sculptors’ Centre since 2001. A member of the Artists’ Union of Latvia since 2001. A member of International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) since 2005. 2002 graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia with a Bachelor’s degree in Art history and theory. 2004 received a MA degree in sculpture. His favorite materials for sculptures are wax, bronze, clay, stone and wood. His sculptures are in the Open-Air Museum of Art in Pedvale, in private collections in Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, India, USA etc.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 1997 - "The Secret Life of Human Beings", Martin Silberhorn Private Art Space (Bad Honnef, Germany) 1998 - "The Secret Life of Human Beings", LN Gallery (Riga, Latvia) 2000 - "The Secret Life of Human Beings", The Theatre Vanemuine (Tartu, Estonia) 2003 - "Human-Bird who does not Fly", Gallery Māksla XO (Riga, Latvia) 2005 - "Gold Man", Ivonna Veiherte Art Gallery (Riga, Latvia) 2006 - "Running Man", Gallery Māksla XO (Riga, Latvia)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 1998 - "The 2nd World-wide Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition" (Riga, Latvia) 1998 - "Autumn - 98" (Riga, Latvia) 1999 - "The Exhibition of Young Artists’ Work of Baltic States", Gallery East Meets West (Cologne, Germany) 1999 - "Autumn - 99" (Riga, Latvia) 2000 - "Six rooms", Open- Air Art Museum at Pedvale (Latvia) 2001 - "Riga - Minsk", Exhibition of Latvian Graphic Art and Sculpture, Republican Gallery of Arts (Minsk, Byelorussia) 2002 - "Autumn - 2001" (Riga, Latvia) 2002 - "The Vertical Horizon", Gallery Scherbach 6 (Rheinbach/Bonn, Germany) 2002 - "Autumn - 2002" (Riga, Latvia) 2002 - "Christmas Present. Art Belongs to Children", The Museum of New Art (Pärnu, Estonia) 2003 - "The 11th Latvian Triennial of art medals", The State Museum of Art (Riga) 2004 - "Dolo - mits", The Museum of Foreign Art (Riga) 2004 - "The 6th Baltic Medal Triennal", The Museum of History and Art of Jelgava (Latvia) and "Sv. Jono Street Gallery" (Vilnius, Lithuania) 2005 - "Against the Stream", Gallery Bastejs (Riga) - Gallery Arka (Petersburg, Russia) 2006 - "The 11th Latvian Triennial of art medals", The Museum of Foreign Art (Riga) 2009 - "Light - shadow", S. Peter cathedral (Riga) 2009 - "The Latvian Artists’ Days", Gallery Vera (Drobak, Norway) 2009 - "The Wonderful Journey ", VEF Art Centre (Riga) 2010 - "Golden Works", The Latvian National Museum of Art - Exhibition Hall Arsenals, (Riga) 2011 – "Hybrid Overflights" -The Artist as Photographer. Mid 19th century – 2010, Latvian National Museum of Art - Exhibition Hall Arsenals, (Riga).

EXHIBITIONS TOGETHER WITH ARTIST LILIJA DINERE: 2004 - "In the Shadow of the Tree of Paradise II", Tampere Maja Gallery (Tartu, Estonia) 2004 - ERELDE "The Tree of Bronze", Ivonna Veiherte Art Gallery (Riga, Latvia) 2010 - ERELDE "The Song of Roland", Ivonna Veiherte Art Gallery (Riga, Latvia)

BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS TOGETHER WITH ARTIST LILIJA DINERE: 2010 - "The Song of Roland" (The Medieval French Epos "La Chanson de Roland")