Bute, Artis



Born: March 30, 1958, Riga, Latvia

Work: Painting, stage design, exhibition design, posters, monumental painting. Techique – acrylic on paperboard.

Education: 1970-1977 Janis Rozentals Riga Secondary Art School
1977-1984 State Academy of Art, Diploma—stage designer

Prizes: 1987 Theatre Show Prize in the Republic for the year’s best stage sets for the State Liepaja Theatre production of A. Chekhov’s «The Seagull» 1988 Baltic Theatre Show prize in Kaliningrad for the State Liepaja Theatre production of A. Chekhov’s «The Seagull»

Most important exhibitions, theatre productions:

1981 Art Day exhibition, Riga

1982 Art Day exhibition, Riga
«Gesta Berling» by S. Lagerief, State Liepaja Theatre

1983 «I’m 40 already, but still looking young» by V. Slavkin, State Liepaja Theatre «The Wizard of the Emerald City» by V. Slavfein, State Liepaja Theatre Art Day exhibition, Riga
Baltic States Poster Show, Vilnius

1984 «The Eighteenth Camel» by S. Aloshin, State Liepaja Theatre Art Day exhibition, Riga
«The Zitari CIan» by V. Lacis, State Liepaja Theatre
Personal show, Museum of Art, Tukums Branch

1985 «Dot and Anton» by E. Kestner, State Liepaja Theatre
Art Day exhibition, Riga
One man show, Latvian and Foreign Relations and Cultural Society Personal show, Cinematographer Amateur Society Club Design of S. Smidbena’s ceramics show, Riga
Wall paintings, Tume village kindergarten, Tukums Region

1986 Latvian Stage Design exhibition, Budapest

«Schveik» by J. Hashek, State Liepaja Theatre
«Aija» by J. Jaunsudrabins, State Liepaja Theatre
«King Lear» by W. Shakespeare, State Liepaja Theatre

1987 «The SeaguII» by A, Chekhov, State Liepaja Theatre
Design of documentary show ((Witnesses of Fate», Theatre Museum
Personal show, Valmiera hospital
«Going to Church with a Shack by P. Putnins, State Drama Theatre

1988 «One Upon a Time There was a Rider» by A. Geikins, State Drama Theatre
Personal show, Art Museum, Tukums
«The Builder Soulness» by H. Ibsen, State Drama Theatre
«The Jofeen by M. Ziverts, State Liepaja Theatre
Group show, Gallery Majakowski, Citadelle, West Berlin
Stage designer group show «School» (students of A. Freibergs)
Exhibition Autumn-88, Riga

1989 «The Priestess» by Aspazija, State Drama Theatre
Personal show. Gallery «Transit», Spandau, West Berlin, catalogue «In Fire» by J. Kalnins, Opera Theatre
Art Day exhibition, Riga

1990 «Earthward with God» by P. Putnins, State Drama Theatre «Aesop» by J. Jurkans, State Liepaja Theatre
Group show, Canberra, Australia (together with I. Blumbergs, B. DeIIe,. A. Bauskenieks and others), catalogue

1992 «A Midsummer Night’s Dream» by W. Shakespeare, State Liepaja Theatre
Group show, Penta Hotel, Salzburg, Austria, catalogue
Group show, Gallery «Centre», Bradford, England
Group show «Eroticism in Art», Gustavs Skilters Memorial Museum, Riga
Personal show, Latvian Embassy, Stockholm, Sweden
Show together with D. Gudovskis (glass), Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Show together with wife L. Skarina (ceramics), Gallery M-6, Riga

1993 Mmabana Culture Centre, Taung Cultural Centre, Thabanchu Sun Hotel
International, Mmabatho, Bophuthatswana (this exhibition was promoted by the government of the Republic of Bophuthatswana)
Show «A Tribute to French Culture», State Art Museum

1994 Personal show, Gallery «Gila», Riga, brochure

1995 Personal show, Mayfair Society Gallery, London, catalog, publication

1997 Personal show, Slovyanskiy Dom, Moscow, brochure

1997 Personal show, Hotel Radison SAS «Slovyanskaya», Moscow

2001 Personal show, Baku. Gift for Geidar Aliev.

2001 Personal show, Gallery «Chiris», Riga

2005 Personal show, Gallery «Bonhanss», Riga

2006 Personal show, Estapona, Albayt Country Club, Spania

2008 Personal show, Gallery «Bonhanss», Riga

2011 Personal show, Museum, Pskov, Russia

Member of the Latvian Artist Union


Avots, V (Penetrating the essentials of life» («Rigas Balss», 1987, Dec 28)
Krumins, J. «Expressinterview with A. Bute» («Liesma», 1988, Nr. 12)
«Artis Bute: Ein Lob der Farbe – ein Lob der Frau» («Spandauer Volklatt», 1989, Dec 10)
Conrad A. «Visitenkarte A. Bute» («Der Tagesspiegel, Berliner Teil», 1989, Dec 15)
M.K. «Paintings from Latvia» («Australijas Latvietis», 1990, Sep 21)
Avots, V. «A taik with A. Bute» («Latvijas Jaunatne», 1990, Nov 15)
Desmond, M. «Side by Side» («Art Monthly», 1990)
Guste D. «Latvian painters side by side» («Australijas Latvietis», 1991, March 15)
Depkaite, A. «Tokia simones jega» («Menodienos», 1992, geguzes 15)
Steimane, I. «Civilized paintings in galery M-6» («Literatura un Maksla», 1992, Dec 12)
Bankovskis P. «Is he satisfied with life?» («Liesma», Dec 1995)
Jukons D. «Taking another image» («Dzentelmenis», Nr. 12)
Buzinska, I, «Composition with two painters» («Labrit», 1994, July 5)
Buzinska I. «A. Bute’s art» («Maksla», 1995, Nr. l)