WIZARD WOODS 
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY BY RUTA INARA SNIKERIS 

RUTA INARA SNIKERIS
studija1@aol.com


EXHIBITS
:

Solo Shows:

"Structure up a Tree
" - Fotostudija 1, Boston, MA, 1997

"Vai Tev ir jaiet? (Must You Go?)" - Latvian Photography Museum, Riga, Latvia, 1995

Administrative Offices, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1982, 1983

Group Shows:

"Still Life: The Art of Arrangement" -
Kiernan Online Gallery, Lexington. VA, 2012

"The Future of Latvia" - Brookline, MA, 1995

"Latvian Contemporary Photography" - Fotostudija1, Boston, MA, 1992

"Six Women Artists" - The Latvian Heritage Foundation, Brookline, MA, 1988

Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center, Jamaica Plain, MA, 1987

"A New Group of Baltic Artists" - Brookline, MA, 1986

"Ex Mero Moto" - Brookline, MA, 1984

Cross Piano Galerie, Boston, MA, 1974, 1975, 1976

"6th Latvian Song Festival" - Boston, MA, 1973

Copley Society, Boston, MA, 1973

McIver Reddie Gallery, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, 1972

EDUCATION:

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA Certificate - Applied Photography, 1986

Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Cum Laude, 1983

Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, 1970-1974 

WORK:

Proprietor/Art & Antique Dealer - Odisea Antiques - Odisea Fine Art, 1993-Present 

Director/Proprietor - Fotostudija1, Gallery of Latvian Art & Photography, Boston, MA, 1992-1998

Proprietor/Designer - Open Shutter Greeting Cards -   Line of Photographic Note Cards, 1986-1993

Co-proprietor - Cross Piano Galerie, Piano Restoration, 1974-1978

Artist - Painting & Photography, 1970-Present

WIZARD WOODS
&
STILL-LIFE OBJECTS

 The object reflects the voice of its own nature whether alone or in relationship to other objects or the atmospheric space they occupy. Their captured essence, like a breath on a pane of glass, is but a fleeting moment that will rarely be repeated. The light will not be the same, the mood will not be the same, etc. This is, simply, what I strive to do, namely capture the essence of a moment in time.
I have tried to extract this same essence from Nature herself.
In doing so, in the WIZARD WOODS photographs, I discovered magical scenes and enchanted forests in Merlinesque or King Arthurian legendary
landscapes. Mysterious, mythical and spiritual dimensions revealed themselves in these woods where fairytales are spun and wizards live...




~Dedicated to Milda, Jekabs and Vilnis~