Jana Brike was born in year 1980 in Riga (Latvia).
She has studied academical painting in the Art Academy of Latvia and received M.A. degree in year 2005.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in professional venues since 1996 while she was still a young teenager, and since then she has had 13 solo exhibitions and nearly 100 other projects and group exhibitions all over the world.
Her main interest is visual art with a strong narrative and depiction of a figure, mostly using the traditional medium of oil painting on canvas. She has also explored other mediums like drawing, animation, mixed media sculpture, installation and digital art.
The main focus of Jana Brike's art is the internal space and state of a human soul - dreams, longing, love, pain, the vast range of emotions that human condition offers and the transcendence of them all, the growing up and self-discovery. Her work is her poetic visual auto-biography.
2003 – 2005 – Art Academy of Latvia, painting department, master course Figurative painting Master class, Professors K.Zariņš, N.Brasliņš, J.Jurjāns
1999 – 2003 – Art Academy of Latvia, painting department, bachelor course
1991 - 1998 – J.Rozental Riga Art secondary school
All materials are taken from the official site of the artist