Zaiga Baiža

Born in Riga, Latvia, 1964. Oil painting studies in the master class of Prof. Imants Vecozols, the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, 1995–1996. Graduated from the Department of Glass Design, at the Art Academy of Latvia, 2001.

She worked in Lviv, Ukraine, with masters in glassblowing at the Lviv National Academy of Art, as well as in the private glass studio of Andriy Bokotey, 1991–1995.

She has participated in individual and solo exhibitions, including: GLASPLASTIK UND GARTEN, Münster, Germany, 2004, 2006; Hortus Insolitus, the International Sculpture Garden, Stourbridge, UK, 2008; the International Festival of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010; The Poetics of Glass, the International Hot Glass Symposium, Haapsalu, Estonia, 2010; the Festival of Art Glass, Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic, 2011; O lado feminino do vidro – glass seen through feminine eyes, Museu do Vidro, Marinha Grande, Portugal, 2013; the 9th International Blown Glass Symposium in Lviv, 2013; and the International Glass Art Symposium GlassJazz, Panevéžys, Lithuania, 2014. Selected for the New Glass Review published by the Corning Museum of Glass, USA, 2003.

Her works are represented in several museums and public collections, including: the Mentzendorff House, Riga; the National Museum of Lviv; and the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow, Russia.

She organizes, with her partner Robert Emeringer, also a glass artist, the International Glass Festival in Luxembourg.

She enjoys gardening.