Ernests Vītiņš

Graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia, Faculty of Visual Plastic Arts, Department of Glass Art (MA), Riga, Latvia, 2011.
Nominated for the Art Academy of Latvia Award, 2014, 2016; his layered glass bench composition was a finalist for the Latvian Designer’s Association’s annual design award, 2017.
Received the Latvian Television and Latvian Radio annual award „Kilogrammes of culture” in the category “Visual Art” in for his solo exhibition “Within the Glass Labyrinth”, 2019.
Creator of the brand Glasstone, and the head artist at Ernesto Design, SIA, Riga, Latvia.
Participated in 3 solo exhibitions in Latvia and in group exhibitions in Latvia, Finland, and the UK.
Created monumental glass sculptures for indoor and outdoor spaces. Installed his works worldwide, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, and the USA. Author of the largest ensemble of glass art in the Baltics –”In Nature”, located in the foyer of the House of Nature – the University of Latvia Academic Centre for Natural Sciences, Riga Devoted to the research and development of the layered glass art technique and its aesthetics. His art is mostly site-specific; it is a completely social process. He is a practical man driven by curiosity and intellect, and thoroughly mesmerised by this contemporary technique, which requires great ideas and an even greater skill.