Anastasija Mass is a Latvian visual artist currently working and living in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Coming from an artistic family, she

has a diverse background in fine and applied arts, interior, and graphic design. In her personal projects, she works with illustration,

photography and graphics, as well as applied arts.

 

 Her work is characterized by experimentation with visual aspects of objects and images, practicing with traditional materials and classic

graphic techniques with the use of digital manipulation. Both, objects and images that Anastasija creates, carry a strong visual character. She

likes to bend the sense of reality, create an illusion, make viewer question what they are looking at.

 

 

 

 

 

B O R N

12 - 05 - 1983   Riga, Latvia

 

E D U C A T I O N

2009 - 2011  Design Academy Eindhoven  Social Design MA program

2004 - 2008 Art Academy of Latvia BA program at Environmental Art devision of Design Department

1999 - 2004    Riga School of Art and Design Third level of professional qualification in graphic design

2003 October - November SUS Ostrava Art and Design School Czech Republic / Leonardo Da Vinci Exchange program

 

W O R K    E X P E R I E N C E

Studija Design M  |   Interior, furniture designer / 2D visualiser

2011 - present   |   Riga, Latvia

Experience includes:

Development of the interior design concepts;

Interior, furniture, lighting and surface design;

2D visualisations and presentations;

Drafting - furniture, interior and exterior; 

Decorative furniture painting, murals;

Interior styling, material sourcing;

On-site supervision - working with construction teams on the

executions of the interior designs, as well as leading the groups

of artists working of the surface finishes.

Stichting KiK  | residency + workshop "October Kindermaand" 

September - October 2013|  Kolderveen, The Netherlands

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

2015|  Liquid Projections GLOW NEXT festival, Baltan Laboratories, (Eindhoven, NL)

2013|  Anonymous Drawings 2013 Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie Nord (Berlin, DE), Galerie Delikatessenhaus (Leipzig, DE),

Temporary Art Centre TAC (Eindhoven, NL)

2011   |  OUR WAY- Graduation show Design Academy Eindhoven (Eindhoven, NL)

2009|  Ilga Izdzivosana 2nd Riga International Young Designers Biennial “ECO design” (Riga, LV)

2008|  Representing Latvia at "6 Design Stories" Design Casa, Central-Eastern Europe House (Torino, IT)

2008|  Campaign “KERRA” within framework of Design Days (Riga, LV) 

2008|  DIZ DIZ AI AI - Graduation show Exhibition Hall of Art Academy of Latvia (Riga, LV)

2008|  Young & Baltic Salone Satellite Internazionale (Milan, IT)

2007|  “Design. Future” Within framework of Design Days (Riga, LV)

2007|  ”Second Commandment” Exhibition Hall of Art Acade- my of Latvia (Riga, LV)

2006| “Design. Future” Within framework of Design Days (Riga, LV)

2006| “Saspele"Furniture fair ”Furniture Interior Design” (Riga, LV)

2006| "New Shoots“ The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Riga, LV)

2006| ”HOLE” Stockholm Furniture Fair, “Greenhouse” (Stockholm, SE)

2005| “Design. Future” Within framework of Design Days (Riga, LV)

2005|  Show of Art Academy of Latvia students Furniture fair “Furniture 2005” (Riga, LV)

2004|  “Paper in Environment” Exhibition Hall of Art Academy of Latvia (Riga, LV)

 

C O N T E S T S

Finalist   

Seoul Cycle Design Competition Category of Fashion, 2010 (Seoul, KR);

III place   

DEKO contest Category of Industrial Design Conception, 2008 (Riga, LV);

Finalist   

Latvian Art Directors Club Category of Industrial Design Mastery, 2008 (Riga, LV);

II place   

Salone Satellite World Wide Category of young designers contest, 2007 (Moscow, RUS); 

II place   

Design project contest for Kalnciema street playground  with E. Busmane, 2006 (Riga, LV);

Finalist   

Latvian Art Directors Club Category of Industrial Design Mastery, 2006 (Riga, LV);

 

S E M I N A R S   A N D   W O R K S H O P S

- “MAKE DESIGN! / Dutch Design Made in Latvia” - design workshop led by Jan Boelen and Rianne Makkink, Riga, Latvia / 2011

- “Sleep”- design workshop led by Shin Azumi. Eindhoven, The Netherlands / 2010

- Branding workshop led by P. Mc Grory. Within the framework of Nordic Design workshops and seminar II, Riga, Latvia / 2007

- Changing Face of Design seminar within the framework of AAL, SSER, UIAH EU Phare CBC project. Riga, Latvia / 2006

- Furniture design workshop led by Boris Berlin (Komplot Design). Nordic Design workshops and seminar I, Riga, Latvia / 2005

 

L A N G U A G E S

English - fluent

Russian - fluent 

Latvian - fluent

German - beginner

 

O T H E R   I N T E R E S T S

Experimental and art-house film;

Perception, neurology;

Natural sciences;

Gardening; 

Identity and fashion; 

History of furniture and interior;

Collector - Ode To Common Things, by Pablo Neruda