Dace Kidd (b. 1987 in Riga, Latvia) is a Latvian/American visual artist working primarily in the media of oil and acrylic on canvas. Dace (pronounced, “Dot-sa”) completed her degree work at Art Academy of Latvia in Riga and received advanced training for two years at Accademia di belli Arti in Palermo. Her installations and paper sculptures along her large-scale drawing and paintings are better known in Europe. After moving to the United States in 2011, she has begun creating murals and has developed a portraiture style. She also designs graphics and books and has provided the cover art and illustrations for many. She had successful shows throughout Europe from Venice to Berlin to Amsterdam and exhibited artwork in New York City and Miami. She works on site specific projects and regularly shows her work and curates art events in Tyler and Dallas, Texas.
I am interested in compositionally manipulating imagery to achieve unexpected renderings of form and style using a mixture of technology and traditional techniques. I manifest inspiration from every day’s cycle of events while striving to create images that stand alone and offer fresh insight.