CURRICULUM VITAE

Name, surname: Skaidra Deksne

Degree: Mg.art.

Date of birth: 31 October, 1935, Balvi district.

Nationality: Latvian

Personal code: 311035-10719

Place of residence: Staiceles 1.k.2. dz.83, Riga, LV-1035

Phone: 2583632

Education

2003 - Master’s degree in Arts, diploma No. 000573, Art Academy of Latvia, theory of art and culture. Certificate in pedagogy of Daugavpils University.

1971 - art historian, diploma No. 345657, The State Academy of Art, Department of art history and theory .

1954 - artist - designer, diploma T No. 556333, Riga School of Applied Art, Department of modelling and artistic costume design.

Professional work:

2001 – Fashion designer in Latvian Culture Foundation’s Centre of national costumes “Senā Klēts”.

1998 - 1999 – Founder and head of the Creative group of fashion design in Canadian-Latvian joint venture “Karolat”.

1997 – Costume designer in “Hargla”.

1964 - 1992 – Costume designer in Riga Motion Pictures Studio.

1961 - 1964 - Artist – designer, workshop manager in “Dailes” theatre.

1954 - 1955 – Designer in the sewing artel “Sadarbība”

Pedagogic work:

Since 2010 – Head of “Skaidra Deksne’s Fashion Design Workshop” IM.

2005 – 2009 – Associate professor in RTU, Institute of textile technologies and design.

2004 – Lecturer in RTU, Institute of textile technologies and design.

1994 – 2003 – Lecturer in The Art Academy of Latvia, Department of fashion design, methodologist. Developed and improved educational programs of The Art Academy of Latvia, Department of fashion design (in co-operation with R. Eglīte).

1955 – 1957 – Teacher in Riga School of Applied Art, Department of modelling and artistic costume design.

Administrative and organizational work:

Since 2005 – Organization of annual fashion shows “Ready to wear” („Gatavs valkāšanai”) in RTU.

2000 – Consultant of The Ministry of Education and Science for determining the professional education level of PEC (Professional Education Centre).

1994 – 2003 - Organization of annual fashion shows in the Art Academy of Latvia.

1994 – 2000 - Deputy Head of the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of fashion design.

1998 – Co-operation with Latvian Culture Foundation’s centre of national costumes “Senā Klēts” in organizing the international conference “The national costume in regions of Latvia and in exile, and its connection to national costumes of other nations”.

Participation in scientific works.

Improved the quality of NAF’s uniforms. Order 6842 of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. Design consultant, 2004.

Scientific publications:

A.Vilumsone, S.Deksne, I.Viļumsone. The Composition and Ethnographical Motifs of Latvian Folk Costume in Contemporary Clothing. 2-nd international Textile, Clothing & Design Conference- Magic World of Textiles, Dubrovnic, Croatia, 2004, 957- 962 pp.

Dāboliņa I., Viļumsone A., Deksne S. Improvement of the NAF’s Daily and Celebratory Uniform Models. RTU Scientific articles. Volume 9 – material science. Textile and clothing technology. Volume 1, RTU, 2006, 67-73 pp.

Viļumsone A., Dāboliņa I., Deksne S. Automation of the NAF’s Daily and Celebratory Uniform Design. RTU Scientific articles. Volume 9 – material science. Textile and clothing technology. Volume 1, RTU, 2006, 74-81 pp.

A.Vilumsone, I.Viļumsone, I.Dāboliņa, S.Deksne Designer Improvement of Military Uniforms //3-nd international Textile, Clothing & Design Conference- Magic World of Textiles, Zagreb, Croatia, 2006, 931- 935 pp.

Further internships:

1998 – 1999 – Internship in RTU with Dr.sc.ing.,prof. A.Viļumsone in computer modelling and design of clothes.

1997 – Computer training courses (Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Word 7.0, Excel 7.0 and CorelDRAW 7) at the University of Latvia.

Professional and public work:

2004 – 2006 – Host of the fashion lab in TV5 program “Face control”.

2003 – Development and presentation of the collection “Heritage” (“Mantojums”) at the fashion show dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Art Academy of Latvia, Department of fashion design.

1999 – Lecturer in the workshop organised by The Ministry of Education and Science, Centre for Vocational Education.

1997 – Consultant in questions related to education of tailors and stylists, The Ministry of Education and Science.

1996 – Participated in the contest “Fashion. Art. Music” (“Mode. Māksla. Mūzika”) with a costume “Dedication to J. Rozentāls and his wife E. Forsele”.

Since 1995 – Member of the Latvian Guild of Cinematographers.

Since 1983 – Member of the Latvian Filmmakers Union.

1964 – 1997 – Costume designer for 31 feature films including: 1970, A. Neretniece “Vārnu ielas republika”, 1975, J.Streičs “Mans draugs - nenopietns cilvēks”; 1980, V.Brasla “Novēli man lidojumam nelabvēlīgu laiku”; 1985, V.Brasla “Emīla nedarbi”; 1990, V.Brasla “Mērnieku laiki”; 1997, L.Pakalniņa “Kurpe”

Since 1964 – Participating in theme-based exhibitions related to theatre, cinematography and fashion.

Since 1954 – Publications and interviews for mass media about fashion design and style.

Awards and acknowledgements:

2008 – RTU acknowledgement during the 90th anniversary celebration of the Republic of Latvia for a significant contribution to the development of RTU.

2001 – Acknowledgment for an unselfish work related to the celebration of the 80th year of The Art Academy of Latvia work.

1996 – Acknowledgement for participation in the fashion festival “Fashion. Art. Music.”

1989 – Acknowledgement of the Latvian Filmmakers Union for the work on the motion picture “Dzīvīte” that won the Great Kristaps Award (“Lielais Kristaps”) as the best feature film of 1989.

1988 - Acknowledgement of the Latvian Filmmakers Union for the work on the motion picture “Par mīlestību pašreiz nerunāsim” that won the Great Kristaps Award as the best feature film of 1988.

1985 – The Great Kristaps Award for costumes in the feature film “Emīla nedarbi”.

1985 - Acknowledgement of the Latvian Filmmakers Union for the work on the motion picture “Emīla nedarbi” that won the Great Kristaps Award as the best feature film of 1985.

Language skills: English (conversational skills)

Russian (fluent)

Latvian (mother tongue)

2011-11-24

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