Hello! My name is Irina Kričalo but I sign my artworks as Irina Krilo.
I’m a mosaic artist, designer and founder of Kabinetto Mosaic Studio based in Riga, Latvia.
My way to mosaic art was not easy and I’m glad to be in the right place. I design and create mosaics for interiors and gardens. Pebble mosaic Opus Lapilli is my favorite, but I work and like experimenting with various media.
I believe that art can change peoples attitude to many issues. My every mosaic is my reflection on environmental problems and the impact that human activities make on nature. The phenomenon of Time and its role in our life is another important part of my art.
For now I’ve run big team-buildings, numerous workshops for schools, vacation schools and adults in various stiles and materials and organised several exhibitons. I like travelling to historic mosaic places and make friends with other mosaic addicts from all over the world!
Here is in short about my way to and within the mosaic art:
- 2020 — Sarkandaugava Mosaic — community mosaic project devoted to Riga’s quarter of Sarkandaugava
- 2019 — participation in the collective street mosaic mural within Pictor Imaginarius project, Nazzano, Rome
- 2018 — Author and maker of Mosaic Mural «Symbol of Wisdom», Riga Anniņmuižas Secondary School
- 2017 — Author and maker of Mosaic Mural «Person. Family. Latvia.» devoted to 100-year anniversary of Latvian Republic, Riga Anniņmuižas Secondary School
Participation & Diplomas
- 2021 — Doncaster Art Fair Online Exhibition with mosaic piece Phases of Moon
- 2020 — Participation in international exhibition project «Save This World! The Breaking Point» with mosaic Saturnia Pavonia
- 2019 — Participation in international exhibition Wings of Riga with Art Nouveau mosaic series
- 2019 — Participation in international contest Pictor Imaginarius with mosaic Butterfly Wing Effect
- 2018 — Laureate of International contest Sofia-Rus (София-Русь): I place for mosaic The Falling Star; II place for mosaic Water is Life
- 2016-2018 own mosaic exposition at Design Isle Riga
- 2020 — Art Exhibition devoted to species extinction Save This World! The Breaking Point
- 2019 — Mosaic & Riga Art Nouveau
- 2018 — First modern amateur and professional mosaic exhibiton in Riga Mosaics without border
So my way to and within the above mentioned mosaic art was…
- 2019 — Students coaching for Skills Latvia Shop Window Design category
- 2018 — founder of Mosaic Artists of the Baltics
- 2017 & now on — invited lecturer at Profesionālā Vidusskola VICTORIA (RISEBA) for Shop Window Design and Design Processes course,
- 2011 & now on — founder and owner of Kabinetto Mosaic Studio
- Private practice as Interior and Lighting Designer and work in design stores
- 2009 — Baltic International Academy, Diploma in Environmental Design, Interior Designer
- 2003 — Daugavpils University, Diploma of teacher and translator (English, German)
If you can read in Russian here is a detailed story about my way to myself