Riga trained in Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London Institute, during the 1990's, and graduated with both installation and painting work. Shortly afterwards she created several large public displays of installation work in Sydney, Australia, and in London, UK. She then trained to teach Art, raised a family, and wrote and published three books before returning to her fine art practice professionally. Many of Riga's paintings and commissions belong to private collections across the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and South Africa.
In 2020 she was shortlisted for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Artist Award 2020 and featured in both a solo show (2020) and group show (2021) at the Star Brewery Gallery, Lewes. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Royal Cambrian Art Prize and exhibited in the Visual Artist’s Association International Exhibition. She was also shortlisted for the Visual Arts Open International Exhibition 2021.
In 2021, as well as taking part in Lewes Artwave Festival, she was a prize-winner in the Painting Awards at the Florence Biennale 2021 and had a solo show at Alistair Fleming in Lewes. In 2022 her paintings are on show at the Galleria Turelli in Tuscany, Italy and through Singulart online. Riga will also be exhibiting small paintings in a group show in the Degard box gallery outside the British Museum, London and large works in Lewes Artwave. For more information, please see the Events page.