Oh hello!

I am Agate Rubene, artist and illustrator behind Restless & Infectious.

Originally from Latvia, I am currently living and working in Wanaka, New Zealand. 

With a background in fashion I first started with exploration of fashion illustration which has had a huge influence on my style. My work focuses on people and their actions capturing emotions and drawing life’s pleasures with a light-hearted nature. 

I use bright colour palettes, fluid shapes and vibrant characters to create alternative realities. My artworks are inspired by daily personal experiences, mood and aesthetic of pop culture. Fields I work in include illustration, branding and apparel design.

CONTACT: agate@restlessinfectious.com
INSTAGRAM: @restless_infectious
FACEBOOK: Agate Rubene - Artist


2011 - Fashion Design Graduate, Riga School of Art and Design. Riga, Latvia

2013 - Academy Profession Degree in International Design + Business. TEKO, Herning, Denmark.

2014 - BA International Fashion Design. Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



October 2023 - Wānaka Labour Weekend Exhibition. Wānaka, New Zealand

September 2023 - Art in the Park. Auckland, New Zealand

May 2023 - The Other Art Fair. Sydney, Australia

October 2022 - The Happiness Project. Turua Gallery Group Exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand

September 2022 - Art In The Park. Auckland, New Zealand

September 2022 - Turua Tiny Show. Group exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand

June 2022 - NZ Art Show. Wellington, New Zealand

May 2022 - Auckland Art Show. Auckland, New Zealand

November 2021 - Celebration Group Exhibition, Flagstaff Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand

October 2021 - All The Feels Solo Exhibition, The Art Lounge. Tauranga, New Zealand

September 2021 - Kink Erotica Group Exhibition. Wellington, New Zealand

July 2021 - Art In The Park art show. Auckland, New Zealand

February 2021 - Group show - Gonzo Erotica Exhibition. Auckland, New Zealand



Best In Colour Award -  Art in The Park 2023. Auckland, New Zealand