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GIRTS MUIZNIEKS

Born on 1956 in Riga, Latvia


2002  Master's degree from Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
1982  Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Since 1983 is a Member of Latvia Artists' Union


Since 1980 participates in exhibitions
Selected solo exhibitions:

2018    "Red Shift", Gallery Maksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2016    "Sun Bunnies", Gallery Maksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2014    "White Monkey", Gallery Maksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2013    "5. 7. 32. 34",  Mukusalas Art Salon - Riga, Latvia

2012    "Parfume", Gallery Maksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2006    "Salut!", Latvian National Museum of Art - Riga, Latvia

2005    "One Man Show", Gallery Tifana - Riga, Latvia

2004    "One Man Show", International Art Fair LineArt, Gallery Tifana - Ghent, Belgium

2004    "Painting", Gallery Tifana, Riga, Latvia

2003    "Painting 2003", Ivonna Veiherte Art Gallery - Riga, Latvia

2003    "Ceremonial Portrait", Riga Gallery - Riga, Latvia

2000    "The Worlds", Gallery Asūna - Riga, Latvia

1996    "The World", Gallery Daugava - Riga, Latvia

1996    "Homage to Renoir", Gallery Daugava - Riga, Latvia

1995    "Painting", Gallery Fenikss - Jūrmala, Latvia

1994    "Painting", Riga Gallery - Riga, Latvia

1993    "Girts Muiznieks. Painting", Riga Gallery - Riga, Latvia

1993    "Painting", Culture Centre Krudttonnen - Copenhagen, Denmark

1992    "Girts Muiznieks. Painting", Exhibition Hall Janba Seta - Riga, Latvia


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019    "Talk To Me!" - Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland

2018     ART VILNIUS 2018 - Maksla XO Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania *

2017    "Jewellery by Artists: From Picasso to Koons. Diane Venet’s Collection" - Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

2017    "TOP in formation. Exhibition of Zuzāns Collection" - Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*

2017    "Experimental sidestep", Gallery Putti, Riga, Latvia

2015    "Figurative Painters",  Mukusalas Art Salon, Riga, Latvia

2015    "Self-Portrait" - Gallery Maksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2015    "Ornamentalism. The Purvītis Prize. Latvian Contemporary Art" - curator Viktor Misiano, Arsenale, Tesa 99, the 56 La Biennale di Venezia*

2015    "Purvītis Prize 2011", Exhibition Hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia*

2008     Sconfinamenti. Dalla "buona pittura"alla video-art. Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo - Rome, Italy

2007    "Contemporary Art From Latvia", European Central Bank - Frankfurt, Germany

2007    "Carnival",Gallery Māksla XO - Riga, Latvia

2005    "Latvian Art of the 20 Century Second Part", Latvian National Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenāls – Riga, Latvia

2005    Art Fair "Art Nocturne Knocke - 2005" - Knocke, Belgium

2004    The International Painting Triennial,Vilnius Art Museum - Vilnius, Lithuania

2004    "Still Life in Latvian Art", Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Foreign Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals - Riga, Latvia

2003    "Abstractionism in the Latvian Painting", Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Foreign Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals - Riga, Latvia

2002    "Gentle Fluctuations", Latvian National Museum of Art, Museum of Foreign Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenāls - Riga, Latvia

2001    Biennial in Painting. The Nordic Countries & The Baltic States - Konsthall, Väsby, Sweden

2000    "The Naked Artist", Riga Gallery - Riga, Latvia

2000    "Only the Sea", Gallery Asūna - Riga, Latvia

2000    "Looking for Women", Gallery Māksla XO - Riga, Latvia

1999    "Picture of the Year", Gallery Asūna - Riga, Latvia

1999     Days of Artists in the Berga Bazārs - Riga, Latvia

1999    "Contemporary Latvian Art" - London, Kalais, Lille, Tours, Lorianne, France

1998    The 2nd World-wide Latvian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Exhibition Hall Arsenāls - Riga, Latvia

1998     "Latvian Art", Town Hall - Prague, Czech Republic

1996     "23 Artistas de Letonia", Sala Millares - Madrid, Spain

1995     "Latvian Art", Museum of Art and Galleries of the North Arizona University - Arizona, USA

1994     "Les Artistes Lettons - Riga", Galerie d'Art Contemporain - Chamallieres, France

1994     "Contemporary Art from Latvia", Gallery Morphy – Cyprus

1993     "Peintures Lettonnes du Xxeme Siecle" - Paris, Bordeaux, Starsbourg, France

1992     "Baltic States Art Exhibition" - Stockholm, Sweden

1991     "Fiatal Müveszek Rigaból", Contemporary Art Museum Mücsarnok Budapest, Hungary

1990      Exhibition-Action "Gentle Fluctuations", Exhibition Hall Latvija - Riga, Latvia

1990      The 1st World-wide Latvian Art Exhibition", Latvian National Museum of  Art, Museum of Foreign Art, Exhibition Hall Arsenals – Riga, Latvia

1990      "Latvian Painting", Gallery Astra - Chicago, USA

1990      "Latvian Painting from the 80s", Hotel Hilton - Munich, Germany

1989      "Paintings. I. Iltnere, S. Krastiņa, J. Mitrēvics, Ģ. Muižnieks, E. Vērpe, A. Zariņa", Exhibition Hall Arsenāls - Riga, Latvia

1989      "Painters Group Exhibition", M. K. Ciurlionis National Art Museum - Kaunas, Lithuania

1989      "Latvian Art" - Copenhagen, Denmark

1989      "Contemporary Soviet Painters from Riga", Ed. Nakhamkin Fine Arts Gallery - New York, USA

1989      "Contemporary Art of Latvia" - Seoul, South Korea

1988      "Post-Traditionalism", Central House of Artists - Moscow, USSR

1988      "Painters'"Group Exhibition, Gallery Jāņa sēta - Riga, Latvia

1988      "Youth - 88", The Young Artists Fine Art Exhibition of the Baltic Republics - Vilnius, Lithuania

1987      "Painters Group Exhibition" - Jūrmala, Latvia

1987      "The 7th Painting Triennale of the Baltic Republics" - Vilnius, Lithuania

1986      "Autumn '86", Exhibition Hall Latvija - Riga, Latvia

1985      "Young Artists from Latvia" - Kunsthalle, Rostock, DDR

1985       The 12th World-wide Students and Youth Festival Exhibition, Central House of Artists - Moscow, USSR

1985      "Youth _ 85", The Young Artists' Fine Art Exhibition of the Baltic Republics, Museum of Art -Vilnius, Lithuania

1984       The 6th Painting Triennial of the Baltic Republics, Vilnius Art Museum -Vilnius, Lithuania

1984      "Nature. Environment. Man", St. Peter's Church - Riga, Latvia

1984       The 16th Young Artists' Exhibition, Exhibition Hall Latvija - Riga, Latvia

1983       The 15th Young Artists' Exhibition, Exhibition Hall Latvija - Riga, Latvia

1983      "7 Artists Group Exhibition", House of Artists - Riga, Latvia

1982      "The Country's Youth", Manege - Moscow, USSR

1981      "Autumn '81", Exhibition Hall Latvija - Riga, Latvia

1981      "Portraits and Selfportraits", Latvian National Museum of Art - Riga, Latvia

1980      The 13th Young Artists' Exhibition, Latvian National Museum of Art - Riga, Latvia


Awards:

2008     Gold Medal "Artist of the Year 2007" of Artists' Union of Latvia

2007     Culture Prix of the Year, award of the newspaper „Diena"

2003     Grand Prix of the Year. Artists' Union of Latvia

2000     Award of AirBaltic at the Exhibition-Competition in the Gallery of the Artist's Union of Latvia

2000     Award of the Riga City Council at the Exhibition-Competition "Riga in Contemporary Art"

2000    Award of Latvijas Kuģniecība at the Exhibition-Competition "The Sea" in the Gallery Asūna

1999    Award of Hansabanka at the Exhibition-Competition 'Painting of the Year" in the gallery ASūna

1997    Award of the Riga City Council at the Exhibition-Competition "Riga in Contemporary Art"


Works In Collections:

Latvian National Museum of Art - Riga, Latvia

Art Museum of the Artists' Union of Latvia – Riga, Latvia

State Tretyakov Gallery – Moscow, Russia

Russian Ministry of Culture – Moscow, Russia

Georgian Museum of Art - Tbilisi, Georgia

European Central Bank – Frankfurt, Germany