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Born on 10 April 1962 in Riga



1973 - 1980  Janis Rozentāls' School of Arts, Riga, Latvia

1980 - 1986 Latvian Academy of Art, Master class of Prof. I. Zariņš

(the diploma work Open- air Theatre Performance,  a mobile painting deposited in Eduards Smiļģis' Theatre Museum)

1980 starts participating in exhibitions

1987 Member of the Latvian Artists Union (LAU)

1993 Master of Arts degree

1995 Ass. Prof. of the Latvian Academy of Art (LAA)

2008 Prof. of the Latvian Academy of Art


Solo exhibitions

2013 Dream islands, gallery Māksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2010 Inner Voice, White Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia (a catalogue)

2008 My Thoughts, gallery Māksla XO, Riga, Latvia

2007 Colour Network, gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

2007 Kaspars Zariņš. Paintings, Latvian Embassy in Vienna, Austria

2007 My Eyes, gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia (a catalogue)

2005 Paintings, Ventspils nafta, Ventspils, Latvia

2003 My Home, gallery Pedants, Riga, Latvia

2002 My Time, gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

2002 Further There is the Sea, Too, Gertsev Gallery, Moscow, Russia (a catalogue)

2001 Every Dog has his Day, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

2000 Oh, Lucky One!, gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1999 Move Forward, gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia

1999 Paintings, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu , Estonia (a catalogue)

1998 A Layer on a Layer, Riga Gallery, Riga, Latvia

1996 A Pedant, gallery Daugava, Riga, Latvia

1996 A Pedant,  Cēsis Exhibition House, Cēsis, Latvia

1996 A Pedant, Gallery Centrs, Riga, Latvia

1993 Paintings by Vija Zariņa and Kaspars Zariņš, gallery M6, Riga, Latvia


Works in collections

The Wurth Collection, Schwabisch Hall, Germany

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, exhibition hall Arsenāls, Riga, Latvia

Collection of the Latvian Artists' Union, Riga, Latvia

Collection of the Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Collection of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Moscow, Russia

Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

Private collection of M. Baryshnikov, New York, USA

Private collection of A. Gercevs, Moscow, Russia




2009 Latvian National Film Award Lielais Kristaps in the category The Best Animation Artist 

for the animation film Did You Say Anything?, film studio Dauka

2004 Cavaliere of the order of the Italian Republic Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana

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