Janis Sneiders

Janis Sneiders is interested in internal, unseen processes leaving their marks on the external world, becoming visible, breaking out. He works with mirroring his own human condition in everyday as well as imagined environments, objects and events. As above, so below. The works ought to be looked at as if they were icons or symbols of thoughts and feelings, reminders.



Curriculum Vitae

Born 07.06.1995.



2015 - present Art Academy of Latvia, Painting department, BA

2018 Erasmus + studies at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2011 - 2015 Janis Rozentals Riga Art Highschool, Illustrator

2006 - 2010 Tukums Art School

2002 - 2011 Tukums Secondary School No. 2


2019 “Filling” Gallery Bastejs, Riga, Latvia

2017 “Debut” Östergötlands museum, Linköping, Sweden


2019 “1919 199+” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

“Again” Gallery Istaba, Riga, Latvia

“Look. See” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2018 “Sour Cream Product” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

“Maris Argalis “Music”/ Vestards Simkus/ Janis Sneiders” ANS Summer House, Riga, Latvia

“Brother: What is Sex?” Micēlijs, Riga, Latvia

“Yard” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

2017 “Generations” Museum of Liepaja, Liepaja, Latvia

“Summer Works“ Kuldiga Artists’ Residence, Kuldiga, Latvia

“Art Academy Days” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

“Between Appearance and Reality” Gallery Durvis, Tukums, Latvia

2016 “/06-16/” Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

“Meeting at the Doors” Gallery Durvis, Tukums, Latvia

2015 “Still, Still / Frame, Frame” Kalnciema 14, Riga, Latvia

“Graines d’artistes du monde entier” Espace Argence, Troyes, France

“Art Belongs to the People” Women’s prison, Riga, Latvia

2014 “Exotic Still Life” NicePlace Mansards, Riga, Latvia



2019 Prose poetry “Socks With Skulls”, The Latvian Newspaper, 13.03.2019.

2018 Illustration for zine “Ķekargalvis” No. 1, Popper Publishing

Illustration for book ”Latvian Folk Tales. 100 Fairy Tales. 100 Artists”, Zvaigzne ABC



2017 The Art Scholarship of the Rotary Art Society