Born on 23 October 1962 in Kuldiga / Latvia.

The Head of the Department of Graphic Art (since 1999),

Professor (since 2004) at the Latvian Academy of Art.



1998                   MA Latvian Academy of Art

1982–1988    Latvian Academy of Art, Department of Graphic Art




2017      ‘Squaring the Circle’, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

2016      ‘Reale surreale. István Orosz e Guntars Sietiņš’, Gallery dell’Inisione, Brescia / Italy

‘István Orosz / Guntars Sietins – Sulle Orme di Escher’, A100 Gallery, Galatina; Palazzo Viceconte, Matera / Italy

‘Characters and Signs’, Gallery Engram, Katowice / Poland*

2015      ‘István Orosz and Guntars Sietins – Sulle Orme di Escher’, Provincial Art Gallery of Potenza / Italy

2014      ‘Reality, Fascination, Illusion. István Orosz and Guntars Sietins’, Koller Gallery, Budapest

2013      ‘Fire Wall‘, Gallery Maksla XO, Riga

‘Characters‘, Gallery Manière Noire, Berlin

2012      ‘Characters‘, Gallery Kairė-Dešinė, Vilnius Graphic Art Centre / Lithuania

2008      ‘Unicode’, Gallery Daugava, Riga

2007      Print Gallery, Kaunas / Lithuania

2006      Grafikens Hus Gallery, Mariefred / Sweden

2003      ‘Black No. 55981’, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga



2017      4th International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg / Russia

2016      Expanding the Scope of Printmaking: Tayouan International Exhibition / Taiwan

‘Tallin Print Triennial. The Winners’, Vilnius Graphic Art Centre / Lithuania

2015      2nd International Silk Road Arts Festival, Xi’an / China

1st Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial, Kaunas / Lithuania

4th Bangkok Triennial. International Print and Drawing Exhibition / Thailand

‘Europe in the Sign’, Cremona / Italy

International Print Triennial, Krakow / Poland

2014      ‘Time of the Mezzotint. Colors Beyond the Stars’, Yozo Hamaguchi Museum / Tokyo

‘The Secret of Mezzotint, Art of Darkness’, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp / Belgium

‘Tribuna Graphic’, Cluj-Napoca / Romania

‘GRAFIKA-S, Latvian Contemporary Graphic Art’, Riga Art Space

2013      ‘Interactions’, AQB Budafok, Budapest / Hungary

Nord Art 2013, Carlshütte / Germany

‘Grafik aus Lettland‘, Saale Gallery, Saalfeld / Germany

‘Time of the Mezzotint‘, Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Art (TAFA), Tianjin / China

2nd International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg / Russia

2012      International Print Triennial, Krakow / Poland

‘Time of the Mezzotint‘, Creative Workshop, Arsenals Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National
Museum of Art, Riga

‘Grafik aus Lettland‘, Graphic Museum, Bad Steben / Germany

2011       ‘Preview Berlin’, exhibition of Gallery Maksla XO, Berlin

‘Grrrafik 2011‘, Malmö / Sweden

2010      International print exhibition ‘Laureates of International Print Triennial – Krakow 2009’, Dalarnas Museum,

Falun / Sweden

2009      International Print Triennial, Krakow / Poland

15th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul

‘Noir de Noir‘, ArchivArte Gallery, Bern

2008      7th International Kochi Triennial of Prints, Kochi / Japan*

1st Printmaking Triennial ‘Bridges Over the Mediterranean and the Baltic’, Printmaking Center Helios,

Municipality of Neapolis, Thesaloniki / Greece

‘Masters of Mezzotint’, Larry Warnock Fine Arts San Francisco / USA

2007      Aomori Print Triennial / Japan

International print exhibition ‘The Soul of the Black Manner’, Trento / Italy

2006      ‘Power and Man’, Exhibition of Printmaking from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Novas Gallery, London



2009      Award of the Rector of the Warszawa Academy of Fine Arts at the Krakow International Print Triennial, Poland

Purchase Prize at the 15th Space International Print Biennial, Seoul

2008      The 1st Prize at the 1st Printmaking Triennial, Thessaloniki, Greece

2007      Jury’s Encouragement Prize at the Aomori Print Triennial, Aomori / Japan

1998      The Public Prize at the Felicien Rops International Printmaking Competition, Namur / Belgium

1995      The 1st Prize at the 8th International Print Biennial, Varna / Bulgaria

Prize at the 10th Tallinn Print Triennial

Honorable Mention at the 11th Norwegian International Print Triennial, Fredrikstad

1993      The Jury Prize at the 1st International Print Biennial, Maastricht / The Netherlands

1989      Diploma at the 8th Tallinn Print Triennial



Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

Bank of Latvia, Riga

Swedbank, Riga

K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas / Lithuania

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Kaliningrad / Russia

Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts / Russia

Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn

The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca / Romania

Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA

‘Ala Ponzone’ City Museum, Cremona / Italy