Katrīna Gaile

Katrīna Gaile

Riga, Northern Europe, Latvia

About Katrīna Gaile

Katrīna Gaile was born in 1982 in Riga. Since 2005, she has been participating in exhibitions in Latvia and abroad. She lives in Riga, and in addition to her creative work, she also actively participates in various social and art projects. Since her first exhibitions Katrīna Gaile has been exploring social themes in her art, with humans appearing in almost all her paintings. Katrīna is interested in the metamorphoses of a human soul like age, madness, loneliness. The characters featuring in her paintings are often strangers she has come across by chance, they are nameless but with their own intimate stories, and in the artist’s works, they are transported into a different, expanded and mystical reality.


2008 – 2010 Latvian Academy of Art, Painting department, MA
2003 - 2008 Latvian Academy of Art, Painting Department, BA
1999 - 2003 Janis Rozentals Art high school


2015 supporting Ukrainian soldiers - charity auction "Art of peace" , Riga, Latvia

28.07. - 15.08.2014. „Art need space”
The Latvian contemporary musem of art project, Riga, Latvia


2019 Latvian women artists, feminist group exhibition “Home is Where the Heart Is” (aka Silta, jauka istabiņa) at Kultūras pils "Ziemeļblāzma"
2019 five artist group exhibition “nature.object.subject”, Liepaja,
2019 five artist group exhibition “nature.object.subject”, Jelgava,
2016 group exhibition "Painting of the year", Riga,
2016 group exhibition at Gallery Laipa , Valmiera,
2016 solo exhibition at Art school of Ķekava, Ķekava,
2016 group exhibition "Plen air in Gulbene", Gulbene,
2016 solo exhibition "Passerby", Riga,
2015 group exhibition "Winter winter", Riga,
2015 group exhibition "Shoots 2", Riga,
2014 solo exhibition "Unchanging longing", Riga,
2014 group exhibition "Riga", Riga,
2014 group exhibition "Shoots" , Riga,
2013 group exhibition "The Sail", Riga,
2013 group exhibition "Whipped cream", Riga,
2013 solo exhibition "Something Borrowed, Something Blue", Riga,
2011 charity exhibition “Art Help Japan”, Riga,
2011 solo exhibition „Fräulein Rosine", Riga,
2010 Academy of Art, Young Artists Exhibition "Color. Line. Form ", Riga,
2009 group exhibition “A Man in my life”, Riga,
2009 solo exhibition together with artist Ansis Butnors “He and She”, Riga
2008 group exhibition “SELF – PORTRAIT”, Riga
2008 project closing exhibition "Of ports, ships and a lot more to se(a)e" ("Blaumeier"), Riga, Jurmala,
2007 group exhibition "Of ports, ships and a lot more to se(a)e" ("Blaumeier"), Germany, Bremen,
2007 charity exhibition “With love... to Anna”, Riga,
2005 group exhibition "RENEW" Riga,
2005 group exhibition with artists from Germany (organization”Blaumeier”) Liepaja, Karaosta.