Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline was born in Winnipeg. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Columbia University. Recent solo exhibitions include: Mangle & Plexus, at Katharine Mulherin, Toronto, Nervous Lattice, at Battat Contemporary, Montréal, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline: Recent Paintings and Drawings, at Mullherin Pollard, New York, Krisjanis’ work has been featured in recent group exhibitions including: Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Re-Configuring Abstraction at the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba, Indivisible at Foreman Art Gallery in Québec, Here We Aren’t So Quickly at Thierry Goldberg in New York, The Pheonix Art: The Renewed Art of Contemporary Painting, curated by Robert Enright at Simon Blaise in Montréal, and The Open at Deitch Studios in New York.
Krisjanis was a semi-finalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. In 2011 he was also the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation Grant. Krisjanis currently lives and works in Winnipeg where he is an instructor at the University of Manitoba.