Jānis Dzirnieks was born in 1992, he is studying in the Bachelor’s program at the Art Academy of Latvia, majoring in Visual Communications. He also studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin for a year. Since 2013, he has been actively participating in the development of illustration projects, drawing illustrations for Popper Publishing publications and exhibitions. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions at the following galleries: Zwitischer Maschine, Berlin, Maloinoji6, Vilnius, La Escocesa, Barcelona, Deutsches Haus New York, galleries 427 and Alma, in Riga, the National Library of Latvia exhibition halls and others. Dzirnieks is part of the artist association 3/8, within which he has had two exhibitions, at the X kg, and 427 galleries (2016) and the / RIXC media space (2015). In collaboration with Evelīna Deičmane and Kate Krolle, he has also designed scenography for the Dirty Deal Teatro show Mēness dārzā(trans. from Latvian “In the Moon’s Garden”) (2014).