Guntis Lauzums journey in photography began in the 1970's having received a 35mm camera as a college graduation gift (Bachelor's degree in Geology). He was shooting and developing his own film and prints and ended up receiving a AAS degree in Photo Instrumentation (High Speed Photography) from Milwaukee Area Technical College a few years later.
Today in the digital world his passion is creating and exhibiting photographic art. His work explores Abstraction and Minimalism with studies of lines, geometrics and shadow.
He has received many awards and exhibited in the following venues : Wisconsin : Hardy Gallery, Plymouth Arts Center, Racine Arts Museum/ Wustum,Cedarburg Arts Museum,Anderson Arts Center /Kenosha, Nicolet College, UW Parkside, Charles Allis Museum,Alverno College, Villa Terrace, MOWA/ St John's On The Lake, Pfister Hotel,Overture Gallery Madison
USA: Jadite Gallery, NYC,Scarab Club, Detroit, Praxis Gallery Minneapolis,Naples Art Center, Naples Florida, Baytown Gallery, Houston, Texas, Site Brookyn, Brooklyn NY.,
Alexandria Museum of Art,Alexandria La., Mark Arts Center ,Wichita, Kansas,Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Co., SanFrancisco International Photo Awards 2020
International: FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona ,Spain 2019, Budapest International Foto Awards 2019 Budapest, Hungary,Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017
His work is in the permanent collection of the PLMC Museum, Cesis, Latvia. Guntis is a member of Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA),Wisconsin Visual Artists(WVA),Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) American Latvian Artists Association (ALMA)