1962  Born in Riga, Latvia
1992  Graduated Sculpture Department of Art Academy of Latvia
1996  Member of The Artists' Union of Latvia
2008  Member of The Latvian Designers' Society

Āris Smildzers considers himself a follower of the classical school of sculpture.
His sculptural assemblages are mostly abstract. He works with a variety of materials,
including aluminium, bronze, acrylic, wood and stone. Sculptures are characteristic of a
wide use of colours and texture. Plastics is the core value of the artist's works.

Since 1988 Aris Smildzers has participated in 23 group and 11 solo exhibitions in Latvia, Germany, Russia, Cyprus and the USA.
His artworks are in museums and private collections in Latvia, Germany, Belgium, France and Austria.