Guennadi Kalinine was born in Russia in 1957 in the town of Zelenodolsk near Kazan.
He started a career of full-time artist and founded a GK Studio in downtown Dundas, Ontario in 2003. Guennadi is also a co-owner of McMaster Gallery with Bert Dorpmans and Stephen Landers. The gallery is located at the same place as his studio. He teaches several courses on drawing and painting at the Dundas Valley School of Art.
Since 2003 he has participated in 14 group exhibitions and 5 solo art shows. He was a finalist of International Artist magazine art competition of February/March 2010 and feature artist of October/November 2010. There also were many articles about his work in local and nationwide press: “Hamilton Spectator”, “Arabella” magazine, “Hamilton” magazine and others.