Kris Knight was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1980. He received his degree in 2003, majoring in Painting and Drawing from the Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCAD), with a minor in Curating and Criticism.
Solo exhibitions of Knight’s work have been held at venues in Toronto, Amsterdam, New York, and Miami. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Overland Park, Kansas), Mulherin + Pollard (New York), Mike Weiss Gallery (New York), Spinello Projects (Miami), and Gallery Poulsen (Copenhagen). Knight and his work have been published in international press outlets including Fashion For Men, The Montreal Mirror, New Icon, and Xtra Magazine. His work is held in the collections of Guccio Gucci S.p.A (Rome), The Oppenheimer Collection, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the 21c Museum of Contemporary Art (Louisville, Kentucky), and the private collections of individuals including Beth Rudin DeWoody and Kelly Osbourne. Knight lives and works in Toronto.
Gucci began its collaboration with Knight in January 2014, when Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini referenced Knight’s paintings as inspiration for Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2014 Collection.