Me me me me me me me me me me me me me me
It all began in a pile of sewing thread. Over the years I’ve experimented with various materials and techniques, but always stayed loyal to crochet. I mastered the craft by pushing myself to the limits.
I use the tiniest hooks and the thinnest threads available. Threads that have interesting stories usually prevail - those from a flea market or a trip, sun bleached cotton, thin vintage silk or leftover neon. Colour combinations are essential in my work. I do not use sketches or patterns but rather create arranged thread combinations. First I create miniature textile art pieces and then I transform them into either jewellery, art objects, miniature textile compositions or digital textile prints.
Shapes evolve organically; impression of incompleteness is significant. Scattered thread brings liveliness to the object - you want to tie them around your fingers, you want to brush them, twist them, pull them, you want to tame them and make your own. It adds presence and brings awareness of the here and now. I have no purpose in replicating nature, reproducing hyper realistically, I am just creating new species. My work has a macabre aspect to it - It emphasises the fragility of beauty. I use birds as metaphors, my feeling expressions.
It's a unique, non-commercial jewellery.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
2008 Vilnius Art Academy, Faculty of Arts in Kaunas,- Master in textile
2006 Vilnius Art Academy, Faculty of Arts in Kaunas,- Bachelor in textile
2019 “My Love I will Eat You Alive” Artifex gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016 “Birds And Roses”, Showraum Trofejas, Berlin, Germany
2015 “Plan 9”, contemporary jewelry, Recreational and Cultural Association of Musicians (ARCM), Faro, Portugal
2009 “Rapolas, the foreman”, Artifex gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Grants and Awards
2016 Honorable mention, TRIPLE PARADE , China
2016 Merit award winner at “Arts and Crafts Design Award”, Croatia
2013 Award for a bright appearance at 2013 “UNITEKSTAS“ Kaunas biennial, Kaunas, Picture Gallery of the National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuania
2012 Lithuanian state scholarship for artistic and cultural creators
2019 Collectiva Meeting, Porto, Portugal
2019 Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
2019 "The First Supper, a Praxis of Too Many Dinner Parties", Dinn lommel, Tonsberg, Norway
2019 Femina group, S9, Oslo Norway
2018 The 10th ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition and Symposium,Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
2017 Baltiske Filmdager, Cinemateke, Oslo, Norway
2017 Oslo Culture Night at the fort, GSF skatepark, Oslo, Norway
2017 MiniArtTextil, Cité Internationale University of Paris, Paris, France
2017 Artistar Jewels – Milano, Italy
2017 “Triple Parade” - Gauguin Gallery Beijing, Wangjing SOHO.
2016 “Triple Parade” - SHENGXI Museum of Fine Arts, Tianjin
2016 XXVI international exhibition of contemporary art MINIARTEXTIL 2016 - “TO WEAVE DREAMS”, Como, Italy
2016 Oslo Culture Night at the fort, GSF skatepark, Oslo, Norway
2013 “UNITEKSTAS“ Kaunas biennial, EMERGING ARTISTS’ PROJECTS, Kaunas Picture Gallery of the National Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuania
2012 Valcellina Award 8°, Maniago, Italy
2011 "En Face", Klaipeda‘s Culture Communication Centre, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2011 REWIND-PLAY-FORWARD, Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania
2011 Design weekend, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Symposium "Approach", Kaunas, Lithuania
2008 "aquarium”, Baroti gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania
2008 "Black Light", Polacko National Museum, National Gallery, Belarus
2008 "Black Light", Kaunas 600 year anniversary, Kaunas, Lithuania
2008 "City Signs", Textiles Biennale, Arkos gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 "Textile art Berlin", Carl-von Ossietzky-Oberschule, Berlin_ Krenzberg, Germany
2007 “Black Light”, Kaunas Castle, Lithuania
2006 "Enthusiasts ", Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2006 "Textile art Berlin" textilkunstenesse Max-Taut- Shule, Berlin, Germany
2016 Designernes eget julemarket 2016, DOGA, Oslo, Norway
2016 AUTOR international contemporary jewelry fair, Bucharest, Romania
2015 CRAFT Vilnius, contemporary fair, Vilnius, Lithuanian
2014 CRAFT Vilnius, contemporary fair, Vilnius, Lithuanian
2009 Costumes, “Sugrįžimas į dykumą”, directed by A.Areima, Kaunas National Drama Theatre.
2008 Costumes, Ivan Vyrypajev, ”Sapnai”, directed by. K. Glushajev, Kaunas National Drama Theater
2008 Costumes, “Karalius nuogas”, directed by N. Ivančik, Mazasis Theater, Vilnius
2018 The 10th ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’ 10th International Fiber Art Biennale .Catalogue
2016 “Triple Parade” Dialogue across You and Me to Them, Creator, Weaver, Viewer. Catalogue
2017 MiniArtTextil, To Weave Dreams. Catalogue
2017 Artistar Jewels, Book
2013 “UNITEKSTAS“ Kaunas biennial, EMERGING ARTISTS’ PROJECTS. Catalogue
2012 Valcellina Award 8°. Catalogue