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It all began in a pile of sewing thread. During my studies I found interest in art / textile jewellery. Over the years I’ve experimented with various materials and techniques, but always stayed loyal to crochet. And in 2014 I decided to stick to crocheting jewellery. I mastered the craft by pushing myself to use smaller and smaller hooks and thinner and thinner threads.
Mythical creatures, fictional fairy tales and inspiring colour combinations are important creative elements that converts Jewellery into amulet. Shapes evolve organically; impression of incompleteness is significant - scattered thread brings the jewellery closer to its owner. You want to tie the threads around your fingers, you want to brush them, twist them, pull them, you want to tame them and make your own. It adds presence - awareness of here and now. My work has a macabre aspect to it. It emphasises fragility of beauty.
Colour combination is 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 or anything other that comes to my mind. Threads that have interesting stories usually prevail - those from a flea market or a trip, sun bleached cotton, thin vintage silk or leftover neon.
There are three collections in my portfolio that I periodically work on. They are always in progress, supplementing and coalescing each other. They all have the same technique, are rich in colour and saturation. It’s important for me that each piece is unique, one of a kind, has a fictional story expressed in either film or poetry.
It's a unique, non-commercial jewellery.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
I am an Oslo based professional textile artist specialising in contemporary jewellery and modern arts. I finished my Masters degree in Vilnius Art Academy, textile department, in 2008.
2008 Vilnius Art Academy, Faculty of Arts in Kaunas,- Master in textile
2006 Vilnius Art Academy, Faculty of Arts in Kaunas,- Bachelor in textile
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
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