Born 1980, member Lithuanian Photographers (since 2012) and Lithuanian Artists Association (since 2009), status of the artist was given in 2005.
Besides taking part in numerous individual and group art shows, artist is also a curator of several group exhibitions including international ones, students’ art shows, author of over 10 research publications based on art and culture fields, speaker at the conferences, ex. “Graphic Art at the Crossroad of Contemporary Arts” (Vilnius, 2008), „The Japanese Image in Europe“ (Kaunas, 2007). Worked as assistant (2005) and as junior researcher (2005-2008) at the Centre of the Japanese Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, lecturer (2005-2011) and associate professor (2011-2015) at the Department of Graphic Arts (2009-2012 – the department head’s position) at Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Creates multidisciplinary art. Organizes exhibitions together with Lithuanian and foreign artists (eg. “Before the Outburst” with Rita Marhaug at the West England University, Graphic Arts Research Center in Bristol, “At the Supreme Moment” with Domas Noreika, 2010 at the gallery “101”) and, together with artist Tomas Vosylius, forms the basis of a creatively active group Legal (Art) Lovers. Main shows of these artists – “Persirengimas” (EN: „Disguise“) (gallery “Meno parkas”, 2013), “NePriSiTaikymai arba Kai kiekvienas žino geriausiai” (EN: “Mismatches: or When Everyone Knows Best”) (“Meno niša”, 2015). Collaborates with the gallery “Meno parkas”. More info.: www.legalartlovers.com
Awards, grants, scholarships, residencies, etc.
2016 Grant for the individual creative work from Kaunas Municipality, 2015 Grant for the individual creative work from the LR Ministry of Culture, 2013 Grant for the individual creative work from Kaunas Municipality, 2012 Residence in Montrouge / Paris as a part of the Biennial JCE /Jeune Création Européenne, 2012 Invited artist at the international workshop “To Be Told” (curator Pietro Gaglianò). Exfila Connessioni Metropolitane in Florence. Italy, 2010 Honorary Award for the “contribution to the contemporary graphic art” at the International Graphic Art Triennial „Triennale de Chamalieres“. France, 2010 Diploma at the 7th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms. Vilnius, 2010 Grant for the individual creative work from the LR Ministry of Culture, 2006 Honorary Award at Czestochowa International Biennial of Miniature Art. Poland, 2004 Scholarship for 1 year studies at the Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka. Japan, 2003 Grant for 2 months studies at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai. Japan, 2003 prize winner at the virtual exhibition-competition of graphic art “Baltic Network”. Sweden.