About

 

VALDAS KURKLIETIS

 

Artist in ceramics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born

 

1975     Kaunas, Lithuania

 

Lives

 

Stockholm, Sweden

 

 

Professional art education

 

2002     Kaunas Art Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Master’s Degree on Art of Ceramics, Lithuania

 

2000     Kaunas Art Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Bachelor Degree on Art of Ceramics, Lithuania

 

1994     Kaunas Vocational Art School. Degree on Applied Ceramics, Lithuania

 

 

Membership

2019      ''Blås & Knåda'' guest member,Stockholm, Sweden

2017      K.H.V.C.

2017      KRO/KIF

 

2014    “Drejeriet” gallery, Östersund, Sweden

 

2012     Lithuanian Artists’ Association

 

 

Solo exhibitions

2021    Ceramics exhibition “Huvud-Person”, gallery Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

2015     Ceramics exhibition “Ljus och skuggor”, “Drejeriet” gallery, Östersund, Sweden

 

2012    “Vicious Circle”, Kaunas Gallery Aukso Pjūvis, Lithuania

 

2012     Ceramics exhibition “Trial time”, Kaunas Gallery Balta, Lithuania

 

2000     Paintings exhibition “Paintings”, Kaunas Academy Gallery, Lithuania

 

 

Group exhibitions

2021      ‘’Nordiska uttryck’’, P.Lindberg gallery, Helsingborg, Sweden

 

2020      ‘’Stockholm's longest table’’ summer exhibition, gallery Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2019      ‘’Polka och sockervadd’’ exhibition, gallery Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2019      Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj, Romania

 

2019      ‘’The Sea’’ summer exhibition, gallery Blås & Knåda, Stockholm, Sweden

2018      The Spring Salon 2018, Liljevalchs, Stockholm, Sweden

2017      2nd Latvia International Ceramics Biennal, Daugavpils, Latvia

 

2017      15th International Prize of Contemporary Ceramics, Zaragoza, Spain

2017      39th International ceramic artwork competition “Water, wonder of the earth”, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

2017      11th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2017”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2016     Drejeriets Julutställning –“ Julkrus”, “Drejeriet” gallery, Östersund, Sweden

2016      10th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2016”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2015     Drejeriets sommarutställning –“ Tusen bitar”, “Drejeriet” gallery, Östersund, Sweden

 

2015     9th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2015”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2015     Mostra "Terre Di Kaunas e Vilnius",curata da Enzo Fornaro, Museo dell'Arte Ceramica, Ascoli Piceno, Italy

 

2014     Elit-Tile: International Ceramic Tile Triennial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2014     Terre di Kaunas e Vilnius, Pinacoteca Albertina, Torino, Italy2014 54° Mostra della Ceramica,11a mostra delle arti applicate, Città di Castellamonte, Italy

 

2014     8th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2014”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2013     The exhibition of continuous professional art project “Synchrony: Contemporary Lithuanian Art in Context of Traditions”, Galerie bij de Boeken, Ulft, Netherlands

 

2013     Exhibition „Eternal circle“, Lithuanian Artists’ Association gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2013     Exhibition „XXI century anatomy”, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2013     Exhibition “Renaissance”, Kaunas County Public Library, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2013     7th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2013”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2012     2nd Vilnius Ceramics Art Biennial, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2012     Exhibition „New and different again...“, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2012    „Dream“ / Group Exibition “Out of My Pocket –XII“, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2012     Exhibition – competition “New avant-garde” object”, (AV17) Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2012     6th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2012”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2011     Exhibition “Contemporary Lithuanian Art 2011”, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

2011     5th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2011”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2011     Exhibition “Colour-Mood-Symbol”, Kaunas Gallery Balta, Lithuania

 

2010     International Biennial of Painters and Sculptors ''Mediterranean 2010'', Split, Croatia

 

2010     Exhibition “The Best Artwork of the Year” Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2010     4th International Baltic countries’ exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2010”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2002     Video project – exhibition “VHS Effect 02”, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Lithuania

 

2001     Sculpture, painting and video exhibition, Vilnius Academy Gallery, Lithuania

 

2000     Exhibition – video installation “Trolley-bus”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

1999-2001 Academic Days of Art. Kaunas, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

 

Group projects

 

2013     12th International Symposium of Ceramics Reduction “Mes”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2011     11th International Symposium of Ceramics Reduction “Mes”, Kaunas, Lithuania, Daugavpils, Latvia

 

2009     10th International Symposium of Ceramics Reduction “Mes”, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2003     5th Clay Throwing Contest of Baltic States, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2002     13th International Symposium of Porcelain, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2001     3rd International Clay Throwing Competition, Parnu, Estonia

 

2001     2nd International Corrugated Paper Symposium “Origami”, Vilnius “Europe Park”, Lithuania

 

2000     Corrugated Paper Symposium “Origami”, DS Kaunas Gallery, Lithuania

 

 

Acknowledgements/Awards

2017     2nd International Silver Prize in 39th International ceramic artwork competition “Water, wonder of the earth”, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

 

2014     Mention Europe. Diploma. Elit-Tile: International Ceramic Tile Triennial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 

2013     Diploma for the successful performance in the exhibition „Eternal circle“, Lithuanian Artists’ Association

 

2012     Diploma for the unique theme development in ceramics - competition “Colour-Mood-Symbol”, Kaunas Gallery Balta, Lithuania

 

2011     1st place winner in the exhibition - competition “Colour-Mood-Symbol”, Kaunas Gallery Balta, Lithuania

 

2010     Diploma for reflection of spring moods in ceramics, Lithuanian Artists' Union2003 5th Clay Throwing Contest of Baltic States, 2nd place winner in technical throwing, Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2001     3rd International Clay Throwing Competition, 3rd place winner in technical throwing,3rd place winner in the free-style contest, Parnu, Estonia

 

2001     Thank-you letter for creative work, Kaunas Art Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts

 

2000     Thank-you letter for creation of Dessert Wine Porcelain Set, Kaunas County Governor’s Administration

 

2000     Contest of Academic works of art. Magazine “Centras”, Lithuania, winner in ceramics; publication

 

Valdas Kurklietis