Kristina Ališauskaitė (born 1984)
The artist uses her personal experiences as material for analyses of universal states. Although she doesn‘t use traditional archetypal imagery, an analogous result is achieved – it invokes collective unconscious. By depersonalizing, levelling, fragmenting the characters she refines a state, an experience, a psychological situation as such and turns it / them into the main character. Memory becomes a significant thematic axis – the power of fuzzy remembrances to influence the present and the future.
In 2009 Kristina completed MA painting studies in Vilnius Academy of Arts. After the studies she was awarded a „Young artist‘s“ public prize in the contest of the Baltic states (2013). In 2014 she was granted an individual scholarship of the Ministry of Culture. Since 2015 she has been a member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Association.
Ališauskaitė is the finalist of international exhibitions and contests: Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2019, „Arte Laguna Prize“, „Saatchi Painted Faces“, „Incubarte“. She is the first and so far the only one from Lithuanian artists included into the publication of „Thames & Hudson“ publishing house called „100 Painters of Tomorrow“ – the top 100 list of the most prospective contemporary global painters.
Her artworks have been exhibited by MO museum in the exhibition called „Why is it so hard to love?“, supervised by Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke. Also they have been included into collections of „Lewben Art Foundation“, „Akzo Nobel “, Royal Family Collection of Abu Dhabi.
The artist has been selected and resided in international art residences such as „Le Manoir-Centre d’art“ in France, „Internationales Künstlerhause Villa Concordia“ in Bamberg, Germany, „Warehouse 421“, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emyrates.
From 2007 an active participant in exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The artist‘s works of art are presented in prestigious art fairs – „Artissima“, „Art Dubai“, „ArtLondon“, „Art Brussels“, „Art Moscow“, „Art International Zurich“, „ArtVilnius“, etc.
Ališauskaitė‘s artworks are analyzed and included into academic art books („Mask and Face: aspects of image history“, 2020). What is more, articles on the artist‘s creative work are published in international art journals such as The Art Newspaper, Art MAZ MAG, Echo Gone Wrong, Mojeh, ART MAZE MAGAZINE and many more.