Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė

Born 1977
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Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (b. 1977) is one of the most prominent artists of contemporary Lithuanian textiles, she is a well-known creator in the international art arena. The artist has graduated from textile studies and obtained a VAA Art Licentiate degree. The original thinking and the author’s technique of creating artworks brought Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė wide international recognition of her work. She has received many awards (in 2020, the Lithuanian Government’s Prize for Culture and Arts was awarded to her for an important contribution to the field of Lithuanian culture and art), and is constantly invited to participate in international contemporary art exhibitions and present her art pieces at international conferences. Her creations have been acquired by the most important museums of art and design. Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has exhibited her artistic work alongside such well-known names as Andy Warhol, Joseph Boys, Jeff Koons, Erwin Wurm, Marina Abromovich, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Banksy and others.

Severija Inčirauskaitė – Kriaunevičienė is also a curator of exhibitions and projects as well as a compiler of publications. From 2009 to 2019, she headed the Artifex Textile Gallery of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, which significantly contributed to the formation of the Lithuanian art field.

Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė shares her creative experience with young creators. Since 2005, she has been teaching students at the Department of Textiles of the Vilnius Academy of Arts (in 2016, she was promoted to Associate Professor). From 2020 – head of VAA Department of Textiles Art and Design. She is often invited to share her creative and pedagogical experience at such institutions as Kingston University (London), Royal College of Art (London), École des Arts Decoratifs (Paris), Academy of Design and Crafts / University of Gothenburg HDK (Sweden), Chinese Academy of Arts (Hangzhou, China), Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallinn) and Latvian Academy of Arts (Riga).

Works in Museum collections:
Object Objects for Comparison (2009) acquired by Museum of Sacred Art, Anykščiai (Lithuania) in 2020; Installation Donald Bubble Gum (2016) acquired by MO museum (Lithuania) in 2020; Installation Kill for Peace (2016) acquired by Musdienu Makslas Centrs /Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2016; Installation (part) A Path Strewn With Roses (2008) acquired by Röhsska Museum for Arts, Crafts, Design and Fashion, Gothenburg, (Sweden) in 2016; Object Light Bucket Challenge (2010) acquired by New Walk Museum, part of Leicester Arts and Museums Service, Leicester (UK) in 2015; Object Every Stick has Two Ends (2012) acquired by Les Musees de la civillisation, Quebec (Canada) in 2013; Object Daily Bread Give to As Today… (2009) acquired by Les Musees de la civillisation, Quebec (Canada) in 2013.

Private collections
2022. Art object Timeless Fragility in Mr. George Dreszer private collection (JAV). 2022. Installation Spring is in the Air in private “Lewben Art Foundation” collection (Lithuania); Part of installation Sports at Home from 2022 in private collection (Lithuania); Object With Love from… from 2018 in private collection (Ukraine); Installation Tourist’s Delight from 2017 in private collections (Ukraine-France, Lithuania); Object After Party from 2013 in private collection (USA); Object Rococo from 2007 in private collection (USA); Separate objects from collection Life is Beautiful are in private collections (Lithuania, Armenia); Separate objects from collection Autumn Collection are in private collections (Germany); Separate objects from collection A Path Strewn With Roses (3parts) are in private collections (Lithuania, French); Separate object from collection Between City and Country is in private collection (USA); Object Morning Trio from 2014 is in private collection (UK); Object Greed from 2012 is in private collection (United Arab Emirates); 2 objects from collection Sunflowers from 2010 are in private collections (Germany, UK).

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