Artist statement

For long Roma was exploring body and its “fleshness” as material in printmaking, the importance of gesture, labour time and repetition which are always hidden behind the final print. Those processes influenced her and they led to new, ambiguous transformations of her ideas. Now Roma analyse body and it surface, how to work with and to work on it. She tends to experiment with different medias from printmaking to performance or even photography looking for the right way to express her thoughts.    

Media attention/ links:

 

Helsingin Sanomat

Yle Kulttuuricoctail

Uutisvuoksi 

HBL

Vakarų Ekspresas

Literatūra ir Menas

Dailė

Artmerita

Emboss magazine

LRT 

Art Maze Mag / Winter Issue 11

Grants

 

2019 Finnish Cultural Foundations’ mobility grant (4 months), Finland

2019.01-12 Taiteen Edistamiskeskus / Arts Promition Center Finland grant, Finland

2018 Lithuanian Council for Culture / Educational Stipendium, Lithuania

2016 Suomen Taideyhdistyksen nuorten taiteilijoiden apuraha / Finnish Art Society scholarship for young artists, Finland

2016 Art Foundation Merita/ Promising Young Artist Scholarship, Finland

2015 Lithuanian Council for Culture / State Stipendium, Lithuania

2015 Anita Snellman Foundation, Finland

 

 

Awards and nominations

 

2018 Nominee for The Queen Sonja Print Award, Norway

Residencies

2017.07.10-08.04 Tamarind summer workshop (USA)

2016.03.12-03.20 ‘Utö’ island artist residency Finland (FI)

2014.09.29 -2014.10.07 ‘Kuvataideakatemia Residency’ Berlin Germany (GE)

Professional network: ROMA

I am interested in collaborations and art projects. For further information contact me: r.auskalnyte@gmail.com

Biography

Roma Auskalnyte was born in 1988 in Lithuania. In 2004 she graduated from the Silute Art School, Lithuania. Roma received her BA in printmaking in 2012 from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania and MA in printmaking in 2016 University of Arts Helsinki.

 

During her studies, in 2011, she was an exchange art student at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK) in the Fine Art department. After graduation, Roma worked at BIAD (UK) as a visiting lecturer: drawing tutor. Roma, from 2013, was studying at the Finnish Academy of Arts (KUVA) Helsinki Finland and received Master degree in 2016. Supervisor for her works were performance artist John Court (Tornio FI/UK). In 2019 she received an PTP (Printer Training Program) certificate from Tamarind Institute (USA, Albuquerque). Currently Roma is working as part-time printmaking assistant/technician at Kuvataideakatemia and lithography and offset printer at Helsinki Litho workshop.

Education

 

2018.08 - 2019.05 Tamarinds’ Printer Training Program printer (non degree), Albuquerque [USA]

2013.09 - 2016.05 Master of Fine Arts at Kuvataideakatemia (University of Arts Helsinki) [FI] 

2011.02.01 - 06.15 Fine Art in Birmingham City University BIAD (exchange program) [UK]

2008.10 - 2012.06 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) at Vilnius Academy of Arts [LT]

Group exhibitions

2019.09.20 - 2020.01.09  Part of museum exhibition “Le rêve d’être artiste” in Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille (FR)

2018.08.29-09.23 Group exhibition “Galleria G:n 50-vuotisjuhlanäyttely” Helsinki (FI)

2018.05.04 Part of the group of artists creating portrait of the President Sauli Niinistö, Republic of Finland (FI)

2018.02.09 -2019.03.24 Exhibition There and back again: Contemporary art from the Baltic region  KIASMA Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki (FI)

2017.09.14-17 NeuNow Europe's Emerging Artists "Machinegebouw" Amsterdam (NL)

2017.04.20-27 KoMASK Master Printmaking 2017 vernissage, Antwerpen (BL)

2017.01.27-02.12 'After Act On' Group exhibition at HUUTO Jätkäsaari gallery Helsinki (FI)

2016.11.04-11.26 'Breathe in Breathe out' exhibition with Sandra and Yuki in "Titanikas" Vilnius (LT)

2016.04.22 - 2017.01.29 KIASMA's Collection Exhibition [Link] (FI)

2016.03.07-31 Exhibition 'Frustration' at "Taidebunkkeri" Imatra (FI)

2016.02.12-21 Group exhibition 'Kuvataideakatemian näyttely'  "Exhibition Laboratory" Helsinki (FI)

2015.09.18-10.04  Roma Auskalnyte + Jarmo Somppi + Kristina Janni Ståhl, Helsinki "Project Room" (FI)

2015.06.05-31.05 Group exhibition 'Kuvan Kevät 2015', Helsinki gallery "Project Room" (FI)

2015.02.2-03.13 Group exhibition '//- lines' Kaunas, gallery "Meno forma" (LT)

2014.11.20-12.04 Group exhibition ‘9 artists lives’ Vilnius, gallery “Kalnas” (LT)

2014.11.05 Group exhibition ‘Forth Art Quadrennial 2014 Lithuania – Art on a flagpole’ Vilnius (LT) 

2014.04.08-29 Group book exhibition ‘Julkaise! – Publish!’ at "Kuva/Tila" gallery, Helsinki (FI)

2014.03.21 Pop-up exhibition 'From surface to structure' at KUVA/Taidegrafiika, Helsinki (FI)

2013.07.09-20 Group exhibition 'Sezonas '3' at Vilnius Graphic Art Centre (LT)

2013.05.03-05 Group exhibition 'Artist reveal yourself!' Birmingham (UK)

2012.06.08-15 Final Works exhibition placed at 'Future Loft' in Vilnius Lithuania (LT)

2012.05.2-21 Group exhibition 'Passport' placed at Kaunas "Meno parkas" gallery (LT)

2012.01.10 Group exhibition 'Passport' placed at Vilnius Graphic Art Centre (LT)

2011.08.28 Group exhibition 'Holidays' placed at Šilutes Hugo Šojus old-manor house (LT)

2011.04.15 Group exhibition 'International culture day' Vilnius (LT)

Solo exhibitions

 

2020.08.17- 09.13 [Upcoming] One work exhibition at Galleria Huuto, Helsinki (FI)

2016.02.23 Video works screening at "Kabinetas" Kaunas (LT)

2013.01.17 Personal work presentation at 'Thursdays Review' at "Vartu" gallery, Vilnius (LT)


Talks and lectures

2017.03.20-23 Lectures and intensive workshops "Text Body Book VDA, Klaipeda (LT) 

2016.03.07 Presentation lecture at Imatra Art School (FI)

2012.10-12 Visiting Lecturer in Birmingham City University, BIAD School of Art: drawing tutor (UK)

Professional experience

 

2019.09 -12 Hourly based technician at printmaking department UNIARTS Helsinki (FI)

2019.05 Lithography and Offset Printer at Helsinki Litho workshop, Helsinki (FI)

2017.10.25 Designed collection of post stamps '25 years of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania' (LT)

2016.08-11 Technician at Printmaking department at Kuvataideakatemia (FI)

2015.07 Designed collection of post stamps and an envelope for 'Lithuanian Ethnographic Regions Year' (LT)

2014.06-08 Intern printmaker at 'Hot Bed Press' printmakers studio, Manchester (UK)

2012.01-04 Assisting for '6th International Artist's Book Triennial' Vilnius 2012 (LT)

2011 Book covers design for the publishing house “Metodika” (LT)

2010 Vilnius University 'Carrier book 2010' book design (LT)

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