Laima Drazdauskaitė was born in Kaunas on September 29, 1947. In 1968 she graduated from the Lithuanian State Art Institute (present Vilnius Art Academy), specialty of painting. She has been participating in exhibitions since 1968. The painter is also an art lecturer at Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts (docent since 2004 and professor since 2013).

The creative works of L.Drazdauskaitė do not speak about the material world. Short-term things are expressed in paintings by the human-like humble, artistically forceful statement of infinity and hope.

As the art researcher Eglė Komkaitė notices, “There are no human shapes in the world of Laima, only things and motives“. It is the relation connecting the past and the present, the visible and sensible impression, the colour and the mood. The painter speaks about how the spiritual world arising from the other side exists near us. We only need to open up for it.

WELL. 1997 TRUNK. 2000 REFLECTIONS. 2001 DISTANCE, 2002 WITHOUT TITLE, 2006 STILL-LIFE, 2007 CUPBOARD, 2007 “Windy Day”, 1983, canvas, oil, 80x100 “Bush”, 1996, canvas, oil, 196x143 “Base”, 2010, canvas, oil, 116x90 “In Kitchen-gardens”, 2010, canvas, oil, 70x90 “Roadside”, 2013, canvas, oil, 90x115


One-man exhibitions

1972 – Painting, Žinija association, Kaunas.
1977 – Painting, LAU Kaunas Branch.
1981 – Painting, Kaunas Picture Gallery.
1992 – Painting, I. Mikuličiūtė’s Art Gallery, Kaunas.
1996 – Painting, Kaunas Picture Gallery.
1997 – Painting, Giedrės Bartelt gallery, Berlin, Germany.
1997 – Painting, Kaunas Picture Gallery.
2003 – Painting, Picture Gallery, Šiauliai.
2006 – Watercolours, College Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland.
2007 – Watercolours, Graphics Gallery, Kaunas.

Major group exhibitions

1985 – Exhibition of Kaunas Artists, Latvian Art Museum, Riga, Latvia.
1990 – Vilnius triennial of painting, Art Exhibition Hall, Vilnius.
1990 – Exhibition of Lithuanian painters, Schwalenburg town hall, Germany.
1990 – “Eight Painters from Lithuania”, gallery F 15, Oslo, Norway.
1991 – “Eight Painters from Lithuania”, gallery 3, Stockholm, Sweden.
1992 – “Action and Image”, Exhibition Hall, Vilnius.
1992 – “Without Borders”, M.Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas.
1995 – Festival of chamber music and art of the Baltic States “Probaltika 95”, Torun Regional Museum, Poland.
1995 – “1995: Art of Lithuania”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
1996 – “Kaunas Maksla”, Latvian Art Academy, Riga, Latvia.
1997 – “Kaunas – Riga – Kaunas”, Kaunas Picture Gallery.
1997 – “Melancholy”, contemporary painting of the Baltic States, Friedrich Ebert Fund Gallery, Bona, Germany.
1997 – “Silent and Loud Whisperings on Paper”, contemporary Lithuanian painting, Galerie Sparkasse, Erfurt, Germany.
1998 – Dresden Art Fair, Exhibition Hall, Dresden, Germany.
1999 – “Lithuanian Art”, Konsert husfoajen, Karlskrona, Sweden.
1999 – “Lithuanian Art 1989 – 1999”, CAC, Vilnius.
2000 – “Break Generation”, Kaunas Picture Gallery.
2000 – “Tradition and Future”, review exhibition of fine and applied arts, CAC, Vilnius.
2001 – “Tradition Today”, Vasby, Sweden.
2002 – “Prussian Blue”, Greenhouse gallery, Park Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany.
2002 – “Ars Baltika”, Art Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland.
2003 – “Sommerfest”, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin, Germany.
2004 – “Biggest Gallery at Vilnius City Municipality”, “Kauno Langas Presenting”, Vilnius City Municipality.
2005 – International exhibition of watercolour, Klaipėda.
2005 – Exhibition of watercolour, Pollock Art Gallery, Pollock, Byelorussia.
2006 – “Watercolour 2006“, Kretinga Cultural Centre.
2007 – “New Still-life”, gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas.


1990 – Stipend of Cultural Institute of Lipe County, Germany.
1995, 1997 – Stipend of Soros Contemporary Art Centre in Lithuania.
1997 – Stipend of Pollock-Krasner Fund, USA.
2001 – State culture and art stipend of the highest degree of the Republic of Lithuania.
2004 – Stipend of Vantaa artists’ association, Finland.