Aušra Barzdukaitė - Vaitkūnienė was born in Kaunas on May 9, 1962. She entered the Lithuanian Art Institute (present State Art Academy) in 1980 and graduated from the specialty of painting of this institute in 1986. Since 1987 she has been participating in exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. In 1992 she was accepted to the Lithuanian Artists’ Association. The artist has been working as a lecturer at Kaunas Higher Art School (present Kaunas College, J. Vienožinskis Art Study Centre) since 1988. A docent since 2004. The artist works in the field of painting.

Personal exhibitions:

2013 “Night and Day”, gallery “ Aukso Pjuvis”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013 “Old Toys”, gallery “ Homo Ludens”, Jonava, Lithuania

2013  “4 Story”, National M.K.Čiurlionis Museum of Art, A. Zmuidzinavicius museum of art, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013 “Constant Views”, the exposition hall Titanikas of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012  “The story of dirthy Birch”, from gallery “Aukso Pjuvis” cycle “Duets”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2011 “ Pictured Reality”, National M.K.Čiurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas

2010 “Story of Cyclops” gallery “Balta”, Kaunas

2009 “Love, Flowers and Honey”, gallery “Meno Parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2009 „Days Dreams“, gallery “Aukso Pjūvis“, Kaunas, Lithuania

2007 “Episodes”, “SoFa” gallery, Druskininkai, Lithuania

2007 „Natur studium“, Galerie(ml}, Hamburg, Germany.

2006 “Chinese games” “ARTima” gallery. Vilnius, Lithuania

2003 "Real Stories". Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai, Lithuania

2002 Exhibition “Habits“, Kaunas gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2000 Exhibition “The Other World” Boundary. Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2000 Exhibition “Dreams”. Gallery “Naujieji skliautai”. Vilnius, Lithuania.

1999 Exhibition “Dreams and Water“. Gallery “Kairė-Dešine”. Vilnius, Lithuania.

1999 Exhibition “n life“. Lithuanian Artists‘ Association’s Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

1998 Exhibition “About Things and Clouds”. Gallery “Eglės”, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1996 Painting Exhibition. Kaunas Picture Gallery. Kaunas, Lithuania.

1994 “Sauliažai”. Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1992 Painting Exhibition. Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1992 Painting Exhibition. Schwalenberg Artists House, Germany.

1989 Painting Exhibition. Artists‘ House, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1987 Painting Exhibition. Artists‘ House, Kaunas, Lithuania.


Group exhibitions:

2013 “Pirma”, gallery “Meno Forma”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013 Autumn Salon, gallery “Meno Parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013 Carrément, gallery ”4, Barbier”, Nimes, France

2013 “Our Ours”,  Atelier le Transfo, Lyon, France

2013 Menas Heißt Kunst, Stadtische Galerie Hern, Germany

2013 15th Vilnius Painting Triennial: “Painting and its Contexts”, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2013 Art Vilnius’13, Lithuanian Exhibitions and Congress Centre Litexpo, Lithuania

2013 NordArt2013, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany

2013 Huntenkunst 2013. SSP-Hall  and Gallerie bij de Boeken‘, Ulft, Nederlands.

2013 Traditionally: in Paper. Ciurlionis gallery at Lithuanian Youth Center, Chicago, USA

2013 “The best art work of 2012", National M. K. Čurlionis art museum, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2013 “Kvadratas”, gallery “Aukso Pjuvis”, Kaunas, Lithuania        

2012 (How did I get here) Painting in Lithuania, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 ArtVilnius’12 –  third International Contemporary Art Fair, Litexpo Exhibition and Congress Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 “Seeming history. Figure”, manor house – gallery “ Uzutrakis”, Trakai. Lithuania

2012 “Journey. Landscapes and mirages”, gallery “ Lithuanian artists association”, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 “Drawing’2012” gallery “ Arka”, Vilnius. Lithuania

2011 “Mirabile Visu/ Nuostabu matyti“,National M.K.Čiurlionio art museum, M.Žilinsko art gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2011 Project: “ART + ART communication“, “ECOSPHERE“, curator Violeta Jaseviciute, National M.K. Ciurlionis art museum, Pictures Gallery of Kaunas, Lithuania

2011 Behind the White Curtain (Project by D. Miksys), Lithuanian Pavilion, 54 th international art exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia, Venezia, Italy

2010 Carrément, gallery ”4, Barbier”, Nimes, France

2010 “Drawing, Lithuania. “Lithuanian Embassy in London, London, England

2010 “Aktuelle kunst aus Kaunas”, gallery ”Januar“, Bochum, Germany

2010 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial: False Recognition, CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

2010  Project: Porto – Kaunas, Porto, Portugalija

2010 “On this side with painting”, Klaipėda Art Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania

2009 Lithuanian art night in Kroicburg. Kroicburg art museum, Germany

2009 “Siedmioro o Litwie” Lithuanian Centre and Lithuanian embassy in Poland, Warsaw

2009 2nd Quadrennial of Lithuanian Contemporary Art, LitexpoGallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009 “70-painting, graphic, sculpture“, gallery„Art Park“, Linc, Austria

2008 “ Kaunas on this side with painting”, gallery. “Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2008 Kaunas in Art/Contexts, gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2008 “Between two epochs”, Schleswig-Holstein Haus, Sverynas, Germany

2008 “70-painting, graphic, sculpture“, “Art Gallery Santa Teresa“, Fano, Italy

2007 “Dialoques” Vilnius Painting Triennial, CAC, Vilnius

2007 “70: Painting, Graphic, Sculpture”, g.” Jugendsali”, Helsinki, Finland

2007 “Centro Comunale d’Arte e Cultura Exma Via San Lucifero”, Cagliari, Italy

2006 “Kaunas Artists in Tartu”, Vanemuise Kontserdimaja, Tartu, Estonia

2006 “Kaunas Artists in Talin”, Talin exhibition palace, Tallinn, Estonia

2006 “Metaphysics of the spaces”, the embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

2006 “Nida Expression”, international painting symposium, Nida/ Kaunas, “Meno parkas”

2006 “Ultima Ratio”, international art project, “Meno Parkas”, Kaunas

2006 “Rebirth”, Kaunas Public  Library, Kaunas

2005 “Tanchu Schiller”, gallery “Meno Parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2005 International exhibition “Unsupportable Reality”. Art Exhibition Hall, Klaipėda, Lithuania.

2005 International exhibition “Unsupportable Reality”. Art Exhibition Room, Telšiai, Lithuania

2005 “Lithuanian Road”, Lithuanian art museum, Radvilu palace, Vilnius

2004 “Wilno w Warszawie”, gallery Domu Artysty Plastyka (DAP), Warsaw, Poland

2004 “Meetings”, gallery “DOXA”, Prague, Czech Republic

2004  XII Vilnius Painting Triennial CAC, Vilnius

2004 Kaunas artists’ exhibition “Painting today”. Gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2004 International exhibition „Unsupportable Reality“. Gallery “Meno parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2003 Exhibition-action “Insert”, Savanoriu street, Kaunas, Lithuania.

2003 "Landscape in painting", Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, LT

2003 “The best art work of 2002", M. K. Čurlionis art museum, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 

2002 Exhibition “Summer Time”. Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2002 “Place time”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association’s cellar, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2002 “Ars longa vita brevis”. International exhibition, Lithuanian Artists’ Association’s Kaunas gallery , Kaunas, Lithuania.

2002 “Slovo I Obraz”, TPSP, Podbzezie gallery, Krakow, Poland.
2002 Biennale Europienne d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
2002 Takako Saito and Lithuanian artists. National M.K. Ciurlionis art museum, Kaunas Picture gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania. 
2001 “From Illusion to Reality” Lithuanian Artists’ Association’s Kaunas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2001 Ars Baltica. Kopavogur Art Museum, Iceland.
2001 Exhibition of Fine and Applied Art 1997 – 2000 “Tradition and Future”. Vasby Konsthall, Sweden
2000 Review Exhibition of Fine and Applied Art 1997 – 2000, “Tradition and Future”. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2000 “Rezus +/-“ Kaunas Picture Gallery. Litthuania.
2000 “2000, Abonement for Sculpture”. Symposium of Environment Art. Kaunas, Lithuania.
2000 “Große Kunstausstellung Düsseldorf”, Germany.
2000 “Von Haus zu Haus“. Museen der Stadt Lüdenscheid, Germany.

1999 Chronologic. The Planet Art Gallery. Cape Town, South Africa.
1999 “Painting“. Gallery Huset. Asnaes. Denmark

1999 “Plastic Introjection“. International Symposium of Land Art. Kaunas, Lithuania.
1998 Exhibition of the Group ‘Four’ “The same - the very thing “, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1998 Contemporary Art from Kaunas . Exhibition “The Break Generation”. Gallery Fjosangersamlingene. Bergen, Norway.
1997 International Plein-air of Painting, Nida, Lithuania Action “River”. Zapyškis, Lithuania 

1996 10th Baltic Triennial of Painting. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1995 “Art-95”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1994 Republican Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1993 “Contemporary Lithuanian Art from Kaunas”, Mestna Galeria, Contemporary Art Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

1992 Lithuanian Painting Exhibition, Detmold, Germany.

1991 Visual Art exhibition, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1990 Republican Exhibition of Art, Exhibition Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1988 Kaunas Visual Art Exhibition, Exhibition Palace, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1987 Kaunas Visual Art Exhibition, Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1987 Lithuanian Republican Exhibition of Art, Exhibition Palace, Vilnius, Lithuania.


Awards and grants:

2014 J.Vienozinskis Award, Kaunas City Municipality, Lithuania

2013 The Pollock – Krasner Foundation. INC. New York, JAV, Grant

2011 Award of Kaunas Art Creators’ Association for a solid contribution into the life of contemporary art. Kaunas Art Creators’ Association

2010 „The best Artwork of the Year 2009” diploma, National M.K.Čiurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas

2009 Cultural and Art grant, Kaunas City Municipality, Lithuania

2007/2008 Lithuanian State individual  grant

2006 Diploma, Nida City Municipality, Lithuania

2006 Diploma, jury exhibition “Rebirth”, Kaunas, Lithuania

2005 Diploma “For significant works”, Kaunas City Municipality, Lithuania

2004 Grand Prix, XII Vilnius Painting Triennial, LAA, Vilnius, Lithuania

2004 Diploma, XII Vilnius Painting Triennial, magazine “Literatūra ir Menas”, Lithuania

2003 Diploma for the best 2002 year painting, M. K. Čiurlionis art museum. Lithuania

1999/ 2000 Lithuanian State Highest Rank Grant for Culture and Art.

1997 Kaunas City Municipality, Culture Department Grant, Lithuania.

1997 Nida City Municipality Grant, Lithuania.

1996 Vilnius Government Award. Lithuania

1994 Lithuania, State Grant.

1992 Lippe Country Grant. Schwalenberg, Germany.


Artworks in collections:

Modern Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

National M.K.Čiurlionis Museum of Art, Kaunas

National Museum of Lithuania, Vilnius,

Lippe Land Government, Detmold, Germany

Private collectors in Lithuania and abroad