Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (DoB 1977) is one of the most famous Lithuanian textile artists and well-known in the international artistic arena. After graduating from Textile studies (2003) in Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and acquiring the degree of Art Licentiate, she has been teaching in the Textile Department of VAA since 2005 (since 2016 Associate Professor). She has won many awards and her works were acquired by significant art and design museums (Design Museum Rohsska (Gothenburg, Sweden), Leicester Art Museum (United Kingdom), Museum of Civilisation/Les Musees de la civilisation (Quebec, Canada), Contemporary Art Center/Musdienu Makslas Centras (Riga Latvia) and private art collectors. The author’s works were displayed in exhibitions along such famous artists as Andy Warhol, Joseph Boys, Jeff Koons, Erwin Wurm, Marina Abramovich, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Daniel Firman, Banksy... etc.
2004–2007 Postgraduate studies at VAA. Received the qualificational degree of art licentiate. Art project and thesis title: The Relationship Of Modernity And Ethnic Tradition In Contemporary Lithuanian Textiles.
2001–2003 MA (Textiles) at VAA.
1997–2001 Studied Textiles at Vilnius Academy of Art (VAA).
From 2016 Associate professor at the VAA Department of Textiles.
From 2008 Director of the VAA Textile gallery-studio Artifex.
From 2005 Lectur at the VAA Department of Textiles.
Grants received from:
2007, 2008, 2011, 2015 Grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
2009 Grant of the Nordic Council (Sleipnir programme).
2007 Grant of the International Art House Künstlerhaus Lukas. Ahrenshoopas, Germany.
2016 Installation "Kill for Peace" awarded as the best installation of Contemporary Art Fair "ArtVilnius'16 ".
2016 Main award of the competition Good Lithuanian Design 2016.
2015 Gold Badge of the Lithuanian Artists' Union.
2014 Main award of the competition Good Lithuanian Design 2014.
2014 Bronze medal of the International Fiber Art Exhibition From Luasanne to Beijing.
2008 First award of the Textiles Biennial City Signs.
2003 Special award of the exhibition The Right and the Wrong Side.
2003 3rd VAA award for MA dissertation.
1999 VAA professor emeritus Antanas Tamošaitis's 2nd award.
Works in Museum collections:
“Kill for Peace”. 2016. Musdienu Makslas Centrs /Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art - (acquired 2016); „A Path Strewn With Roses“. 2008. Röhsska Museum for Arts, Crafts, Design and Fashion. Gothenburg. Sweden – (acquired 2016); „Light Bucket Challenge“. 2010. New Walk Museum, part of Leicester Arts and Museums Service. Leicester. England - (acquired 2015); „Every Stick has Two Ends“. (2012). Les Musees de la civillisation, Quebec, Canada - (acquired 2013); „Daily Bread Give to As Today...“. (2009). Les Musees de la civillisation, Quebec, Canada – (acquired 2013).
„After Party“. 2013. Private collection (USA). „Rococo“. 2007. Private collection (USA). Collection “Life is Beautiful”. 2005. Private collection (Lithuania, Armenia). “Autumn Collection”. 2005. Private collection (Germany). „A Path Strewn With Roses“(3parts). 2008. Private collection (Lithuania, French). “Between City and Country”. 2008. Private collection (USA). „Morning Trio“. 2014. Private collection (GB). “Greed”. 2012. Private collection (United Arab Emirates). Collection „Sunflowers“. 2010. Private collection (Germany, GB).
2016. 11. 07 Donaldo nuotykiai / Donald Bubble Gum. Trivium Gallery, Vilnius.
2016 Kūrybos pristatymas. Sakralinio meno centras, Anykščiai.
2015 Daily Bread Give As Today.... Expo Milano 2015. Milano. Italy.
2012 Autumn Harvest. SamogitiART Gallery, Telšiai.
2011 Connected by the Past. Hop gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
2010 Extraordinary Routine. Part of the Thomas Mann festival. Virginija and Kazimieras Mizgiris' Artists' House, Nida.
2008 Installation A Path Strewn With Roses in the framework of the project Art in Unexpected Spaces (part of the Vilnius – European Capital of Culture programme) Vilnius.
2008 A Path Strewn With Roses. VAA Textile Gallery-Studio Artifex, Vilnius.
2007 3 + 3. Young Art From Three Countries. Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Ahrenshoop, Germany.
2007 3 + 3. Young Art From Three Countries. Ystad Art Museum, Ystad, Sweden.
2007 A Path Strewn With Roses. Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas.
2007 Soft View. Šiauliai University's Art Gallery, Šiauliai.
2005 Beauty Must Live. Academija Gallery, Vilnius.
2005–2006 Greetings on... Vartai Gallery, Vilnius.
2004 Softly About Football. Klaipėda Gallery, Klaipėda.
2004 Softly About Football. Exhibited during the live broadcast of the European Football Championship's finals. Vilnius concert and sports hall, Vilnius.
2003 Softly About Football. Lithuanian Football Federation's event, Forum Palace, Vilnius.
2002 Skin. Akademija Gallery, Vilnius.
2017 International Contemporary Art Fair "ArtVilnius'17 ". Vilnius. Lithuania. (Installation "Tourist’s Delight” presented by the gallery “Trivium” (the gallery “Trivium” was awarded as one of the best galleries of the fair).
2016 International Contemporary Art Fair "ArtVilnius'16 ". Vilnius. Lithuania. (Installation "Kill for Peace" was awarded as the best installation of the fair).
2015 International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects COLLECT. 2015. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. (Art experts noted Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė as one of the most important authors of the fair.)
2015 International Design Biennial Saint-Etienne. Saint-Etienne, France.
2014 Nordic interior design fair FORMEX. Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 International applied art fair Craft Show. Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA.
2009 International Gallery Fair 6th Berliner Kunstsalon. Berlin, Germany. (Featured by Kunstraum Richard Sorge Gallery).
2009 Crafts fair Creativa. Messe Westfalenhallen Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany.
Selected group exhibitions
Kill for Peace. International Contemporary Art Fair "ArtVilnius'16 ". Vilnius. Lithuania. (Installation "Kill for Peace" was awarded as the best installation of the fair).
Textile exhibition PHOTO-VIDEO-MEDIA textile. The exhibition was held in Ukraine: Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa.
Participation in the project Dismaland of the street artist Banksy. Weston Super Mare. Great Britain.
Internatiol textile exhibition Tradition and Innovation. Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
Baltic design exhibition Baltic links. Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Ireland.
Swedish design exhibition Svenska. Bonhoga gallery. Scotland.
Contemporary textile exhibition Embroidery: Vision and Witness. Röhsska Museum. Gothenburg, Sweden.
International exhibition Tunais, tuning, tu meurs. Musée d’Art et d’Industrie. Saint-Etienne. France.
Competition and exhibition Good Lithuanian Design 2014.
International Fiber Art Exhibition From Luasanne to Beijing. Beijing, China.
Lithuanian Textile exhibition Art versus Design? Contemporary Art Center LAZNIA. Gdansk, Poland.
Internacionale Textile Biennial Contextile. Cosa Da Memoria. Guimaraes, Portuga.
Lithuanian Mini Textile exhibition Aukso fondas. Gallery SVU. Bratislava, Slovakia.
Lithuanian Textile exhibition Laiko drobulė. Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.
Lithuanian Textile exhibition Absolute Textiles.From the Source to the Twenty-First Century. Applied Arts Museum. Vilnius. France.
Contemporary Lithuanian textile exhibition From a Statement to a Monument. Lithuanian Culture Centre at the Lithuanian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
Contemporary Lithuanian textile exhibition LTextile. Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, USA.
International Competitive Contemporary Art Biennial JCE. The Young European Artists Network. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante, Portugal.
Portneuf International Flax Biennial Biens de famille.Quebec, Canada.
International exhibition Knitting and Stitching Show. Alexandra Palace, London; Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, Great Britain.
International textile exhibition Needleworks. Handwerk Gallery, Munich, Germany.
International Competitive Contemporary Art Biennial JCE. The Young European Artists Network. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, Amarante, Portugal; Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Zsolnay Kulturális Negyed, Pécs, Hungary; La Fabrique, Paris, France.
International exhibition Source of Light. Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
Inčirauskai Project – 40. Šiauliai Art Gallery, Šiauliai.
International exhibition Similar Threads. Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Great Britain.
Lithuanian textile exhibition Lithuania is the Best – 2. Cex Contemporary Art Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.
International competitive exhibition of miniature textile A Day of Happiness. My Own Gallery, Milano, Italy; Hôtel de Ville de Montrouge, Paris, France; Palazzo Mocenigo, Venice, Italy.
Lithuanian textile exhibition Passionate Lithuanian Textile. Headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels (Berlaymont), Brussels, Belgium.
A Table Full of Art. Voorburg Visual Arts Foundation Gallery, Voorburg, Netherlands.
Vilnius (European Capital of Culture) in Gdansk. PiTiPa Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.
12th international textile triennial. Central Textile Museum, Łódź, Poland. Selected to represent Lithuania.
Beijing international art biennial. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China. Selected to represent Lithuania.
Cloth & Culture Now – Lithuania. Lithuanian Embassy in the UK, London.
Lithuanian and Austrian artist exchange project Salzburg–Litauen. Traklhaus Gallery, Salzburg, Austria.
International exhibition Strich & Faden – Heimat, Folklore & Travesty. Kunstraum Richard Sorge, Berlin, Germany.
International textile exhibition It Is Beautiful Here. Fiskars, Finland.
2nd Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadrennial. Lithuanian Exhibition and Convention Centre Litexpo, Vilnius.
Food in Art. Traklhaus Gallery, Salzburg, Austria.
7th International Kaunas Biennial Textile 09. Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.
Cheongju International Craft Biennial Pressing Matter. Cheongju, South Korea.
3rd Lithuanian Art Biennial City Signs. Arka Gallery, Vilnius.
International Textile exhibition Cloth & Culture Now. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Sainsbury Art Centre, Norwich, Great Britain.
Lithuanian textile exhibition Textile Kunst aus Litauen. Women's Museum, Bonn, Germany.
Kaunas art biennial Textile 07. Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas.
Art for Sustainability. Abbekås Gallery, Abbekåsas; Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
International mini textile art exhibition Weaving Time. Como, Italy.
Exhibition of contemporary Lithuanian painting and textile Spaces of Metaphysics. Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia.
Exhibition of Estonian and Lithuanian textile Needles and Pins. Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia.
4th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial Two Close Ones. Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia.
New Lithuanian Textile. Körnerpark Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
New Lithuanian Textile. Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia.
Kaunas Art Biennial Textile 05. Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas.
2003 International exhibition Black and White. Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia.
2002–2003 Parallel Progressions 3. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
International textile exhibition Traditions and Innovations. Latvian National Museum of Art's Exhibition Hall Arsenals, Riga, Latvia.
International textile exhibition Soft World. Mykolas Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas.
Contemporary Lithuanian Textile. Art and Culture Centre Caermersklooster, Ghent, Belgium.
2017. Presentations at the Estonian Academy of Arts: Exhibition space for young artists – „Artifex“ Textile Gallery / Vilnius Academy of Arts. Tallinn, Estonia.
Presentations at the Royal College of Art: 1. Teaching subjects and methods in Textile Department / Vilnius Academy of Arts; 2. Exhibition space for young artists – „Artifex“ Textile Gallery / Vilnius Academy of Arts. 3. Presentation of textile artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė's creative work; London. UK.
Presentations at the Estonian Academy of Arts: 1. Presentation of textile artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė's creative work (ten-year retrospective); 2. Teaching subjects and methods in Textile Department / Vilnius Academy of Arts; 3. Exhibition space for young artists – „Artifex“ Textile Gallery / Vilnius Academy of Arts. Tallinn, Estonia.
Presentation titled Space for Young Artists – Textile Gallery ARTIFEX / Vilnius Academy of Arts at the international conference Rewind into the Future: Celebrating the ETN's 20th anniversary, organized by the European Textile Network. Kaunas.
Presentation titled The First Decade of Creative Work. Remarks and Comments. Chronological Presentation of Personal Work. Main Ideas, Strategies, Inspirations at the conference/seminar My Territory: The Feminine Space in Art, organized by Vilnius Academy of Art and the Lithuanian section of the International Association of Art Critics. VAA, Vilnius.
International conference Textile and Clothing Design Programmes and Their Change, organized by the Cumulus association. Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia.
Presentation at the international interdisciplinary conference Art and the Construction of Identity. Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Great Britain.
International interdisciplinary artists' convention and symposium/conference Europe, Artists, Open Your Heart as a Carpet, organized by the European Council of Artists. Garikula, Georgia.