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About

Aurelija Šimkutė

Aurelija Šimkutė was born in a western Lithuanian town named Plungė, on October 1, 1984. She studied jewelry and blacksmith, later – jewelry design. After some time working whith jewelry, Aurelija moved to a larger scale sculptural forms. Because of self – studying in sculpture she purified distinctive style, easily recognizable among other metal art authors in Lithuania. Her works are quite small size, made in precision, often has a smooth, matt and silver – plated surfaces. Sculptures often have an opening, moving parts. Aurelija do not make sketches, she makes works right out of the wax, in this reason her previous works – are unique, later works are limited edition.

A. Šimkutė makes creatures with allusion to human. These creatures often have their own worlds – oases: they are standing, lying, sitting, kneeling on an island or on a globe. Those worlds are surrounded by the local flora – distinctive forms of trees and plants. The nature she is created – is always vital and growing up.

Aurelija sees how people communicate with each other: in her works she shows these bonds between people in social environment. In one of works you can feel loneliness, longing, and sadness, the others – creatures are on the contrary: resolute, optimistic and strongly walking on to the changes, with hope and joy.

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Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:
 
Year 2019
Contact – exhibition of drawings and metal art (A.Šimkutė, A.Gurevičius), Ramybės gallery, Palanga
Deeper to the forest – exhibition of sculptures, Abodu residence in UMI art incubator, Vilnius
Abodu ir abėdvės – an exhibition of metal art, A. Ir P.Galaunių namai, Kaunas
Year 2018 Under the sky – exhibition of sculpturesArts’ House of V. and K. Mizgiriai, Nida
Year 2017 Appearances – exhibition of sculpturesArts’ House of V. and K. Mizgiriai, Nida / Metal Art Studio Abodu, Vilnius
Year 2013 Conversations – exhibition of small sculptures, Ramybės Gallery, Palanga
Artifices – solo exhibition of metal sculptures, Telšiai Arts Incubator, Telšiai / Gallery of the Artists’ Association, Klaipėda.
Year 2011 Aurelija Šimkutė. Small metal sculpture – exhibition of small sculptures and jewellery. Trakų gatvės Gallery, Šiauliai.
Year 2011 Earth is a planet of humans – exhibition of small sculptures, Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Year 2009 Rutiniškės and Džiaugsmingėnai – exhibition of small sculptures and architecture (organized together with the architect Aistė Jankauskaitė). Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.

 

Group exhibitions:

Year 2019
Art Vilnius’19 – art fair in Litexpo palace of exhibition, Vilnius
Year 2018
Where Vilnius meets New York – exhibition of paintings and sculptures presented by contemporary art boutique ArtGoda Villa Meier Severini, Zurich, Switzerland
Two exhibitions under one roof – exhibition of paintings and sculptures presented by contemporary art boutique ArtGoda Villa Meier Severini, Zurich, Switzerland.
Shapes of soul and mind – exhibition of paintings and sculptures, Villa Meier Severini, Zurich, Switzerland.
Where Vilnius meets New York – exhibition of paintings and sculptures presented by contemporary art boutique ART GODA, Villa Meier Severini, Zurich, Switzerland.
Art fair in Post gallery, Post gallery, Kaunas.
Gurgutis/Reanimation– bronze casting symposium and exhibition of the young sculpture artists , St. John’s Gallery, Vilnius
Year 2017
Gurgutis/Differently – bronze casting symposium and exhibition of the young sculpture artists , St. John’s Gallery, Vilnius
The XIth Baltic medal triennial, National Art Gallery, Vilnius
Year 2016
Secret Auction of the ArtistsPostcards. Gallery AV17, Vilnius
Art for Home  –  the sixth art exhibition of Lithuanian artists, Domus Gallery, Vilnius
Year 2015 Art for Home  –  the fifth art exhibition of Lithuanian artists, Domus Gallery, Vilnius
Year 2014 METALOphone/Personally – IInd international biennale of contemporary metal art. LAA Showcase Gallery,Vilnius
Craft Vilnius – the first fair of applied art. Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius
Year 2013 The IXth Baltic medal triennial, LAA St. John’s Street Gallery, Vilnius
Group exhibition of solo jewellery in Užutrakis manor estate. Trakai district.
Year 2012 You will not forbid to live nicely – International exhibition of metal art and jewellery – contest, Meno Niša Gallery, Vilnius.
Year of Kristijonas Donelaitis in medals – International symposium of medalists. St. John’s Gallery, Vilnius.
Connections  –  a group exhibition of small plastics – contest. Gallery AV17, Vilnius.
International amber exhibition – contest Amber Trip, theme  – Tracery, Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius.
Reflections of the Curonian Spit  – a group exhibition of solo jewellery and photography. Juodkrantė
Year 2011 1 g of gold – an international exhibition of solo jewellery. Meno Niša Gallery, Vilnius
Traces  –  a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius
Surprise me – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Užupis Gallery, Vilnius
Connection – a group exhibition of jewellery and metal plastics. Gallery “Šulinys”, Kernavė.
Dreamscape – an international gallery of conceptual jewellery. Gallery AV17, Vilnius
Mini-grants 2011 – a group exhibition of textile, small plastics and painting. Gallery “White”, Kaunas.
METALOphone/Vilnius – the Ist international biennale of contemporary metal art. LAA showcase gallery, Vilnius
Group exhibition of solo jewellery in Užutrakis manor estate. Trakai district.
Together  –  a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Year 2010 Surprise me – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Užupis Gallery, Vilnius.
Balts – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Year 2009 Mustard grain – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
For you  – an international amber exhibition Amber Trip, Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius.
Mysteries of amber colors – an international group exhibition of solo jewellery. Amber Gallery, Vilnius.
Exhibition of VAA TDF graduates. Exhibition Hall, Telšiai.
Mini-grants  – a group exhibition of textile, small plastics and painting, Gallery “White”, Kaunas.
Year 2008 Stop this charming moment– International amber exhibition ”Amber Trip”, Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius.
Inclusion – an international exhibition of solo jewellery. Amber Gallery, Vilnius
Cinderella – VAA Gallery Argentum Showcase. Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius.
Hunger – a group exhibition of 2007-year graduate students of the Department of Metal Plastics. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Year 2007 Explosion – An exhibition-contest of jewellery and smithery of students of VAA TFD Department of Metal Art. Exhibition Hall, Telšiai.
Poppy milk – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Hot showcase – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Argentum Gallery, Vilnius.
Surprise me – a group exhibition of solo jewellery. Užupis Gallery, Vilnius.
Year 2006 International amber exhibition Amber Trip. VAA TFD spec. showcase of jewellery and smithery. Reval Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius.
International amber exhibition Amberif. Presentation of works of students of VAA TFD Department of Metal Art. Gdansk, Poland.
Third year students – an exhibition of jewellery and small plastics works of third year students of VAA TFD (the mentor- L.Kerienė). Užupis Gallery, Vilnius

Biography
 
Date of birth 01.10.1984, Plungė
Year 2000 – Plungė School of Arts.
Year 2003 –  2007 VAA Telšiai Faculty’s Design Department,
bachelor’s degree in metal art and jewellery.
Year 2009 – 2014 VAA master’s degree in jewellry design.
Since 2012 –  the member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association (LAA)
Participates in exhibitions since 2006.
Since 2007 – lives and creates in Vilnius.

Contacts:

E-mail: aurelija.simkute.e@gmail.com
Tel: +370 65654302
Metal Art Studio Abodu, Užupio 2A, Vilnius

 

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