CV / Biography

MILENA PIRŠTELIENĖ

Personal details

Born : 1969 ,Vilnius, Lithuania

Phone: +370 61421264

E-mail: milena.vilnius@gmail.com

Education

1991-1996 Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Ceramics. Bachelor’s Degree.

Member of Lithuanian Artist Association since 1999.

Awards, grants

2021 Republican competition exhibition of ceramic works "The Unique Vessel", diploma, Vytautas Valiušis Museum of Ceramics, Utena Museum of Local Lore, Utena District Municipality;

2021 Individual grant to art creator from Lithuanian Council of Culture;

2019 Individual grant to art creator from Lithuanian Council of Culture;

2019 Baltic Contemporary Ceramics exhibition “Pamati/Basics”, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia. Solo exibition award;

2018 V-th Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“. 1'st place professor Liudvikas Strolis award. Vilnius, Lithuania;

2018 XII-th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries, “Spring 2018”. 1’st place award. Gallery ”Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2017 XI-th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries, “Spring 2017”. 3’rd place award. Gallery ”Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2016 X-th Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries, “Spring 2016. 1’st place award. Gallery “Meno parkas", Kaunas, Lithuania;

2016 IV-th Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“. 2’nd place award. Vilnius, Lithuania;

2014 III-th Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“. 2’nd place award. Vilnius, Lithuania.

Curation

2021 LDS Vilnius Ceramics Section Exhibition "The Archive" dedicated to the 90th anniversary of professional ceramics in Lithuania. Exhibition architect.

2017, 2018, 2021 International Exhibition of Small Forms Ceramics “The Cup”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association “Vokiečių Street Gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

Solo exhibitions

2020 Solo, “Vanduo/Water”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2019 Solo : “REM miego fazė” . Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”DSG”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2003 Solo, gallery “Mažoji Gallery“, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2002 Solo, gallery “Raina“, Klaipėda, Lithuania;

1999 Solo, gallery “Stikliai“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Group exhibitions

2021 Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics "The Four", "AP Gallery", Vilnius;

2021 Republican competition exhibition of ceramic works "The Unique Vessel", Vytautas Valiušis Museum of Ceramics, Utena Museum of Local Lore, Utena District Municipality;

2021 International Art Fair ArtVilnius'21, AP Gallery, Vilnius;

2021 Baltic exhibition "CREO ERGO SUM" at Design Museum, Latvia. 5 authors representing Lithuania;

2021 1st International Triennial of Art and Design in Lithuania. Organizers: Design Forum, VDA; International network of art and design ArcInTex and University of Borås (Sweden).

2021 XV International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal;

2021 
Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, Martinsons Award 2021, Daugavpils Mark Rothko art centre; Daugavpils, Latvia;

2021 Art Compensa fair, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2021 International small-form ceramics exhibition "The Cup", LDS Vokiečių Street Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2021 VI Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial “New/Fresh”, A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2020 "Theater Gallery 100: Personalities Create History", Kaunas National Drama Theater Outdoor Exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2020 VI Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial “New/Fresh”. The Panevėžys Civic Art Gallery, Panevėžys, Lithuania;

2020 XV Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries, ”Spring 2020”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Šv. Jono gallery ”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2019 Baltic Contemporary Ceramics exhibition “Pamati/Basics”, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia;

2019 XIII Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries, ”Spring 2019”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Šv. Jono gallery ”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2019 Exhibition for laureates of Vilnius ceramic art biennials 2010-2018, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Šv. Jono gallery ”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2019 Exhibition for laureates of Vilnius ceramic art biennials 2010-2018, Vytauto Valiušio ceramics museum, Leliūnai, Lithuania;

2018 Vilnius contemporary ceramics exhibition “Cup 2018“. Lithuanian Artists’ Association “Vokiečių Street Gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2018 Exhibition for laureates of Vilnius ceramic art biennials 2010-2018, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “XX”, Panevėžys, Lithuania;

2018 International ceramics exhibition “Ceramic Autumn oF Nations”, gallery “Otwarta Kolonia”, Warsaw, Poland;

2018 V Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2018 XII Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries ”Spring ”.Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2017 Exhibition “Cup 2017“. Lithuanian Artists’ Association “Vokiečių Street Gallery”,Vilnius,Lithuania;

2017 Exhibition ”Blooming“, gallery “Akis“, Šiauliai, Lithuania;

2017 XI Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries “Spring 2017”. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2016 IV Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Arka“. Vilnius, Lithuania;

2016 X Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries ”Spring 2016”. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Meno parkas”, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2015 VIII Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic “Spring 2015”. Kaunas Ceramic Museum. Kaunas, Lithuania;

2014 VIII Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics of the Baltic Countries “Spring 2014”, Kaunas Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2014 III Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial. Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Arka“. Vilnius, Lithuania;

2014 I international fair of applied art ”Craft Vilnius“ at Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2013 “Ceramics without limits”, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery ”Pamėnkalnio gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2013 “Mes-Redukcija 2013” ,Kaunas Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2012 “Art for home”, furniture and interior center ”Domus gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2013 VII Baltic exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2013” Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2012 “The Thing.Green“, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Vokiečių Street Gallery”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2011 V Baltic exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Spring 2011’’ Kaunas Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2010 International exhibition ”Sign”. Warsaw, Poland;

2010 Vilnius Ceramics Art Biennial, Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2010 Daugavpils 735. Experimental furnace combustion, Latvia;

2009 “Redukcija II” Kaunas Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2009 “Spring 2008” Republican ceramics exhibition, Kaunas Ceramics museum, Kaunas, Lithuania;

2009 Exhibition “Amber Tear“, gallery ”Akis“, Šiauliai, Lithuania;

2009 “Literatų Street“ project, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2008 “Literatų Street“ project, Vilnius, Lithuania;

2007 “The Taste of Snow“, gallery “Akis“, Šiauliai, Lithuania;

2004 “Lithuanian Ceramics and China”. Gallery “K”, Brussels, Belgium;

2000 The International Exhibition ”Cup 2000“, Belgrad, Yugoslavia;

1998 Group exhibition at the Lithuanian Artists’ Association, Vilnius, Lithuania;

1997 “Expozicija”. Etnography Museum of Alytus, Lithuania;

1996 “100 Cups”. Gallery “Skliautai”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Symposiums, seminars, projects

2015 Exhibition of international ceramics symposium “Navigacija VII“. Amatu maja, Ventspils, Latvia;

2015 International conference “The Art of Ceramics and Glass in the Modern World.". St.Petersburg, Russia;

2008 International workshop “Mola Tinkskiesona Berkenele”, J .Rainis Haus-museum,Berkenele,Latvia;

1996 5-th international “IRIS” Biennial. Joint exhibition and report “Short overview of Lithuanian Ceramics”. Porvoo-Borga, Finland.