Greta Grendaitė (b. 1980)

Besides taking part in numerous individual and group art shows, artist is also a curator of several group exhibitions including international ones, students’ art shows, author of over 10 research publications based on art and culture fields, speaker at the conferences, ex. “Graphic Art at the Crossroad of Contemporary Arts” (Vilnius, 2008), „The Japanese Image in Europe“ (Kaunas, 2007). Member of Lithuanian Artists Association (from 2009) and the Union of the Lithuanian Art Photographers (from 2002). Worked as assistant (2005) and as junior researcher (2005-2008) at the Centre of the Japanese Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, lecturer (2005-2011) and associate professor (2011-2015) at the Department of Graphic Arts (2009-2012 – the department head’s position) at Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. Organizes exhibitions together with Lithuanian and foreign artists (eg. "Before the Outburst" with Rita Marhaug at the West England University, Graphic Arts Research Center in Bristol, "At the Supreme Moment" with Domas Noreika, 2010 at the gallery "101") and together with artist Tomas Vosylius, forms the basis of a creatively active group Legal (Art) Lovers. Main shows of these artists - "Persirengimas" (EN: „Disguise“) (gallery "Meno parkas", 2013), "NePriSiTaikymai arba Kai kiekvienas žino geriausiai" (EN: “Mismatches: or When Everyone Knows Best”) ("Meno niša", 2015).
2005 MA, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas.
2004 Asian Studies at Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka. Japan.
2003 Postgraduate studies at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai. Japan.
2002 BFA, Vilnius Academy of Arts Kaunas Art Institute.
1996 Graduated from A. Martinaitis Children’s Art School, Kaunas.

Awards, grants, scholarships, residencies, etc.
2017 "Nordic Culture Point" grant for participating as an invited artist in the Nordic workshop "Edit. Colour Settings" and the group exhibition "Colour Settings in Progress" in Bergen (Norway)
2016 Grant for the individual creative work from Kaunas Municipality.
2015 Grant for the individual creative work from the LR Ministry of Culture.
2013 Grant for the individual creative work from Kaunas Municipality.
2012 Residence in Montrouge / Paris as a part of the Biennial JCE /Jeune Création Européenne.
2012 Invited artist at the international workshop “To Be Told” (curator Pietro Gaglianò). Exfila Connessioni Metropolitane in Florence. Italy.
2010 Honorary Award for the “contribution to the contemporary graphic art” at the International Graphic Art Triennial „Triennale de Chamalieres“. France.
2010 Diploma at the 7th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms. Vilnius.
2010 Grant for the individual creative work from the LR Ministry of Culture.
2006 Honorary Award at Czestochowa International Biennial of Miniature Art. Poland.
2004 Scholarship for 1 year studies at the Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka. Japan.
2003 Grant for 2 months studies at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai. Japan.
2003 prize winner at the virtual exhibition-competition of graphic art “Baltic Network”. Sweden.

Solo, duo, trio exhibitions
2017 “Creature Comforts” (LT: “Namų patogumai) – duo show with Tomas Vosylius. Gallery „Meno parkas“, Kaunas.
2016 “Flora&Fauna” – solo show as a part of the “Design Week” program, Kaunas.
2016 “Flora&Fauna” – solo show. East Culture Studio, Kaunas.
2015 “Mismatches: or When Everyone Knows Best” (LT: “Neprisitaikymai arba Kai kiekvienas žino geriausiai”) - duo show with Tomas Vosylius, gallery “Meno niša”, Vilnius.
2013 „Disguise“ (LT: “Persirengimas”) – duo show with Tomas Vosylius, gallery „Meno parkas“, Kaunas.
2012 Solo show as a part of „Ateliers Portes Ouvertes. Artistes de Montrouge“, residency studio in Montrouge, Paris.
2010 “At the Supreme Moment” (LT: “Lemiamu momentu”) – duo show with Domas Noreika, Vytautas Magnus University gallery “101”, Kaunas.
2010 "Blackness Approaching" – trio show with Rūta Spelskytė, Šarūnas Surblys, gallery Verkligheten, Umea. Sweden.
2009 "Before the Outburst" – duo show with Rita Marhaug at the International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference „Impact 6“, UWE Bristol. UK.
2009 “Psychoacoustics” (LT: „Psichoakustika“) – duo show with Rita Marhaug, gallery at “Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations”, Kaunas.
2005 “The Way of Ink” (LT: “Tušo kelias”), galerija “Grafikos Galerija”, Kaunas.
2005 “Japanese Architecture & Its Surroundings”, the National M. Mažvydas Library, Vilnius.
2003-2005 “Fixed Moments in Japan”, Embassy of Japan, Vilnius.
2003-2004 “Shine” (LT: “Švytėjimai”), Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas.
2000 “Us” – duo show with Tomas Vosylius, gallery of “Perkūnas house”, Kaunas.

Main group shows
2017, 2018 "Not a Museum". Gallery "Meno parkas", Kaunas, and Klaipėda Culture Communication Centre.
2017 "Choras" (LT: „Chorus“). VAA gallery "Titanikas", Vilnius.
2017 "Krepšelis ir kiti demonai". Gallery "DSG Galerija", Vilnius.
2017 "XIX International Print Biennial. Varna". City Art Gallery Boris Georgiev, Varna, Bulgaria.
2017 "VII International Biennial of Enamel Art "Vilnius 2017"". Gallery "Meno niša", Vilnius
2017 “10 x 12” presentation of the Lithuanian Contemporary Artists' collection. Gallery Meno parkas (in cooperation with „Imago Mundi“ Luciano Benetton collection, Italy). Kaunas, Lithuania.
2017 “Colour Settings in Progress” – exhibition of 10 artists from the Nordic countries at “Trykkeriet” (center for contemporary printmaking), Bergen, Norway.
2016-2017 "Mind The Object #3" - International Object Art Exhibition. Gallery "POST", Kaunas.
2016 "Play No Exit" - exhibition of the festival "White Ribbon". Kaunas.
2016 “Not Only Visual” at Tecla Sala (TPK Art i Pensament Contemporani), Barselona (Gallery Weekend), Ispanija.
2016 The 9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, gallery "Kairė-dešinė", Vilnius.
2016 „Secret Auction of the Artists‘ Postcards“ (charity auction), gallery „AV17“, Vilnius.
2015 “Positions. Berlin Art Fair”. Germany.
2015 International artists’ group show “Show Your Colors 3”. SMAHK, Assen . Holland.
2015 Exhibition “Changing Worlds”. International multidisciplinary printmaking conference “Impact 9”. China.
2015 “The Wall (archives)” - 10th presentation of the international project „The Wall Archives“, “Assab One”, Milan. Italy.
2015 Kaunas International Printmaking Biennial “Culture Line”. Šiauliai Picture Gallery, Šiauliai, and Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.
2015 „Black & White“ - Tallinn Drawing Triennial. Tallinn Art Hall. Estonia.
2014 International Contemporary Art Fair “ART VILNIUS’11” with “ArtCart”. LITEXPO, Vilnius.
2014 3rd Quadrennial of Lithuanian Contemporary Art “Q14”, Artillery Bastion of Vilnius Defensive Wall, National Museum of Lithuania.
2014 “Home” - 9th presentation of the international project „The Wall Archives“, “Sponge ArteContemporanea”, Florence. Italy.
2014, 2013 „Message en Lituanie“ – international continuous contemporary art exchange project „Line Art“. „Galerie des Escuries“, Montagnac, and Maison L‘International, Grenoble. France.
2013 „MENAS HEIßT KUNST”, Städtische Galerie Herne, Germany.
2013 „Beyond the Railway“ - 8th presentation of the international project „The Wall Archives“. CRAC, Centro Ricerca Arte Contemporanea, Cremona. Italy.
2013 "Lithuanian Contemporary Jewellery Art". Gallery „Ulupuh“, Zagreb. Croatia.
2013 „Carrément“. Gallery „4, Barbier“, Nimes. France.
2013 „European Contemporary Print Triennial 2013", Toulouse. France.
2013 Lithuanian Jewelry Art Exhibition („Lietuvos autorinės juvelyrikos paroda“). Užutrakis Manor House.
2013 Lithuanian Sculpture and Graphic Art Exhibition „Potency“ at Šiauliai Picture Gallery, Šiauliai, and Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.
2012 „Show Your Colors 2“– international artists group exhibition, “Espace Arlaud”, Lausanne. Switzerland.
2012 From 2012 invited artist contributing to the traveling international project “The Wall Archives” (, in Florence, Cremona, etc. Italy).
2012 „A4Printmakers“, “The Poly” in Falmouth and “Wheal Martin” in Cornwall. UK.
2011-2013 JCE Biennial /Jeune Création Européenne, France (Montrouge), Lithuania (Klaipėda), Germany (Hamburg), Slovakia (Bratislava), Hungary (Pécs), Austria (Salzburg), Portugal (Amarante), Italy (Genova), Spain.
2011 International charity project „Help Hope Health“ in collaboration with a global non-profit organization CARE. „H3 Concept Gallery“, Paris. France.
2011 „Show Your Colors“– international artists group exhibition. „Villa de Olmen“, Wieze. Belgium.
2011 “Graphic contexts: Declaration”. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
2011 International Contemporary Art Fair “ART VILNIUS’11” with the gallery “Meno Parkas”. LITEXPO, Vilnius.
2011 Invited artist in the printmaking exhibition of the year „Print‘10“. Gallery „Kairė – dešinė“ of Vilnius Graphic Art Centre, Vilnius.
2010 International exhibition “Fata Morgana”. Gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas.
2010 “Lithuanian Drawing”. Gallery “Spokojna 15”, Warsaw. Poland.
2010 curator and participant of the exhibition „Graphic Art: Tradition - Experiment“ of the professors and students of Graphic Art Department Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty. National M. K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas.
2009 „Context“. Gallery „La-Xina-Art“, Barcelona. Spain.
2009 “Daily Routine Iconography: Lithuania 1970-1993”, part of the 2nd Quadrennial of Lithuanian Contemporary Art, program of visual arts of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture”, Vilnius.
2009 „Artwork Based on the Motives of the Lithuanian Fairy-tales”. Art Center of Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas.
2009 Exhibition of the international continuous calligraphy art project „Travelling Letters“. Book Fair, (Lvov, Ukraine), gallery "Soviart" (Kiev, Ukraine), M. Lermontov‘s Central Library (Sankt Petersburg).
2008-2009 “Kaunas in Art: Contexts” – International Contemporary Art Festival, Kaunas.
2008 “Baltic Bridges”. Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas.
2007 4th International Artist Book Triennial. “Oceanside Museum”, USA.
2007 International art exhibition „4x=?”. Contemporary Art Museum, Radom. Poland.
2007 International art project „Four Way Exchange Print Portfolio – Scotland, Norway, Lithuania, England”.
2006 The 4th International Artist Book Triennial. Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius.
2006 „Ultima Ratio“ – international project „Menas šiandien“. Gallery „Meno Parkas“, Kaunas.
2006 “LETTRA” at the International Print Triennial, Cracow. Poland.
2005 “Postcard” (LT: “Atvirlaiškis”) – international project „Menas šiandien“. Gallery “Meno Parkas”, Kaunas.
2003 “23 Sins” – 3rd international artist book triennial. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
2002 “Jazzy Print”. “Kaunas Picture Gallery”, Kaunas.
2002 “Art Frankfurt”, Frankfurt. Germany.
2001 “Debiutas” (EN: “Debut”). “Prospekto Galerija”, Vilnius.

Curated exhibitions
2013, 2014 “Message En Lituanie” with gallery "Meno parkas". Grenoble, Montagnac, France.
2014 “(Ne)būtis?”. VAA KAF.
2012 “Pasportas” with R. Šatalovaitė. Gallery “Kairė-dešinė”, Vilnius. Gallery “Meno parkas”, Kaunas.
2012 “mAno Šeima”. Fluxus ministerija, Kaunas.
2011 „Landscape in etching“. VAA KAF.
2010 “Graphic Art: Tradition – Experiment” with J. Rimkute. M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Arts, A. Žmuidzinavičius Creations and Collections Museum, Kaunas.
2007 “Four Way. Exchange Print Portfolio” with R. Marhaug: online; England, Scotland, Norway, Lithuania.
2006-2007 “Valuable. East, West and farAway” with R. Marhaug. Student seminar, published book, exhibition “About Values”. VAA KAF.
2006 “Rūdys?”. Kaunas Photography Gallery.

Author's publications
- Greta Grendaitė-Vosylienė. Photographical Expression of Reality in Contemporary Lithuanian Graphic Arts // Graphic Arts at the Crossroads of the Contemporary Art. Straipsnių rinkinys. Ed. by Ramutė Rachlevičiūtė. Vilnius: AICA, 2009.
- Greta Grendaitė. Dotted Line of Contemporary Graphic Art in Lithuania and the World (After Returning from the Conference „Impact 6“, Bristol) //
- Grendaite-Vosyliene, Greta. Corporeality and Contemporary Japanese Art as Presented in Europe // Image of Japan in Europe. Ed. Kyoko Koma. Kaunas: VDU leidykla, 2008, pp.85 – 100.
- Grendaitė, Greta. The Visuality of the „Photointentions“ – Towards the Creative Intercourse // Fotografija. Ed. by M. Matulytė. Vilnius, 2007, Nr. 2 (15). P. 13 – 15.
- Grendaitė, Greta. One Reality, Multiple Photographic Revelations of Its Phenomenon // Fotografija. Ed. by M. Matulytė. Vilnius, 2007, Nr. 1 (14). P. 16 – 18.
- Grendaitė, Greta. Position: Critical Conceptuality // Nemunas. 2007, Nr. 4. P. 2, 14.
- Grendaitė, Greta. Control of the Flow of Script // Nemunas. 2007, Nr. 1. P. 5, 9.
- Grendaitė, Greta. Rejected Ostentation: “Refined Poverty” and Its Perfection in the Tea Way Architecture // Baltijos ir Rytų Azijos studijos: Naujieji transnacionaliniai iššūkiai ir Rytų patirtis. Regioninės studijos. Kaunas: VDU leidykla, 2006, Nr. 1. P. 173 – 189.
- Grendaitė, Greta. Fotografuoti gali kiekvienas ? // Nemunas. 2006, Nr. 45-46. P. 17 – 18.