Patricija Jurkšaitytė Lithuanian, b. 1968

Overview

Patricija Jurkšaitytė (b. 1968, Lithuania) is a painter known for having repainted interiors from late-Renaissance and 17th-century masters’ paintings with removed human figures. She obtained a BA in Painting Studies at the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1993 and was one of the students at the famous course taught by artist Kęstutis Zapkus. Since 1992, Jurkšaitytė has been participating in group exhibitions at the Vilnius Contemporary Art Centre and Vartai Gallery (Lithuania), and in 1996 started holding personal shows both in Lithuania and abroad.

In her paintings, Patricija Jurkšaitytė employs appropriation strategies, principles of deconstruction and quotes as tools for making a visual commentary on contemporary culture and its relation to the past. The artist seeks to reveal the language of painting, its technique as a practice of memory, its limits, meaning and meaninglessness. She seems to be reconstructing historical paintings, but at the same time eliminates certain elements from them, thus creating a conceptual interpretation of art history. Another part of Jurkšaitytė’s works consists of portraits of different women in which the artist seeks to highlight not their gaze on the viewer, but rather to reveal how they perceive themselves.

Patricija Jurkšaitytė’s works have been presented in various galleries and art institutions in Lithuania, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey. The artist holds frequent solo exhibitions in the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland. Her works have been included in the collections of the Lewben Art Foundation (Lithuania) and MO Museum (Lithuania) as well as many private collections both in Lithuania and abroad.

Works
Biography

Born 1968 in Vilnius, Lithuania

Works and lives in Vilnius, Lithuania

EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

2004 – Residency for young artists from EY, Marl (Germany)

1996 – Residency at the Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

1993 – Painting from Vilnius Academy of Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Patricija JurkšaitytėNational Portrait Gallery, Undercurrent, New York (USA)

2017 – Nacionalinė portretų galerija, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Dutch Stories, VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 – Bedrooms, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

2005 – Landscapes and Interiors, DIS Gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

2003 – Notes, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

2001 – Parts, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

1998 – Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Jespersen gallery, Odence (Denmark)

1998 – Replaced, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

1996 – Unknown Self portraits, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

1994 – Titanic, DIS gallery, Maastricht (Netherlands)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 – Why Is It Hard To Love?, MO Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 – Head With Many Thoughts, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2020 – 7 moterys 7 tiesos, Church of St. Philip and St. Jacob, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – XVII century, Autarkia, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Through VB perspective, MO Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Šiuolaikinio meno keliai į bažnyčias, The Church Heritage Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Parade Extract, Dailininkų sąjungos galerija, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2019 – Contemporary Lithuanian Art, Espace Commines Paris (France)

2019 – “Art Vilnius’19”, In Art We Trust, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 – In The Time of Coil Spring, Mykolas Žilinskas’ art gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2018 – Collecting Hits, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2018 – All Art Is About Us, MO Museum, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2015 – Remake arba Meno terminalas: Melancholija.lt, Klaipėdos kultūrų komunikacijų centras, Klaipėda (Lithuania)

2015 – Marijos Miegamasis, Šiaulių dailės galerija, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2014 – Šviesos, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Meno terminalas, Pamėnkalnio gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Marijos miegamasis, Šiaulių dailės galerija, Šiauliai (Lithuania)

2014 – Inversion. Evil Goods, Jonas Mekas’ Visual Arts Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – 3rd quadrennial of Lithuanian contemporary art “Q14- dailė ant vėliavos stiebo”, Bastėja, Vilnius and Arka gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2014 – Art Vilnius’14, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Part of a Larger Whole. Lithuanian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2013 – Merry Melancholy, Eskilstuna art museum, Eskilstuna (Sweden)

2012 – XIX in memorium of A. Samuolis, Arka gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – Virages – Arteritory, Vartai gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – Painting in Lithuania, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – Kristijonas Donelaitis 300 Years, Arka gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – How I got here, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2012 – ‘Changing perspectives’ 15 years of the ECB’s art collection, Frankfurt (Germany)

2010 – Rita, Antanas Mončys House-Museum, Palanga (Lithuania)

2010 – Point of View, gallery Art Promotion, Liebshausen (Germany)

2010 – Contemporary Painting. Postevolution, Klaipėdos kultūrų komunikacijų centras, Klaipėda (Lithuania)

2010 – Contemporary Art From Lithuania, ECB Frankfurt on Main (Germany)

2010 – Art in Lithuania 2000-2010. Ten years, Contemporary art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2010 – 14th Biennale for Painting, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2009 – Abstraction and expressionism, Kairė Dešinė gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2007 – Vilnius University Rectors portraits, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2006 – On Mobility, De Apple gallery, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

2006 – On Mobility, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2006 – 101.3 KM: competition and cooperation, Contemporary Art Centre, Kaunas Art Gallery (Lithuania)

2005 – Travels, Antanas Mončys House-Museum, Palanga (Lithuania)

2004 – Raigardas plain air Druskininkai, Arka gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2004 – Memory, Vartai gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2004 – Galleries presents at Innauguration of Vilnius Institution of Local Government, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2004 – Exhibition at Christopher festival, St.Catherine’s Church, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2004 – 20th Century Portraits, Vartai gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2001 – Self-esteem. Lithuanian Art 01, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2001 – NATO walls, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2001 – Mutations, Mykolas Žilinskas’ art gallery, Kaunas (Lithuania)

2001 – Biennale in Painting, Kunsthalle, Vasby (Sweden)

2000 – Innocent Life, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

2000 – Grosse Kunst Ausstellung, Die Grosse, Düsseldorf (Germany)

1999 – Lithuanian Art 1989-1999, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1999 – Flat’99, Site-specific project, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1997 – Margareta X 4, Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar (Sweden)

1996 – Modern Art in a Home Environment, Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki (Finland)

1996 – Change of Rules. Tools – frames – parts, Norrtälje Art Hall, Norrtälje (Sweden)

1995 – The Whale’s Belly, Site specific project, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 – Lithuanian Art 1995, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1995 – For Yourself and Others, shopping center IKI and Jutempus gallery, Vilnius (Lithuania)

1994 – Situation/Bridge, Jutempus gallery,Vilnius (Lithuania)

1993 – 4th Biennial of European Academies of Visual Art, Maastricht (the Netherlands)

1992 – Good Evils; Advent Bunch, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (Lithuania)

AWARDS

1993 – The Annual Lithuanian State Grant for Young Artists

COLLECTIONS

MO Museum

Lewben Art Foundation

Private collections in Lithuania and abroad

Bibliography

BOOKS/CATALOGUES

2018 – Laima Kreivytė, “Last Supper according to Patricija”, in: What Took You So Long, ed.: Monika Krikštopaitytė, Jelgava: Jelgavas Tipogrāfija, 2018

2018 – Aistė Paulina Virbickaitė, “Her rooms look different”, in: What Took You So Long, ed.: Monika Krikštopaitytė, Jelgava: Jelgavas Tipogrāfija, 2018

2015 – Evil Goods, ed.: Laima Kreivytė, Vilnius: Lewben Foundation, 2015 

2007 – “Patricija Jurkšaitytė”, in: Emisija 2005/2006 - ŠMC :[Audrius Novickas, Darius Žiūra, Patricija Jurkšaitytė, Redas Diržys, Donatas Jankauskas, Valdas Ozarinskas, Paulina Eglė Pukytė]: parodos katalogas, ed.: Linara Dovydaitytė, Vilnius: Šiuolaikinio meno centras, 2007

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS

2020 – Agnė Narušytė, “Moterys – ateičiai: Paroda ‘7 moterys – 7 tiesos” Dominikonų vienuolyne“, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 37 (1358), 2020-10-30

2020 – Agnė Narušytė, “Išpirkti sentimentai: Paroda ‘Kodėl taip sunku mylėti?’ MO muziejuje”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 27 (1348), 2020-07-10

2020 – Aistė Paulina Virbickaitė, “Pakalbėkim apie meną: kitokie P. Jurkšaitytės kambariai”, in: Verslo žinios, 2020-03-22

2019 – Mindaugas Slapšinskas, “Patricijos Palaimintasis: Ieškant šiuolaikinės bažnytinės dailės įtaigumo”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 35 (1314), 2019-11-01

2018 – Monika Valatkaitė, “Suklastotas filmas. Paroda ‘Spyruoklės laiku’ M. Žilinsko dailės galerijoje”, in: artnews.lt, 2018-04-09 

2017 – Deima Žuklytė-Gasperaitienė, “Vietoj Nacionalinės premijos. Patricijos Jurkšaitytės paroda ŠMC”, in: artnews.lt, 2017-03-05

2017 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Save stebintis atvaizdas: Patricijos Jurkšaitytės paroda ‘Nacionalinė portretų galerija’ Šiuolaikinio meno centre”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 7(1201), 2017-02-17

2017 – Mindaugas Klusas, “Scenos divos apsinuogino renesanso veidrodyje”, in: DELFI, 2017-02-03

2016 – Laima Kreivytė, “Pakalbėkim apie meną: Paskutinė vakarienė”, in: Verslo žinios, 2016-10-11

2013 – Monika Kalinauskaitė, “Sukonstruota šalis: Patricijos Jurkšaitytės paroda ‘Olandiškos istorijos’ galerijoje ‘Vartai”, in: artnews.lt, 2013-04-05

2013 – Danutė Gambickaitė, “Apie „Olandiškas istorijas”, in: Literatūra ir menas, no. 13 (3420), 2013-03-29

2013 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Kiparisų alėja ir atminties klijai: Patricijos Jurkšaitytės paroda ‘Olandiškos istorijos”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 10 (1024), 2013-03-08

2013 – Rūta Mikšionienė, “Dailininkė P. Jurkšaitytė kviečia į olandišką soda”, in: lrytas.lt, 2018-03-10

2012 – Karolina Tomkevičiūtė, “Kaip aš čia patekau?: Paroda ‘(Kaip aš čia patekau)* Tapyba Lietuvoje’ Šiuolaikinio meno centre”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 35 (1003), 2012-10-05

2010 – Živilė Filipavičienė, “Atminties nuokrypiai ir klaidingi atpažinimai“, in: Kultūros barai, no. 7-8, 2010

2009 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Rinkinys mėgėjui: ‘Abstrakcija ir ekspresionizmas – dvi Vilniaus tapybos tradicijos. Apžvalginė paroda 1960–2000’ septyniolikoje Vilniaus galerijų”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 30(859), 2009-07-31

2008 – Monika Krikštopaitytė, “Kai kažko nėra, kyla daug klausimų: apie Patricijos Jurkšaitytės tapybą”, in: Krantai, no. 3, 2008.

2006 – Eglė Mikalajūnė, “Dar viena prarasta utopija: Paroda ‘Apie mobilumą’ Šiuolaikinio meno centre”, in: 7 meno dienos, no. 695, 2006-02-10