Irena ŽVILIUVIENĖ

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

Through a book, word, colour we knock on every little heart…

Born: 24, 1944, Tuitai, Biržai County, Lithuania.

1959 – 1964 Kaunas Vocational School of Applied Art.

1965 – 1971 Graphic art studies, Lithuanian Art Institute.

CONTACTS

Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: zivileziv@gmail.com (daughter's e-mail)

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Book illustration, ex-libris, printmaking, postcards.

EXHIBITIONS

Young Artists Exhibition, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1972.

Young Artists Exhibition, Moscow, Russia, 1977.

Baltic Book Art Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1981.

Solo exhibition of illustrations, M.Mažvydas Library, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1986.

Baltic Book Art Triennial, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1990.

Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1991.

Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition, Sarmede, Italy, 1993.

Žvilius family exhibition, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1999.

Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition, Tallinn Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, 2003.

Solo exhibition by the Žvilius family, M.Mažvydas Library, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2004.

Exhibition “Water”/ “I colori del sacro”, Padua, Italy, 2005.

Lithuanian Culture Days in Ukraine, 2008.

"Illustrarium: Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration", Bologna children's book fair, Italy, 2011.

AWARDS

1981 USSR Artists’ Union Award.

1987 National Award, Vilnius, Lithuania.

1990 1st Diplomaof The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book The Living Water (Gyvasis vanduo), Vilnius, Lithuania.

1996 1st Premium of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book Sky Blue Peacock’s Peacocking (Žydras povas povinėja), Vilnius, Lithuania.

1998 Diploma at the Baltic Book Competition for the book Forest Spook (Miško monas), Riga, Latvia.

1998 1st Premium of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book Forest Spook (Miško monas), Vilnius, Lithuania.

2000 1st Premium of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book Charms of the Bone Witch (Kaulo bobos apžavai), Vilnius, Lithuania.

2002 Premium of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book The Owl’s Song (Pelėdos giesmė)" (together with daughter Živile Žviliūte), Vilnius, Lithuania.

2004 IBBY Certificate of Merit, Cape Town, South Africa.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Karalaitis ir šunys: [fairy-tale], Vilnius: Žara, 2011.

Von Laumen, Deiven, Zauberfrauen : Märchen aus Litauen (tales about fairies), Sohrewald: Perkūnas-Verlag, 2007.

Nykštukas Kilipštukas (Kilipštukas the Elf): [poetical fairy-tale], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Žara, 2004. Illustrated by Irena Žviliuvienė and Živilė Žviliūtė.

Akivarų tiltas (A Bridge of Whirlpools): [poems], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Kronta, 2006.

Pelėdos giesmė (The Owl’s Song): [poetical fairy-tale], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Žara, 2001. Diploma, Book Art Competition, Vilnius, 2001; IBBY Certificate of Merit, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004.

Kaulo bobos apžavai (Charms of the Bone Witch): [poetical fairy-tales], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Meralas, 1999. 1st Premium of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2000.

Miško Monas (Forest Spook): [poems], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Meralas, 1989. Diploma, Baltic Book Art Competition, Riga, Latvia, 1989.

Bruknelė (The Tiny Lingonberry): [mythological poem], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Margi raštai, 1996.

Žydras povas povinėja (Sky Blue Peacock’s Peacocking): [poems], Martynas Vainilaitis, Vilnius: Writers’ Union Publishers, 1995.

Gyvasis vanduo (The Living Water): [Lithuanian folktales], compiled by Bronislava Kerbelytė, Vilnius: Vyturys, 1989. 1st Diploma for illustrations, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1990.

Laukinės gulbės (The Wild Swans): [fairy-tales], Hans Christian Andersen, Vilnius: Vaga, 1985.

Baltas gulbių sostas (The White Throne of Swans): [poems], Janina Degutytė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1984 and 2004. National Award, Vilnius, Lithuania, 1987.

Pasaka apie du karalius (A Tale of Two Kings), Kazys Saja, Vilnius: Vaga, 1980 and 2010.

Juodažvaigždis arkliukas (Black-starred Little Horse): [fairy-tales], Jonas Avyžius, Vilnius: Vaga, 1979. USSR Artists’ Union Award, Moscow, Russia, 1981.

Dangus griūva (The Sky is Falling): [Lithuanian folktales], Vilnius: Vaga, 1976.

Ko verkė šaukštelis (Why the Spoon Cried): [short stories], Algimantas Zurba, Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.