Eglė KUCKAITĖ

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

I consciously cherish the child within me. I simultaneously experience the literary text and the thoughts and emotions of the character: I fantasize, draw, talk to the characters of the fairy-tale and become them; I create and observe the created image from outside.

Born: September 24, 1969, Kupiskis, Lithuania.

1991 – 1995 Graphic art studies, Vilnius Academy of Arts.

CONTACTS

Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: kucka@takas.lt

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Painting, graphic art (printmaking), artist’s books, illustration, photography, objects, installation art.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2nd International Book Art Exhibition, gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, 2000.

7th Book Illustration Biennial, gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, 2000.

International project “Floor, Wall, Ceiling”, gallery “Vartai”, Vilnius, 2001.

International Book Art Exhibition “Pages”, Vilnius Book Fair, “Litexpo”, Vilnius, 2002.

Project “Conjunct Item”, gallery “Be&be”, Nagoya, Japan, 2003.

“I Am Thinking about New Picture”, solo exhibition, L.R.G.C., New York, 2004.

Art Cologne, Cologne; 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Lithuanian Art, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2005.

“In the Same Time”, solo exhibition, Kolin Ryynanen Art and Culture Centre, Finland, 2005.

Artist’s Book Exhibition, Goteborg Book Fair, Sweden, 2005.

Vilnius in photography, gallery “Kairė–Dešinė”, Vilnius, 2005.

4th International Artist’ Book Exhibition “Hare and House”, gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, 2006.

“Extended Line of She-Demons. Tools of Thought, New and Used”, solo exhibition, gallery “ARTima”, Vilnius, 2006.

“Balticalia Lithuania”, Plus One Gallery, London, 2006.

“The Feelings Tired of Thinking. Adequate Tension in Regards to the Child’s Understanding”, solo exhibition, City Gallery, Tallinn, 2007.

“Pranciška”, solo exhibition, gallery “Kairė–Dešinė”, Vilnius, 2008.

Project “Dialogue”, Lithuanian National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, 2009.

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

SELECTED AWARDS

2003 “Estampe 2003”, 2nd Prize, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2004 13th Tallinn Print Triennial “In Exile”, Grand Prix, Tallinn, Estonia.

2005 “Estampe 2004”– “Koincidencija” (Coincidence), 3rd Prize, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2006 IBBY Lithuanian Section Award for the Best Children’s Book Illustrations.

2007 5th International Graphic Art Triennial “Transfers”, Grand Prix, Prague.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Nuotykiai po upe (Adventures in the Kingdom Under the River): [prose], Serge Denel,Vilnius: Kronta, 2009.

Lietuvių liaudies pasakos (Lithuanian Folktales), Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2007.

Tėti, tu keistuolis. Mama, aš tave myliu (Papa, You're Crazy. Mama, I Love You): [prose], William Saroyan, Vilnius: Alma littera, 2007.

Lydekos vasara (The Summer of the Pike): [prose], Jutta Richter, Vilnius: Alma littera, 2006. IBBY Lithuanian Section Award for the Best Children’s Book Illustrations 2006.

Gretutė, mano mažutė (Gretchen, My Little Girl): [prose], Christine Nostlinger, Vilnius: Alma littera, 2003.

Gretutei rūpi Hansiukas (Gretchen Cares for Hans): [prose], Christine Nostlinger, Vilnius: Alma littera, 2002.

I begynnelsen var: [runeinnskrifter], Terje Spurkland, Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, 2001.

Gretutė Zakmajer: vienos šeimos istorija (Gretchen Sackmeier: a Family Story): [prose], Christine Nöstlinger, Vilnius: Alma littera, 2000.

Ką nuveikė Keitė (What Katy Did): [story], Susan Coolidge, Vilnius: Alma littera, 1999.

Japonų pasakos (Japanese Fairy-tales), Vilnius: Alma littera, 1999.

Drugelis sniege: haiku (The Butterfly on the Snow: Haiku), Kaunas: Gaivata, 1999.

Norsk folkedikting, Olav Solberg, Oslo: Cappelen Akademisk Forlag, 1999.

Skrajojanti klasė (The Flying Classroom): [prose], Erich Kästner, Vilnius: Alma littera, 1999.