Jūratė RAČINSKAITĖ

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

A children’s book to me means a door behind a door through which you want to enter, whenever you feel up to such a journey. A children’s book to me means being the way and where you want to be.

Born: May 18, 1955, Irkutsk, Russia.

1973 – 1974 Ceramic studies, State Art Institute.

1974 – 1980 Studies in scenography, State Art Institute.

1989 Member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.

CONTACTS

Vilnius, Lithuania

E-mail: juratera@yahoo.com

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Stage sets, objects, book illustration, logo (created the Lithuanian logo for the 2002 Frankfurt Book Fair).

EXHIBITIONS

The artist has held around 10 solo exhibitions and participated in a number of international exhibitions: International Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany (1999–2004); 7th Vilnius Triennial of the Art of the Book (2000); 18th Bratislava Illustration Biennial (BIB), Slovak Republic (2001); Book Illustration Triennial (2003); Exhibition of Lithuanian Children’s Books, Kiev, Ukraine (2008); Tallinn Illustration Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia, 2009; Exhibition of Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustrators, Poznan Book Fair, Poland, 2010.

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

AWARDS

1999 Diploma of the Open Lithuania Fund; Diploma of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2000 UNESCO Award for the Most Beautiful Book of 1999, International Leipzig Book Fair; Diploma of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association, 7th Vilnius Book Art Triennial.

2001 Diploma, Baltic States Book Exhibition, Riga, Latvia.

2002 the IBBY Lithuanian Section diploma for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year; Incentive Premium of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition; Incentive Premium of the Vilnius Baltic Book Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2003 Diploma “Power of Pictures”, Book Illustration Triennial, Estonia.

2006 Incentive Premium of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition.

2007 the IBBY Lithuanian Section Diploma for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year.

2009 two diplomas, Book Art Exhibition “From Drawing to Book”, art gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2010 Diploma of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Book Competition, Vilnius, Lithuania.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Jei nereikėtų skubėti (If Only We Didn’t Have to Rush): [stories and poems], R. Skučaitė, Vilnius: Nieko rimto, 2009. 2010 Diploma of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition, Vilnius; 2009 Diploma, Book Art Exhibition “From Drawing to Book”, art gallery “Arka”, Vilnius.

- Aš esu – Kas? (I Am – Who?): [poems], R. Skučaitė, Vilnius: Kronta, 2006. 2007 the IBBY Lithuanian Section Diploma for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year; 2009 Diploma, Book Art Exhibition “From Drawing to Book”, art gallery “Arka”, Vilnius.

- Raganyčių burtai... (Little Witches’ Sorcery...): [games book], Vilnius: Vaga, 2003.

- Takelis iš naujo (On the Road Again): [poems], R. Skučaitė, Vilnius: Writers’ Union Publishers, 2001. 2001 Diploma, Baltic States Book Exhibition, Riga; 2002 Incentive Premium of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition, Vilnius; the IBBY Lithuanian Section diploma for the Most Beautiful Book of the Year, Vilnius; 2002 Incentive Premium of the Vilnius Baltic Book Fair.

- Laiškas sekmadieniui (A Letter to Sunday): [poems], R. Skučaitės, Vilnius: Vaga, 1998. 1999 Diploma of The Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competitione and the Open Lithuania Fund, Vilnius; 1999 Diploma at the Baltic Book Fair, Vilnius; 2000 UNESCO Award for the Most Beautiful Book of 1999, International Leipzig Book Fair; Diploma of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association, 7th Vilnius Book Art Triennial, Vilnius; 2003 Diploma “Power of Pictures”, Book Illustration Triennial.

- Čirkšt virėjas patarėjas (Chef’s Tips and Tricks): [a culinary guide for the little ones], R. Skučaitė, Vilnius: Kronta, 1998.

- Aš piešiu pasaką (Drawing a Fairy-tale): [fairy-tales], R. Skučaitė, Vilnius: Alma litera, 1994.

- Fontlerojus. Sara (Fauntleroy. Sarah): [prose], F. Burnett, Vilnius: Viltis, 1994.

- Kalėdų pasaka (A Christmas Tale): [fairy-tale], R. Skučaitė, Klaipėda: Eldija, 1993.

- Kumeliuko kerštas (The Foal’s Revenge): [fairy-tale], V. Žilinskaitė, Vilnius:Vyturys, 1991.

- Žalias paukštis (A Green Bird): [poems], L. Degėsis, Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.

- Ta dainelė – aš pati (The Song Is Me): [poems], Z. Gaižauskaitė, Vilnius: Vaga, 1982.