Rolandas RIMKŪNAS

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

Children are our future. And so creating for them is both great joy and great responsibility. You have to speak to children without lying, on equal terms. Only then can you expect mutual understanding.

Born: June 26, 1963.

1982 – 1990 Kaunas Art Institute (a branch of Vilnius Academy of Arts), majored in glass art.

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

1998 MA in Graphic Art, Vilnius Academy of Arts.

1994 – present Lecturer at the Department of Visual and Graphic Arts, Kaunas Art Institute, Vilnius Academy of Arts.

2000 Member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.

2006 Member of the Lithuanian Graphic Design Association.

2002 Member of the jury, 7th International Graphic Art Biennial, Kaliningrad.

2008 Chairman of the jury, Competition of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books.

CONTACTS

Kaunas, Lithuania

E-mail: rorimkunas@gmail.com, rrimkunas@sadd.lt

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Printmaking, graphic design, heraldry, book art.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Graphic art (in association with E. Saladžius), gallery “Rogatka”, Radom, Poland, 2005.

Graphic art, Christ’s Resurrection Church, Kaunas, 2008.

“Between Hope and Reality”, exhibition and presentation of the colouring book “Magazine Notes”, gallery “Akademija”, Vilnius, 2009.

“Peter Allik & Rolandas Rimkūnas” (in association with P. Allik), gallery “Drakoni”, Tallinn, Estonia, 2009.

The artist has participated in various international contemporary graphic art and print exhibitions in Germany (1999), Canada (1999, 2001), Turkey (2001), Japan (2003), Sweden (2002), Belgium (2003, 2009), Estonia (2003), Poland (2007), Finland (2009) etc.

Prints, French Cultural Centre, Vilnius, 2001.

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Čia rimtai vaikai (Children, This Is Serious): [poems], V.Landsbergis, Vilnius: Kronta, 2006.

Mažasis zoologijos atlasas (Little Zoo Atlas): Pranas Sasnauskas, Valdas Sasnauskas, Kaunas: Šviesa, 2000; Illustrations by Inga Marčiukaitytė, Rolandas Rimkūnas, Egle Rimkūnienė.