Vaidas ŽVIRBLIS

A WORD FROM THE AUTHOR

Through my drawings, I try to wrap the little reader in cosiness, love, kindness, and sometimes make him laugh. I avoid verbatim illustrations and look for a ‘new angle’ in each story.

Born: September 5, 1964, Kaunas, Lithuania.

1974 – 1982 Kaunas J. Naujalis Art School.

1983 – 1991 Glass art studies, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Art Institute.

CONTACTS

KEW, Victoria, Australija

E-mail: vzvirblis@yahoo.com.au

www.birdsgallery.com.au

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

Illustration, painting.

EXHIBITIONS

Paintings & Sculptures, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India, 1996.

Sculptures & Ceramics, Ripustus Gallery, Hameenlinna, Finland, 1997.

New Sculptures, Rajatia Gallery, Tampere, Finland, 1998.

Art Melbourne, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia, 2006, 2007.

3rd Tallinn Illustration Triennial, Estonia, 2009.

Prometheus Visual Arts Award, Merrimac, QLD, Australia, 2009.

AWARDS

2008 Premium of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition for the book Eugene the Moose (Briedis Eugenijus), Vilnius, Lithuania.

EXHIBITIONS

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kaip Zitutė mišką tvarkė: [poem] Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Vilnius: Dominicus Lituanus, 2011.

Kaip Zita išgelbėjo mamytę: [poem] Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Vilnius: Dominicus Lituanus, 2011.

Kaip pelytė Zita žmogumi pavirto (How Little Mouse Zita Turned into a Human): [story] Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Vilnius: Dominicus Lituanus, 2010.

Inga: [stories for pre-school children], Emilija Liegute, Vilnius: Kronta, 2010.

Istorijos apie Lietuvą (Stories of Lithuania): [short stories], collection Vilnius: Dominicus Lituanus, 2010.

Kaip pelytė Zita pasaulį išgelbėjo (How Little Mouse Zita Saved the World): [story], Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Vilnius: Dominicus Lituanus, 2009.

Briedis Eugenijus (Eugene the Moose): [fairy-tale], Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Vilnius: Kronta, 2007.