Vilmantas Marcinkevicius

  • Whizz, acrylic on canvas, 70x60, 2010

  • Faces of friends I never met, acrylic on canvas, 200x150, 2015

  • Red pants, acrylic, oil on canvas, 200x150, 2015

Description

Vilmantas Marcinkevicius (b. 1969) - one of the most popular and successful contemporary Lithuanian painters. His provocative, sensual paintings are distinguished by bold colour strokes and unique stylistics, and have been acclaimed not only by...

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ARTIST BIO

  • Education
  • Awards
  • Solo shows
  • Group shows

Education

  • 1989 – 1995 Vilnius Academy of Art, Painting Department
  • 1985 – 1989 Kaunas College of Applied Art, Painting Restoration Department

Prizes

  • 2009, International Saatchi Show Down 2009 winner, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2006, Two paintings (1995 -1996) bought for Lithuania National Art Museum, Lithuania
  • 2005, Artist of the Year, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004, Artist of the Year, Daily ‘Lietuvos rytas’ prize
  • 2004, Special Prize, Vilnius X Triennial of Painting, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2001, Artist of the Year, LAATGA prize, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, Artist of the Year, Viborg City Prize, Denmark
  • 1998, Second Prize, Hermis Bank art competition, Vilnius, Lithuania

Official portraits

  • 2014, His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, Prinsens Livregiment, Denmark
  • 2009, Georg Gundersen, Assens Tobaksfabrik Aktieselskab, Denmark
  • 2007, Peter Møller, Morsø Jernstøberi, Denmark
  • 2006, Leif Davidsen, author, Denmark
  • 2006, Britta Duelund, Mayor of Faaborg, Denmark
  • 2004, HH Princess Alexandra and HKH Prince Joachim of Denmark
  • 2004, Peter Kirstein, Proff UCL London, England
  • 2002, Steffen Andreasen, Mayor of Tjele, Denmark

Solo exhibitions

  • 2015, ‘Forgotten Friends I Never Met’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2015, ‘Identity’, EU, Strassbourg, France
  • 2014, ‘Der Traum’, Gallery of Lithuanian Artists’ Association, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2013, ‘Refleksion(s)’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2012, ‘Private Story’, Galleri NB, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2011, ‘Passion’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2010, ‘Glance’, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2010, ‘Galleri Kirk’, Aalborg, Denmark
  • 2010, ‘The Limonas period’, Gallery XX, Lithuania
  • 2009, ‘Friends’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2009, ‘Identity’, Listasavn Art Museum, Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • 2008, ‘Identity’, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2007, ‘Vilmantas 10 years’, galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2006, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2005, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2004, ‘New paintings’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004, Olivia Holm Møller Museum, Holstebro, Denmark
  • 2004, ‘Paintings’, NB Gallery, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2003, ‘Art Ejection’, Art Territory Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2003, ‘Garden of Delights’, Gallery NB, Herning, Denmark
  • 2003, ‘Garden of Delights’, Textilforum, Herning, Denmark
  • 2003, Arthus Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2002, ‘Forgotten Feast’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2002, ‘Vilmantas’, Vasby Art Hall, Vasby, Sweden
  • 2002, ‘Vilmantas’, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2002, ‘Vilmantas’, Plexus Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 2001, ‘Vilmantas’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2001, ‘Forgotten Feast’, La Danoise Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2000, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, ‘Vilmantas’, La Danoise Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1999, ‘Vilmantas’, Herning Art Club and galleri NB, Herning, Denmark
  • 1999, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 1998, ‘The Last Carnival’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1997, ‘The Legend about Moor’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1997, ‘Vilmantas’, Nordic Hause, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands
  • 1996, ‘Situation out of Control’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1995, ‘It is Disturbing’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1994, ‘Vilmantas. Night Persons’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1993, Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2015, ‘Trans-Figuration’, Galleri NB Viborg, Danmark
  • 2015, International art fair ArtVilnius’15, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2015, ‘Game of Masks’, Rundetaarn, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2014, ‘Imaginary Stories. Uzutrakis Manor Palace’, Trakai, Lithuania
  • 2014, ‘FC Jazz’, Pamenkalnis Galery, Vilnius Lithuania
  • 2013,  International art fair ArtVilnius’13, Galleri NB, Denmark
  • 2013, NordArt 2013, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • 2013, ‘Painting and Its Contexts’, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2012,  International art fair ArtVilnius’12, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2012, NordArt 2012, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany
  • 2011, ‘Attitude’, Galleri NB Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2011, Art Copenhagen ’11’, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2011,  International art fair ArtVilnius’11, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2009,  International art fair ArtVilnius’09, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2009, 2nd Lithuanian Contemporary Fine Art Quadrennial
  • 2009, ‘FLAG European Union’, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • 2008, I Baltic Biennial, The Central Exhibition Hall of St-Petersburg Manezh, Russia
  • 2008, Art Copenhagen’08, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2007, Art Copenhagen’07, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006, Art Copenhagen’06, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2006, Kraft Larsen Art, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2005, ‘Identity of the artist’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2005, ‘Bité’, Bill Board Paintings, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2004, ‘Instance in art’, Lithuanian contemporary art created in the Nordic countries, Gallery Krebsen Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2004, Cologne art fair, Vartai Gallery, Germany
  • 2004, ‘Portrait of the XXI Century’, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004, Stockholm Art Fair, Vartai Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2004, ‘Recreation of memory’, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004, ‘Light’, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004, Vilnius X Trienalle of Painting, Contemporary Art center, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2003, ‘Picnic – From Topos to Topos’, Finarte Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
  • 2003, ‘12’ – sacral art exhibition from the cycle “Pax vobiscum”, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2003, Kunst Köln’03, Vartai Gallery, Köln, Germany
  • 2003, ‘Days of Vilnius in Moscow, Lithuanian artists’ exhibition’, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
  • 2003, ‘Zone S’ Baroti Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 2003, ‘Lgqtso’ International exhibition, Artists’ Space Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2003, Art Copenhagen‘03, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2003, ‘Lgqtso’ international exhibition, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2003, Lineart Gent’03, Vartai Gallery, Gent, Belgium
  • 2003, Sacral art exhibition from the cycle ‘Pax vobiscum’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2002, Re/form’ Contemporary Lithuanian Art by Vartai Gallery, United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2002, ‘Scale’ international exhibition of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2002, Lithuanian Art, Danske Bank, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2002, ‘Friendship’, Gallery Infro, Vasby, Sweden
  • 2002, Art Copenhagen’02, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2002, Vienna Art, contemporary art fair, Vartai Gallery, Vienna, Italy
  • 2002, Lineart Gent’02, Vartai Gallery, Gent, Belgium
  • 2002, ‘Nordic Europe Profiles’, Dronninglund Art Center, Dronninglund, Denmark
  • 2001, 10th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2001, ‘Mondoarte – Worldart’, Rivoli Art Museum, Italy
  • 2001, 1st Painting Biennial of Nordic Countries, Vasby Art Hall, Sweden
  • 2001, ‘Without Shadows’, Gallery of the Polish Culture Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001, ’00:00…24:00 Twenty-Four Hours. Varied Motifs’ by the Vartai Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001, ‘Figurative Lithuanian Art’, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001, ‘Without Shadows’, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2001, ‘Without Shadows’, ArTyp Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2001, ‘Lithuanian Art’ by the Vartai Gallery, Gallery at the Gildenburg Peterborough, England
  • 2001, Art Copenhagen’01, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2001, ‘Episodes’ by the Vartai Gallery, Oscar Wilde Museum, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2001, 3rd Austrotel Art Fair, Vartai Gallery, Vienna, Italy
  • 2001, ‘Erotica: Photography by the Artists’ by the Vartai Gallery, Nitra Gallery, Slovakia
  • 2001, ‘Erotica: Photography by the Artists’ by the Vartai Gallery, Town Gallery, Bratislava
  • 2001, European Perspectives art fair, Vartai Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2001, ‘Lithuanian Artists. Miniature’ by the Vartai Gallery, Herning Museum, Denmark
  • 2001, ‘NB Gallery Artists’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 2001, Vartai Gallery exhibition, South Denmark House, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2001, Lithuanian Art by the Vartai Gallery, David S Gordon & Margaret MGordon Gallery, London, GB
  • 2001, ‘Fashion Infection’, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2001, Lineart Gent’01, Vartai Gallery, Gent, Belgium
  • 2001, ‘Paintings of Vilnius’, Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, 9th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, ‘Baltic Art’ National Art Club, NewYork, USA
  • 2000, ‘Baltic Art’ International Monetary Fund Gallery, Washington, USA
  • 2000, ‘Baltic Art’ Trizechan Art Center, Houston, USA
  • 2000, ‘Baltic Art’ Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, USA
  • 2000, 2nd Austrotel Art Fair, Gallery Vartai, Vienna, Italy
  • 2000, ‘Tradition and Future. Lithuanian art 1997 –2000’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, ‘Erotica: Photography by the Artists’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000, ‘Erotica’, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 1999, 8th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1999, ‘Erotics-3’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1999, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Danish Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1999, ‘4=4 Eurogate’99’, Taiwan, China
  • 1999, Art Copenhagen’99, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1999, ‘Without Shadows’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1999, International Art Fair ‘Moscow ’99, Central Art Hall, Moscow, Russia
  • 1998, 7th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1998, ‘Seven Artists from Nordic Artists Center Dale’, Eikkas Gallery, Dale, Norway
  • 1998, ‘Erotica: Signs, Shapes’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1998, ‘TV Exhibition – 1998’, 12 Gallery, Denmark Radio, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1998, Art Copenhagen’98, galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1998, ‘9+9 Artists from Lithuania’, Gallery of Town Hall, Aachen, Germany
  • 1998, Artists of Galleri NB, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
  • 1998, ‘Five Crossroads’, Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • 1997, 6th Anniversary of the Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1997, ‘Magic Realism’, Central Exhibition Hall, Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1997, 8th International Painting Symposium, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1997, ‘Melancholy in Baltic Art’, Gallery of Friedrich-Ebert-Institute, Bonn, Germany
  • 1997, ‘Erotica’, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1997, ‘Europe Today: Five Lithuanian Artists from Vilnius’, Gallery of Friedrich-Naumann-Institute in Margarethenhof, Bonn, Germany
  • 1997, ‘Lithuanian Art ’97: Galleries Present’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1996, 5th anniversary of the Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1996, ArtGenda’96, Exhibition, Oksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996, ‘Artists of the Vartai Gallery’, Daugava Gallery, Riga, Latvia
  • 1996, 4th St. Petersburg Biennale ‘Eastern Europe: Spatia Nova’, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1996, 7th Osaka Triennale “Painting-96”, Mydome, Osaka, Japan
  • 1996, 10th Triennale Paintings of Vilnius, Centre for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania