Severija Inčirauskaitė – Sculptor
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė (DoB 1977) is one of the most famous Lithuanian textile artists and well-known in the international artistic arena. After graduating from Textile studies (2003) in Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and acquiring the degree of Art Licensee, she has been teaching in the Textile Department of VAA since 2005 (since 2016 Associate Professor). Original thinking and technique (embroidery on metal objects) has earned Severija international recognition. She has won several awards and her works were acquired by some significant art and design museums (design museum Rohsska (Gothenburg, Sweden), Leicester Art Museum (United Kingdom), Museum of Civilisation/Les Musees de la civilisation (Quebec, Canada), and private art collectors. The author’s works were displayed in exhibitions along such famous artists as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Erwin Wurm, Marina Abramovich, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Banksy, Mike Ross, Axel Void, Bill Barminski … etc.
Last autumn Severija was personally invited by the famous graffiti artist and film director Banksy to display her work (installation “A Path Strewn with Roses” (Rožėm klotas kelias)) in the latest Banksy’s project, a satirical theme park Dismaland (United Kingdom), which had an overwhelming success. Cooperation with this artist has brought a wave of attention and popularity to Severija both in Lithuania and abroad.