Born: October 9, 1976 Vilnius, Lithuania
Address: Paupio 17-19, Vilnius LT -2000
Telephone, e-mail: mob. +37068211475, auste_jurgelionyte@yahoo.com

Education
1996-1998 Vilnius Higher School of Light Industry and Service Workers, Photography / Lithuania
1995-1999 Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, BA (art textile) / Lithuania
1999- 2001 Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, MA (art textile) / Lithuania
1999 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Multimedia / France

Participation in artist's groups
"White Moths " since 1998
" Textiles-Workers and Artists' Guild " since 2000
"Lithuanian Artists' Association" since 2002

Contests, grants
2003Individual yearly state grant.
20021st award to the artists' group "White Moths" for art installation "Paradoxal Things" in the M.Valancius Street. Festival "Kaunas Days'2002", Alley of Art and Muses, Lithuania.
2002Individual yearly state grant.
1999 LVMH Awards for young artists tribute fo Vincent Van Gogh.I won 3 months studies in Paris ENSBA (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris)

International exhibitions
2008 Cloth and Culture Now,Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwic,UK
2007The 3rd European Textile and Fibre Art Triennial Tradition and Innovation with the theme Global Intrigue, exhibition hall Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia.
2007Exhibition "Vindingrijk Vilt", Museum Smallingerland Drachten, Holland, Netherlands.
2007Exhibition "Lithuanian Textile 2006", Culture Center by Lithuanian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
2006Exhibition "A Feast", St. Thomas Gallery of the Rovinj Heritage Museum, Croatia.
2006Exhibition "ART'FAB: l'Art* la Femme* l'Europe", "TheCultural Summer" of Saint Tropez, at the "Salle Jean Despas" and the "Lavoir Vasserot", The Citadel, The Annonciade Museum, France.
2006Exhibition "Moths in the Museum?..", Mouzon Felt Museum, France.
2005Exhibition "Att Varai I Centrum", Krapperups Kounsthall, Hogan, Sweden.
2005Exhibition "Le Regard de la prairie", "Le Pont Neuf" Gallery, Paris, France.
2004Exhibition "Bocca de la verità" (The human being), Art Building in the Bodenburg Castle Garden, Bodenburg, Vokietija. Curator: Hans-Werner Kalkmann.
2004Exhibition "Day of Welcome", Kilkenny, Ireland.
2003Exhibition "Grosse Kunst Ausstellung Düsseldorf NRW", Museum Kunst Palast Ehrenhof 4, Düsseldorf, Germany Curator: Heinz - Hermann Jurczek.
2003Exhibition "Right and Wrong Sides", Žilinsko Gallery,Kaunas, Lietuva.
2003International exhibition "Soft Lawn. Autumn's Harvest", is occasional for the 5th jubilee of the group "White Moths", Intro Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2003 Exhibitions "Meeting place", North-European Contemporary Art, Gothenburg (Sweden) · Stavanger, Rogalands Art Centre (Norway) · Helsinki, The Cable Factory (Finland) · Vilnius, Former Printing House (Lithuania) · Riga, The Museum Of Foreign Art (Latvia) · Tallinn, Art Museum Of Estonia (Estonia) · Södertälje, Art Hall (Sweden)
2003Exhibition "New Generation", "CHA - 2003", Moskow International Art Salon, Russia.
2001"Hide", Exhibition Palace, International Textile Days "Soft World", Kaunas, Lithuania.
2000 Exhibition Possession , Tallinn Applied Art Triennial
1999 Exhibition "Selfportraits", Artists' Union Gallery, International Textile Days "Line", Kaunas, Lithuania.

Group exhibitions
2006Participation in Fashion Show "Infection".Collection "Skrido oro lektuvelis" (with designer R.Strazdaite ), Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2005"The 1-st Lithuanian Contemporary Art Quadriennale",Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2005Exhibition "Wool Route", Gallery "Vartai", Vilnius, Lithuania.
2005Exhibition " Tour of Felt. Utena", Art House of Utena, Lithuania.
2005Exhibition "Tour of Felt. Klaipeda", Art House of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2004"Near is my Shirt, but Nearer is my Skin", "Arka" Gallery, Vilnius, Janina Monkute - Marks Museum - Gallery, Kedainiai, Lithuania.
2003Exhibition "We are here", "Maironio 3" Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2002Exhibition of the Applied Art 2002, "Arka" Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2002Contemporary textile exhibition "The Objects, which could be touched", Janina Monkute - Marks Museum - Gallery, Kedainiai, Lithuania.
2002Exhibition of the group "White Moths" and Panevežys' textile artists, Panevežys Civic Art Gallery, Panevežys, Lithuania.
2000"Naphtaline Love", Artists' Union Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.
1999Exhibition "Six Moths + Firetree", Panevežys Civic Art Gallery, Panevežys, Lithuania.

Symposiums and plenairs
2007International Textile Symposium "Changing Felt", Tasu muiza, Latvia.
2006International Textile Symposium "Veltinis 2006" ("Felt 2006"), Kedainiai. Exhibitions "Felt 2006", Janina Monkute - Marks Museum - Gallery, Kedainiai; "Academy" Gallery, Vilnius; Panevežys Civic Art Gallery, Anykšciai Chapel Gallery, Moletai Culture House Gallery, Lithuania.
2003"Mizgiris Artists house", 2-week programme on working with amber and felt. Exhibition "Velte". Nida, Lithuania.
2002International Textile Symposium "Veltinis 2002" ("Felt 2002"), Vilnius. Exhibitions "Felt 2002 ", "Academy" Gallery, "Arka" Gallery, Vilnius, Panevežys Civic Art Gallery, Artists' Union Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2001Participation of the "White Moths" Artists' Group in the theoretical- practical seminar "Traditional and Modern Scottish Textile and Possibilities of open Creative Workshop" having taken place in Scotland from September 29 to October 10.
2001International Plenair "Wefts of national and personal originality in contemporary industrial carpet design", factory "Kilimai", Lentvaris, Lithuania.
1998International Textile Symposium "Veltinis 98'" "Felt' 98", Anykšciai. Exhibitions "Veltinis'98" (Felt'98), "Velteksa" factory, Anykšciai, "Academy" Gallery, Vilnius, Panevežys Civic Art Gallery, Artists' Union Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Seminars, conferences
2007Manifestation "Vindingrijk Vilt", Museum Smallingerland Drachten, Holland, Netherlands.
2006Workshop with children "How does Felt Arrise?", Mouzon Felt Museum, Mouzon, France.
2004Report about "White moths" creations and workshop demonstration at EU conference "Artist vision in 2015", Vilnius, Lithuania.
2003Demonstration, Janina Monkute - Marks Museum - Gallery, Kedainiai; Lithuania.
2002Demonstration "How does Felt Arrise?", "Textile - Workers and Artists' Guild", Kaunas, Janina Monkute - Marks Museum - Gallery, Kedainiai; Lithuania.
2001Report "Traditional and Modern Textile of Scotland", Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania.
2001Report "Discoveries and Popularization of Felt Technique" (slides),to members of International Feltmakers Association, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K..
2001Report "Creative activities of the group "White Moths": organisation of International Textile Symposium "Felt 98", exhibitions in differents cities of Lithuania" (30 min.video, slides), Art academy of Edinburg, Scotland, U.K.

TV
2007June 15 on Leewarden TV "Hedendaagse textielkunst uit Litouwen".
2004February 22 on LRT TV "Ievos Pievos" Commentary about group "Baltos kandys"("White Moths").
2002September 3 on Deutsche Welle TV Commentary about group "Baltos kandys" ("White Moths").
2002October 14 on LRT TV Commentary about group "Baltos kandys"("White Moths").

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