Arūnė    TORNAU


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Personal Exhibitions

2006
Gallery Antras aukštas, Panevėžys, Lithuania

2005

Gallery Rūta

2004

Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuania
Gallery Meno nisa, Vilnius, Lithuania

2002

Gallery Stiklo karoliukai, Vilnius, Lithuania

2001

Gallery Akmens ženklai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Klaipėda Art Gallery, Klaipėda, Lithuania

2000   

Lithuanian State Philharmonic Society, Vilnius, Lithuania
Jan Linder Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

1999

Kauno Langas Gallery, Kaunas
Klaipeda Art Gallery, Klaipeda
"Rotunda" Gallery, Vilnius
Presidential Pallace, Vilnius

1996

Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius
Kauno Langas Gallery, Kaunas (with J. Bagdonaviciute)

1995

Gallery Lora, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Harnestad 3:23, Ahus, Sweden
Wahlmanska Huset, Hedemora, Sweden
Gallery Koridorius Plus, Vilnius

1994

Konsthall, Solvesborg, Sweden

1993

Folksam, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden

1992

Gallery Arka (with R. Weber), Vilnius
Gallery Vartai, Vilnius
Trygg Hansa, Stockholm, Sweden
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden (with G. Bergman and A. Adolfsson)

1991

Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

1990

Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

1980

Gallery of the Art Foundation, Vilnius, Lithuania

GROUP EXIBITIONS and WORKSHOPS

2006
Exhibition of Lithuanian Art, Linz, Austria

2005

Exhibition of Lithuanian artists, Historical Art Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
“Dialogue”, Lithuanian painting exhibition, “N” Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2004

Vilnius-Warszaw, The days of Lithuanian Art in Warszaw, Galeria Domu Artysty Plasyka, Poland
Lithuanian art exhibition in Art Gallery at Hornsgatan 64b (www.art.se), Stockholm, Sweden
Lithuanian Art, Baltrušaitis House, Moscow, Russia


2003

Space and magic of Nida, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania and Gallery Caisa, Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Finland
Between Vilnius and Kaunas, Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuania


2002

Exhibition Hall, Klaipėda, Lithuania

2001

Vartams 10, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania
Anthology of White, Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuania
Lithuanian Art Exhibition, Lvov, Ukraine
Väsby Konsthall, Upplands Väsby, Sweden


2000

20th International Art Fair, Jan Linder Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Exhibition of Lithuanian artists works, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China
Tradition and Future (Review Exhibition of Fine and Applied Arts 1997-2000)
Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania


1999
Exhibition of Contemporary Lithuanian Painting, Centre for Contemporary ART, Ankara, Turkey

1998

Mirrors, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

1997

The Lithuanian plastic exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates
Sharjah International Arts Biennial, United Arabic Emirates
Magic Realism, Exhibition of Lithuanian painting in Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
Erotica, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania

1996

Leads painting and collage workshop at 7th International Summer Academy TRIANGLE, Scheersberg, Germany
Exhibition of Lithuanian Graphics, Trelleborg Art Gallery on Hamngatan 4, Sweden
Contemporary Lithuanian Painting, National Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

1995

15th International Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden

1994

14th International Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Leads land art workshop at 5th International Summer Academy TRIANGLE, Scheersberg, Germany
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden (with A. Bryngelsson, O. H. Soriano, J. L. Moreau Romain, and E. Leischen)
Teachers of Stauskaite Art School, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

1993

13th International Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
4th International Summer Academy TRIANGLE, Scheersberg, Germany

1992

Lithuanian--German exhibition, Bilker Forum gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
International Symposium "Wind", Nida, Lithuania
1991
"Contemporary Lithuanian Painting", Schwetzingen, Germany
"12 Lithuanian Painters", Heppenheim, Germany

1990

Guest artist at Xylon Graphic Museum, Schwetzingen, Germany

1989

International Plainair, Voru, Estonia.

1988

"Lithuanian Youth" exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia
"Youth" exhibition, Moscow, Russia

BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Schwetzingen Zeitung", 1991.06.22, 23
"Kulturos Barai", 1991, 10
"Siaures Atenai, 1992.04
"Krantai", 1994.07-09
"Sydost", 1994.08.06
"Blekinge Lans Tidning", 1994.08.06;30
"Lietuvos Rytas", 1995.01.20; 1995.05.31; 11.19
"Lietuvos Aidas", 1996.06.14
"Literatura ir Menas", 1996.06.15
"Kauno Diena", 1996.11.16
"Verslo Zinios", 1996.05.04

EXERPTS FROM ARTICLES

...rational reconstruction of the past in collages of the "Stones" series ...easy to see how the past is idealized... (S. Mazeikaite "7 Meno Dienos" 1994.07.01)

Elegant, historically nostalgic, sensitively feminine objects of Arune Tornau interest me as the marks of self-expression variation. (E. Lubyte "Literatura ir Menas" 1991.11.09)

Neverending duality of temporal and eternal... revealing the state of of the universe formation... magic of colors and spectra. (A. Dapkute "7 Meno Dienos" 1992.03.10)

The surfaces of old things, walls and trees interest the painter because of relation to passing time, decay and dissociation. These marks have a philosophic as well as a formal meaning. Uneven, cracked object the artist values as especially pictorial. (I. Antanaviciute "Lietuvos Rytas" 1995.01.20)

...she prefers a spacial character of color, a variety of texture, a mumbling of half--tones, a mark hanging in an air, a materialization of time... In the list of her exhibitions Sweden and Germany leave Lithuania far behind. (V. Saviciunaite "Lietuvos Rytas" 1996.11.19)

Arune has constant connection with Sweden, not only related to the good sales of her work. Attraction to that country A. Tornau explains as due to severe nature, cold landscape and huge sky. Weather, coldness and ice affect also the colouring of her works which sometimes looks really nordic. (B. Balinskaite "Verslo zinios", 1996.06.04)

In A. Tornau works the world falls into pieces which stick together and become soaked matter in which sparkles only the sparks of fading tints... A psychologic introspection is the most important for A. Tornau, the most important paradigm is not a road, but rather a window, an opening through which an internal as well as an external cosmos are looked at. (A. Uzdavinys "Kauno Diena" 1996.11.16)