BIOGRAPHY

    Alge Julija was born in Vilnius 1992. When she was 5 years old she started to attend J.Stauskaite Art School of Youth. She continued her studies in J.Vienozinskis School of Art, where she realised, that she is interested in field of printmaking, she received printmaking diploma with honors and continued her education in National M.K.Ciurlionis School of Art, where she got high education diploma in Arts department. Soon after graduation she started Bachelour studies in Finnish University of Arts/Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki during which she made the one year exchange study in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, where she was introduced into glass blowing techniques and got University offer to continue her studies there. With broken heart she returned to Finland to her Alma Mater and went to Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki to continue her education in glass. She decided to get a professional degree in glassblowing at Tavastia Vocational College in Historical Nuutajarvi Glass Village. She completed her professional degree in glassblowing in Finnish language and got her apprenticeship at Aalto University School of Arts. At the moment she completed her Master degree in Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts, Helsinki in Printmaking department. Her Master Thesis: Illuminated Table became a part of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Library collection, while her Master work Evening Breakfast is in permanent Paavo and Päivi Lipponen Foundation collection. During her years in Finland and Israel Alge Julija collaborated and worked for international clients in the field of design and fine art: Kirsti Taiviola, Saara Renvall, Camilla Moberg, Anu Penttinen, Yasha Cyrinsky.

    Her works have been featured in Royal Academy of Fine Arts “KoMASK Masters Printmaking 2019“ in Antwerp. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in exhibition dedicated to Contemporary art from the Baltic Sea region: “There and Back Again” 2018, Helsinki. In Vilnius Rathaus at “World Lithuanian Artists Exhibition” dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Lithuanian Independency 2018. “Finland 100 year Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Foundation Collection Exhibition” at Salon Dahlmann 2017, Berlin. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts “International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC“ in Taichung.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 09 “Evening Breakfast“ Kässärin Gallery, Seinäjoki

2016 09 “Ocean, studies of pattern, texture and color“ Tasku Gallery, Helsinki

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 11 14 “KoMASK Masters Printmaking 2019“, Lange Zaal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

2018 10 05 "Century sheets", Gallery "Arka", Vilnius

2018 07 01 "World Lithuanian Artists Exhibition" dedicated to 100th Anniversary of Lithuanian Independency. Rathaus Vilnius

2018 02 09 "There and Back Again". Contemporary art from the Baltic Sea region, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

2017 06 "Finland 100 year Päivi and Paavo Lipponen Foundation Collection Exhibition" Salon Dahlmann, Berlin

2016 10 “Paradox“ Project Room Gallery, Helsinki

2016 05“ Art and religion“ Tasku Gallery, Helsinki

2016 06 “ International Biennial Print Exhibit:2016 ROC“ . National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan.

2016 05 “Kuvan Kevat“ Exhibition laboratory, Helsinki

2016 02 “ Kuvataideakatemian opiskelijoiden teoksia Fondia-galleriassa“ Fondia Gallery, Helsinki

2016 02 “Kuvataideakatemian näyttely“ Exhibition laboratory, Helsinki

2015 05 “Exchange zone“ International student exhibition. Fine Arts Department Main gallery Jerusalem, Israel

2015 03 “Miniprint“ mini prints of Israeli artists. “Zikit studio“ Fine Art Print Gallery. Ramot Meir, Israel.

2014 03 Pop-up exhibition “Material assamblages“. Printmaking department space, Helsinki

2013 11 Bachelour exhibition. “Kuva tila“ gallery, Helsinki

2013 10 Artists book exhibition. Gallery “Katariina“, Helsinki

2012 “From Surface to Space“. Suvilahti hall, Helsinki

2011 First year students‘ exhibition. Kaiku gallery, Helsinki

2011 Poster exhibition “Crossroads“ in the memory of writer J.Ivanauskaite 50 years birth anniversary. “Vartai“ gallery, Vilnius

EDUCATION

2011-2019 Academy of Fine Arts, Univesity of the Arts, Helsinki

2016-2018 Glass school,Nuutajärvi glass village

2017 Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz workshop, Nuutajärvi glass village

2016 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki

2014-2015 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

2009-2011 National M.K.Ciurlionis School of Art, Vilnius

2005-2009 Vilnius J.Vienozinskis Art School, Vilnius

1998-2005 Vilnius J.Stauskaite Children and Youth Art School, Vilnius

INTERNSHIPS

2018  Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki

2015 Artist Yasha Cyrinsky assistent at Yasha studio, Tel Aviv

COLLECTIONS

Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Paavo and Päivi Lipponen Foundation, Helsinki

Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung Taiwan

Suomen Taideyhdistyks Finnish Art Society – Art Lottery 2016

AWARDS

2016 06 Selected award“ International Biennial Print Exhibit:2016 ROC“ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

2011 2nd place Poster exhibition “Crossroads“ in the memory of writer J.Ivanauskaite 50 years birth anniversary. “Vartai“ gallery, Vilnius

GRANTS

2016 Anita Snellman foundation grant

2016 Academy of Fine Arts, Univesity of the Arts, Helsinki Material support grant

2014 Academy of Fine Arts, Univesity of the Arts, Helsinki

Exchange studies grant

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