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jstep (Jolanta Talaikiene)

New Jersey, USA

Tel. : 1 (908) 448 9170

Email : pranc1960@gmail.com

Site : www.jstepart.com

 

 

 

  

BIOGRAPHY 

 

Lithuanian artist, currently residing and working in the United States. A member of the Agora gallery in New York City, ARTsee artists group in Basking Ridge NJ and the group of the Center for Contemprorary Art in Bedminster NJ. 

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

1984 - 1988 

 

VILNIUS ART ACADEMY , Vilnius, Lithuania

Graphic design                                                                                

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

 

2011 – Present

 

SELF –EMPLOYED, New Jersey, USA

 

Artist (Freelance)                                                                                             

 

Create original artworks for private clientele, also participate in various contests and events.

 

 

2003 – 2007 

 

SERVICE OF TECHNOLOGICAL SECURITY OF STATE DOCUMENTS

UNDER THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE , Vilnius, Lithuania

Senior Specialist   Created the designs for state documents including diplomas, certificates and others. Was a part of the team creating new Lithuanian passport.

 

 

2002 – 2011

  

SELF-EMPLOYED, Lithuania 
Children’s book illustrator                                                                            

 

Created illustrations and covers for various children’s books

Using different medium, in color and grayscale.

Worked with several publishers (‘Alma littera’; ‘Sviesa’) and authors (J. Laucius, J. Zilinskaite etc.) 

 

 

1998 - 2003 

 

MINISTRY OF THE INTERRIOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA,  Vilnius, Lithuania

PR Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Worked at the department of Public relations. Responsibilities included institution’s branding, website’s design and participated in organizing the events.

 

 

1997 – 1998

 

VILNIUS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lecturer                                                                                                    

 

Taught the introductory course to designing process, from the gathering of the ideas, to developing them and creating the final product.

  

 

1993 – 1996 

 

LITHUANIAN FILM STUDIO, Vilnius, Lithuania

Junior Animator                                                                                    

Worked as an animator, creating the movement from the static images.

  

 

EXHIBITIONS

  

2017

 

Agora gallery,  NYC, New York

Jolanta Talaikiene up-close (June 2017)

‘Unbound Perspectives’ 

 

The Center For Contemporary Art, Watchung, New Jersey

Members Juried Exhibition (February 2017)                                                                

 

 

2016                                                                                  

 

29th Skylands Juried Exhibition, Newton, New Jersey

Best in show,  (May 2016)

 

 

2015 

 

The Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey

Honorable mention                                                                  

 

Somerset County Artists’ Event, Somerset, New Jersey 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Blouin International Gallery Guide, (April, 2016)

Painting “The Secret Of Birth”

3rd place winner at Art Forward contest ‘Dialogue with myself’

 

www.phenomenalisms.com (November, 2016)

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