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Kaleidoscopic compositions of myth, abstraction and color, the paintings of Lithuanian artist Aushra who lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Russia, defy categorization. Often combining organic elements such as thistle, ocean shells, tree branches and blooming flowers with religious, cultural and art historical iconography, Aushra’s work reflects her fascination with psychology, context and storytelling.
Aushra first came to public attention in Verviers, Belgium in 1993, where she won a bronze medal in the Verviers International Fine Art Competition. Originally from Palanga, Lithuania, Aushra studied painting and received her MA degree at the renowned Saint Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy, named after its founder Alexander von Stieglitz. She is one of the most interesting artists to have emerged from the Russian art scene in the 1990s.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Dyan/Coguant Gallery Exhibition, Paris in 1990; Tokyo International Art Show in 1991; Autumn Art Fair, Paris, 1992; Exhibition at The Palais des Nations, Geneve, Switzerland in 2002; Corinthia Hotels International Show in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2004 and 2006; Annual Fine Art Shows at the Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir Aleksandrovich, Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2002-2006.
Aushra’s paintings have been exhibited globally at notable museums including the Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, the Museum of Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg, the Mariinsky Palace, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, the National Gallery of Bulgaria (Sofia) among other institutions. Her paintings are featured in various private and public collections in Europe and the United States.