Biography

Biography

Algis Griškevičius was born on 1954 in Vilnius.
Finished school in 1973. The same year he went to army till 1975.
Worked as artist’s assistant in Opera and Ballet House from 1976 to 1980.
Studied at Vilnius Art Institute (now Academy) from 1980 to 1985.
At the same time worked as senior artist – scene painter in Vilnius Youth Theatre from 1980 to 1990. Working as a freelance artist from 1990.
Participating in exhibitions from 1986.
Arranged 64 personal exhibition and participated in over 100 group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad.
His works had been shown in exhibitions around the world in: Latvia, Laos, Tunisia, Holland, Germany, Great Britain, France, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Portugal, Sweden, USA, Croatia, Austria, China, Belgium, Italy, Vietnam, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Canada.
In recent years, besides painting Algis is making photography and makes objects from wood, copper and brass.

There are published books on Algis artworks

“Painting. Objects. Photographs”, 2004, published by “Kultūros barai”
Calendar for 2007: A. Griškevičius ‘Signs of the Zodiac’, J. Erlickas ‘Astrological Forecast’, published by “Apostrofa”
Photography book “Miracles of Mikališkės”, 2009, published by “Tyto Alba “.
In 2013 a book of poetry by Antanas A. Jonynas illustrated with paintings by Algis Griskevicius “Vilnius, The river flows below” had been published. The book is devoted to Vilnius city.

2016 “NoRoutine Books” has published a limited edition of photography Books of Algis Griskevicius called “TADA”

His works have been acquired by

Lithuanian Art Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
Ethnographic Museum of Alytus, Lithuania
Money Museum of the Bank of Lithuania
Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Cinema Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Tretyakov Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Museum of Fine Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Danish Museum of Photography. Herning, Denmark
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum New Jersey, USA
European Parliament Brussels
Art collectors in various countries

Awards

2014 – Lithuanian Republic price for Culture and Art
2010 – Order of Special Merit for Lithuania
2009 – Second position in International Caroun Photo Club (CPC) competition, (Vancouver, Canada)
2008 – Laureate of LATGAA (Lithuanian Artists’ Rights Association). Golden Star for the most popular visual artist
2008 – Lithuanian Artists Association’s Golden Badge for the best exhibitions in 2007.
2007 – Laurynas Ivinskis premium for the best calendar of the year.

2006 – Henkel Art Award Nominee
2005 – The first place in the national contest for the best Lithuanian landscape at Klaipėda Picture Hall and Baroti gallery.
1999–2000 – Premium for painting in national exhibition ‘The Beginning of the End’ in Klaipėda Picture Hall and Baroti gallery.
1997 – Lithuanian Artists Association premium for creative continuation of Lithuanian tradition in the annual exhibition of Lithuanian painters.
1994 – Ministry of Environment of Lithuanian Republic premium for a painting work in exhibition ‘To Beautify Lithuania’.