Biography

Kristina Daukintytė Aas (b. 1978 Klaipėda, Lithuania) works with digital jacquard weave, embroidery, installations, video and collage. In her works she appeals to our tactile sense through a deliberate and steady craftsmanship. She questions our perceptual understanding and the relationship we have with our surroundings.

Kristina graduated from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2011. Since 2013, she has been working mostly with digital jacquard weave: a technique that unites the old way of thinking on woven surface with the new digital technology. She works as a textile designer at Innvik AS, a weaving mill in Western Norway.

Kristina’s clear understanding of textile techniques, both through her artistic career and work in the industry gives her a reflective attitude on today´s artisanal handcraft. At the same time she is developing her own visual idiom. Her works have similarity  that they change expression from looking flat and complex to having dimension and visual depth, depending on the viewer’s standpoint. Both the technical aspect and the meaning that occurs in the woven layers, provides a quiet yet disturbed message.

 


RESUME KRISTINA D. AAS


Education

2009 – 11
Master in Fine Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway
2006 – 09
Bachelor in Textile Arts, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Textile Department, Bergen, Norway
2001 – 02
Media design, Gjøvik Univeristy College, Gjøvik, Norway
1998 – 00 
GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Aalesund Univeristy College, Ålesund, Norway


Upcoming Exhibitions

2016
World of Threads Festival, The Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Oakville, Canada
Textile Art of Today, International Textile Art Triennial, Poprad, Slovakia
Textile Art of Today, International Textile Art Triennial, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
Textile Art of Today, International Textile Art Triennial, Gyor, Hungary
2017
Textile Art of Today, International Textile Art Triennial, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic


Solo Exhibitions

2016
Entertwine, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway together with Karina Nøkleby Presttun
Vine, together with Karina N. Presttun, KRAFT, Bergen, Norway
Exhibition at Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy, Norway
2013
Over/Under/Over: Solo exhibition at Galleri Format, Bergen, Norway.
2005
Drømmevandring: Solo Exhibition Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter, Molde, Norway
2004
Kjole i bilde-bilde i kjole: Gallery Innsikt, Isfjord, Norway


Group Exhibitions

2016
VII Biennial of Lithuanian Textile Art, TEXTILE: BODY & SOUL,Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania
Added Value, Rom 8, Bergen, Norway
Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan, USA
2015
Mønstring, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway
Vevringutstillinga, Naustdal, Norway
Textile Art of Today, International Textile Art Triennial, Bratislava, Slovakia
Out of the Box, the IX International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, Janina-Monkute Marks museum, Kedainiai, Lithuania
Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA
Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Out of the Box, the IX International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, Vilnius, Lithuania
The 9th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, South Korea
NordArt 2015, International Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany
10×10=100% JACQUARD in Vilnius, Titanikas, Lithuania
2014
Dynamic Textile, international exhibition in Panavezys, Lithuania
Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale, China
Contextile, Textile Biennial in Guimarães, Portugal
Exhibition at Sekken, Norway
Play and Decay, Galera, UMI, Vilnius, Lithuania together with Karina Presttun, Hilde Frantzen and Gro Nevelsaker
SABOTasje: jacquard stories, Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Innvik, Norway
Springexhibition 2014, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013
Play and Decay: group show at Gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania
Pop up exhibition at Trykk:trykK, Bergen, Norway
2012
Kunsthåndverk 2012 (National Exhibition of Applied Arts): The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
RAFF designer an exhibitor, under design week in Bergen, Norway
Trykk:trykK: group show at Gro og Navle, Bergen, Norway
ODDS: International exhibition in Odda, Norway.
2011
Experiments with light: International Juried Exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania
Soft Technology 2011: International Exhibition, Gallery 3,14, Bergen, Norway
Pines and Powerlines:  MA Exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
Soft Technology 2011: International Exhibition, Gallery SOFT, Oslo, Norway
2010
Kunsthåndverk 2010 (National Exhibition of Applied Arts): The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway.
Felt 2010: Goup Show, textile gallery Artifex, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2009
Under the Surface: together with Ruta Sipalyte, Unesco Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
Welcome to our home: Group show at Østre Skostredet 5, Bergen, Norway
2006
Våryr: Group show at Rose atelier, Molde, Norway
2005
Hjertespor: together with Anita Vik Wætthen, Gallery Parko, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2004
Exhibition at Haram Kunstlag, Vatne, Norway  together with G.N. Morstøl
Erotic Art: Juried  Exhibition at gallery Innsikt, Isfjord, Norway
2002
International Exhibition at  Landbruksmuseet, Vikebukt, Norway


Collections

2016
The Fund for Crafts, for Kunstindustrimuseet in Oslo, Norway
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, USA


Awards

2015
Honorable mention at The 9th Cheongju International Craft Biennale
3rd Place for the work Broken from Surface Design Association’s Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts Exhibition at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Selections, Awards  & Catalog
The jury diploma for the sense of materiality from the IX International Biennial of Textile Miniatures in Vilnius, Lithuania.
2014
Bronze prize for textile work Flies, Nantong International Contemporary Craft Biennale, China


Projects (organizing)

2015
Organizing and curating Exhibition 10×10=100% JACQUARD in Vilnius, Lithuania
2014
Organizing and curating Exhibition SABOTasje in Innvik, Norway.
2013
Publishing Odds – text compilation.
2012
Organising and curating Exhibition Odds in Odda, Norway.
2011
Apparel: designing collection in merino wool Inspired by Askeladden in cooperation with  JOPO AS, Bergen, Norway.
2007 – 08
Working with materials and costumes for a theater piece  Desse Auga, Rogaland Theater, Norway


Projects (participating)

2015
The Migrating Birds project, Kupiškis, Lithuania. Workshop with different Lithuanian artists.
2010
Felt 2010: International workshop in Alanta, Lithuania.
2008
The Migrating Birds project, Birštonas, Lithuania. Workshop with different Lithuanian artists.


Duties

2015
Curator and organiser exhibition 10×10=100% JACQUARD in Vilnius, Lithuania
2014
Curator and organiser at exhibition SABOTasje in Innvik, Norway
2013 –
Board Member in The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts West representing Sogn og Fjordane.
2012
One of the curators at ODDS, International Exhibition in Odda, Norway
2004 – 05
Board Member in Haram Kunstlag


Work Experience

2015
Teacher at courses for VISP, Bergen
2013 –
Textile designer at Innvik AS, Innvik, Norway
2009 – 12
Freelance lecturer at Bergen National Academy of the Arts, different courses for textile  and design students Bergen, Norway
2002 – 03
Graphic designer at EKH Trykk, Molde, Norway


Grants

2016
Sogn and Fjordane County Council Arts Scholarship
1-year Working Grant, Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2015
Travel support for Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, USA,
Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts, OCA
Travel support for NordArt 2015, International Art Exhibition, Büdelsdorf, Germany Norwegian Association ofArts and Crafts, OCA
NBK scholarship (National Organization for Visual Artists in Norway) for 10×10=100% JACQUARD exhibition at Titanikas, in Vilnius, Lithuania
NK scholarship (National Organization for Applied Artists in Norway) for 10×10=100% JACQUARD exhibition at Titanikas, in Vilnius, Lithuania
Support for 10×10=100% JACQUARD exhibition at Titanikas, in Vilnius, Lithuania OCA (Office for Contemporary Art  Norway)
2014
NBK scholarship (National Organization for Visual Artists in Norway) for artists working in Sogn og Fjordane
Support for exhibition SABOTasje at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Arts Council Norway
Support for exhibition SABOTasje at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Stryn Municipality
Support for exhibition SABOTasje at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Sogn og Fjordane County
Support for exhibition SABOTasje at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
Travel support for Contextile, Textile Biennial in Guimarães, Portugal, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
Travel support for Spring exhibition, Denmark, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
Travel support for Play and Decay in Vilnius, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
Travel support for Play and Decay in Vilnius, Lithuania Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2013
Support for the exhibition Play and Decay  in Kaunas, Lithuania, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2012
Support for the publication Odds, Bergen Municipality Scholarship (2 years) for young, newly established artists, Arts Council Norway, NK
2011
Support for the exhibition Experiments with Light in Kaunas, Lithuania, Arts Council Norway
Establishment scholarship, Bergen Municipality


Memberships

NK
The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts
NTA
Nordic Textile Art
SDA
Surface Design Association