Birutė Lemke Emerging artist
Birutė Lemke (b. 1975) has a degree from Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics (BA, 1997). After many years of work in the field of finance she decided to change her career completely, left her former job and engaged in the full time painting studies. In 2022 she graduated in the masters programme of the Vilnius Academy of Arts Department of Painting, Vilnius, Lithuania. Her studies also included an internship at the Prague Academy of Arts, Painting Studio No 1 in the winter semester of 2021. In spring 2022 she participated in the KUNO Network Intensive Workshop BOARDER AS A PLACE, organised by five Nordic / Baltic Art Academies members of KUNO network. Birutė has held both solo shows and group exhibitions since 2010. The most recent ones are group exhibition TARP/BETWEEN at the Titanikas gallery in Vilnius in July 2022 and solo show PAPRAGGARDEN at the Akademija gallery, Vilnius in April 2022. Her work was selected for an open-air exhibition by Vilnius Municipality Art Without a Roof 2022. The same year she became a finalist of A.Švėgžda drawing competition.