Laisvydė Šalčiūtė

Creating for children to me is a journey to the immense world of wonders and good, a place where everything is possible, a place which grown-ups, too, can sometimes visit and draw strength from there. When I create for children, I remember that miracles are always around, somewhere nearby. All I need to do is notice them. And so I start looking ad discover.

Born: February 2, 1964, Kaunas, Lithuania.
1989 Graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts.
1988 Started participating in exhibitions.
1990 Member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.
Vilnius, Lithuania
Painting, photography, installation, printmaking, book writing and illustration;
The artist also organizes and curates exhibitions and projects.
Laisvydė Šalčiūtė has held almost 30 solo exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, and participated in 100 foreign and Lithuanian group exhibitions, including a number of international book illustration shows (International Book Illustration Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, 2002; International Children’s Books Illustration Biennial, Teheran, Iran, 1991; Beij’ 01, European Book Illustration Biennial, Aki, Japan, 2001). She also participated in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition (2001, 2003).
Illustrarium: Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration“, Bologna children’s book fair, Italy, 2011.
Travelling exhibition “Contemporary Lithuanian Children’s Book Illustration“, Italy, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, 2013.
2002 Diploma, 8th International Venice Book Illustration Exhibition “Round Red”.

2006 Diploma of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition; the IBBY Lithuanian Section Award for the best book for the youngest reader 2005; Prize, Exhibition “Space, Plane, Body. Prints, Sculpture”, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.

2007 Lithuanian Art Creators’ Association Award.

Ar bijai sušlapti? (Are you afraid to get wet?), Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2010.

Žiemos pasaka (The Winter Tale): [fairy-tale], Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2006.

Raudonas kamuolys (The Red Ball): [fairy-tale], Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2005. Diploma of the Most Beautiful Lithuanian Books Competition.

Nykštuko kepurėlė (The Elf’s Cap): [fairy-tale], Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 2005. IBBY Lithuanian Section Award for the best book for the youngest reader 2005.