D. Aas, Kristina

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Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 26. september 2020 --

Kristina Daukintytė Aas (b. 1978 Klaipėda, Lithuania, lives in Bergen, Norway) 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 part time 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.

Besøksadresse
C. Sundts gate 55
5004 Bergen

Kontakt
E-postadresse: kristina.d.aas@gmail.com
Web: http://www.kristina.no

CV

EDUCATION
2009-2011 MA studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway
2006-2009 BA at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, textiles department, Norway
2001­­-2002 Gjøvik University College, Norway. Media.
1998-2000 Ålesund University College, Norway. GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 "Garment Exchange" at Gallery Artifex, together with Karina N. Presttun, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018 "Garment Exchange" at Gallery Christinegård, together with Karina N. Presttun, Bergen, Norway
2017 "Det Dobbelte", Gamle Innvik Ullvarefabrikk together with Karina N. Presttun, Innvik, Norway
2017 "Shed", Hå Gamle Prestegård, Stavanger, Norway with Karina N. Presttun
2016 "Entertwine", Kunstbanken, Hamar together with Karina N. Presttun, Norway
2016 "Vines", Galleri Kraft, Bergen, together with Karina N. Presttun, Norway
2016 Solo 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy, Norway
2019 Gustav Gaudernack. The Magic of Enamel. KUBE Ålesund, Norway
2019 INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY, Lodz, Poland
2019 GARDEN OF EDEN - GROUP EXHIBITION AT NEUHAUS CASTLE, Haslach, Austria
2019 "CONNECTIONS", Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia
2019 "Springexhibition 2019", Charlottenborg, together with Karina N. Presttun, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 The 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, NY, USA
2018 In Black and White: Art Meets Writing Exhibition at the SAA Collective, Illinois, USA
2018 ARTAPESTRY 5, international juried exhibition, Silkeborg Bad in Denmark
2018 ARTAPESTRY 5, international juried exhibition, Kulturcentrum Ronneby in Sweden
2018 ARTAPESTRY 5, international juried exhibition, Mark Rothko Artcentre, Daugavpils in Latvia
2017 Kunstmaand Ameland 2017, with Karina N. Presttun, Rijswijk, Netherlands
2017 Rijswijk Textile Biennial together with Karina N. Presttun, Rijswijk, Netherlands
2016-2017 "Textile Art of Today", International Textile Art Triennial,Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
2016 "Textile Art of Today", International Textile Art Triennial, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2016 "Textile Art of Today", International Textile Art Triennial, Gyor, Hungary
2016 World of Threads Festival, The Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC), Oakville, Canada
2016 VII Biennial of Lithuanian Textile Art, TEXTILE: BODY & SOUL,Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016 Added Value, Rom 8, Bergen, Norway
2016 "Textile Art of Today", International Textile Art Triennial, Poprad, Slovakia
2016 Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan, USA
2015 Vevringutstillininga, Naustdal, Norway
2015 "Out of the Box", the IX International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, Janina-Monkute Marks museum, Kedainiai, Lithuania (2015 September 4 – 2015 October 17)
2015 "Hands+: Coexistence & Expansion", the 9Th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Republic of Korea
2015 "Textile Art of Today", International Textile Art Triennial, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015-2016 "Mønstring", Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde, Norway
2015-2016 "Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge", The Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan, USA
2015 "Materialities Contemporary Textile Arts", Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
2015 "Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge", Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
2015 "NORDART 2015", International Art Exhibition in Büdelsdorf, Germany
2015 "Out of the Box", the IX International Biennial of Textile Miniatures, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015 "10x10=100% JACQUARD", Titanikas, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014 Nantong International Craft Biennale, China
2014 "Contextile", Textile Biennial in Guimarães, Portugal
2014 "Play and Decay", Galera, UMI, Vilnius, Lithuania together with Karina Presttun, Hilde Frantzen and Gro Nevelsaker
2014 "SABOTasje: jacquard stories", Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Innvik, Norway
2014 "Springexhibition 2014", Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Group show at gallery Parken, Bergen, December
2013 “Play and Decay”: group show at Gallery 101, Kaunas, Lithuania. 5th to 29th of November.
2013 Pop up exhibition at Trykk:trykK, Bergen, October
2012 Kunsthåndverk 2012 (National Exhibition of Applied Arts): The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway
2012 RAFF designer an exhibitor, under design week in Bergen, Norway
2012 Trykk:trykK: group show at Gro og Navle, Bergen, Norway
2012 ODDS: International exhibition in Odda, Norway.
2011 "Experiments with light", juried international group exhibition, Kaunas, Lithuania.
2011 "Soft Technology 2011", juried international group exhibition Galleri 3,14, Bergen, Norway
2011 "Soft Technology 2011", juried international group exhibition Gallery Soft, Oslo, Norway
2011 "Pines and Powerlines", MA exhibition 2011, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2010 "Under the surface", Art gallery in Anyksciai, Lithuania with Ruta Sipalyte.
2009 "Under the surface", Unesco gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania with Ruta Sipalyte.

AWARDS
2018 2. prize In Black and White: Art Meets Writing Exhibition at the SAA Collective, Illinois, USA
2018 1. prize at juried exhibition at Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington, USA
2015 Honorable Mention at "Hands+: Coexistence & Expansion", the 9Th Cheongju International Craft Competition, Republic of Korea
2015 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
2015 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

COLLECTIONS
2018 NKIM (Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum), National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim, Norway
2016 Art and Industry Museum in Oslo, Norway
2015 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Also privat collections

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS/SUPPORT
2019 Establishment scholarship, Bergen Municipality
2019 Travel support, for International exhibition “CONNECTIONS”, Tartu, Estonia by Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2019 Travel support, for International exhibition “Garden of Eden”, Haslach, Austria by Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2019 Diversestipend, (project scholarship) Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2018 Travel support for the exhibition “Garment Exchange” in Vilnius, Lithuania by Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2017 1-year Working Grant, Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2016 Sogn and Fjordane County Council Arts Scholarship
2016 1-year Working Grant, Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2015 Travel suport for “NORDART”, Germany, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts, OCA
2015 Travel suport for “EXTREME FIBERS”, USA, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts, OCA
2015 NBK scholarship (National Organization for Visual Artists in Norway) for “10×10=100% JACQUARD” exhibition at Titanikas, in Vilnius, Lithuania
2015 NK scholarship (National Organization for Applied Artists in Norway) for “10×10=100% JACQUARD” exhibition at Titanikas, in Vilnius, Lithuania
2015 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
2014 Support for exhibition “SABOTasje” at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Arts Council Norway
2014 Support for exhibition “SABOTasje” at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Stryn Municipality
2014 Support for exhibition “SABOTasje” at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Sogn og Fjordane County
2014 Support for exhibition “SABOTasje” at Innvik Old Weaving Mill, Norway, Arts Council Norway, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2014 Travel suport for “Contextile”, Textile Biennial in Guimarães, Portugal, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2014 Travel suport for “Spring exhibition”, Denmark, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2014 Travel suport for “Play and Decay” in Vilnius, Norwegian Association of Arts and Crafts
2014 Travel suport 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
2012 Scholarship (2 years) for young, newly established artists, Arts Council Norway, NK
2011 Travel support for the exhibition “Experiments with Light” in Kaunas, Lithuania, Arts Council Norway
2011 Establishment scholarship for young artists, Bergen Municipality

"Bed Cover" jacquard woven textile piece.
"Bed Cover", Detail of jacquard woven textile piece.
"Multicolored Self Portrait", jacquard woven textile.
"Multicolored Self Portrait", Detail 0f jacquard woven textile.