Ray Bartkus. Installation “Lietuvos rytas” in art fair ARTVILNIUS’09

R. Bartkus resides and works in New York, USA

Born in 1961
1986 graduated from graphic arts at Lithuanian State Art Institute (today Vilnius Academy of Arts)

Selected Exhibitions
2001    “Best Illustrations of 2001“, New York Public Library, USA
2002     “Lithuanian Art“, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2003     “The Best Spot Illustrations 2003“, Annual SPD Competition, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA
“Picturing the Times“, Eastern European Illustrators for “New York Times“, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
2004     “The Art of the Times“, 25 years of Illustrations in the  “New York Times“, Society of Illustrators, New York, USA
2005     “Connectivity Power“, OSCE Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
2006     “Independent Drawing Gig #2“,  Contemporary Art Centre, Skopje, Macedonia
“Yesterday’s News is Tomorrow’s Art“, Lithuanian Cultural Centre, Warsaw, Poland
2007     “News“, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Independent Drawing Gig #3“, Quartier, den Hague, the Netherlands
“Cooler in the Shade“, Festival of Innovative Music, Intermedia  , New York, USA
2008     “DIVA NY 08“, New York, USA
Helsinki  Bienniale, Helsinki, Finland
“IDG4NY“, ArtBreak Gallery, New York, USA
“Prints“, Kairė–dešinė Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Forgeries“, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

Artworks acquired by:
The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, USA
Lithuanian Art Museum,  Vilnius, Lithuania
Vilnius University Library Graphic Art Collection, Vilnius, Lithuania
Various private collectors in the USA, Canada, Lithuania, Germany, France and other countries

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