• Simple Movement 4
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 5
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 6
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 7
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 11
    • oil on canvas
    • 24" x 40"
    • Simple Movement 9
    • oil on canvas
    • 24" x 40"
    • Simple Movement 10
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 12
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 13
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 14
    • oil on canvas
    • 20" x 48"
    • Simple Movement 2
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"
    • Simple Movement 3
    • oil on canvas
    • 16" x 20"

Artist Statement

The richly layered compositions of Rimas Čiurlionis’ oil paintings express the interaction and relation of color and form. It is difficult to determine from where one form or another arises, both rational and emotional are side by side. It can be a memory or a fascination or allusion, a manifestation of traditions or influences. Each person is an impulse to another. The same is true for an artwork.  And the relation between the work and the viewer appears between them as in the meeting of two fields that are able to either augment the other or to destroy it. 

“Art is a means by which we can, for an instant, stop the mind or move it more forcefully in a direction to which we are unaccustomed.” “A work is a reflection of my thought and aspiration which is rewritten and repeated day in and day out in a different quality, at times perceiving that it is the infinite, which joins me to everything, which changes me and which I am changing.” 

Artist Bio

Rimas Čiurlionis was born in Kaunas, Lithuania (1959). After graduating from Stepas Zukas College of Art, he worked as a fresco conservator at the Pažaislis Monastery and painted extensively. Since 1992, he has been living and working in Chicago. Čiurlionis regularly participates in solo and group exhibitions as well as major international expositions including Expo Chicago, SOFA Chicago and others.  His work can be found in US and European galleries and public and private collections including the US Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania, the Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library and Museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, Harris Bank/Bank of
Montreal in Chicago, IL.

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2017    SPACE Gallery, Structural Integrity – Denver, CO

SPACE Gallery, Best of 2017 – Denver, CO

2016    SOFA Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design – Chicago, IL

Art Hamptons – Bridgehampton, NY

The Jim and Tammy Show Lakeside Studio 1969-2010 – Tom Robinson Gallery

2015    Expo Chicago Special Exhibitions – Chicago, IL

SOFA Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design – Chicago, IL

Art Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, FL

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair – Palm Springs, CA

Art Silicon Valley/ San Francisco – San Mateo, CA

2014    Expo Chicago Special Exhibitions – Chicago, IL

SOFA Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design – Chicago, IL

2013    Art San Diego – San Diego, CA

SOFA Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design – Chicago, IL

Spectrum Miami – Miami, FL

2012    Art Palm Beach – West Palm Beach, FL

US Embassy Vilnius sponsored Solo Show – Vilnius, Lithuania

Architectural Digest Home Design Show – New York, NY

2011    SOFA Sculpture Objects and Functional Art – Chicago, IL

2010    Galerija 101 Vytautas Magnus University – Kaunas, Lithuania, Solo Show

2009    Art in Embassies Program, US Department of State

SOFA  Sculpture Objects & Functional Art – Chicago, IL

2007    Riverside Art Center – Riverside, ILSolo Show

Galerija AVJazz – Kaunas, LithuaniaSolo Show

2003    Flatfile Gallery – Chicago, ILA Global Language, Group Show

SOFA – Sculpture Objects & Functional Art – Chicago, IL

Katie Gingrass Gallery – Milwaukee, WIFor the Office, Group Show

2002    Collins Fine Art – Chicago, ILSurfaces, Solo Show

2001    Collins Fine Art – Chicago, ILMemories, Solo Show

2000    Collins Fine Art – Chicago, ILBalance, Solo Show

Lakeside Gallery – Lakeside, MIResidency Show

Palm Springs Art Expo – Palm Springs, CA

1999    Gallery 224 – Laguna Beach, CASolo and Group Shows

Galeria Amalia Mahoney – Chicago, IL

Linda Warren Fine Art – Los Angeles, CA

Belloc-Lowndes Gallery – Chicago, IL

Lakeside Gallery – Lakeside, MI

1998    Riverside Art Center – Riverside, IL

1997    Loyola University Medical Center – Maywood, ILSolo Show

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture – Chicago, IL

1996    Riverside Arts Center – Riverside, ILSolo Show

1990    Schwalenburg Kunstlerhaus – Schwalenburg, Germany

Lemgo Art Competition – Lemgo, Germany

1989    Lippische Kresihaus – Detmold, GermanySolo Show

Selected Collections and Commissions

Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal 2008 – Chicago, IL

Loyola University Medical Center – Maywood, IL

Lippische Kreishaus – Detmold, Germany

Pazaislis Monastery – Kaunas, Lithuania

Cathedral of Telsiai – Telsiai, Lithuania

 

Awards

2007    Lithuanian Society Cultural Award for Art

2000    Lakeside Studio – Lakeside, MIResidency

1999    Midway Airport Terminal Art Competition – Chicago, ILFinalist

1990    Kunstlerhaus Schwalenberg – Schwalenberg, GermanyResidency

1990    800 Year Anniversary Art Competition – Lemgo, GermanySecond Prize

Publications

2000    Art Scene Chicago 2000, ed.Ivy Sundell

1998    The Chicago Art Scene, ed. Ivy Sundell

1994    Lithuanian Artists in North America, ed. Algimantas Kezys

1993    Alan Artner, Chicago Tribune

1993    Marja Hagborg, The Sun

1990    Kunstler Sehen die Alte Hansestadt Lemgo, exhibition catalog