About the author
Valerija Vija Tarabildienė studied monumental painting at the Vilnius Institute of Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts) from 1960 to 1967. Since 1968 participated in over 150 joint exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. She has held 36 solo exhibitions. Participant of international plein-air exhibitions. Created over 20 murals and frescoes in interiors. Painter, watercolourist, teacher. Participant of international watercolour biennials. Her watercolour compositions have been awarded prizes at the International Watercolour Triennial /Riga 2001/, Vilnius Art Museum and Čiurlionis Gallery /Chicago/ in the competition "Lithuanian Way" //2005/. Silver Honour Mark at the 7th World Samogitian Exhibition "The Year of the Battle of the Sun" /2016/.
The works of the artist V. Vija Tarabildienė reflect many years of creative search, a distinctive approach to the world and art, and are open to the future.
The theme of REMEMBRANCE is prominent in her work. The artist's impulses are wide-ranging. She draws not only from her impressions, local tradition and environment, but also from the rich layers of cultural memory and ancient civilisations. She seeks what is reliable, stable, eternal and a counterpoint to the chaos and instability of today. The author strives for a particular harmony and balance. Colour and line have a strong aesthetic impact in Vija's work.
V. Vija's works have been acquired by the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Samogitian Art Museum, and the Vilnius Academy of Arts Museum. The Library of the National University of Paris and in private collections in the USA, Germany, Poland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the United States, the Republic of Ireland and Canada.
Member of LDS since 1980. The artist has been awarded the status of Creator of Art.
Lithuanian Artists’ Association Member
This artist was acknowledged by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania