GEDVILE GRACE BUNIKYTE
Grace B aka Gedvile Bunikyte (b. 1984, Kaunas) is a visual artist currently living and working in Vilnius, Vienna and London.
Gedvile’s body of work consists primarily of works on paper. The artistic practice is perceived as a meditative process that is deeply influenced by the artist’s interests in philosophy, psychology, religions, mysticism and spirituality.
Ancient spiritual writings, texts on non-duality, physics, especially theories and writings of the physicist David Bohm, philosophy, writers such as the poet William Yeats and the 18th century scientist Emanuel Swedenborg as well as art that dates back thousands of years, such as prehistoric origin cave paintings, early religious and mystical art and more recent Art movements from the 20th century such as Suprematism altogether form Gedvile’s main source of inspiration. This is the basis of her conceptual and theoretical foundations that are consequently converted into geometric abstract drawings.
Conceptually and visually it is standing on the foundation and legacy that is accumulated and being passed down since the first art works that are known to our collective human history and with the help and support of such knowledge advancing into the territory of the unknown.
1984 Born Lithuania, Kaunas
2007 Ba Goldsmiths University London
2014 The Two Kinds Of Order, Malonioji 6, Vilnius, Lithuania 1 – 22 Feb (Solo Show)
2014 Uninterrupted By History, SWDZ, Vienna, Austria, 28 Mar -16 April (Solo Show)
2014 Mix, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK 18 Jul – 13 Sep (Group Show with artists such as Damien Hirst, Jessica Albarn, The Chapman Brothers, Peter Blake)
2014 Parallel Vienna, Austria 1- 5 Oct (Group Show/ Selected Artist)
2014 Curated By Paul Smith & Friends London, UK 14-18 Oct (Group Show/ Selected Artist)
2014 Unity – Inner And Outer Aspects Of Reality, Rudolf Steiner House, 27th October – 21st November, London, UK (Solo Show)
2014/2015 Q14 Vilnius, Lithuania 5 Nov – 2 Jan ( Lithuanian Art Quadriennale / Selected Artist)
2015 Sculpture No.1 And A White Drawing, SWDZ, Vienna, Austria 18 Feb – 14 March (Solo Show)
2015 Parallel Vienna, Austria, September 23rd – 27th (Selected Artist / Artists Statement)
2016 Chainlink Gallery, Los Angeles, US, January 16th - March 6th (Solo Show)
PRESS / PUBLICATIONS
Secret Thirteen - Interview
Green for all Seasons - The Art of Meditation
art:i:curate - Parallel Vienna 2015 // Artist Gedvile Bunikyte On How Art Can Ignite The Desire To Reconnect
A Raw Tip - Between lines and circles. Gedvile Bunikyte in conversation with Vincenzo Della Cort
Artillery Magazine - Review