Ceramics | Undergraduate | Vilnius

Rūta Šipalytė


From 2011 to 2015 – Lecturer at the VAA Department of Ceramics.

From 1999 − Member of the Lithuanian Artists Association.

Participant of international exhibitions and symposia; 8 solo exhibitions.


2008 – Finalist prize, Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei.

2009 – Finalist prize, CERAMICA MULTIPLEX 2009, Varaždin City Museum, Croatia.

2015 – Honorable Mention, The 8th Gyenggy nternational Ceramic Bienalle 2015, International Competition GICB 2015 slected exhibition, Icheon, South Korea.


2000 – Residency fellowship in the Nordic Artists’ Centre (Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen) Norway.

2002 m. Sleipnir Travel Grant for Young Professional Practitioners of Art, Nordic Council of Ministers Information Office, Vilnius.

2010 m. The Culture Support Foundation of the Republic of Lithuania stipend for the International Symposium and exhibition at FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Eastern Europe Ceramic Museum, Fuping, Shanxi province, China.

Symposiums and work periods:

2001 – XIII International Ceramics Symposium at Panevezys Glass Factory, Panevezys, Lithuania.

2003 – 14th International Fine Bone China Symposium “Idea” at Fine Bone China factory “Jiesa”, Exhibition at Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery. Kaunas, Lithuania.

2004 – International Ceramic Symposium, anagama kiln firing, Tohisoo Culture Centre, Kohila, Estonia.

2009 – International ceramic symposium and exhibition at „Dehua Yueji Kiln International Contemporary Ceramic Art Center”, Caijing Village, Dehua County, China.

2013 – Guest artist and lecturer at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.

2014 – 50th International symposium of Ceramics in Boleslawiec, Poland.

2015 – Nami Island International Ceramic festival 2015, Nami Island, South Korea.

Group exhibitions:

2004 – Art Installation “LT Identity” in the Street Festival of Berlin dedicated to the new members of EU, Berlin, Germany.

2005 – Installations “LT Identity” and “City – Changes of the Scenery” in the 1st Quadrennial of Lithuanian Contemporary Fine Arts, juried. Contemporary Art Centre and Art Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2006 – Juried National Ceramics Exhibition devoted to the 42nd IAC meeting in Baltic States. Art Gallery “Arka”, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2009 – Juried ceramic exhibition “International Cup”, The Clay Studio of Missoula, USA.

2010 – 1st Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial, juried, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011 – The International Exhibition of Small Forms Porcelain, Riga’s Porcelain Museum, Latvia.

2012 – ART@CRAFT EUROPE 2012. The 19th art & craft exhibition with international participation Koroska Art Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia; Stadthaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt/Celovec, Austria.

2012 – 2nd Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial, juried, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2013 – Contemporary Craft Show at Philadelphia museum of Art, juried, Philadelphia, USA.

2013 Contemporary Lithuanian Art Exhibition “Synchrony” Galerie bij de Boeken, Ulft, Holland; Jurbarkas Regional Museum, Lithuania.

2014 – 3rd Vilnius Ceramic Art Biennial, juried, Gallery „Arka“, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014 – Lithuaninan ceramics exhibition in 54th ceramics exhibiton of Castellamonte and in Pinakothek of Turin Academy of Fine Arts, Italy.

2015 – Lithuaninan ceramics exhibition “Terre di Kaunas e Vilnius” in Mondovì Ceramics Museum, Mondovì ,Italy

2015 – Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, 2nd edition, October 8 / November 3, juried, Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art, Romania.