A little about Kotryna...
After graduating from gymnasium (equivalent to High school), Kotryna entered Vilnius Academy of Arts, specialized in stained glass. During this period, she indulged not only in glass, but developed her skills in many other fields, such as drawing, painting and music, but specially watercolor. Since school times, Kotryna SESELGYTE (K. Šešelgytė) was always interested in the Japanese culture and art, specially architecture, ceramics and sumi-e painting. So, when entered the university, took up and studied Japanese language and deepened her knowledge.
In 2010, Kotryna won the scholarship for Erasmus program and studied glass art in Sunderland university, UK. This experience was very profitable for her since all the knowledge she acquired there has always been very useful in helping her creations.
After graduating university, she went to Japan for a few months for language studies (JkokusaiGakuin -ｊ国際学院 school) in Osaka, during the stay in Japan, she has volunteered in Ishinomaki (石巻市) (after earthquake on 2011 March), and Katsuyama (勝山市), Fukui ken.
After returning to Lithuanian, shortly, she has left to Taiwan to be a volunteer teacher in Ta-Tung Chiayi elementary school. Here she have taught about Lithuanian culture, Arts.
Next year, Kotryna has left to Norway to work as a guide, handler and musher in dog sledding center in the very north - Tromso Villmarkssenter.
In Lithuania, she participates in scout activity ("Raitija"), graduated master program of Theater and Scene art/critics, is a member of a folk ensemble and choir, plays piano and traditional Lithuanian music instrument kankles. Kotryna has interest into horses, mountain climbing, singing, folk, jewelry, Asian culture, etc.
Education and qualifications
2013-2017 Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas; masters of theater and scene art
2014 Kansai Gaidai, Japan; Asian studies program
2007-2011 Vilnius Art Academy, visual art faculty, Bachelor of stained glass
2010 University of Sunderland, England; studies of glass
1997-2004 Music school at the Lithuanian music academy, piano specialty
scout, horses activity (with "Raitija" scout organization, raitija.lt)
2012-2013 Work as a guide - handler in Tromso Wilderness center in Northern Norway
2012 Volunteer work in Taiwan as art teacher in Chiayi elementary school
2011 Volunteer work as a drama and piano teacher
2011 Vytautas Magnus university; Summer Korean language and culture courses
2007-2009 Vilnius university, Centre of Oriental studies; Japanese language courses
2009 Vytautas Magnus University; summer Japanese and Korean language and culture school
2007 International project “Come together, work together” organization; Lithuania – Germany
l 2017.09.01-2017.09.29 personal watercolor illustration exhibition of Japanese folk tales. Sugihara week. V. Kudirka's library, Kaunas, Lithuania
l 2017.07.01 personal watercolor illustration exhibition of Lithuanian folk tales 〜魔法のパン〜. "Marebito" gallery, 東京都中央区新川,Tokyo, Japan
l 2017.06.30 personal watercolor illustration exhibition of Lithuanian folk tales 〜魔法のパン〜. "Omusubi" cultural center, Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
l 2017.06.08 - 2017.06.30 group watercolor exhibition with LDS members, Vilnius watercolorists' section members. Three watercolor works; "Friendship", at Vilnius Town Hall
Since 2016 year a member of Lithuanian Artists' Association
l 2016.12.10 - 2017.01.17 group watercolor exhibition with LDS members, Vilnius watercolorists' section members. Two watercolor works; "Friendship". Gallery "Arka", Vilnius
l 2016.12.02 - 2016.12.3. watercolor/jewelry exhibition with Aurelija Ciuksaite. Chausee de Wavre 1050, Brussels
l 2016.6.7 - 2016.9.1 new Lithuanian Artists' Assocition members exbibition. Vokiečių street 4/2. Watercolor, one work "Girl by the fountain"
l 2015.11.25 - 2015.12.20 personal watercolor/ink exhibition from Japan. Vilnius music, theatre and cinema museum.
l 2015.10.16 - 2015.11.24 personal watercolor/ink exhibition from Japan. S. Vainiūnas home.
l 2015.9.29 - 2015.10.15 Stained glass group exhibitions. Vitražo manufaktūra
l 2015.4.7 - 2015.4.18 international group glass and stained glass exhibition in exhibition hall "Titanikas". Vilnius. Lithuania
l 2015.1.24. Life painting event. Integrated life painting and music event with Agne Latinyte, Arturas Stasevskis. Jeju, Korea.
l 2014.12.17 - 2014.12.19 group ceramics exhibition in Kansai Gaidai university (関西外国語大学) Osaka. Japan
l 2014.04 "Budos skrybeles" (かさじぞう）Japanese folk tale book. Translated and illustrated by Kotryna
l 2014.03.07 - 2014.04.07 Exhibition of illustrations of Japanese folk tales
l 2014.01.04 - 2014.01.16 Personal watercolor exhibition in Vytautas Magnus university Asian study center. Watercolor from Japan.
l 2014.01.04 - 2014.01.16 Personal watercolor exhibition in Kaunas National drama theater. Watercolor from Japan.
l 2013.06.10 - 2013.09.01 Personal watercolor exhibition "Iš svetur" ("From elsewhere") at Lithuanian Writers House (Lietuvos Rašytojų Namai) (Sirvydo g. 6), artworks from Japan, G. Britain and Norway;
l 2012.11.16-2012.11.30 personal watercolor exhibition in Braine l'Alleud, Belgium. Works "Reflects of Lithuania";
l 2012.05.18-2012.06.18 K. Seselgis family exhibition (joined with brother Kazimieras) at Rokiskis palace – museum. Watercolor „Far in Japan“;
l 2011.11-2012.02 International glass exhibition. Work – sculpture to commemorate tragedy in Japan (happened in 2011 March); Vilnius, Lithuania
l 2011.09 International glass exhibition – contest “Wild dreams”; work: “Journey” Zwiesel, Germany
l 2011.02.15 – 2011.03 Lithuanian painting exhibition, dedicated to commemorate Lithuanian independence day, February 16th „Už laisvę. Geltona, žalia, raudona“at Užupis Meno Inkubatorius „Galera“. Watercolor „Freedom to believe“; Vilnius, Lithuania
l 2010.12.23 – 2011.02.16 Lithuanian artists’ stained glass exhibition “ Stained glass 2010“ in gallery “Stained glass manufactory”; three pieces „Neverland“; Vilnius, Lithuania
l 2011.03 – 2011.06 Stained glass students painting exhibition at Vilnius Art Academy. Four watercolors „Sky symphony“; Vilnius, Lithuania
l 2010.05 Integrated II level university students fine art exhibition in Sunderland. Sculpture “New impression”
l 2010.05.08 – 2010.05.20 Glass integrated exhibition “Dry Run” in Sunderland, United Kingdom. Silk – screen, three glass pieces
l 2009.10.11 – 2009.11.01 IInd level paintings integrated exhibition at Vilnius Art Academy. collage „Noise. Silence“ two pieces
l 2009.10.11 –2009.11.10 Kamajai st Kazimieras church stained glass projects exhibition at Kamajai recreation centre
l 2009.05 – 2009.06 Personal watercolor exhibition “Native Vilnius” at Vilnius “st. Cross” house.
l 2009.02 – 2009.04 Personal watercolor exhibition at J.Tallat-Kelpša conservatoire. Made to mark Vilnius as European capital of culture;
l 2009.01 – 2009.02 Personal watercolor exhibition “Native Vilnius” at S.Vainiūnas house in Vilnius;
l 2009.01 Vilnius Art Academy integrated stained glass exhibition. Artwork – stained glass “Train”;
l 2008.10.10 Painting contest “Five liberties” (organized by Lithuanian young naturalists center), laureate;
l 2008.03 Vilnius Art Academy integrated artwork exhibition dedicated for European Union