Sculptor DANIELIUS SODEIKA

 

Born in Veisiejai (district of Lazdijai), Lithuania , on the 13-th of January in 1961. Sculptor. Member of the Union of Lithuanian Artists from 1997.

  EDUCATION

Graduated from Kaunas secondary Comsomol school in 1978. In 1982-1988 studied in State Art Institute of LSSR in Vilnius , department of sculpture. After finishing the institute acquired a profession of sculptor and pedagogue ( J. Kedainis and B.Vysniauskas were his professors).

  WORKING EXPERIENCE

1978-1988 subsidiary worker in Kaunas Urban Water-supply and Sewerage Administration; 1988-1993 lecturer of drawing and sculpture at LSSR Art Institute, Industrial Art Faculty (later VDA, Kaunas Art Institute); 1993-1995 JSC “Nemus”, sculptor; 1995-1999 JSC “ Silver Island ” , sculptor; from 1999 - works only in a field of fine arts.  

FAMILY

Daughters: Birute Sodeikaite (born in 1998), Ona Sodeikaite (born in 1991)

       
   

CREATIVE WORK

Participates in exhibitions from 1988. Works in a field of sculpture, scenography and installation.

Personal exhibitions : Sculpture exhibition, 1991, Vilnius , Artists Palace . Sculpture exhibition, 1993, Kaunas , “Langas” gallery. Sculpture exhibition, 1993, Anyksciai, Culture Palace . Sculpture exhibition, 1994, Vilnius , “Langas” gallery. Sculpture exhibition, 1996, Klaipeda , Artists House. Exhibition “Pleasant Suffering”, 2000, Kaunas , LDS Kaunas Gallery. Exhibition, 2003, Klaipeda , “Baroti” gallery.  

Most important group exhibitions : Republican fine arts exhibitions. 1988, 1991, Vilnius . Kaunas artists' fine arts exhibitions. 1989, 1990, 1993, Kaunas . Kaunas sculptors' exhibition, 1993, Kaunas . Exhibition of works made in Ciuplis bronze sculptures foundry. 1994, Vilnius ; 1994-1995, Kaunas . Four sculptors' exhibition. 1995, Kaunas . “Sfinksas” club art exhibitions dedicated to the day of Independence . 1997-1998, Kaunas . Project “7 days of postmodernism”. 1998, Kaunas . Exhibition “Thought. Information. Civilization”. 1998, Kaunas . International Textile Exhibition “Line”. 1999, Kaunas . Festival “arMADA'99”. 1999, Vilnius . Exhibition “Painting, Graphics, Sculpture 1999”. 1999, Kaunas . Exhibition “ Trip to Tadz Mahal”.1999, Kaunas . Exhibition “The Best Work of 2003”. 2004, Kaunas . Exhibition “Unbearable Reality”. 2004, Kaunas . Exhibition “The Best Work of 2004”. 2005, Kaunas .  

Interior and exterior art works:   Bojanus' portret (plaster cast) in Veterinary Academy . 1987, Kaunas . Bas-relief of the emblem of Anyksciai with St. Jonas Nepomukas on the foot-bridge. 1998, Anyksciai. “Mermaid” bath-house interior. 1995, Kaunas . Central grocery store decorative details. 1995, Vilnius . Portal of the “Meksikieciu” café interior. 1997, Vilnius . Fire sculptures in a play “Herkus Mantas”. 1999, Kaunas . Monument “For Alpinists who didn't return” (concrete, glass) in Petrasiunu cemetery. 2000, Kaunas . Decorative sculpture “Ship” (wood) in “Novalis” hotel. 2002, Klaipeda . Decorative sculpture “Wedding” in “Conti” hotel. 2002, Vilnius . Plastic part of the exposition “Fauna of the Sees”in Lithuanian Marina Museum . 2001-2004, Klaipeda.  

Scenography for plays : Klaipeda Drama Theatre: M. Paniolis “Baker's Wife”, 1997. After Poshka “Before Flying”, 1999. J. Orton “What a Footman Saw”, 2000. After Bariko “Haloo, Lemon”, 2001. F. Molnar “Lilijom”, 2002. Kaunas Mazasis Theatre: J. Orton “Side Symptoms”, 1999. T. Williams “Glass Zoo”, 1999.  

Works in M.K.Ciurlionis National Art Museum : “Man with a Fish”, 1989. Granite, bronze, 44x15x13.  

Plain airs and symposiums : Wood sculpture symposium. 1992, Nida. Wood sculpture symposiums dedicated to M. Menzinskas. 1995-1996, Kaunas . Wood sculpture symposium. 1996, Tallinn , Estonia . Wood sculpture symposium. 1996, La Bresse , France . Symposium “Twilight zone”. 1997, Kaunas . Art action “River”. 1998, Zapiskis. Earth art symposium “Plastic Introjection”. 1999. Photo session “Happy Occurrence”. 1999, Kaunas . Arts festival “Homo Ludens”. 1999, Jonava. Project “ Bell Rock”. 1999, Kaunas . Project “The Opening”. 1999, Kaunas . Wood sculpture symposium “Other Time”. 2004, Moletai. Metal sculpture symposium “Joint”. 2004, Kaunas . “Jazz Merry-go-round”. 2005, Kaunas .  

COMPETITIONS

Second prize in the project competition for the monument to the fallen for Lithuania independence. 1996. First prize in the project competition for cenotaph “For the Alpinists Who Didn't Return”. 1999, Kaunas .  

AWARDS

First prize in wood sculpture symposium. 1996, La Bresse , France . LDS Kaunas department special diploma for the object in the exhibition “Painting, Graphics, Sculpture 1999”. 1999, Kaunas. LDS Kaunas department and M.K.Ciurlionis National Art Museum diploma “For the Best Sculpture of the Year” in the exhibition “The best work of 2003”.  

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Komkaite E. I Wanted to Bye a Double-bass and … to Make a Woman. - Illiustr// Kauno diena, 10 December, 1994. Jaceviciute V. “Yesterday and Today” //Kauno diena, 30 January, 1998. Petrauskaite Z. From the XXI Century Citizen's Biography. – Illiustr.//Kauno diena, 3 March, 1998 Budryte K., Dovidaityte L. Pleasant Prohibition. – Illiustr.//Literatura ir menas, 18 February, 2000.

 

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