Jovita Glemžaitė- Matuzienė

Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė, the middle generation painter, currently, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1977 she graduated from J. Naujalis Art school, in 1978-1984 she was studying in Vilnius Art institute (current VDA), and after she graduated from it, she get a specialty of painting pedagogue. Currently, the artist works as an art teacher supervisor in A. Martinaitis Art school. Since 1992 she has been a member of Lithuanian artists union. Since 1988 she has been intensely participating in group exhibitions and she has been organizing author exhibitions. She has organized exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad – Greece, the USA, Germany, Sweden.
The expression about the creation work of Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė: “The creation work – is the stream of feelings and colored thoughts from the real life expression. It is a permanent struggle with an internal “censor“ and an endless process, towards perfection“.
Personal exhibitions:
In 1989 – Painting works exhibition, in Kaunas artists house.
In 1999 – Drawings exhibition, in Kaunas pictures gallery.
In 2000 – in A. Martinaitis Art school, painting exhibition “From the memory“;
In 2000 – Painting exhibition, in SBA concern, in Kaunas.
In 2001 and 2004 – Two big painting format pieces in “Art park“ gallery (“Screen“ and “European giraffe“).
In 2006 – Painting exhibition “Fragments“ in Kėdainiai.
In 2015 – Painting exhibition in Business center “Worthy“, in Vilnius.

Group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad:
In 1998-1999 – in Kaunas artists pictorial art exhibitions.
In 2000 and 2014 – in group artists exhibitions of the club “Sphinx“.
In 2002 – in republican art teachers creation work exhibition, in “Thunder“ house, in Kaunas.
In 2001 and 2002 – in exhibitions of watercolourists pieces “Water and color“, in Kaunas.
In 2002 and 2003 – in the international movable exhibition “1001 reasons to love the Earth“ in Amsterdam and Seoul.
In 2004 – the International exhibition “Weathercocks of the pieces“ in Vilnius artists union gallery.
In 2003, 2004, 2005 – in exhibitions “The best piece“ in Kaunas.
In 2005 – teachers works exhibition of A. Martinaitis Art school, in Pedagogues qualification rise center.
In 2006 – the XIIIth international painters plein air, dedicated to the remembrance of painter Antanas Samuolis, in LDS Kaunas department gallery “Art park“.
In 2006 – in the international watercolor exhibition “Bridges of Baltija“.
In 2007 – the XIIIth international painters plein air, dedicated to the remembrance of painter Antanas Samuolis, group artists exhibition, in LDS “St. Jonas“ gallery, in Vilnius.
In 2007 – in dr. G. Kazokienė support fund pictorial art competitive exhibition, in LDS gallery, in Vilnius.
In 2008 – in the international painting works exhibition “Human rights – through the eyes of the artists“, organized by UNESCO organization in Greece and dedicated to Universal human rights declaration 60 years anniversary occasion.
In 2010 – in the exhibition of Kaunas art teachers creation work, in Noreikiškės, in Ugnė Karvelis gymnasium.
In 2010 – in Rion International exhibition “One country-one history“, in Greece.
In 2010 – in the exhibition “The best piece 2009“ of Kaunas artists – in the contest.
In 2011 – in the International art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square-4“, in Panevėžys exhibitions palace.
In 2011 – in the exhibition, dedicated to February 16th “Rebirth“; in Kaunas Public library.
In 2011 – in the exhibition “Spoon“. The tutor – A. Biguzas. Gallery “Arc“, in Vilnius.
In 2011 – in the exhibition “XXI century Self-portrait“, in gallery “Arc“, in Vilnius.
In 2012 – in the International art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square-5“, in Kaunas J. Vienožinskis college.
In 2012 – in the exhibition “Dream“, in gallery “Arc“, in Vilnius.
In 2012 – International art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square“, in gallery “Arc“, in Vilnius.
In 2012 – in continued project “Writers street“, it was presented a dedication (mosaic), dedicated to the remembrance of prosaist A. Ramonas.
In 2011 – in painters plein air, dedicated to M. K. Čiurlionis “Sea“. Palanga creative house.
In 2012 October – International watercolor exhibition “Bridges of Baltija“ (“Connections“).
In 2012 December – White piece exhibition in gallery “White“.
In 2013 May – International art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square-6“.
In 2013 July – in the exhibition “Art creation of World Anykštėnai“, in Anykščiai chapel.
In 2013 December – in the exhibition-contest “The promised land“, gallery “Art park“, in Kaunas.
In 2014 January – in the exhibition “Autumnal salons“, in gallery “Art park“, in Kaunas.
In 2014 February – in the exhibition “Horse in art“, in Dusetai gallery.
In 2017 January 12-February 2 – in Kaunas castle department of Kaunas city museum (Address: Castle str 11) was opened group painters exhibition “Four in one“. In the exhibition participated these authors: I. Mikuličiūtė-Mika, R. Averincevas, K. Jakutaitė and J. Glemžaitė-Matuzienė.
In 2014 May – in the international art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square-7“, in gallery “Golden cut“.
In 2014 April – in Lithuanian artists watercolor exhibition “Proscenium“, in Girstutis culture center, in Kaunas.
In 2015 February-March – in the exhibition “Rebirth“, dedicated to February 16th and March 11th to note.
In 2015 May – in the international art disciplines professors creation work exhibition “Square-8“.
In 2015 June – in plein air “Eyes exercises“, in Kaunas college J. Vienožinskis art faculty.
In 2016 September 7-October 10 – in National Kaunas drama theatre cafe was personal painter‘s exhibition “In the cycle of the thought“.

The artist‘s pieces have been get by:
Lithuanian culture ministry, M. K. Čiurlionis art museum and private persons in Germany, the USA, Sweden and Lithuania.
In the pictures of artist Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė there are presented abstract pictorial landscapes fragments. Each one of them has not only different creation stories, but, also, different pictorial signs and strokes fragments. In the author‘s presented pictures dominate names such as “On the road“, “Coast“, “Black swan charms“, there are couple landscapes from the cycle of pictures “Stories of Taujėnai manor“. To the creation work of Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė a lot of influence have had nature, being in the envelopment of it, impressions of travels, old photographs, light and shadows play. In all presented pictures dominate dynamic and expressive picture‘s composition, expressive bright colors strokes – yellow, blue and greenish. In the creation work of J. Glemžaitė-Matuzienė philosophical reflections are especially important, in each piece the artist dives to philosophical considerations and reflects eternity and temporary conception, which opens in the pictures by invoking chosen signs or fragments to the certain theme. In the pictures of J. Glemžaitė-Matuzienė it is very important a connection with graphic arts, it is especially evident is the pieces “On the road“ and “Voyageur“ (from French – “Voyager“). In frequent artist‘s piece it is met road and travel motive, in which, by using “Perpetum mobile“ concept, it is given a meaning the theme of the eternal movement during journeys through time.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


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