Gražina Pašakarnienė was born on April 13, 1953 in Kaišiadorys. She graduated from High School in Kaišiadorys, in 1971-1976 studied and graduated from VVU faculty of Chemistry. She worked as a engineer-chemist, civil servant, however, eventually she turned the way of art. Currently the artist lives and creates in Kaunas. G. Pašakarnienė creates in the areas of photography, books illiustration, actively participates in exhibitions, organizes solo exhibition‘s, attends in the presentations of published author books.
In the website of professional art Gražina Pašakarnienė presents the series of her art works ‘‘Poezijos slėpiniai‘‘ and ‘‘Voratinkliai‘‘ from a book of poetry ‘‘Vienatvės valandą‘‘ of Nijolė Blaževičiūtė. This appearance is created by physical expression, because a sister of the poet G. Pašakarnienė manually compressed paper sheets from the poet‘s abandoned manuscripts residue, and metaphysically, from symbolic images, that remind about fragments of the journey through the life, which were experienced by both sisters. These reflections of reality are like melting in the space, and they are specially created for the book as photographs of G. Pašakarnienė. They are printed on a pressed, coarse paper surface so they strengthen illusory fragility of the image even more. Rough, seamy surfaces, which have their own history, are completed with uncoloured graphic images and they provoke associations. The reflections of reality are related with images of the native land, visions which have been imprinted in the childhood, motives which have been recorded during travels, or signs of life, which have been noticed in nature. These reflections erase existing and non-existent worlds limits, extend the field of interpretations.
Art critic Rūta Marija Purvinaitė