Vytenis Jankūnas is a Lithuanian-American artist living and working in New York City. His work consists of photographs, paintings and mixed media works.
Vytenis Jankūnas (born in 1961 in Kaunas, Lithuania) graduated from the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art in Vilnius (Lithuania). He received his MFA and BFA from Vilnius Academy of Art, previously State Art Institute of Lithuania, in Vilnius (Lithuania). Vytenis Jankūnas became an assistant professor at State Art Institute of Lithuania, where he taught Studio Drawing. Vytenis Jankūnas is a visual artist who has shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including “Buying time: Nourishing Excellence” at Sotheby’s New Galleries in New York City; “Aujourdh’ui les Baltes,” École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France); “Bread and Salt,” Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester (UK); “The Memory of Images. Baltic Photo Art Today,” Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel (Germany); Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock (Germany); Exhibition Hall Latvija, Riga (Latvia); Exhibition Hall Nikolaj, Copenhagen (Denmark). Recent exhibits include one-man show “Stuck on the Train / Pakeleivis” at Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius (Lithuania), which was his second solo show in CAC Vilnius. He has been a recipient of the Fellowship award in the category of Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (Gregory Millard Fellowship), New York City (USA). Vytenis Jankūnas was awarded a residency at Nordic Arts Centre (HIAP), Helsinki (Finland) and grant of the Nordic Information Office, Vilnius (Lithuania). He has also received the grant of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Vilnius (Lithuania) and The Annual State Grant for Young Artists provided by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, Vilnius (Lithuania).