Artist Jūratė Petruškevičienė was born on February 2nd, 1949 in Kaunas. She graduated school in 1966, and in 1967 entered Vilnius Art Institute, Kaunas Applied Art department to study textile. After graduating in 1973 she started working in Kaunas “Art” Combine. Here, the artist mastered various techniques of textile manufacture and produced both small edition works and monumental textile objects, dedicated to interiors. Already at this period, she started her participation in Kaunas “Art” Combine exhibitions in Lithuania and in countries abroad. She organized personal expositions of unique works and partook in various group projects. The artist is still actively participating in exhibitions. It would be difficult to name all the countries, museums and events in which the works of Jūratė Petruškevičienė have been exhibited. The range of her magnificent appearances goes from museums in Europe (France, Latvia, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Finland and other) to the more distant countries – USA, Japan, and Australia.
While working and creating, Petruškevičienė has always longed for pedagogical activities. This seemed to be an innate tendency, for her parents and grandparents were educators. For this reason in 1990 she started working in Kaunas “Aušros“ Gymnasium as a substitute teacher for visual art classes. From 1991 she also commenced lecturing in Vilnius Art Academy, Kaunas Faculty Textile Department, where she is still working in a docent position. Here she teaches color analysis, various textile technologies, and curates graduation works of students.
Key Words: Jūratė Petruškevičienė, textile
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