Remigijus Kriukas

Graduated from the currently Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Art Faculty, Department of Glass, Kaunas, Lithuania, 1985.
Worked as a product designer for the Panevėžys glass factory, 1993–2000. In 2000, he founded his own glass design studio in Panevėžys, where he works to this day.
Interned at the workshops of glass masters Charlie Maeker (Snogebaek glashutte) and Pete Hunner (Baltic Sea Glass studio) in Bornholm, Denmark, 1993.
Awarded grants and prizes, including: the Silver Medal of the Ukrainian National Art Academy for creative achievements, 2010; the Lithuanian Artists’ Association Gold Badge award, 2014.
Elected “Man of the Year of Panevėžys” for “the significant increase in export, impressive art exhibitions, permanent art expositions, and active participation in representing Panevėžys art and business nationally and abroad”, 2011; Foreign Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, 2014.
Participated in exhibitions and creative symposia in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, the USA, the Faroe Islands, China, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Slovakia.
His works in museum collections, including in Europe and China, including: Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; Frauenau Glass Museum, Frauenau, Germany; Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum and Glass Museum in Lviv, Ukraine; Evald Okas Museum, Haapsalu, Estonia; All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, Russia; Museum of Glass and Crystal in Nikolsk, Russia;
Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimäki, Finland; the Kuskov Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Remarkably productive artist who engages with glass directly in the hot shop and extracts new ideas from the behaviour of the molten material.