Inga Dargužytė

Inga Dargužytė lives and professionally is based in Vilnius, Lithuania. In 1997 graduated Šiauliai Pedagogical Institute (art department), in 1999 – Vilnius Fine Arts Academy, Graphic Art Department.  From 2000 is a member of Lithuanian Artist’s Association. Since 1997 takes part in various art projects, solo and groups exhibitions. From 2006 teaches in Vilnius Art School for Children & Youth. Since 2007 organizes educational programs and projects. Participated in seminars, Forums (Scotland, UK), workshops (Finland, Sweden), residency programs in Scandinavia, Spain and Armenia, art symposiums, won international awards.

‘Printmaker Inga Darguzyte’s prints are not only about representing the geological and biological force of landscape, but also about re – enacting them manually through the gouging out of the lino, through her own hand and arm movement, and the building up of textured line through her use of the intaglio process. These small and intense prints create not so much a record of reality, but rather a feeling of intensity and force that can be equated with the larger dynamics of the natural world. 
There is a strident simplicity to her selection and presentation of her subject matter and an aesthetic economy in her subtle use of colour. Yet she is not afraid of detail and complexity within each individual drawing.
Within her basic concerns of landscape and natural forms Inga Darguzyte is always willing to be experimental and to ring the changes in the ways in which she brings her vision to the paper’.

Su Grierson, a visual artist from Perthshire in Scotland, President of the Scottish Artists Union 2004-2006, Chair of Perthshire Visual Arts Forum 2005-2011, Trustee Perth Contemporary Arts Trust from 2010.