Sigita Morkūnaitė was born in Lithuania, in 1992, in a small quiet town near Rokiškis, surrounded by dense forests and misty meadows, where she used to spend every spare minute drawing or painting – all the time.
Morkūnaitė has just completed her studies (painting and printmaking) at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating 2016. Here she received the Essay Prize for The School of Fine Art and was joint-winner of the W O Hutcheson Prize.
“Despite all of the artistic activities I have tried, none of them has enchanted me as much as the art of painting, one of the greatest traditions in all human history. Vitality, plasticity and softness of oil are characteristics, which once made me fall in love with oil painting. However, nothing but my Heart remains the main tool of making art.
I keep travelling, dreaming about the better, the deeper, the higher, and staying a silent artist who‘s hiding behind her artwork that responds to the beauty of life- beauty in joys as well as in sorrows, artwork that is always in process…”