VILMANTAS MARCINKEVICIUS was born in 1969, in Kaunas, the second biggest town of Lithuania. His personal style was formed studying at Vilnius Academy of Art during the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Vilmantas Marcinkevicius is one of the most famous and most memorable Lithuanian expressionists.


The paintings distinguish themselves by vivid and unexpected colors, standardized figurative representations – with no excessive regard for anatomy – and the equally naive and simplified depictions of nature.

Although he creates spontaneously, every painting has its main theme. Marcinkevicius chooses the privilege of an artist to ask the viewer uncomfortable questions about history of nation, state and individual, price of political, economical and personal victories and losses. He invites the viewer to interpret the paintings using their own experience and point of view.


The artist has held 30 personal exhibitions in Lithuania, Denmark, France, Sweden and Fareo Islands. His works were exhibited in Copenhagen, Cologne and Gent art fairs.

List of Vilmantas Marcinkevicius exhibitions

Official Portraits

Vilmantas Marcinkevicius painted a portrait of Danish royal family and other famous people.

  • 2007 - Peter Møller, Morsø Jernstøberi, Denmark
  • 2006 - Leif Davidsen, author, Denmark
  • 2006 - Britta Duelund, Mayor of Faaborg, Denmark
  • 2004 - HH Princesse Alexandra and HKH Prince Joachim of Denmark
  • 2004 - Peter Kirstein, Proff. University College London (UCL) London, England
  • 2002 - Steffen Andreasen, Mayor of Tjele, Denmark


Marcinkevicius is an active participator in various art projects in Lithuania and abroad. He does believe that artworks shall move from galleries and exhibition halls into urbanistic environment, bringing art closer to people.

Marcinkevicius initiated an art project, where Lithuanian and international artists for the first time created paintings in extremely huge size in open public spaces: streets, parks, and squares.

Projects and awards

  • 2009 - "Saatchi showdown" winner, London, UK
  • 2006 - "Neopopart in Lithuania" in Art Centre "Studentu meno centras" participant
  • 2005 - "BITE Art Space", organizer, participant
  • 2005 - Artist of the Year, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2004 - Artist of the Year, Daily "Lietuvos rytas" prize, Lithuania
  • 2004 - Special Prize, Vilnius X Triennial of Painting, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2001 - Artist of the Year, LAATGA prize, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2000 - Artist of the Year, Viborg City Prize, Denmark
  • 1998 - Second Prize, Hermis Bank art competition, Vilnius, Lithuania

Workshops, Artists residence

  • 2004 - ARTOMI International residence for artists, New York, USA
  • 2002 - Guest artist at Hojskole, Herning, Denmark
  • 2001 - 9th International workshop for visual artists, Brande, Denmark
  • 2000 - International workshop of visual arts, Švėkšna, Lithuania
  • 1999 - 7th International workshop for visual artists, Brande, Denmark
  • 1998 - Unesco International residence for artists, Nordic Artists Centre, Dale, Norway
  • 1997 - International workshop for painters, Vilnius, Lithuania