Inga Gircyte was born and raised in Kaunas, Lithuania. In 2010 she obtained Bachelor degree in Theatre directing at Klaipeda’s University and moved to Canada. In 2019 Inga graduated BFA at OCADU university in Drawing and Painting program. The examination of the stage space and a constant observation of the social life as a part of her theatrical studies made an continuous impact on Inga’s painting practice. Often rendered at an intimate and domestic scale, Inga’s  semi-surreal compositions finds a balance between abstraction and figuration. Personal episodes and memories from her 26 years spent in Eastern Europe and  her life as a new resident in Canada are the primary elements of Inga’s work. The eager to explore the human nature and social limits triggers her to push  the boundaries in life and in the daily painting.



EDUCATION

2015-2019
BFA – Drawing and Painting, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON

2013 -2014  Creative Integrative Arts Therapies Training Program, The Create Institute, Toronto, ON

2005-2010
BFA- Theatre Directing, Klaipeda University, Lithuania


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019 

Group Work, Ignite Gallery, Toronto, ON

Nothing, Something , Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto ON

The The The Walls, 181 Brunswick, Toronto, ON 

Exuberant, Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto, ON

Shifting identities, First Ontario Centre of Arts, Milton, ON


2018

Why the @#&! Do You Paint?, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto,ON

Crossing Boarders, Weird Things, Toronto, ON

Look inside, OCAD University Great Hall , Toronto, ON

Crossing Boarders , Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania 

Painters Make Better Lovers, Northern Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON

Awenda Inspired, OCADU's Ada Slaight Student Gallery, Toronto, ON  

2017

Painters Make Better Lovers, Sussex Contemporary, Ottawa, ON 

Why the @#&! Do You Paint?, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto,ON

Scarborough Arts' 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Toronto ON

VAM39 Annual Juried Show,  Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), Mississauga, ON

2016

Why the @#&! Do You Paint?, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto,ON

Festival of The Body, OCAD U, Toronto, ON

First Year Celebration, OCAD U, Toronto, ON

Burlington Urban & Rural, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

2015

OAS Juried Show , Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, ON

 AUCTIONS

2015 

Art Auction, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON

OAS Juried Show and Auction, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, ON

2014 

OAS Juried Show and Auction, Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, ON

AWARDS 

Project 31 Drawing and Painting Award

Mrs.  W.O. Forsyth Award

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-

Ceramic and Painting instructor : Oakville Art Society, Oakville, ON

2019

TA :  OCADU University - Giblartar Point, A Living Lab, Toronto Island, Toronto, ON 



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