Jurgita Gerlikaite is a visual artist and author from Lithuania.
Jurgita was born to a family of professional artists and considers her biggest influence to be her grandmother, Petronele Gerlikiene, and her art – large size embroidered tapestries and expressionistic Art Brut style paintings.
Art is a documentation of one’s own reality, and Jurgita believes what makes art worthwhile is artist's ability blend the technical with the intuitive, the physical with the spiritual, truth with fiction and create a vision, a world of his own. Basic human experiences, existential and metaphysical contemplation, and the ability to accumulate and advance ideas enables the artist to shape the culture and civilisation of the future.
She has had an extensive education in the arts including courses in Printmaking from 1994 to 1996 at Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland; and in Non-toxic intaglio, photogravure and digital imaging, with Henrik Bøegh (Denmark) from2003-2006. She also holds at BA in Art History and Theory from Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Lithuania.