Resume

Sonata Kazimieraitiene  

Ceramic Muralist  

Sonata Kazimieraitiene was born in Lithuania in 1968, where she received her MFA in Design from Vilnius Academy of Art (1992).  She moved to the United States in the year 2000, and subsequently received her MBA in Marketing from Concordia University in Wisconsin (2005). She has produced large-scale murals and mosaics under the auspices of Chicago Public Art Group, and through the grants from Illinois Arts Council, in such locations as Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills, IL, CTA Station in Evanston, IL, and Colin Powell Middle School in Matteson, IL.  In addition, she has been artist-in-residence for several elementary and high schools in Chicago area.  Ms. Kazimieraitiene currently works in Chicago, IL.   

  

Experience:  

Public Art Commission for Linn County Community Services Building, Cedar Rapids, IA.  

Title: “Mapping the Sense of Place”. June – Oct 2011.  

Medium: carved porcelain, fused glass, natural stone.  

Scale: 15.5’ x 21’  

  

Lead Artist for Palos Hills Public Library Community project:  

Project description: series of ceramic mosaics for the exterior wall of the building .  

Titles:   

“Circles of Life” depicts community life and nature scenes. 2009 -2010. Scale: 4.5’ x 27’  

“Children’s Reading Garden” 2010. Scale: 6’ x 17’  

“Water Garden” May, 2011. Scale: 4’-5’ x 7’  

  

Artist in Residence At Hollywood Elementary School, Brookfield, IL  

Project description: totem pole sculpture (cement base, covered with ceramic objects and mosaic elements). April-May 2010. Scale: Diameter 6’-40’, Height 7’.  

  

Artist in Residence at Devonshire Elementary School, Skokie, IL  

Title: “ Our World”, Oct – Dec 2009. Medium: Ceramic Mosaic. Scale: 4’ x 6’  

  

Co-lead artist at Oak Park Area Arts Council summer youth program Project,   

Scale and medium: 5 panels (60sf) ceramic and broken tile mosaic installation in Berry Park, Oak Park, IL. July 2009  

  

Lead Artist in Community project at Evanston CTA Station  

Title: “Art Opens Our Horizons: Nature, Culture, & Diversity”, May-June 2009  

Medium: ceramic mosaic, nonwoven fabric, acrylics. Scale: 13’ x 52’   

  

Artist in Residence at Congress Park Elementary School, Brookfield, IL  

Title: “Four Seasons”, Apr – May 2009.   

Medium: ceramic mosaic. Scale: 4 sections 4’ diameter each.  

 

Artist in Residence at Rondout Elementary School, Highland Park, IL  

Title: “Past, Present, Future”, Jan – Mar 2009.   

Medium: ceramic mosaics. Scale: 3 panels, 4’ x 6’ each (72sf total).  

  

Lead artist at Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills, IL  

Title: “Inspiring Horizons” (Fall and Winter) Fall 2008.  

Medium: slabs of carved porcelain clay combined with mosaic elements (broken tile and community-made objects). Scale: 11′ x 25′.  

  

Co-lead artist at Oak Park Area Arts Council summer youth program Project,   

Union Pacific wall at Lake St., Scoville Ave in Oak Park, IL  

Title: “; And You Decide Whether It Ends” Summer 2008.  

Medium: bricollage of clay objects created during the program by students and commercial ceramic tile. Scale: free organic shape spread across approximately 450′, bricollage mural.  

  

Artist in Residence at Ridgewood High School  

Permanent installation for Eisenhower Public Library, Harwood Heights, IL  

“From the Above” February 2008.  

Medium: porcelain clay, metal elements. Scale: 4′ x 6′.  

  

Artist in Residence at Highland Elementary School, Skokie, IL  

“Untitled” January 2008.  

Medium: white clay, broken tile mosaic, mirror. Scale: 6′ x 24′.  

  

Lead artist at Green Hills Public Library in Palos Hills, IL  

Title: “In Bloom (Spring & Summer)” Fall 2007.  

Medium: slabs of carved porcelain clay combined with mosaic   

elements (broken tile and community-made objects). Scale: 6′ x 21′.  

  

Co-lead artist at Oak Park Area Arts Council summer youth program Project,   

Union Pacific wall at Lake St., Scoville Ave., Oak Park, IL   

“It’s All About Movement” Summer 2006.  

“Wanders that Movement Awakens” Summer 2007.  

Medium: bricollage of clay objects created during the program by students and commercial ceramic tile. Scale: free organic shape spread across approximately 120′, bricollage mural.  

  

Co-lead artist Sol R. Crown Arts Academy, Chicago IL  

“Literacy Garden” June 2007.  

Medium: Clay objects, broken tile mosaic, mirror. Scale: H 12′ x W 30′ irregular shape.  

  

Co-lead artist at Colin Powell Middle School Project, Matteson IL  

“History” January 2007.  

Medium: carved and under glaze painted porcelain tiles with inserts of blocks of children- made tile. Photo image transfer on clay. Scale: H 6.5′ x W 18.5′.  

  

Assistant artist at O’Hare Airport Project (transition area between   

2nd and 3rd terminals), O’Hare Airport, Chicago, IL  

“Wings of Water” January 2007.  

Medium: glass mosaic mural with clay elements. Scale: H 4′ x W 32′.  

  

Co-lead artist at Oak Park Arts Council summer youth program Project.   

Terra Incognito Gallery exterior east wall, 246 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL.  

Title: “Free Transfer” July 2005. Medium: bricollage mural (ceramic elements and commercial tile mosaic). Scale: H 16′ x W 45′.