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Vytas Sakalas was born in 1951 in Newark, New Jersey. He received an Associate of Arts Degree in Cinema from the Los Angeles City College in 1974 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from the York College of the City University of New York in 1977. At present, Vytas lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. He describes his work as "largely abstract, with occasional forays into neo-Cubism, with a Fractal Tranceformationist bent."

Contacting Information
Vytas Sakalas can be reached by mail at 2505 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ 85716, by phone at 520-881-4921, or by e-mail at sakalasart@gmail.com.

Solo Exhibits

  • 2008 - “Together At Last”, Art Institute of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2008 - “Desert Cubism”, Grogan Gallery of Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2006 - “Ethereal Gravity”, Grogan Gallery of Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2006 - “In Spring”, Art Fare, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2000 - "Chthonic Djin", Imagine Art, Sedona, Arizona
  • 1999 - "Between Calls", RAW Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1998 - "Cowbizm and the Legend of Zeke and Clem", Temple of Music and Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1995 - "Tranceformations: 25 Years of Work", U. of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1993 - "New Paintings", Vartai Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1993 - "Mushroom Peace", Kaunas Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 1993 - "Prints and Drawings", Siauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania
  • 1993 - "Mushroom Peace", Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1993 - "Prints and Drawings", Kedainiai City Hall Gallery, Kedainiai, Lithuania
  • 1993 - "Prints and Drawings", Zilinskas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 1991 - "Vytas Sakalas: 20 Years Retrospective Exhibition", Lithuanian Museum of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1990 - "Tentacle Foam", Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1989 - "Lines of Fate", Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1989 - "Lines of Fate", Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 - "An Esthetic Anesthetic", Gordon College, Essex, Massachusetts
  • 1987 - "Tranceformations", The Wet Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1986 - "Recent Work: Paintings and Cutouts", Gallery on the Green, Lexington, Massachusetts
Group Exhibits
  • 2009 – “Seventeenth Spring Show”, Jane Hamilton Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2008 - “Gallery Artists”, Mountain Shadow Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2007 - “Original Face”, MicroCosm Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2007 - “Gallery Artists Show”, Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 2007 - “enCircle”, Grogan Gallery of Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2007 - “Imago”, Grogan Gallery of Fine Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2006 - “Uncommon”, Platform Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2006 - “Sex, Politics, and Religion”, Raices-Taller Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2005 - “Out of Chaos”, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2005 - “Holiday Bazaar”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2005 - “Paint on Metal”, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2004 - “Invitational”, Raices-Taller Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2003 - Arizona Biennial Exhibition, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2003 - "7 Thoughts", Lithuanian Museum of Art, Lemont, Illinois
  • 2000 - "For Pete's Sake", U. of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2000 - Yellow House Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 1999 - Yellow House Gallery, Ft. Worth, Texas
  • 1998 - Tucson Artists: 1970-1997, Selections from the Permanent Collection, U. of Arizona Museum of Art
  • 1993 - "Color, Texture, Detail", Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1993 - Takada Fine Arts, San Francisco, California
  • 1993 - Congress Street Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1993 - Redstone Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
  • 1992 - Congress Street Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1992 - Redstone Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
  • 1990 - Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
  • 1990 - Lee/Lanning Gallery, Sedona, Arizona
  • 1989 - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 - "On the Floor and More", Arden Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 - "Boston Drawing Show", Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 - "Micro Phobia Macro Logia", Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988 - "Inaugural Exhibit", Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988 - "Boston Now: Works on Papaer", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987 - "Triennial", Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1987 - "Illusion in Art: Perception/Description/Deception", Boston U. Art Gallery, Boston, Mass.
  • 1987 - "Invitational", Stux Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1987 - "Abstract Drawing", Westby Art Gallery, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey
  • 1986 - "Selections 34", The Drawing Center, New York, New York
  • 1986 - Design Studio A, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1977 - Razor Gallery, New York, New York
Reviews
  • Margaret Regan, "Basics and Beyond," Tucson Weekly, Jan. 14-20, 1999
  • Raina Wagner, "Airport Sculptures are Eye-catching and Functional," Arizona Daily Star, Oct. 30, 1996
  • Sarah R. Marino, "Bilingualism in the Visual Arts," The Baltic Observer, Jan. 8-14, 1993
  • Charles Giuliano, "Lines of Fate by Vytas Sakalas," Art New England, April, 1989
  • Christine Temin, "The Paper Chase at the ICA," Boston Globe, July 24, 1988
  • Robin Hardman, "Paper Chase," South End News, July 30, 1988
  • Charles Giuliano, "Paper Trail," The Patriot Ledger, July 26, 1988
  • Mark Caro, "Seeing is Disbelieving," The Boston Phoenix, Nov. 27 - Dec. 23, 1987
  • Robert Taylor, "BU Show Offers More Than Meets the Eye," Boston Globe, Nov. 22, 1987
  • Carolyn Green, "Vytas Sakalas: Beyond Post Modernism," Art New England, April, 1986
Collections
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
  • University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
  • Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Lithuanian Museum of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ciurlionis Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Siauliai Art Gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania
  • United States Embassy, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Dorchester Courthouse Annex, Dorchester, Massachusetts
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • MetLife Insurance, Corporate Center, Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Gillette Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Putnam Companies, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lochridge and Company, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coopers and Lybrand, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cabot Company, Boston, Massachusetts
  • World Data Business, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Nolan & Nolan, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts
Comissions
  • The Boston Globe Newspaper Company, Boston, Massachusetts
  • One Mifflin Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Alcon Surgical, Irvine, California
  • Lithuanian Bank of Commerce, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Limited Editions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • DMR Group, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts
  • James and Shirley Koster, Tucson, Arizona
> Public Art Commissions
  • "Silver Linings," Acrylic on plasma-cut aluminum, 72' x 6', Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, 1996 Teaching
    • 2008-present Art Institute of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
    • 1992-93 Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
    • 1992-93 Lithuania Academy of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
    • 1992-93 Kaunas Art Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania
    Collaborations
    • 1995-96 with Edwards/Tanz Collaborative: Tucson International Airport Concourse Divider
    • 1993 with Nijole Stunskaite: Banner Series
    • 1993 with Algirdas Baranauskas, Ginutis Dudaitis, Rimantas Gailiunas: Distaff Series
    • 1993 with Simas Miliunas, Architect: Commissioned Diptych Painting
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