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2006– 2012  Kaunas M. Petrausko Music School

  • Specialized in vocal class

2002 – 2014 Kaunas High School of Art

  • Specialized in sculpture

  • Focusing specifically in ceramics for the final year exhibition

  • Won award for ‘Best Sculpture Work‘


2014 – 2018  Vilnius Academy of Art

  • BFA in Ceramics

  • Was selected for the Ceramics course at (KADK) The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation with the ERASMUS exchange program 2017 09 – 2018 02

  • Graduation project “Segments”. Was nominated with merit for the employment of multiple techniques within the work


2019  Oslo National Academy of the Art

  • MFA in material based art/ ceramics





2021 Upcoming event Graduation show MA2 at Oslo National Academy of

the Art

2021 March – "Toulet exhibition" Group show

2021 February  – "Surpriz show" Group exhibition

Location: “Gallery Seilduken” Oslo National Academy of the Art Oslo, Norway

2020 February – “Archives of time” duo show.

Location: “Gallery Seilduken” Oslo National Academy of the Art Oslo, Norway


2018 July  – “Porcelain identity” Group exhibition  

Location:  M. Žilinskas art gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2018 June – “Segment” Project for bachelor's degree show.

Location: Vilnius Academy of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 May – “Art – Consumption – Art” group exhibition at “Galera” gallery.

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 April – “Four”  

Location: VDA/Outdoors Expo, Ceramic Creative Centre, Vilnius Academy of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 April – “Ceramic spring 2018”

Location: “Meno Parkas” gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2017 November – “Between” Duo show.

Location: Royal Danish Academy “Q” Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017 October –“Two Academies – The Image in the Material”

Location: Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2017 May – End of the year student’s exhibition at Panemunės’ Castle.

Location: Panemunė, Lithuania

2016 November – Students exhibition at VDA/Outdoors Expo.

Location: Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania

2014 May – Kaunas High School of Art Graduation exhibition

Location: Kaunas Artists House, Kaunas, Lithuania

2012 April – The Best Sculpture Work nomination at Students Art Centre

exhibition “Body language” 

Location: Vytautas Magnus Univerity, Kaunas, Lithuania


2016 June – “High-Temperature Festival“

Selected to present personal creative work.

Built a black firing kiln with a group

Location: Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts. Wroclaw,   Poland

2017 March – “Ceramics: Art and Education“ Head curator

of student‘s sessions which were divided into three parts: discussion with well-known Lithuanian ceramic artists, workshop leading one of the artists who attended the discussion, building coal firing kiln.

Location: VDA Ceramics Creative Centre Vilnius, Lithuania

2017 March – “Ceramics: Art and Education” Head curator of student‘s session exhibition. 

Location: VDA/Outdoors Expo, Ceramic Creative Centre, Vilnius Academy of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2017 April – “Ceramics Ideas” Co-ordinator of the conference.

Presentations made by two ceramic artists, art historians, and two ceramic department students. Additionally, I presented my personal creative work.

Location: Vilnius Academy of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2018 June  – “My Estonia?”  Runner up for the Young Artist competition.

Location: Noar, Tallinn, Estonia



2018 – Glasgow ceramic studio, residency for five months

Glasgow, United Kingdom   

2018 – Porcelain identity symposium, one month working as student/assistant,

making own work in porcelain, exhibiting with professional artists.

Kaunas, Lithuania

2016 – Panevėžys International Ceramics Symposium, I had large-scale,

high firing practice with “Midenė” ceramic factory, during the symposium. Also helping other artists, which were attending the symposium.

Panevėžys, Lithuania



  • “Ceramic spring”

 Exhibition catalog, Published by UAB “V3 studio”

 Kaunas, Lithuania   2018

  • “Between”

 Exhibition catalog, Designed by Rokas Petreikis

 Vilnius, Lithuania 2017

  • “Porcelain identity”

  Symposia catalog, Published by “VDA”

  Kaunas, Lithuania 2018

Onė Austėja Maldonytė is a practice-based researcher. Her main material is ceramics.  During the working process, she carefully studies and follows the behaviour and nature of the clay and firings that leads to unexpected expressions, and final forms.  The core of her practice is to continually reconstruct the body of work in dialogue with the site specific installations. Most recently she seeks connections between history and the present, fact and fiction.​

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