Diana Savostaite

Diana Savostaite

London, North Woolwich, United Kingdom

About Diana Savostaite

Diana Savostaite (b.1983, Lithuania) is living and working in London. She uses oil paint as her primary medium to create expressive, colourful, semi-abstract paintings. Diana is a graduate of Vilnius Academy of Arts, where she achieved a BA in Fine Arts/Painting. Latest exhibitions include Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts (2020), Sunny Art Prize at Sunny Art Centre (2020). In 2020 Diana won an artist’s open call with Colle’s Gallery (Leeds, UK) and has been awarded a solo exhibition. In 2017 she was awarded with Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award, exhibiting her work in Mall Galleries (London, UK).

'My inspiration comes from closest surroundings, observation of daily experiences, nature, and occasional sound meditation. I am interested in expressing my own personal connection with the outer world, through painting immersive sensual experiences.

In my latest work, I experiment with irregularly shaped canvases, combine them together in a various way so paintings interconnect with each other and tell a visual story on the wall. This practice allows me to break free from the traditional painting format or rules and encourages me to constantly search for my own authentic way of expression. Through this, I discovered an interesting combination between painting and shape. I choose to build my own canvas frames because it gives me the sense of individuality and complete accomplishment of my ideas.'

Education

BA, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty of Arts, Lithuania

Events

Radical Residency VI, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK, 2021

Exhibitions

Radical Residency VI, Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2020, London, UK

Sunny Art Prize 2020, London, UK

Solo Exhibition - Cole's Gallery, Leeds, UK, 2020

New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2019, Mall Galleries, London

Open exhibition, City Gallery- Peterborough Museum, Peterborough UK 2019

Private Spaces, solo exhibition in Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room, London 2019

Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2018

Wells Art Contemporary,The Bishops Palace, Wells UK 2018

Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London UK 2018

Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London 2018

Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2018

Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London 2017 ( Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award received )

Solo Exhibition, Thames Side Studios, London 2017

Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2017

Solo Exhibition, Art Fix Gallery, London 2017

New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition, Old Truman's Brewery, Brick Lane, London 2016

Open exhibition, City Gallery, Peterborough 2016

Le Dame Art Gallery, London 2016

Bells From the Deep, Hundred Years Gallery, London 2015

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London 2015

Open Studios, Second Floor Studios' London 2014

Dazed and Refused, Arch Gallery, London 2013

On Site, Unit-3 Projects, London 2013

Paintings, Unit-3 Projects, London 2013

City Signs, London Regatta Centre, London 2013

2011   Group exhibition - Homo Ludens Gallery, Jonava, Lithuania

2006   Underground solo exhibition - Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas, Lithuania