ALEKSANDRA JACOVSKYTE

Aleksandra Jacovskytė, a theatre and graphic artist, was born in Vilnius. In 1970 she graduated from the State Art Institute with a diploma in set design. For ten years worked as an artist for the State Radio and Television Committee. She has been a member of the Lithuania Artist Union since 1988. In 2009 Aleksandra became a laureate of The Golden Stage Cross.
Aleksandra has also illustrated books, such as Sigitas Geda, A Dancing and Singing Girl’s Skylark, Mother Goose Nursery Rhytmes and others. She designed TV shows, concerts, performances, video and feature films.

Aleksandra has been working for the theatre since 1981, often collaborating with her brother Adomas Jacovskis; she designed costumes for theatres in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys, Šiauliai, Marijampolė and Warsaw (Aleksander Ostrovsky. The Wise Men, Klaipėda Drama Theatre, 1994; Grigori Kanowitch. Smile on us, Lord, Vilnius Little Theatre, 1994; William Shakespeare. Richard III, National Drama Theatre, 1999; F. Goodrich, A. Hacket. Forever yours, Anne Frank, Panevėžys Juozas Miltinis Drama Theatre, 2008; E.John, T. Rice. Aida, Kaunas State Musical Theatre, 2011 and others); since 1989 she has worked for the National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Osvaldas Balakauskas’ ballet Macbeth, 1989; Verdi, Macbeth, 1995; Verdi, Aida, 1997; R. Wagner, H. De Vlieger, Tristan and Isolde, 2012 and others).

Aleksandra has participated in group exhibitions in Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Germany since 1973. She had solo exhibitions at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, the Vartai Gallery on Vilnius, the Baroti Gallery in Klaipėda and others.
Aleksandra’s works are held by the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Lithuanian Theatre, Music and Fim Museum, the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum as well as in private collections in Lithuania, Poland, the Usa, Israel and France.

,,The figure of a tall, lean Jew wearing a hat, the characteristic combination of blue, brown, green and mauve, and the note of melacholy in Aleksandra‘s works could never be confused with anybody else‘s compositions. On the other hand, if we see only this, we will limit ourselves to what is on the surface, as the originality in her drawings is not determined by the subject and the form alone. The surprislingy alive feelings of culture and the passage of time give a special dimension to her works, which at first sight look modest. Aleksandra‘s drawings bring a disappearing layer of urban life back to our times, whose traces still lend inimitable charm to Vilnius, Krakow and Prague."
– Giedrė Jamkevičiūtė