2011 Masters of Arts, Graphic design, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
2009 Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Graphic design, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
2018 The Far Shores, Art Cafe, Vilnius, Lithuania
2017 Birds. Boats., Ludwig Rhesa cultural center, Juodkrante, Lithuania
2015 Monochrome stories, Novotel, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 Sovius, Supreme Court of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 Pilot, Le Garage, London, UK
2010 Common Stairwell, Fluxus ministerija, Vilnius, Lithuania
2018 "Running with Wolves", The Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia
2018 "12+1", Meno Parkas, Kaunas, Lithuania
2017 The Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea, London, UK
Vilnius-based artist and freelance graphic designer. Appias Albina works in a variety of mediums and styles, including line illustrations, photography, and her own signature Author's monotype. Her work is often marked by minimal use of line and colour, well-defined shapes and patterns, organic textures, and natural subject-matter.
Jevgenja Gluskova was born in 1985 in Vilnius, Lithuania, and graduated from the Vilnius Art Academy. A participant of various art and music projects, she has had several personal exhibitions in Lithuania and England. Since 2015 she has been working under the pseudonym Appias Albina.
After years of experimenting, Appias perfected her own technique - author's monotype (thermo-press with copy paper), which she supplements with more traditional techniques - graphite, ink, etc.
"It took me a lot of time and effort to bring this technique to the level of an independent tool in serious graphic works. With the help of tracing paper, I can transfer the smallest textures with infinite details to the paper, giving them different shapes. However, I'm never sure about the final result - the process of mono-typing is not entirely under the artist's control in the same way as other graphic techniques can be controlled. But this constant experimentation makes the technique so special. Each work is 100% unique and impossible to repeat."
The main theme in Appias Albina’s works are animal and plant motifs, which look as though fossilized, or frozen in ice. She especially likes depicting birds: "It is important for me to convey the mood, the feeling, the fairy tale that accompanies the bird or other depicted object. I is not so necessary to repeat the form and texture of the nature as much as provide the viewer with space for interpretations and origin stories."