Arune Tornau (b. 1956), painter and art teacher. Studied in Vilnius Art Academy (1974 -1979). Member of Lithuanian Artist Association (LAA). Head of painters section of LAA (2009 - 2016). Participated in joint and personal exhibitions, worked on art education projects in Lithuania and abroad. She is the author or co-author of several textbooks, some papers and videofilms, TV and radio shows about art and art education. In 2010-2016 curated some important exhibitions of Lithuanian painters in Lithuania and abroad.


1991 Contemporary Lithuanian Painting, Schwetzingen, Germany
12 Lithuanian Painters, Heppenheim, Germany
1992 Lithuanian--German exhibition, Bilker Forum gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
1993 1994 1995 International Art Fair, Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Gallery Hera, Stockholm, Sweden
Contemporary Lithuanian Painting, National Gallery, Vilnius
1996 Exhibition of Lithuanian graphics, Trelleborg Art Gallery, Sweden
1997 Lithuanian painting, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates
Sharjah International Arts Biennial, United Arabic Emirates
Magic Realism, Exhibition of Lithuanian painting in Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 Contemporary Lithuanian painting, Contemporary Art Center, Ankara, Turkey
2000 Lithuanian painting, Yanhuang Art Museum, Beijing
Tradition and Nowadays, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
10 years of Vartai Gallery, Vilnius
International Art Fair, Jan Linder Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 Exhibition of Lithuanian Art, Lvov, Ukraine
2003 Space and magic of Nida, Gallery Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania and Gallery Caisa, Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Finland
Between Vilnius and Kaunas, Vilnius Town Hall, Lithuania
2004 Vilnius-Warsaw, Days of Lithuanian Art in Warsaw, Galeria Domu Artysty Plastyka, Poland
Exhibition of Lithuanian Art in Art Gallery at Hornsgatan 64b, Stockholm, Sweden
Lithuanian Art, Baltrušaitis house, Moscow, Russia
2005 Exhibition of Lithuanian Art, History and Art Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
Dialogue, Exhibition of Lithuanian painting, “N” Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2006 Exhibition of Lithuanian painting, Honorary consulate of Lithuania, Vienna; Town Hall, Linz, Austria
2007 Monologues, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Exhibition of Lithuanian Art, Circullo Belles Artes, Valencia; Town Hall, Almeria, Spain
2008 Lithuanian painting: 6 artists, Art Garden, Drenthe, Netherlands
2009 Expression of silence, Meno parkas gallery, Kaunas
2010 Lithuanian season: painting, graphics, sculpture, Alex Gallery/Gallery A, Washington; Lithuanian Art Gallery Ciurlionis, Youth center, Chicago, USA
Line, color, space, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Red, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
2011 Look at yourself, Arka Gallery, Vilnius; Monkute-Marks Museum, Kedainiai; Siauliai Art Gallery
Artscape, Exhibition Center Litexpo, Vilnius
The climbing sun is wakening the world, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
2012 Donelaitis 2012, Vilniaus Town Hall
Imaginary stories, Uzutrakis Manor House
LT00 Tapyba, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Roots, Arka Gallery, Vilnius; L. Schemeliov Museum, Minsk; Art Gallery of G. H. Vashchenko, Belarus
2013 Singer of peasants, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Portrait of a century, Culture and History Museum, Goerlitz, Germany; Art Exhibition Hall, Kaliningrad, Russia
International Art Fair Huntenkunst'13, Ulft, Netherlands
Symbiosis, 4th Lithuanian Artist Association collection, Ulft, Netherlands
Flight, Arka Galerry, Vilnius
Imaginary stories. Figure, Uzutrakis Manor House
Painting and its contexts, 15th International Painting Triennial, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius
Town and painter, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, Brussels, Belgium
Up and down, Lifts of European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
The third Eastern Partnership summit, Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius
Sinchronicity, Ulft, Netherlands
2014 The year open gates, Vilnius Academy of Arts Exhibition Hall Titanic
Memory and shades of time, Exhibition Hall, Grodno, Belorus
Portrait of a century, Lithuanian Cultural Center at Lithuanian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland; Lithuanian Consulate, Sovetsk, Russia; Exhibition Hall of Belorus Artist Association, Minsk; Lithuanian Embassy, Madrid; Library of Valencia University, Spain
Imaginary stories. Translation, Uzutrakis Manor House
Colors of freedom, Arka Gallery, Vilnius; Monkutes-Marks Museum, Kedainiai
Kelias/Cels/Kett, The Exhibition of Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Artists’ Associations dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way, Arka Gallery, Vilnius; Gallery of Latvian Artists' Association, Riga; The Museum of New Art, Parnu; National Library of Estonia, Tallinn
Q14: Art on a flag pole, Third quadriennial of contemporary art, Vilnius Bastion, Vilnius
2015 Exhibition dedicated to 25th anniversary of independence of Lithuania, European Parliament, Brussels; European Commission, Brussels and Luxembourg; NATO Headquarters, Brussels; Lithuanian Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands
Vilnius polonaise to Lithuania (Exhibition dedicated to M. K. Oginski), Arka Gallery, Vilnius; Samogitian Museum of Art, Plunge; Lithuanian Cultural Center at Lithuanian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
Ar(t)chive, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Zakhor, Imaginations of jewish Vilnius in modern Lithuanian art, Vilnius Town Hall; Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin, Germany
Ne(Riba), Pamenkalnis Gallery, Vilnius
2016 Exhibition dedicated to 25th anniversary of independence of Lithuania, Lithuanian Embassy, Berlin; Deutsche Bank Offices, Berlin, Germany
Nature mortus, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Zakhor, South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
100% of Painting, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Textile: for soul and body, 7th Biennial of Lithuanian textile, Arka Gallery, Vilnius
Art Vilnius'16, Lithuanian Artists' Association Gallery, Exhibition Center Litexpo, Vilnius
Nomadic images, 16th International Painting Triennial, Kaunas Exhibition Hall, Kaunas
2017 Zakhor, M. Mendelson foundation, Jerusalem, Israel
Art Vilnius'16, Lithuanian Artists' Association Gallery, Exhibition Center Litexpo, Vilnius
Vilnius - Saltzburg. Dialog, Arka Gallery, Vilnius; art bv Berchtoldvilla, Saltzburg, Austria
Nigunim project: Man to man, Galeria Rynek, Olsztyn, Poland
Überkreuzung – Crossroads – Kryžkelės“, 12 litauische künstler zu gast in franken, Galerie im Eishaus, Neudrossenfeld, Germany


1980 Art Foundation (Pamenkalnio) Gallery
1990 Arka gallery, Vilnius
1991 Arka gallery, Vilnius
1992 (with R. Weber) Arka gallery, Vilnius
Vartai Gallery, Vilnius
1993 Hera Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1994 Kunsthall, Solvesborg, Sweden
1995 Lora Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Harnestadt 3:23 Gallery, Ahus, Sweden
Wahlmanska Huset, Hedemora, Sweden
1996 (with J. Bagdonavičiūte) Kauno Langas Gallery, Kaunas
Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius
1999 Klaipeda Art gallery, Klaipėda
Kauno Langas Gallery, Kaunas
Rotunda gallery, Vilnius
Presidential Palace, Vilnius
2000 Lithuanian National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Vilnius Jan Linder Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Vartai gallery, Vilnius
2001 Akmens ženklai Gallery, Vilnius
Klaipeda Art Gallery, Klaipėda
2002 Stiklo karoliukai Gallery, Vilnius
2004 Equilibrium, Vilniaus Town Hall, Vilnius
Meno niša Gallery, Vilnius
2005 18 paintings for woman, Ruta Gallery, Vilnius
2006 Paintings, objects, Dalia gallery, Vilnius
2007 (with J. Laurušaite) Pamenkalnio Gallery, Vilnius
Exhibition of graphics and collages (with N. Žukauskaite), Nordens ljus Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Klaipeda Art Exhibition Hall
2008 Meno niša gallery
2009 Lithuanian Parliament
The State Small Theatre of Vilnius
Lietuvos Aidas Gallery, Vilnius
2010 Hof-Joensuu-Vilna (with P.-M. Tschoepe), Ahjo Art Center, Joensu, Finland
2013 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vilnius
2015 Disappearing Images, Lithuanian Artists' Association Gallery, Vokiečių 2, Vilnius
2016 Disappearing Images II, Meno parkas gallery, Kaunas; Art Gallery of Siauliai University, Siauliai
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vilnius
2017 The Barriers, Concert Hall "Compensa", Vilnius