Andrius Balukas

Photo of Andrius Balukas "I compress vision into feelings. I invert the outside – a scene, a landscape, a still life – into drama. I invert the inside – a concept, a feeling, a thought – into theater."

After getting his degree in drawing and painting, Andrius moved to New York to the fledgling new art community of TriBeCa to pursue his art career. He supported himself through graphic design for a variety of museums, galleries, and corporations, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Andrius was one of the earlier graphic designers to utilize personal computers professionally for graphic work.

He also supported a variety of interests in local filmmaking, particularly alternative cinema, and was one of the founders of the Film Forum theatre in Lower Manhattan.
Andrius has traveled extensively to Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Asian Subcontinent.

You can view his work in the Landscapes and Illustrations sections of the website.


Exhibitions & Awards

Scents
The Fragrance Foundation
New York, NY
2004

25th Anniversary Benefit Selections Show
The Drawing Center
New York, NY
2002

William Anastasi, support drawings
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
1989

National Endowment for the Arts Honorarium
1987

Selections 37
New York State Council of the Arts Honorarium
1987

Two Person Show
The Drawing Center
New York, NY
1987

Red, White and Blue
James Wilson Gallery
New York, NY
1986

New Work
Schreiber Cutler Gallery
New York, NY
1986

New Work
Schreiber Cutler Gallery
New York, NY
1985

Education

BFA, Painting and Art History
School of the Art Institute of Chicago /
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
1972

Transfer credit student from
The School of Visual Arts
New York, New York, U.S.A.
1971

Studio 18 Honors Student
Transfer credit student from the
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
1970

Computer Graphics and Television Arts Certificate
Computer Instructor
Licensed as qualified New York Technical Instructor
Center for the Media Arts
New York, New York
1988

Adjunct Teacher
Advertising Arts
New York University
New York, New York