Rolandas Kiaulevicius Dabrukas Biography

1978 born in the southern ethnographic region of Lithuania, European Union (EU): Dzukija

1985-1995 completed Art School, Druskininkai, Lithuania, EU

1996 graduated with diploma from Atgimimo High School, Druskininkai, Lithuania, EU

1996-2001 awarded a BA degree in Fine Arts and Woodworking at Pedagogical University, Siauliai, Lithuania, EU

1996-2001 danced in Folk Dance Ensemble SAULE

2000-2001 worked as an Art Teacher, Sauletekio High School, Lithuania, EU

2001 moved to Brantford, CT, USA

2001-2003 worked on various art projects involving set design, landscape architecture, paintings and murals; assembled his art portfolio
2003 completed English language courses at Yale University, CT, USA

2003-2004 completed fine arts courses for professional development at Paier College of Art, CT, USA

2004-2006 awarded an MFA Degree in Fine Art and Illustration at Western Connecticut State University, CT, USA; received MFA award as the top student in the graduating class

2004 received “Knights of Lithuania” scholarship, New Haven CT, USA

2005 invited by faculty to develop curricula and instructional materials for undergraduate students, Western Connecticut State University, CT, USA

2005-2010 worked as an Art Instructor at Western Connecticut State University, New Haven University, Tabor Art School and Guilford Art Center, CT, USA

2006-2011 worked as Art Professor at Eastern Connecticut State, Willimantic, CT , USA

2006 published children’s book: “Zoolidays”

2006 created children’s show “Story Time Extravaganza”; educational and performance to inspire children’s inspiration and interest towards art across the United States and Europe 2007 Teofilio Petraicio Art Award, Ciurliono Galerija, Lemont, IL, USA

2008 served as one of the principal artists for set and prop design and illustration for staging the 13thInternational Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2009 in cooperation with illustrator Gintaras Jocius published a second children’s book: “What did Vukas forget?”

2011 moved to Los Angeles, CA, USA

2011 serving as principal artistic consultant for Lithuanian Heritage Society nonprofit organization, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012 founded Rolandas Dabriukas Art in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA, USA – business to provide professional illustration, art, and design services to the community

2012 served as the principal artist for set and prop design and illustration for staging the 14th International Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival, Boston, MA, USA

2012-present teaching privately to students drawing, 2-D Design, Charcoal, Watercolors, Acrylic, and Sculpture Techniques