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