Jonas Kulikauskas is an American Lithuanian artist born and raised in southern California. He holds a BFA from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles. He started exhibiting in 2009. In his first year of showing, Mr. Kulikauskas was accepted to over 20 juried national and international group shows, received the Samsung Faculty Enrichment Grant at Art Center College of Design, and completed his first book of fine art photography entitled City, Volume I : Strangers with an introduction by Carol McCusker, PhD.
My art relies heavily upon my personal experiences. I report back on what I have learned, observed, or survived and propose new lines of thinking. I like to find the wonderful in the mundane, reveal something new from what appears to be nothing, or offer an unexpected perspective on institutions or traditions.
As much as I like new ideas and the onset of new technologies, I surround myself with things that are old. I have a great appreciation for objects that are classic–well crafted, and built to last. I also find beauty in deterioration and wear. I am not bound to any particular medium, yet it's no wonder that I am passionate about historic printmaking and alternative photo processes. They are prevalent in my work.