Orinta Pranaitytė

Arts Therapy UK

Orinta Pranaitytė (b. 1991) is a Visual Artist based in the East Midlands, UK. Her background is in performance art and she also uses other mediums and techniques to create paintings and illustrative works. After years of developing her artistic skills and gaining a Master’s Degree in Fine Art (University of Lincoln, 2017), she started to focus in Health & Social Care (2019). Her specialism is focused on creativity and Mental Health, helping various ages in self-expressive Arts & Crafts classes. In 2020, she received The Annual GEM Award for her creative contributions to Glenholme Holdingham Grange (Sleaford, UK). Within the same year, her Mandala arts project with seniors in Health & Social Care received an exhibition opportunity at Arts for Health, Milton Keynes University Hospital. She's experienced in working with challenging behaviours and positively transforming the environments. Currently working from her home studio in Boston, she creates illustrative work as part of children's books.

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Orinta Pranaityte has received her full vaccination against COVID-19. Her first Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was on 14/02/2021 and the second one on 02/05/2021. 

Orinta Pranaitytė (b. 1991) is a Visual Artist based in the East Midlands, UK. Her background is in performance art and she also uses other mediums and techniques to create paintings and illustrative works. After years of developing her artistic skills and gaining a Master’s Degree in Fine Art (University of Lincoln, 2017), she started to focus in Health & Social Care (2019). Her specialism is focused on creativity and Mental Health, helping various ages in self-expressive Arts & Crafts classes. In 2020, she received The Annual GEM Award for her creative contributions to Glenholme Holdingham Grange (Sleaford, UK). Within the same year, her Mandala arts project with seniors in Health & Social Care received an exhibition opportunity at Arts for Health, Milton Keynes University Hospital. She's experienced in working with challenging behaviours and positively transforming the environments. Currently working from her home studio in Boston, she creates illustrative work as part of children's books.

Achievements/ Opportunities/ Exhibitions

2020

'The Art of Healing' project is part of The Making Effect digital online exhibition with The Arts Health Network NSW / ACT (AHNNA) in November 2020.

 

Artwork titled 'Love & Friendship' sold for the A Letter in Mind exhibition at gallery@oxo in London. The art submission supports the NHS and the work at The National Brain Appeal, November 2020.

Link: https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/product/276-5/

International Art Competition "Waters", Art Room Gallery, Online Exhibition, Awarded with an Honourable Mention in August 2020. 

The Senior's Mandala Art Exhibition in Healthcare, Arts for Health at Milton Keynes University Hospital, September 2020 -  Septemeber 2021.

Link: https://artsforhealthmk.org.uk/Mindful-Mandalas-Mandala-Art-Project-With-Seniors

Higher Education

2016-2017 

University of Lincoln, UK

Master's Degree in Fine Art

Grade: Level 7 Qualification

Result: Distinction

2012-2015

University of Lincoln, UK

BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art

Grade: Level 6 Qualification 

Result: First Class Honours

2008-2010

Giles Academy Sixth Form, Old Leake, Boston

BTEC National Diploma in A-levels Art & Design

Result: Triple Distinction 

Certificates/ Awards

Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives (UCL). Provider: Future Learn Online Course. Dates: December 2020 - February 2021. Status: 80% complete on 10/02/2021. Certificate of completion and accredited by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). 

The Winner of the diamond GEM Award (for Going the Extra Mile) in Healthcare. Provider: Head Office of Glenholme Holdingham Grange, Senior Living Ltd. Date: January 2020. *The award was received by an employee nomination and in competition with other care home settings. 

CLADAC 'Build a Brain – Early Years’ & ‘The Teenage Brain’ Training Sessions with Jo Stockdale. Provider: SoundLINCS (Non-Profit Music Development Organization). Dates: Two days training event in 2016. Certificates of attendance. Link: https://bit.ly/375TCAZ 

 

Achievement Ceremony & Award for Outstanding Commitment in Fine Art. Provider: the University of Lincoln, School of Fine & Performing Arts. Date: June 2015. *The award was received for outstanding progress and development in the three years BA (Hons) Fine Art course.

 

Top ten in the county for Outstanding Performance in Applied Art and Design: Double Award (GCSE's). Provider: Edexcel, British Education & Examination Body. Date: August 2008.