Marika Ratkeviciute is an adjunct faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently teaching Foundations Drawing and Drawing for non-majors. She earned MFA in Studio Art in 2019 from Rochester Institute of Technology, and her BFA degree from Columbia College Chicago in 2014.
In the classroom Marika’s main objective is to foster students’ independent decision-making skills. Guiding them to the answer is more valuable than simply providing one. Her teaching methods often involve breaking down problems and researching solutions along with the students. She believes that the most effective setting for learning is that in a group environment with individually tailored approach.
In her artistic practice Ratkeviciute works across variety of media with the main focus in printmaking and sculpture (metal casting). Both processes involve some level of control and repetition, but while meant to make exact copies, they often invite chance and produce a slightly transformed copy of the original. Marika employed these processes to help her talk about the idea of memories and transitions as staples of one’s identity.
SELECTED EVENTS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 In Transit, juried SGC International printmaking conference,San Juan, Puerto Rico
2019 Art and Design Faculty Show Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
2019 MFA Thesis Show Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
2019 The Rare Few, juried National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Birmingham, AL
2018 6x6 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
2018 All Women Light, Space, and Time Online Art Gallery
2017 Stronger Together, juried Bridge Art gallery, Rochester, NY
2016 Co-Lab Gallery r, Rochester, NY
2016 Resonate Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
2015 Women about Women Lithuanian World Center, Lemont, IL
2015 Resonate Metro, Chicago, IL
2015 Exposure Odyssey, Chicago, IL
2014 BFA Thesis Exhibition Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Resonate Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
2014 +Hue C33 gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Voyager Canvas gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Less Than a Foot C33 gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 The Factory House of Blues, Chicago, IL
RIT Library Permanent Collection Rochester, NY