Radvilė Kisieliūtė graduated from A. Martinaitis Art School and trained in Vilnius Arts Academy Open School of Art, Design and Architecture in Lithuania. Later she obtained a BA Fashion Design at University of Bedfordshire and has worked in fashion industry for bespoke and high fashion companies. Alongside her MA in University of Arts London where she gained master’s degree in Costume Design for Performance, she also designed and made costumes for live performances and worked on freelance base projects. 

Her strongest interests are in symbolism, paganism, folkloric heritages intertwined with psychological and philosophical underlayings. Her work focuses on textiles and textures manipulation, development, breaking down methods and recycling, which over years became the distinctive style of her creations and supportive expression of her concepts. Radvile enjoys exploring, analysing chosen themes in greater depth and discovering continuation and dialogue between personal interests, research, experimentation and design development throughout creation of meaningful work. Radvilė always tries to find connections by collating chosen theme context with parallel themes to come up with grounded statement and experimental interpretation. 

Due to her extensive work experience and education in a lot of different creative fields Radvilė is open for various creative work without limiting her choices and creative thinking.

CV

EDUCATION


UNIVERSITY OF ARTS LONDON | LCF | 2017 09 – 2018 12
MA Costume Design for Performance | Achieved First Class Degree

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE | School of Art and Design | 2013 09 - 2016 06
BA Fashion Design | Achieved First Class Degree

KAUNAS SAULES GYMNASIUM
| Secondary Education | 2010 – 2013
Graduated with Honours Diploma

A. MARTINAITIS ART SCHOOL | Art Diploma | 2007 – 2011
Graduated With 10/10





EXPERIENCE

SQUIRREL 2019 July – August                                    Costume Designer and Maker | Short film. Director: Emily Bowell

EGLE THE QUEEN OF SERPENTS 2019 June                          Directed, realised scenography and costumes for short performance staged at National Kaunas Drama Theatre.

MATERIAL INTERACTION’S RESEARCH ASSISTANT 2019 April – 2019 May    Assisting Donatella Barbieri for Prague Quadrennial 2019 workshops preparation – making performative objects. 

I LOVED YOU WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING | 2019 April        Scenographer | Short performance. Director: Eglė Švedkauskaitė      Performance was part of Young Theatre Days Festival 2019

COMPANION SHOP | 2019 April                                    Costume Designer | Short film. Director: Ivy Jelisavac

IF I WOULD JUMP THROUGH THE WINDOW, THEN ONLY SLOW FOXTROT | 2019 April | Scenographer | Short performance. Director: Yasen Vasilev    Performance was part of Young Theatre Days Festival 2019

LA PETITE MORT | 2019 March                                    Costume Designer | Short film. Director: Jack Salvadori

JOVIS BON HOVIS | 2019  March                                  Commission of costume for lead character | TV show for children

EGLE THE QUEEN OF SERPENTS | 2018 September – 2018 December        Costume Designer and Maker, Concept Realisation | Performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre | MA Final Project

THE ANTHROPOCENE BODY – PLUMIAL SPACE | 2018 August – 2018 September Fashion Artefacts / Prototypes Producer – Constructor | Part of the London Design Festival 2018

EAST WALL | 2018 Feb – 2018 September                        Assistant Costume Designer | Directed by: Hofesh Shechter      ★★★★★ The Guardian

AUDIMAS | 2017 August – 2017 September                           Print Design Intern | Collection Research and Development Department

FASHIONIZER | 2016 Oct – 2017 June                          Production and Fashion Support Assistant | Assisting Product Manager/ Fabrics and Materials Buyer and Design Department

LULU LIU | 2015 September                                       Design Studio Intern | Backstage Head Dresser at London Fashion Week SS2016

MARY KATRANTZOU | 2015 Jan – 2015 Feb                           Studio Intern | Backstage Dresser at London Fashion Week AW201 

SKILLS

- Adobe Photoshop| Illustrator Premiere Pro | Office Package
- Fabrics knowledge
- Garment quality control
- Tech. spec. sheets and technical illustrations
- Pattern making | Garment construction and Manufacturing
- Machine and Hand Sewing
- Hand-drawing | Painting
- Graphic design | Prints
- Crocheting and Hand-Knitting
- Ceramics





EXHIBITIONS / PRACTISE BASED EXPERIENCE



IDėja THEATRE COMPETITION | 2019 June
One of 4 finalists selected to direct and stage short performance in National Kaunas Drama Theatre | Kaunas, Lithuania

INNOVATIVE COSTUME OF THE 21ST CENTURY | 2019 June
THE STATE HISTRICAL MUSEUM| Russia, Moscow
‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ Costume Designs Exhibitor

LCFMA19 FASHION WORLD EXHIBIT| starts in 2019 March
‘Egle The Queen of Serpents’ Costume Exhibitor

WESTMINSTER REFERENCE LIBRARY| starts in 2019 Feb ‘Twelfth Night’ Costume Exhibitor

UNITED MAKEUP ARTISTS EXPO | NOVOTEL LONDON | 2018 May
‘Twelfth Night’ Costume Exhibitor

GRADUATE EXHIBITION |UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE| 2016 June
Graduate Fashion Collection

FASHION & POLITICS | LUTON SHOPPING MALL | 2015 MayCollection Exhibitor / Exhibition Coordinator

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE |UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE|2015 April
Eco-Sky Comfort Design Exhibitor

SHOON COMPETITION|2014
One of seven finalists for shoe design



INTERESTS

- Skiing, kayaking, supboarding, hiking
- Modern art museums
- Travelling, tasting national cuisines, exploring various cultures
- Painting, DIY crafts, knitting