The Virtues in a Soul Run Circles | 38″ x 30″ | Acrylic on paper | 2015
Austė (b. 1950) grew up in Ann Arbor, the child of Lithuanian refugees. She lives in Weston, Connecticut, and works in her studio in New Haven. She attended the Philadelphia College of Art and received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had one-person shows at The Greenspon Gallery; Mitchell Algus Gallery; 56, Bleecker Gallery; Tracey Garet Gallery; and the Patricia Hamilton Gallery. Her work is in the Ovitz Family Collection, the Kadist Foundation, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Marieluise Hessel Collection at Bard College.
Her paintings were represented in “Unorthodox,” the 2015 exhibition at the Jewish Museum curated by Jens Hoffman and Kelly Taxter.
Her work was included in the 2020 exhibit, “All of Them Witches,” at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles. Austė’s work inspired the show’s organizers, Laurie Simmons and Dan Nadel, to assemble the large group show featuring work with a “witchy sensibility.”