Neringa Dastoor (b.1978, Lithuania) set up Neringa Studio as a space to continue professional practice after graduating from MA in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art (2013).
Past cross-disciplinary (and collaborative) projects include interactive installation Letters From Dew Please Stay in Touch with a voice-over kindly recorded by the artist Lawrence Weiner, poetry written in collaboration with writer and film director Anastasia Kirillova, selected for Sustain RCA (2013); Interactive installation Metaqua in collaboration with Jaap de Matt was part of the group exhibition including Heatherwick Studio at TATE Modern as part of the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Award Prize Awards (2013); Illustration artwork was part of a group show at RCA Hockney Gallery (2013) followed by a Solo show Drawings on Fabric at the Horse Hospital (2015).
In the last year she has focused on drawing on textiles using homemade oak-gall ink, and also on developing a single stencil design for a constructed garments inspired by her first home, a Soviet block of flats. With the former mixed academic training her approach to project development begins with repositioning the perception of objects themselves: blurring the boundaries of the established rules of physical objects opens new spaces of how those objects may intend to communicate. While working out structures and details, simplicity takes on a new meaning – a fantasy of complexity.
Member of Textiles Hub London
Member of Graphic Design Educator’s Network (GDEN)
Member of Typographic Circle
Sep ’11 – Jul ’13, MA: Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London
Sep ’08 – Jun ’11, BA (1st class hons): Graphic Arts, Liverpool John Moores Uty
Sep ’01 – Jun ’04, Diploma in Art Direction, AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg, South Africa
Sep ’96 – Jun ’99, Diploma in Applied Design, Kaunas College of Arts, Lithuania
Sep ’84 – Jun ’96, High School, Kursenai High School, Lithuania
2017, Letters&Markers, event selected as part of London Festival of Architecture
2016, BBC Worldwide London HQ, Creative Challenge Winner, video category
2013, Selected to exhibit at Sustain RCA
2013, Selected to exhibit at Tate Modern, part of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Award ceremony
2011, Best of Graphic Design Graduates
2004, Finalist, Loerie Art Direction Awards in Advertising, student category
2004, Top Creative Student, AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg, SA
Forthcoming: December ’17, Open Studios, Kingsgate Workshops
June ’17, Letters&Markers, part of the London Architecture Festival
June ’17, Open Studios, Kingsgate Workshops
2016, Open Studios, Kingsgate Workshops
2015, Drawings on Fabric, solo show, The Horse Hospital
2015, Metaqua, short film, BBC Worldwide London HQ
2013, Letters From Dew Please Stay in Touch, Sustain RCA, London, with voiceover kindly recorded by artist Lawrence Weiner, poetry in collaboration with A. Kirillova
2013, Metaqua Interactive installation, in collaboration with Jaap de Matt, group exhibition including Heatherwick Studio, as part of the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Prize Awards Ceremony, Tate Modern
2013, Metaqua, final degree show, RCA
2013, Unidentify, work-in-progress show, RCA
2013, Future of the Poster, group exhibition, V&A
2011, Best of Graphic Design Graduates, Emerge, group exhibition, part of the London Design Festival
2011, BA degree show, Liverpool John Moores University
2011, 12.586, group exhibition with artists K. Beales, N. Edge, Bluecoat, Liverpool
2009, That Light, short film selected for Liverpool Film Night, FACT, Liverpool
Sept ‘14 – May ‘17, Richmond, the American International University, London:
Planning and teaching visual communication to BA students in small groups of 17 at levels 4-6 , concept development, image making by hand&digital, typography, identity, signage, layout and interactive publication design.
Sept ‘13 – Dec ‘14, BA Fashion Communication, Liverpool John Moores University:
Planning and teaching fashion communication large BA students groups of 50 at level 4-5, mark-making, typography, concept development, use of mixed media, collage, sculpture, alternative marketing, publication layout.
Workshops, Talks & Articles (2009 – date)
2017, Letters&Markers, London Festival of Architecture. In response to this year's theme memory, organised and ran travelling workshops/pop up exhibition in collaboration with public in 5 days, facilitated talks with 4 guests in 3 locations.
2017, An article for UnMakingThings about Letters&Markers, read it here
2016, On Visual Communication, guest talk & workshop with BA communication & photography students. Richmond, The American International Uty, Rome
2014, Type as Image, a talk and a workshop with young teens in response to Artist Shinko Ohtake's work. Parasol Unit Gallery, London
2014, Identity: Objects & Space, a workshop with BA communication design students and facilitated talk with guest Anna Nazo, Richmond, The American International Uty
2014, Experimental Typography: A to Z. Presented research as a talk and ran workshops with BA fashion communication students, Liverpool John Moores University
2011, Type & Object, a talk and a workshop with BA graphic design students, University for Creative Arts, Epsom, London
2010, Screen Print Your Movie Poster, a hands on screen-printing workshop with public all ages, in collaboration with artist Sam Meech
2010, Hand-Stories, a workshop day with local Liverpool communities, in collaboration with artist Neil Winterburn
2009/2010, Narrative in Stop-Motion Animation, a workshop with teenagers making stop-motion animation, Liverpool John Moores University
2009, Collecting Memories with Liverpool local communities, in collaboration with an art organisation ReDock, Liverpool