Recent works focus on what one considers as familiarity (with)in the everyday. Abstract, tactile, mark-making works look at various configurations of paintings, stitching or soft sculpture. Materials may include thread, brushes, washcloths, household paint, artist's own made oak gall ink, found selected objects, canvas or mixed remnants of textiles amongst others.

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Neringa Dastoor studied at the Royal College of Art (London, UK), Liverpool John Moores University (Liverpool, UK), AAA School of Advertising (Johannesburg, SA) and Kaunas College of Art (Lithuania) with focus on concept visual communication and applied design.

Her work has been showcased in cultural and commercial settings: the BBC Worldwide London HQ as a winner of Arts Thread competition; Tate Modern, as part of Queen Elizabeth Engineering Awards; Royal College of Art, as part of Sustain RCA & London Design Festival; DContemporary Gallery (London) and 3rd On 3rd Gallery (Jamestown, NY, USA). Since her MA she has set up Neringa Studio to continue collaborative projects and (besides making her own wedding dress and having a baby) has curated two shows, had a solo exhibition at the Horse Hospital gallery, has done artist talks and a one-month residency entitled Drawing Poetry at the Centre for Recent Drawing during her pregnancy.

She was a part-time tutor at Liverpool John Moores University in Fashion Communication (2013-2015) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Richmond, the American International University in London (2015-2017). She is Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2015).

Since September 2019 she has been based in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and toddler son.

Exhibitions

2020
Time, group show curated by Katya Kvasova, No Format gallery, London, UK

2019
Blue Mind, group show, 3rd on 3rd gallery, Jamestown, NY, USA
The Approaches, group show, D Contemporary gallery, Mayfair, London, UK
Cluster, Contemporary Craft Fair, Ugly Duck, London
Structures form a field once a single line is drawn exposing fragments, a group exhibition & performance as an indirect response to the artist David Raymon Conroy's residency, Seventeen gallery, London. Other artists: Richard McVetis, Archana Pathak and YiMiao Shih

2017
Drawing Poetry, Artist Residency & Show, Centre for Recent Drawing in partnership with Poetry School, London
Letters & Markers, 5 day pop-up installation, 4 guest cross-disciplinary artists’ talks & workshops in 3 different locations with public participation

2016
Open Studios, Kingsgate Workshops, London

2015
Drawings on Fabric, solo show, The Horse Hospital, London
Metaqua, group show, short film screening, selected by BBC Worldwide London HQ as Winner Creative Challenge, London

2013
Letters From Dew: Please Stay in Touch, group show, an interactive installation with a voice over kindly recorded by artist Lawrence Weiner, poetry in collaboration with writer& film director Anastasia Kirillova, Sustain RCA, London
Metaqua, group show, Interactive installation, in collaboration with Jaap de Matt, group exhibition including Heatherwick Studio, as part of the Queen Elizabeth Engineering Award Prize Awards Ceremony, TATE Modern, London
Metaqua, group show, Royal College of Art, London
Future of the Poster, group show, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Unidentify, group show, Royal College of Art, London

2012
Interrupted, group show, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art

2011
Emerge, best of graphic design graduates show
BA degree show, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

2010
12.586, group show, with artists Katriona Beales & Nina Edge, Bluecoat, Liverpool

2009
That Light, short film screening, selected for Liverpool Film Night, FACT

Education
2013 MA, Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London
2011 BA (1st Class Hons), Graphic Arts, Liverpool John Moores University
2004 Diploma in Art Direction, AAA School of Advertising, South Africa
1999 Diploma in Applied Design, Kaunas College of Arts, Kaunas, Lithuania
1984–96 Kursenai Secondary School, Lithuania

Recognition
2015 Metaqua, video category, Winner of BBC Worldwide Creative Challenge
2013 Letters From Dew, Please Stay in Touch selected for Sustain RCA
2013 Metaqua(interactive installation) selected for TATE Modern, part of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Awards
2011 Best of Graphic Design Graduates, Emerge, Part of London Design Festival
2004 Finalist, Loerie Art Direction Awards in Advertising, student category, SA
2004 Top Creative Student, AAA School of Advertising, Johannesburg, SA

Curated Events (2009 – date)

2017
(A video) Talk for Instruments and Data, The Theatre of Measurement, FACT, Liverpool
Drawing Poetry, Artist Residency (1 month), Centre for Recent Drawing in Partnership with Poetry School, London
Letters & Markers, London Festival of Architecture. In response to theme memory, curated workshops/pop up exhibition in collaboration with public in 5 days, facilitated talks with 4 guests in 3 locations
Essay 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
Identity: Objects & Space, a workshop with BA communication design students and facilitated a talk with guest Anna Nazo, Richmond, The American International Uty
Experimental Typography: A to Z. Presented research as a talk and ran workshops with BA fashion communication students, Liverpool John Moores University

2013
Metaqua, a curated symposium, Royal College of Art, London
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
Hand-Stories, a workshop with local Liverpool communities, in collaboration with artist Neil Winterburn

2009
Narrative in Stop-Motion Animation, a workshop with teenagers making stop-motion animation, Liverpool John Moores University
Collecting Memories with Liverpool local communities, in collaboration with an art organisation ReDock, Liverpool