Audrius V. Plioplys Artistic Explorations of Thought

Notable Past Exhibits

Siberia Souls show-cased at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 18 through October 9, 2016.

ArtPrize is the largest competitive art exhibit in the world, and takes over the entire city of Grand Rapids. 18 artists were invited to participate in a special exhibit dealing with social justice. This exhibit is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union and will take place at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Siberia Souls at Beverly Unitarian Church, 10244 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago IL 60643.

September 16 through October 9, 2016.

This church occupies a historic building which is the only official castle in the entire metropolitan area. This building also happens to be haunted--quite appropriate given the "Souls" that will be on display.

Columns of Dreams, an installation of 8 of my light columns, on display during Beverly Arts Walk

Columns of Dreams

October 1 through November 30, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 9848 S. Winchester Ave., Chicago IL 60643

Illuminated Thoughts

The Illuminated Thoughts installation consists of seven free-standing columns. They are independent structures, paralleling our own human existence.

The images consist of neuronal profiles, intertwined with my own MRI brain scans, electroencephalograms, and transformations of my own art work. It is from these extensive, overlapping neuronal networks that our consciousness, being, and independence arise.
From this self-awareness we illuminate ourselves and others. We can shine, inform, educate and assist each other. Each piece is a portrait of human aspiration.

An installation art exhibit as part of ArtPrize 7 in Grand Rapids, MI.

September 23 through October 11, 2015

First Park Congregational Church UCC
10 East Park Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


This is one of the largest competitive, international art exhibits in the world. ArtPrize 7 had 1,550 artists exhibiting at over 160 venues.

Reflected details of Illuminated Thoughts installation

Reflected details of Alice's Dreamscape


June, 2015
Northwestern University's Lurie Center Ryan Family Atrium
303 E Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611

Art in Motion is an important fundraising art exhibit hosted by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago that brings the thriving art community and philanthropy community of Chicago together, to support art therapy.

Mr. James Rondeau, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, selected the art works in this highly competitive exhibit where hundreds of artists from around the country submitted their work.

This exhibit embodies the generosity of professional artists whose donated artwork sales proceeds to the RIC Art Therapy program.. RIC’s Art Therapy program is funded solely through philanthropic support, and is one of the key elements that make RIC the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the world. Art Therapy not only allows patients to re-learn motor skills and coordination, but also helps them express the emotions they feel as they adjust to a new, challenging way of life. Some patients even discover previously untapped artistic talent, which they often continue to enjoy for the rest of their lives.

BRAIN-ART Initiative

Beverly Arts Center
2407 W. 111 Str., Chicago
September 12 through October 26, 2014

Cosmic Consciousness
Commissioned art exhibit

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
University of Chicago
January 20 through February 20, 2013

(The Chromodynamics portion of the exhibit was extended for over two years, into March 2015)

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Hippocampal Memory
As part of NeuroSalon
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
April 11-May 20, 2012


January 14 through March 11, 2012

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A large scale wall and ceiling mounted installation piece, in conjunction with sculptural installation piece by Peter Gray.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
101 W. 2nd Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

January 14 through March 11, 2012

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts
101 W. 2nd Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY  11101

Title of Exhibit: Altruism / Culture / Rites
June 1 through July 29, 2010
5 x 12 ft archival quality prints on canvas

Reciprocal Altruism / Shelter
blackstone hotel chicago

Culture / Center

blackstone hotel chicago

Burial Rites / Symphony
blackstone hotel chicago

University Club of Chicago
12th Floor Gallery
76 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL  60603

Title of Exhibit: Emergence

July 5 through August 8, 2010

The Emergence series


Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
University of Chicago

September through November 2006

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Symphonic Thoughts

Presentation to art students
National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum
Kaunas, Lithuania

May and June 2005

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Thoughts From Under a Rock

900 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
Bloomingdale Building
Mark Shale, 3rd level

September 2003 through November 2009

This exhibit was to have lasted only for six weeks. However, due to popular acceptance and interest, the exhibit was extended to over six years! The exhibit itself consisted of six 5 x 6 foot size canvases, and two 5 x 12 foot size canvas art works.

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Illinois Institute of Technology
Kemper Art Gallery
Paul V. Galvin Library
Chicago, IL

March through September 2009

Although this exhibit was to have lasted two months, once the administration of IIT viewed the show, a request was made to extend the display for a total of six months!

The Brain: Deconstructed / Reconstructed
Mindscapes: A Tribute to Algimantas Kezys

Ciurliunis Gallery
Lithuanian Youth Center
Chicago, IL

November 2009

Artist Statement

Large format, up to 32 feet long, wall-mounted installation art works by Audrius Plioplys and Ausrine Plioplys.

A Virtual Tour of this exhibit is now online.

January 5-29, 2011

ARC Gallery
832 W. Superior St. #204
Chicago, IL 60642

Gallery hours Wed-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-4


Thinking and the Through Process: A 25 Year Retrospective Exhibit

Balzekas Museum
Chicago, IL

September 2006 through June 2007

Although this exhibit was to have lasted only one month, due to popular interest the exhibit was extended for a total of 9 months!


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