Department of Art Alumni

Rolandas Kiaulevicius MFA '06


Rolandas has always been influenced by art. He was eleven when he attended art school in Druskininkai and spent his high school years with his uncle, Vytautas Dabrukas, a well-known artist and sculptor in Lithuania.

Rolandas was inspired by him, and took his brushes and paints to Siauliu Pedagogical University where he studied art and woodworking. After finishing his bachelor's degree, he came America and married his wife Laura. He studied English at Gateway Community College and then Yale. As his English improved, he went to the Paier Art College and in 2006 graduated from the master's program at the Western Connecticut University in illustration. He is now an art teacher at Eastern CT State University, as well as Tabor Art School and Guilford Art Center.

He lives with his wife Laura in New Haven, Connecticut. Besides illustrating the books, Rolandas loves designing the sets and props for the shows, creating murals, making sculptures, teaching art, drawing and, of course, dancing.

Rolandas had his book published and is featured in the news 12/3/2006

He was a finalist in the NHSO Violin project with his creation, "The magic of stringed instruments".

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